Charitable organizations around River Edge serve a vital purpose in helping our neighbors. You can get involved by making donations or food or clothing, volunteering, or making monetary donations. Below is a list of local organizations that you can assist in helping neighbors get clothing or fed.
St. Peter’s has an ongoing food pantry on site. Non perishable food is distributed to families in River Edge and surrounding areas that do not have enough for their table. There is a box just inside the main entrance to the church for drop off of items.
For more information or to volunteer to help with distribution contact John Daly at 201-261-3366 or visit the parish website at www.saint-peter.org/parish-food-pantry
The Vietnam Veterans of America of New Jersey provides the necessary assistance and support for our nation’s veterans. Those who have found our freedom should be honored and respected by each and every community. The VVA helps to spread awareness for our veterans and those in need through out all of New Jersey. By donating household items, you help the VVA continue its efforts in providing programs for veterans in need.
To learn more about the organization visit: www.pickupplease.org/newjersey
Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) is dedicated to assisting victims, and their children, of domestic violence by turning fear into safety, helplessness into strength, and isolation into hope.
They are a not-for-profit agency founded in 1976. They strongly believe that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. Their mission is to help you heal and grow through a wide range of services that give you the tools you need to leave the violence, and empower you and your children for new beginnings.
You can call them anytime if you or someone you know needs help. The hotline is always available, ready for your call, 24-hours a day. Call 201-944-9600.
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
An America in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity.