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August

Sunday, August 30

 MCSPA Fundraiser
The Headliner in Neptune hosts their annual Monmouth County SPCA Benefit starting at 4 p.m. with live music. Gift auction, barbeque and more. Call 732-775-6200 or click theheadliner.com for more infomation

Clambake
The Manasquan Tourism Commission hosts their annual Clambake at Mallard Park in Manasquan from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Click squantourism.com for tickets and additional information.

Paddle Race
The 43rd annual Toms River Paddle Race for canoes, kayaks and SUPs (standup paddle boards) takes place at the old Toms River Bus Depot from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. with open water and down river races. Click paddleguru.com  for more information.

Ride for Patriots
The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County holds its first Ride for Patriots beginning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel (exit #117 of the Garden State Parkway). The Ride includes an exclusive screening of the documentary “Project 22”. “Project 22” is about two veterans who are on a 22-day mission to raise awareness of veteran suicides and to interview leading researchers and healthcare providers specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress and a barbeque. Call 732-542-6422 or click mentalhealthmonmouth.org for more information.


September

Saturday, September 5

Poker Run
Bayville Elks MC Lodge #2394 holds their first Poker Run featuring live music from Lug Nutz. Call 732-597-4566 for more information.

Extravaganza of Fun
The Lakewood BlueClaws celebrate the end of their season with an Extravaganza of Fun featuring rides, games, food, petting zoo, mechanical bull, sleepover after the game, an All-You-Can-Eat-Pig-Roast, live music from Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns and more starting at 3:30 p.m. Click lakewoodblueclaws.com for more information.


Monday, September 7

Trombone Night
The Salvation Army Red Bank Corps hosts their 15th Annual Trombone Night and Annual BBQ on at 180 Newman Springs Road in Red Bank. For more information call 732-747-1626.


Tuesday, September 8

Literacy Read-a-Thon
Literacy New Jersey-Ocean County hosts a Literacy Read-a-Thon at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Literacy tutors, community leaders, students and the public will read from their favorite book for five minutes to celebrate Adult Literacy Awareness Month. Call 732-864-9646 for more information.


Thursday, September 10

March 4 Music
Members of the Jackson Memorial High School Marching Band take to the school’s track for the March 4 Music fundraiser to walk laps in the band’s biggest fundraiser ever. Proceeds will help fund new instruments for the band and for upcoming trips and appearances. Donations can be made at march4music.org.


Friday, September 11

Middletown 9/11 Tribute
A silent tribute will be paid to Middletown’s residents who died in the World Trade Center tragedy with a wreath-laying at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens at 8:46 a.m. The time marks the start of the terrorist attacks 14 years ago when the first plane hit the towers. An American flag flown over the World Trade Center on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will fly at the Memorial Gardens during the ceremony. In addition, an American Flag flown over the United States Capitol in memory of these Middletown residents will fly at Town Hall.

A Toast to Dennis
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Fund will be hosts their 10th anniversary gala , A Toast to Dennis – A Night of Remembrance, at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale starting at 7:00 PM. The gala will celebrate the life and memory of Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, as well as honoring those from Monmouth County who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. The event will also feature a reverse auction to assist the Fund in sponsoring service dogs for warriors suffering from PTSD and/or traumatic brain injuries.Click Runwithdennis.org for more information.

A Night Out for Autism
Autism Family Services of New Jersey holds their A Night Out for Autism fundraiser dinner at the Mill in Spring Lake from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. featuring the Jersey Shore chef culinary experience, dinner and dancing to the Billy Lawlor Band. Click autismfamilyservicesnj.org for more information.


Saturday, September 12

Walk With Joe
The 13th annual Walk with Joe memorial 5K walk takes place at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan starting at 10 a.m. to honor the memory of “Joe” Driscoll, Chris Gray, and Tom McCann, three of the thousands of heroes who lost their lives on 9/11, and give comfort to their families. Joe was on board United flight 93 on 9/11 and helped stopped another terror attack. The Walk benefits a number of charitable and non-profit organizations including the Samaritan Center food bank, The Freehold Open Door food bank, the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center, the Brennan Stands Alone Organization, American Recreational Military Services (ARMS), Monmouth Battlefield State Park, the RJM Foundation (a special needs youth organization), the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville PA, The Monmouth County Mount Mitchell Memorial Park and more. Click walkwithjoe.com for more information.

