Now more than ever is the time to come together and help any way we can! Here are some opportunities for people to volunteer from their homes. If you have any suggestions on how we can continue to serve the community, submit your ideas here: https://forms.gle/59VQfXoWz4yewbq59
To see the current list, please visit: https://launch.drew.edu/resources/virtual-and-remote-volunteering-options/
In the meantime, here are some opportunities that may be of particular interest:
Where: Interfaith Food Pantry Virtual Food Drive
The issue: In this time of the COVID-19 crisis, you can help families in need while staying safe home. With business closings, layoffs and furloughs, family food insecurity is increasing every day. Morris Habitat for Humanity has been helping families with affordable homeownership for 35 years in Morris County and we have turned our immediate attention to helping those who need food now.The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit organization helping families make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries. Currently, the need is unprecedented.
How you can help: Click HERE to Donate to our Virtual Food Drive! Food donors will Get $20 off online purchases at Morris Habitat’s Restore and Morris Habitat will Give an additional $20 in food purchases to Interfaith Food Pantry for each donation.
Where: Homeless Solutions
The issue: With guests encouraged to stay at the shelter, and children having to do virtual learning, Homeless Solutions now has to provide lunch to everyone at the shelter for the foreseeable future. Additionally, many of the volunteer groups who purchase, cook and serve dinner each night have been canceling. This has caused a much greater demand for food.
How you can help: Organize and promote on your social media a drive to purchase supplies for the shelter through their Amazon Wish List. Create a poster and share it on your facebook groups, instagram stories, etc. and share the shelter’s mission and how they can help by spending under $10. Make a hashtag and encourage people to post pictures of their receipt to promote the drive.
Where: Jersey City Seniors
The issue: At a time when you may be feeling helpless and would like to lend a helping hand to members of our community, The New Jersey City University Center for Community Engagement is seeking virtual volunteer opportunities that the NJCU community can participate in to help flatten the curve. They have partnered with The City of Jersey City to aid in completing wellness calls to senior citizens in Jersey City.
How you can help: Assist our most vulnerable and volunteer to make wellness check calls to Jersey City seniors with the virtual call center. This is an ongoing effort from 9 AM to 9 PM. Please consider registering to join us in this important initiative. Click HERE to register online.