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Snowman Photo Contest
The Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is looking for entries to their annual Snowman Photo Contest. Design and create your best snow sculpture from this winter; awards will be given for most original, best traditional snowman and “Just for kids under 5.” Photos can be returned to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753 Attn: Active Recreation. Photos cannot be returned. Deadline to enter is March 31. Click OceanCountyParks.org for additional information.
Adopt a Hydrant
When it snows, fire hydrants often get buried by snow plows. In the event of a fire, fire fighters loose precious time finding and digging them out before they can be hooked up. Help the firefighters in your neighborhood protect you by Adopting a Hydrant. It only takes a few minutes to clear a 3-foot section around a hydrant of snow in the winter and vegitation overgrowth in the summer. Having a clear hydrant will make a very big difference when they’re needed. This message from the Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex County Police, Fire and EMS facebook page and the firefighters in your town.
The Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards which will be presented in June. Scholarships are restricted to full-time or regular part-time employee or dependent of employee or dependent of the principle/partner/owner of a company holding membership with the Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. For additional information call 732 349-0220 or download an application at oc-chamber.com.
Sunday, March 9
Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Parade
Asbury Park holds its inaugural St. Patrick’s Parade at the Asbury Park boardwalk on Ocean Avenue at 4th Avenue and continuing southwest towards downtown. Click AsburyParkStPatricksParade.com for more information.
Jenkinson’s Job Fair
Jenkinson’s will hold a Job Fair at their Pavilion Restaurant on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach to fill hundreds of positions from hundreds of positions from ride operators to beach badge checkers from 12noon- 3 p.m. Attendees should bring two forms of identification, be at least 14 years of age and plan ahead of time for an on-the-spot interview. Many positions will begin immediately for spring activities. Applicants are encouraged to download an application, fill it out and have duplicate copies. A second job fair takes place on Saturday, March 15 at the same location. Call 732-793-5060 for more information.
Coming Together For Teresa Bonneau
Coming Together for Teresa, a benefit to help raise money to cover the staggering unforeseen medical and household expenses of Teresa Bonneau takes place at The Cabin, 984 Route 33 in Freehold starting at at 12:00 PM. Teresa, a wife and the mother of three young boys, ages 4, 7, and 9, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, an inoperable brain tumor, on December 5, 2013. She has been in and out of the hospital since then. Her tumor is cancerous and growing rapidly. The benefit will also feature live entertainment by the Eddie Testa Band, a gift auction and more. Donations may also be made online, at gofundme.com/6776hs. For further information, please call The Cabin, at 732-462-3090.
Thursday, March 13
Finish The Fight
Toms River’s Relay for Life holds a kickoff party at Community Medical Center on Route 37 in Toms River starting at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public as well as team captains, participants, survivors, families. Call 732-292-4279 or click Relayforlife.org/TomsRiverNJ for more information. For information on all Shore Relay for Life events click here.
Friday, March 14
Indoor Flea Market
The Central Regional High School Marching Band & Chorus hosts an indoor flea market at the school on Forest Hills Parkway in Bayville from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. to help fund their Disney trip. Call (732)269-4203 for additional information
Saturday, March 15
Tech Fest 4
The Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools presents Tech Fest 4, a concert fundraiser at the Brick Presbyterian Church on Drum Point Road in Brick to benefit the OCVTS Hopes and Dreams Scholarship Fund starting at 1 p.m. Bands scheduled to perform include 18th and Addison, Accidental Seabirds, Bad Minds and Half Daze. Click techfestmusic.com for additional information.
Spaghetti Dinner for Tom Esposito
The Central Regional Bus Drivers Association host a Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner and small gift auction at the Central Regional High School Cafeteria to benefit Tom Esposito, a long-time school district employee who is battling cancer. Donations may also be mailed to: 478 Colby Street, South Toms River , New Jersey 08757.