Marlboro Music and Food Festival
The Marlboro Sunshine Fund hosts the Marlboro Music and Food Festival at the Marlboro Recreation Center on Township Drive in Marlboro from 12 noon – 10 p.m.featuring live music, a beer garden, barbeque and more to benefit veterans. Click marlborosunshinefund.org for more information.

Brielle Day Craft Show
The Women’s Club of Brielle holds a Craft Show in Brielle Park (next to the Brielle Library) during Brielle Day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine, featuring 170 vendors with hand made items plus live music and more. Click thewomansclubofbrielle.org for more information.

Tattooing For Autism
The 4th annual Tattooing for Autism takes place at the Port Monmouth VFW from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. with live music, contests, raffles and more to benefit Autism Speaks and the Under My Skin for Life Foundation. Call 732-533-7359 or their Facebook event page for more information.

Touch-A-Truck
The New Egypt Elks hosts a Touch-A-Truck at their Lodge on Lakewood Road from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kids can climb on, learn about, interact with and take the wheel of their favorite cars, construction vehicles, police and fire trucks, busses and more. Call 609-758-8700 for more information.

Nick’s Smile of Quarters Poker Run
A Poker Run and Horseshoe Tournament to benefit Nick’s Smile of Quarters begins with the Poker Run at Ocean County Harley Davidson on Route 70 in Lakewood at 10 a.m. and the Horseshoe Tournament at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting at 10 a.m. featuring food, live music, bounce house, face painting and more. Proceeds will benefit the Cpl. Nicholas S. Ott Memorial Fund. Click nickottmemorialfund.org for more information.

Touch-A-Truck
Monmouth Day Care Center (MDCC) host its fifth annual Touch-a-Truck “fun-raiser” from 10AM – 2PM at the Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road, Red Bank. Ambulances, fire engines, military vehicles, dump trucks and other construction equipment will be displayed in the parking lot, where kids will get a closer look at the vehicles they love to see in their neighborhoods every day. Monmouth Day Care Center, a non-profit serving families seeking quality childcare without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or economic status. Click monmouthdaycarecenter1969.org for tickets and additional information.

CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth 4 Mile Run/Walk
CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth holds their 4 Mile Run/Walk at Ocean County Park on Route 88 in Lakewood starting at 8:45 a.m. Call 732-240-6104 or click .contactoceanmonmouth.org for more information.


Sunday, September 13

Foundation 242 Fundraiser
A fundraiser in memory of Detective John Green takes place at Wanamasa Fireman’s Field located at 1 Siciliano Way on Ocean Township starting at 11 a.m. Detective Green was an officer with the Ocean Township Police who died from a long-term illness earlier this year. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the 242 Forever Foundation to help his family.


Tuesday, September 15

Golf Outing
Shore Acres in Brick holds a Golf Outing at Knob Hill Golf Club in Manalapan to help rebuild their community clubhouse that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Call 201-376-6688 for additional information.

Benefit for the Broyles
Friends of Kim Broyles host their Benefit for the Broyles, an evening of drinks, food and rock & roll at the Shore House Bar & Grill on Ocean Road in Point Pleasant from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.. Call 908- 278-0554 for more information.


Thursday, September 17

Natalie Grace’s With Event
The Gorsegner Family hosts their 2nd annual Natalie Grace’s With Event fundraiser at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch to benefir The Truth 365, an initiative of the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation of Marlboro. Enjoy dinner live entertainment from Taylor Tote, a raffle and auction and more. Click awoccf.org/natalie-graces-wish/ for tickets and additional information.


Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20

Que by the Sea BBQ Festival & Competition
The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District presents the 7th annual Que by the Sea BBQ Festival & Competition along Grant Avenue from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20 featuring musical entertainment, artists and crafters and more. Call 732-830-3700 or click exit82.com for more information.


Saturday, September 19

Comedy Show featuring Rob Schneider
The R&M Foundation hosts a Comedy Show featuring Rob Schneider at Toms River High School North on Old Freehold Road starting at 8 p.m. to benefit Vetwork, a veteran assistance program serving Ocean County Veterans. Call 732-557-6500 for tickets and additional information

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
Mother Teresa Regional School (MTRS) in Atlantic Highlands hosts a St. Jude Children’s Hospital Fundraiser from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the school located on South Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. Enjoy entertainment for the kids, shop vendors, join a walk-a-thon, and other activities. Call 908-461-4369 for more information.

Flapjack Fundraiser & Gift Auction
The Arc’s Ocean County chapter holds a Flapjack Fundraiser and Gift Auction at Applebee’s in Brick Plaza starting at 8 a.m. For tickets and additional information click arcocean.org or call 732-363-3335 ext. 139.

