Hope for the Warriors


Hope For The Warriors was founded by military families aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC in 2006 as they witnessed, firsthand, the effects war imparts on service members and their families. Hope For The Warriors has remained grounded in family values as the organization expands both the span of programs offered and the number of wounded, family members, and families of the fallen assisted. The leadership of the organization remains in the dedicated hands of combat veterans and military family members. Together, our board of directors, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to serve those who have sacrificed so much. The integrity of our organization is paramount and therefore our representatives are as honorable and noble as our mission and the people we serve. www.hopeforthewarriors.org

Meadowlands Conservation Trust


The Trust was formed to acquire and preserve environmentally valuable land and to enhance the environment of the Hackensack Meadowlands District and the Hackensack River Watershed. The Trust is supported in part by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) through the use of their staff and facilities. www.meadowlandsconservationtrust.org

Raritan Fire Department


Today the Raritan Fire Department consists of three pumpers with a combined pumping capacity of 3,750 gallons per minute, an aerial platform with a reach of 75 feet, a crash truck, a chief's car, and plenty of firefighting equipment. The 30 members of Relief Hose Company No. 2, trained and certified in the science of firefighting, are dispatched in an instant by pagers. Some 225 alarms per year are handled, in contrast to the half dozen alarms per year around the turn of the century. The firefighters of Relief Hose Company No. 2 could be identified today by their predecessors because they are still characterized by a willingness to help their neighbors, a desire to promote the welfare of their community, the bravery required to confront the dangers of fire, and the pervasive sense of duty. There is no doubt that the Company today, after 143 years of service, is still loyal to its motto: "Where duty calls, there you will find us." www.raritanfire.com

Operation Shoebox


Operation Shoebox embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for our troops deployed overseas and returning home. It is the mission of Operation Shoebox to meet the needs of every hero with dignity and appreciation.Whether it looks like packing coffee, socks, toothpaste and sports gear into care packages or sending letters of encouragement, whether it looks like organizing fundraisers or collecting supplies for homeless veterans, Operation Shoebox is committed to treating every hero with care and honor. www.operationshoebox.com

Resource Center of Somerset County


The Resource Center of Somerset is a private, nonprofit agency which has been serving people affected by domestic abuse in Somerset County for over 35 years. Founded by a small group of volunteers who provided emergency shelter for women escaping abusive relationships, the Resource Center of Somerset provides services to survivors of domestic abuse - women, men and children, free of charge, and has expanded services to include not only emergency shelter but legal advocacy, outreach counseling, community education, volunteer Domestic Violence Response Teams working with local police departments, transitional housing and more. www.safe-sound.org

Schiff Nature Preserve


The Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc., is a member-supported, community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open space, serving as a model of environmental stewardship, providing educational opportunities, and improving the ecological value of natural areas using best management practices. We maintain an active nature center and offer a variety of programs open to the public for environmental education, research and passive recreational activities consistent with the preservation of natural areas. www.schiffnaturepreserve.org

Spectrum Works


Spectrum Works is a unique nonprofit that provides job training and employment to young adults with autism by building inclusive workforces at its partner companies. The training program works with high schools to allow young adults with autism to enter a workplace as a paid trainee, work alongside neuro-typical coworkers, and learn the skills needed to be outstanding employees. www.spectrumworks.org

Boy Scouts of America


The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. www.scouting.org

Elijah’s Promise


Elijah’s Promise harnesses the power of food to break the cycle of poverty, alleviate hunger, and change lives. We fight to end hunger by serving good food for all at our community soup kitchen, providing education and jobs in the food industry through our Promise Culinary School, encouraging neighborhood agriculture at our community garden, offering social services to those in need, engaging in community advocacy and creating social enterprise food businesses that further social good. www.elijahspromise.org

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