Brick PAL hosts a St. Patrick’s Dinner & Gift Auction at 60 Drum Point Road from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Click brickpal.org for tickets and additional information.
Jenkinson’s Job Fair
Jenkinson’s will hold a Job Fair at their Pavilion Restaurant on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach to fill hundreds of positions from hundreds of positions from ride operators to beach badge checkers from 12noon- 3 p.m. Attendees should bring two forms of identification, be at least 14 years of age and plan ahead of time for an on-the-spot interview. Many positions will begin immediately for spring activities. Applicants are encouraged to download an application, fill it out and have duplicate copies. Call 732-793-5060 for more information.
The Brick Memorial Marching Mustangs present The Mustang Derby, their annual indoor color guard and drum line competition in the Brick Memorial High School Gymnasium located at 2001 Lanes Mill Road in Brick starting at 3 p.m. Call (908)278-9843 for more information.
Cinderella’s Closet Charity Prom Boutique
Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth County holds its annual Charity Prom Boutique at Long Branch High School from 9 a.m – 3 p.m. Dedicated volunteers greet each student and treat him or her with respect and kindness. Students then “shop” in our boutique with the help of his or her own personal shopper. The goal of Cinderella’s Closet is to have students walk away from the experience not only with beautiful prom attire but also renewed self-esteem, confidence, and belief in themselves. Cinderella’s Closet will accept registration from students with demonstrated financial need, who are referred through their high school guidance counselors, social workers, and clergy. If you know a student in need, click cinderellasclosetmc.org for more information./>
Sunday, March 16
Saint Patrick’s Day Bash
Lacey Lodge # 2518 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Past Exalted Rulers Association hosts a Saint Patrick’s Day Bash from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. The event features the Celtic sounds of Mike Babick and the The Barley Boys interactive version of an Irish Wake. To purchase tickets or for additional information call 609-693-1281.
Corned Beef Dinner
The Pioneer Hose Firehouse Ladies Auxiliary hosts a Corned Beef Dinner starting at 2 p.m. Call (908)907-7055 for tickets and additional information.
Friday, March 21
The fifth annual Squan-A-Thon to benefit families of children with cancer with the theme “Fight Like a Warrior; Celebrate Like a Survivor” takes place for 12 hours in the gymnasium of Manasquan High School starting at 8 p.m.
Fish ‘n Chips Dinner
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company #1 Ladies Auxilary holds a Fish ‘n Chips Dinner at their firehouse on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Call 732-908-0943 for tickets and additional information.
Saturday, March 22 – Sunday, March 23
The Southern Regional Student Council and Key Club hold a Dance Marathon to benefit Ocean of Love from 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22 until 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Ocean of Love provides assistance to Ocean County families who have children battling cancer and has helped a number of Southern Regional students over the years. Click srsd.net for more information
Saturday, March 22
Jersey Shore Kilt Run/Walk
Squan Strong holds their Jersey Shore Kilt Run/Walk at the Manasquan Brielle Little League Field, #1 Second Avenue, Manasquan starting at 11 a.m. Organizers are attempting to break a Gunness Book of World Record for “most participants wearing a kilt at one event”. (The current record is held by the city of Perth, UK, at 1700 participants). All registered participants must wear a kilt that is plaid with two buckles, according to the Guinness Book of World Records Rules & Regulations. All participants must start and finish in their kilts, but there is no pressure to race. Click jerseyrunner.com for more details.
The Barnegat High School Class of 2015 holds a Gift Auction in the high school cafeteria starting at 4 p.m.
Spring Juried Craft Show
The Brick Marching Dragon Caravan presents their Spring Juried Craft Show at Brick Township High School on Chambersbridge Road from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring a variety of crafts including homemade jewelry, wooden items, clorhing, décor and more. Call 848-333-4026 for additional information.
The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care presents their Beauty Ball at the Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck starting at 7p.m in support of their mission to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer. Click BeautyFoundationNJ.com for tickets and additional information.