Blue Jay 5K
St. Dominic School of Brick holds their Blue Jay 5K run at Ocean County Park on Route 88 in Lakewood to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary starting at 9:30 a.m. Click stdomschool.org or call 908-794-9226 for more information.


Sunday, September 20

Dog Fest
The Rotary Club of Brick hosts their Dog Fest on Windward Beach on Princeton Avenue in Brick from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with contests, service dog demos, music and more. Call 732-451-1185 for more information.


Friday, September 25

Wine Tasting
Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern NJ holds their 6th annual Wine Tasting at Trump National Golf Course in Colts Neck from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Click rmh-cnj.org or call 732-222-8755 for more information.

Gift Auction
The Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleaders hold their annual Gift Auction at the Howell Pointe Swim Club in Howell. Call 732-586-2121 for more information.


Saturday, September 26

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association hold their Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Arnold and Baltimore Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach starting with registratrion at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. Help end Alzheimer’s Disease and reclaim the future for millions and Click act.alz.org or call 732-832-7818.

Fall Apple Festival
The Lacey Township Historical Society hosts their 26th annual Fall Apple Festival at the Old Schoolhouse Museum on South Main Street in Forked River from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy games for children, crafts, Apple Pie baking contests, free fire truck rides for the kids, music and more. Call 609-971-0467 for more information.

Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)’s Central New Jersey chapter holds their 5th annual Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk on the boardwalk in Manasquan at Leggats’s starting at 11 a.m. Help raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create more educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Click afsp.org  for more information.

Race4Respect
Ocean County Mental Health Services hold their Race4Respect 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile fun run on the boardwalk at Stockton Avenue in Seaside Park starting at 7:30 a.m. Click oceanmhs.org for more information.

Car Show
The Pleasant Plains Volunteer First Aid Squad hosts their 2nd annual Car Show in the upper parking lot of Ocean County College from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 732-341-0214 or click Facebook.com/ppfas33 for more information.


Sunday, September 27

Shore Heart Walk
The American Cancer Society holds their Shoreline Heart Walk at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws starting at 10 a.m. he Shoreline Heart Walk is the cornerstone walking, recognition and celebration event for the ACS and brings together hundreds helping raise funds to support lifesaving cardiovascular research in an effort to fight our No. 1 and No. 5 health threats: heart disease and stroke. Click heartwalk.kintera.org  for more information.

Arthur Szymanski Memorial Ride
The 2nd annual A Szymanski Memorial Ride takes place in the parking lot of Central Regional Middle School Parking Lot and Captains Inn Tiki Bar from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to to remember the life of Arthur Szymanski and raise money to benefit both those fighting and families who have lost their battle with cancer. Call 732-552-5531 or click their Facebook page for more information.

Tattoos for the Pitties Campaign
The White Lotus Tattoo and Art Gallery located at 59 Main Street in Toms River hosts Tattoos for the Pitties in support of the MCSPCA Pittie Project and Pals Rescue from 12 noon – 5 p.m. Pit bulls are euthanized at a far higher rate than any other dog. Overbreeding, improper training and neglect force about 1 million pit bulls to be put down each year-more than 2,000 a day. One tattoo can help save a pitbull. The Pittie Project provides free spay and neuter to Pitbull type dogs. Call 732-278-4201 for more information.


October

Saturday, October 3

Showcase of Champions
The Jackson Memorial Jaguar Band hosts its annual Showcase of Champions at the school’s Jack Munley Field located at 101 Don Connor Boulevard in Jackson starting at 5:30 p.m. 18 marching bands from around the tri-state area compete to be recognized as one of New Jersey’s best. Call 732-833-4600 or click jacksonjaguarband.com for more information.

Celebration of Hope Walk
Hope Sheds Light holds their 2nd annual Celebration of Hope Walk on the Hiering Avenue Beach in Seaside Heights starting at 8 a.m. to support their mission to educate families on the disease of addiction by creating awareness, providing resources and instilling hope to support a healthier community. Click hopeshedslight.org for registration and more information.

Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance
180 Turning Lives Around hosts the Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance at Hop Brook Farm in Holmdel from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. featuring over 140 pristine antique automobiles and motorcycles on display to benefit 180 Turning Lives Around. Call 732-264-4360 or click monmouthcountyconcours.com for more information.