Sunday, March 23
Bowl for Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County host their annual Bowl For Kids Sake fundraiser at Playdrome Bowling in Toms River and on Sunday, March 30 at Thunderbird Lanes in Manahawkin. Click bbsoc.org or call 732 – 505 – 3400 for additional information.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ministers of Hospitality holds an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township from 8 a.m. -1 p.m to benefit the St. Francis Community Center. For more information call 609-494-8861 or click stfrancisparishlbi.org
Tuesday, March 25
The Annual American Diabetes Association holds their 26th annual Alert Day , a one-day, “wake-up call” encouraging peopl to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million Americans including approximately 600,000, or more than 8%, of people in New Jersey. Get the free test at diabetes.org/nj or by calling 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). You will be asked to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risks for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Wednesday, March 26
The Community YMCA presents a concert fundraiser with The Infernos, America’s #1 show band, at the Matawan Municipal Complex Gymnasium on Broad Street from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. to benefit their preschool before and afterschool programs. Call 732-566-9266 or click CYMCA.org for tickets and additional information.
Ocean County College Senior Living Expo
Ocean County College hosts their fourth annual Senior Living Expo in the Gymnasium (Building #19) on the OCC Main Campus located on College Drive in Toms River from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m featuring health and wellness screenings, free food samples from area eateries, door prizes, giveaways and more. Call 732-255-0400, ext. 2063 or click ocean.edu for additional and vendor information.
Thursday, March 27
MODster Mini Golf and Networking
The Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) hosts the MODster Mini Golf and Networking event at Monster Mini Golf on Hope Road in Eatontown from 5:30o p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of miniature golf, arcade games and networking with business leaders from Monmouth and Ocean counties. Click modc.com for more information.
Saturday, March 29
Stronger Together Fun Run/Walk
The Joseph J. Cantena and Dwight E. Eisenhower Schools in Freehold hold the Stronger Together Fun Run/Walk, a 3 mile run/walk, kids mile and 50 yard dash starting at 9 a.m. to benefit the construction of a shared fitness trail connecting the schools. Click freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us for more information.
The Hope Center holds their 6th annual Gift Auction at Toms River High School East starting at 4 p.m. The Hope Center’s mission is to provide support, resources, referrals, food and limited financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome a current life crisis. Call (732) 341-4447or click Houseofhopeocean.org for more information.
Micheal’s Feat Spring Gala
Michael’s Feat holds their Spring Gala at the Sheraton Eatontown, a formal dinner and dance starting at 6 p.m. Michael’sFeat is an organization dedicated to giving comfort and easing the burden for parents carrying and caring for seriously ill newborns named after memory of Michael Gerard Puharic who lived only 83 hours after suffering from Trisomy 13 at birth. Click MichaelsFeat.org for more information.
Lacey Elks Run for the Heroes
Lacey Elks Lodge #2518 holds their Run for the Heroes 5K/1 mile Fun Run & Walk beginning at their Lodge on Beach Boulevard to benefit the Lodge’s charities including Veteran’s Services, Army of Hope and youth activities. Click laceyelksrun.com for registration, sponsorship opportunities and additional information.
A Night of Professional Wrestling
The Lacey Chamber of Commerce presents A Night of Professional Wrestling at Lacey High School starting at 6:30 p.m. featuring a full lineup of all star wrestlers including for WWE tag team chanmpion Rikishiu and Rhett Titus. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s scholarship fund. Click laceychamberofcommerce.com or call 609-607-7670 for tickets and additional information.
Sunday, March 30
Bowl for Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County host their annual Bowl For Kids Sake fundraiser at Thunderbird Lanes in Manahawkin. Click bbsoc.org or call 732 – 505 – 3400 for additional information.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 129, in Toms River hosts a Gift Auction at The American Legion Post located at 2025 Church Road inToms River. For more info call 732-276-6866.