Homecoming 5K Race/Walk
Georgian Court University hosts their 4th annual Homecoming 5K Race/Walk through their Lakewood campus starting at 9:30 a.m. Call 732-987-2653 or click gculions.com for registration and more information

Poker Run
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company hold their 8th annual Poker Run beginning and ending at the Firehouse located at 15 Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed by the Silverton Fall Festival. Click svfc29.com for more information.


Monday, October 5

Open Arms Dinner & Fashion Show
Open Arms hosts their 26th annual Dinner and Fashion Show at the Toms River Hotel on Route 37 in Toms River starting at 5:30 p.m. to benefit CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties and Ocean’s Harbor House. For information & tickets call 609-290-3579.


Saturday, October 10

Fur Ball
The Monmouth County SPCA holds their annual Fur Ball at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.featuring fine dining, live music by Jersey’s own Bobby Bandiera and a huge silent auction. The Ball will also honor Sheldon and Anne Vogel in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Vogel Spay Neuter Clinic. Call 732-440-1558 or click monmouthcountyspca.org for tickets and more information.

Beach to Bay 5k Run/Walk for the Animals
The Jersey Shore Animal Center holds their 4th annual Beach to Bay 5k Run/Walk for the Animals on Brick Beach III starting at 8:30 a.m. Click jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org for registration and additional details.


Thursday, October 15

Dining In The Dark
The New Jersey Blind Citizens Association holds theiur Dining in the Dark event at the Jacques Reception Center on Palmer Avenue in Middletown starting at 7 p.m. The dinner is a benefit designed to raise awareness and much needed funds for the NJBCA for persons who are experiencing vision loss or blindness. Guests will enter the venue, be given a blindfold, and led to their tables by sighted guides. After being seated, guests will have the opportunity to have hands- on experience with devices utilized by those with vision loss, and then partake in a three course dinner. Emphasis will be placed on experiencing the meal in darkness, utilizing your other senses to gain insight into the world of vision impairment. Call 732-291-0878 or click njbca.org for more information.


Saturday, October 17

Rhythm & Chowder Festival
The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the Rhythm & Chowder Festival. Click pointpleasantbeachfestivals.com for more information.

Ride For The Animals
The Animal Protection League of New Jersey holds their Ride For The Animals on the bike path at Allaire State Park in Wall Township starting at 9 a.m. Dress up as an animal and ride the 14 mile path or do a walk. Dogs are welcome. Click aplnj.org or call 732-446-6808 for more information.


Sunday, October 18

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society holds their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Arnold Avenue in Point Pleasant Avenue starting at 10 a.m. Help honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and raise money. Click main.acsevents.org to register and for more information.

Vendor Night
Ocean County Mothers Of Multiples hosts their annual Vendor Night at the Toms River Knights of Columbus Hall on Tennyson Avenue in Toms River from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.. Call 609-312-9332 or click ocmoms.org for more information.

Never Give Up Poker Run
Courage From Kyle holds their 4th annual Never Give Up Poker Run and Pig Roast at Ocean County Harley-Davidson on Route 70 in Lakewood and ending at American Legion Post #232 in Toms River. Click couragefromkyle.com for more information.

Seaside Half-Marathon
The Ocean Running Club hosts the Seaside Half Marathon and 5K on the boardwalk starting at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K. Click orcseasidehalf.com or call 908- 783-7526 for more information.


Saturday, October 24

Light The Night Walk
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk takes place on the Great Lawn in Long Branch starting at 5 p.m. Teams of families, friends, co-workers, and local and national corporations come together to raise funds and bring help and hope to those battling blood cancers by walking with illuminated lanterns. Click lightthenight.org/nj for more information.

 


Around The Shore 

Literacy New Jersey – Ocean County
Nearly 20% of adults in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher train or bus schedule or understand verbal instructions at work or at a doctor’s office. If you are 18 years or older and want to help these people, please contact Literacy New Jersey – Ocean County Programs. They need Volunteer Tutors to teach basic reading, writing and English comprehension skills to residents of Ocean County. Call 732-864-9646 or click LiteracyNJ.org for more information.

Lacey Township EMT Seeks Members
Have you always wanted to help others, be an important part of your community and gain invaluable experience while truly making a difference in the lives of others? They can’t offer you a pay-check but can offer rewards and experiences beyond what you would ever receive elsewhere. Lacey Township Emergency Medical Service is looking for new members who are at least sixteen years of age or older to volunteer and staff one of our ambulances. Training provided and no experience is necessary. Instead of watching EMT’s and ambulances on television become one today. Click LTEMS23.com for an application & or call 609-693-9510.

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 located at 3455 Route 66 in Neptune 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 dellomorealtors.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.

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