Paint The Pony Purple
The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey hosts the Paint the Pony Purple fundraiser concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wear purple, the international color of epilepsy, and enjoy an afternoon of family friendly live music, a silent auction, arts & crafts for the kids and more. Click efnj.com or call 800-336-5843 for more information.
Thursday, April 3
Chefs Extraordinaire, a culinary & wine tasting to benefit Common Ground Grief Center in Manasquan featuring outstanding cuisine prepared by Monmouth and Ocean County’s finest chefs and leading brands of exceptional wines takes place at Spring Lake Manor on Route 71 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Click commongroundgriefcenter.org or call 732-606-7477 for tickets and additional information.
Saturday, April 5
Silverton Ladies Auxiliary holds their annual Flea Market at the firehouse on Kettle Creek Road from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For additional information and vending information call 732-908-0943.
An all-you-can-eat buffet Benefit Dinner for Lanoka Harbor Fire Captain Dan Inglis, who was severely injured with a head trauma takes place at the Forked River from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. All proceeds go to the Dan Inglis Fund. For tickets and additional information call 609 618 – 2637.
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company #1 Ladies Auxilary holds a Flea Market at the Silverton Firehouse on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m, rain or shine. Vendors may call 732-908-0943 for information.
Tuesday, April 8
Sample the Shore
Sample signature and seasonal dishes from Jersey Shore restaurants to benefit the New Jersey chapter of Autism Speaks at the Berkekey Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Click eventbrite.com for tickets and additional information.
Saturday, April 12
Southside Johnny & Friends Rock For Cancer Research
Support the V Foundation for Cancer Research at the Southside Johnny & Friends Rock For Cancer Research concert at the Robbinsville Field House on Manor Way starting at 3 p.m. Enjoy live music from Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, John Eddie, Soraia, Phase 3, The Diablo Sandwich Band and Strange Brew and more presented in a Woodstock/Central Park style presentation. Click eventbrite.com for more information.
Walk With Me & 5K Run
Easter Seals New Jersey presents their 5th annual Walk With Me & 5K Run at MetLife Stadium starting at 9 a.m. with registration. News 12 anchor Bryan Jenkins hosts with guest appearances by: Miss New Jersey, Giants “Super Fan” License Plate Guy, Snoopy, D2W Wrestlers and more. Click Walkwithme.org/NJ for additional information.
Sunday, April 13
Barnabas Health BlueClaws 5K Race
The annual Barnabas Health BlueClaws 5K Race takes place at FirstEnergy Park, home of the BlueClaws, prior to their game in the afternoon. The event includes two races, a 5K Race for adults and a One-Mile Fun Run for kids, that begin outside the stadium and end right on the field. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Oncology Programs at Community, Kimball, and Monmouth Medical Centers. Click BlueClaws.com/5K or call 732-901-7000 option 3 for registration and additional information.
Friday, April 24
Brick Township Volunteer EMS Building Station 16 holds their first Gift Auction at their firehouse located at 500 Aurora Place in Brick from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Call (732)948-7723 for tickets and additional information.
Saturday, April 26
The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties hosts their 2014 Humanitarian Gala at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale starting at 6:00pm. The evening will feature a special spotlight on honoree Tom Donovan, President and Publisher of the Asbury Park Press. Also honored will be Jim Filip, restauranteur and FoodBank Board Member Emeritus, and The Marowitz family from Frank’s Big and Tall. Patrick J. Strucke is this year’s Jr. Humanitarian. For tickets and additional information click FoodBankmoc.org or call 732 918-2600 ext. 224.
Sunday. May 4
Paulette Steps Toward Cancer Wellness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
The CentraState Healthcare Foundation holds their 5th annual Paulette Steps Toward Cancer Wellness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Click centrastatefoundation.org for more information.
Thursday, May 8 – Sunday, May 11
Jersey Fresh International Three Day Event
The Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown hosts the Jersey Fresh International Three Day Event Thursday, May 8 – Sunday, May 11 featuring horses and riders competing to qualify for the World Equestrian Games. Click horseparkofnewjersey.com for more information.
Friday, May 9
Casino Night Dinner
Shore Dreams for Kids holds their Casino Night fundraiser at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment, and casino gambling in support of Shore Dreams for Kids, an organization made up of volunteers from all over New Jersey and surrounding areas that share their love for power boating to bring community awareness to those children who love the open water and otherwise may never be able to experience the thrill of power boating. Click ShoreDreamForKids.org.
Saturday, May 31
The Race for Respect
Ocean Mental Health Services holds their Race for Respect, a 5K run/walk to honor those who live their lives with a mental illness. Click oceanmhs.org or call 732-575-1492 for additional information.
Sunday, June 1
Rock for the Nurses 2014
The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund teams-up with the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar in Point Pleasant to help the nurses of Ocean Medical Center at its third annual fundraiser Rock for the Nurses 2014 starting at 12 noon. The six hour event will feature live performances from The Matt Noffsinger Band, The Pickles, Two Story Outhouse, Guns 4 Hire Trio, Ned Ryerson, Tyler Veit and Where’s Judy with an all you can eat BBQ buffet, pig roast, tent party and more. All proceeds from the event will go to The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund which annually benefits the nurses of Ocean Medical Center by providing nursing scholarships to nurses and nursing students looking to further their formal education in the nursing profession. For more information log on to forfarscholarship.org.
Sunday, June 22
Cruise for the Cure
American Legion Riders 455 holds their Cruise for the Cure event starting at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in Hamilton at 10:30 a.m. and ending at their Post in New Egypt at 12 noon with live music from Rambler, food, fun and more . Call 609-209-6666 for additional information.
Saturday, September 13
Blessing of the Animals & Pet Adoption Day
Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church and People & Paws Pet Ministry present their Blessing of the Animanls and Pet Adoption Day at the church located at 714 Herbertsville Road in Brick from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 732-458-2080 for registration and additional information.
Around The Shore
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation
The the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer. accomplish this through professional in-home counseling, advocacy on behalf of the families, material support such as food, clothing, toys, and household items and emergency financial relief. Call 908-322-4323 or click EmmanuelCancer.org for additional information.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors USA
Neighbors HelpingNeighbors USA is a free, peer-led volunteer job search networking and support group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvgorating their job search.Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed, underemployed individuals and recent college graduates in the fields of business, non-profit, and education, as well as persons re entering the job market, struggling small business owners and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work. Click nhnusa.org for meeting locations around New Jersey.
The Childhood Leukemia Foundation
The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national nonprofit organization devoted to making a difference in lives of children battling cancer. Since their inception in 1992, their mission has remained resolute to create innovative free programs to support the emotional needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families too. Located in Brick, CLF’s welcomes groups and individuals seeking volunteer opportunities. Visit clf4kids.org or call 732-920-8860 for more infomation.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) holds volunteer training throughout New Jersey. The goal of the CASA volunteer is to facilitate placement of a child into safe, permanent home. They are looking for individuals with a desire to help children – no special background is needed. Call 732-270-6803 or visit oceancountycasa.org for more information.
The Hope Center at the House of Hope of Oceans County, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides help and hope for those who are in need. Their mission is to provide resources, referrals, food and targeted financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome life crisis. Clients come to them with a variety of needs, including shelter for the homeless or to help with other urgent needs, which are paid through their Human Needs Fund.
What if it was your friend or family member who needed life saving blood? Would you be there? TheCommunity Blood Council of New Jersey is there, a not-for-profit blood center helping save lives. Help save lives by donating blood or setting up a blood drive in your area. For more information call the Community Blood Council at 877-244-8365.
Each year, there are over 2 million poison exposures reported to Poison Control Centers across the US. The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) has been the state’s regional drug and poison information system for the past 25 years. NJPIES is a non-profit organization that offers poison emergency and drug information services to NJ residents via its hotline (1-800-222-1222). Trained health professionals (doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to assist callers with poison emergencies, poison prevention information, drug information, food poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning, treatment advice following bites/stings, medication side effects and interactions, etc. All calls are free and confidential. Services are available for the hearing impaired (973-926-8008) and for those who speak languages other than English.
New Jersey’s statewide 2-1-1 Help Line is a 24/7 one-stop, non-emergency call center operated by the United Way for people seeking help & information. Easily accessible by landline, cell phone and the internet at nj211.org, calls are free & confidential with multi-lingual specialists always available. Specialists can provide information & referral services to callers about a variety of issues including basic human needs resources, support for seniors & persons with disabilities, support for children & families, employment support.
You hoped it wouldn’t happen but it has. You’ve lost your job. You’ve got a family to support. Your skills may be out of date. What do you do now? You need the personal support and services of a unique organization. Professional Services Group is ready to help. They can help you with everything from resume writing to interviewing and everything else you need to showcase your valuable skills. If the unthinkable has happened, don’t hesitate. PSG is a no-cost New Jersey Department of Labor supported volunteer organization for professionals in transition. More Info
The County Connection, located near JC Penney’s at the Ocean County Mall, is a service of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. County residents can learn about programs, services and activities available to them in Ocean County. The County Connection is open regular mall hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. For more information, call (732)288-7777 or visit the County Connection web site at co.ocean.nj.us.
Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect - Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect is designed to match members of the New Jersey National Guard, a New Jersey veteran or the spouse of a veteran the veteran, to the career that is perfectly suited to them. This initiative focuses on the individual soldier’s strengths and motivations by using a proven Personality Assessment Profile that has been used by over 25K companies to assess over 2.5 million people. This Profile objectively quantifies an individual’s competencies as well as their strengths and potential and matches those core strengths to the requirements of a job. The expected outcome is a career and not just a job – with the employer needs matched to the employee’s career desires. For more information call (609)524-1200.
Dell’Omo Realtors in Plaza II on Route 35 in Ocean Township is teaming with the Monmouth County SPCA to find homes for people and pets. With every home sold Dell’Omo Realtors will sponsor a pet at the shelter. The office will also act as a drop-off location for blankets, towels other items for the MSPCA’s pets. For more information call (732)531-5008 or visit ajdellomo.com.
Ocean County Hunger Relief is collecting children’s clothes, coats, & shoes (sizes infant to teen), book bags, and lunch boxes for needy children in Ocean County. There is a desperate need because the organization almost never has these items. Especially needed are baby items such as diapers, wipes, shampoo, baby wash, etc. The children receiving the donations are either very poor or homeless. Donations may be dropped off at the Hunger Relief office on North Main Street in Toms River or by calling (732) 505-HELP or by visiting ochungerrelief.org.
Jersey Shore Partnership - Did you know that bathing water quality at New Jersey’s ocean and bay beaches is checked at least once a week? Testing is done more frequently here than in any other state to make sure that our water is safe for swimming. New Jersey has set the standard for nationwide water quality testing. The Jersey Shore Partnership is New Jersey’s leading champion for beach protection and replenishment. To learn more, visit jerseyshorepartnership.com.
The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non profit, charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and help to children in New Jersey who have been diagnosed with cancer seeks volunteers throughout the state to help them achieve this goal. Volunteer opportunities include providing material & emotional support, helping with parties & other fun activities for the children, helping with grant writing, public relations and media support, legal assistance, office help and printing services. Please call 732-458-4200 or visit ashleylaurenfoundation.org for more information.
Did you know nearly twenty percent of adults living in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher a train or bus schedule, or understand verbal instructions in the workplace? Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County is seeking volunteer tutors to teach basic literacy and English as a Second Language to local residents in Monmouth County. There are presently students waiting for tutors. They need your help. Training classes are being conducted now and throughout the coming months. Contact Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit www.lvmonmouthnj.org.