NJDOE News

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: NJ Community Development Corporation and St. Paul’s CDC AmeriCorps
What: AmeriCorps members, volunteers, and residents and families of Riverside Terrace Housing Development will help clean up grounds, paint, and build picnic areas. They will also help plant flowers and have a BBQ and family carnival.
When: Saturday, October 20, 2001; Rain Date: November 3, 2001
Where: Riverside Terrace Housing Development, Paterson, NJ
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM
Contact: Wendy Cox and Julie Macleod, 973-225-0555

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: Catholic Community Services and Urban League of Hudson County
What: AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be rehabbing and painting a multi-purpose room that will be used for GED programs, women’s groups, and activities for youth.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Siloah Family Ministries, 576 Central Avenue, East Orange, NJ
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact: Desaray Brunson, 973-596-5114

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: International Youth Organization
What: Food Drive- AmeriCorps members, NJYC participants and community residents will be collecting can goods and distributing them to needy citizens at the St. Rocco Shelter and St. Peters Church.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: St. Rocco’s Family Center, 355 South 16th Street, Newark, NJ
Time: All Day
Contact: Janyne Morris, 973-621-1107 or Elliot Garlaod, 973-621-1109

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: Asbury Park AmeriCorps, International Youth Organization and the Juvenile Justice Commission
What: "Moving the Food Bank"-AmeriCorps members and volunteers will participate in the relocation of the Monmouth and Ocean County food bank. This new move is expected to increase the distribution of food from 2.5 million pounds to 4 million pounds of food per year.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County, Wayside & Route 66, Neptune, NJ
Time: 9:00 am to completion
Contact: Erin Ellerson, 732-776-2666

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: Asbury Park AmeriCorps
What: "COA Beach Sweep"- AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be collect and distribute data cards, trash bags, and other supplies. All participants will learn how to separate trash and properly fill out data cards.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Asbury Park Waterfront, Carousel Building, Asbury Park, NJ
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Contact: Erin Ellerson, 732-776-2666

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: National School & Community Corps, Trenton
What: AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be collecting linens and household items for residents of the Homefront Homeless Shelter.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Gregory School, Trenton, NJ
Time: 9:30 am to 1:00PM
Contact: Sylvester Bailey, 609-989-9417

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: National School & Community Corps, Trenton
What: Halloween Drive: AmeriCorps members, local businesses, students and community residents will come together to provide Halloween items for organizations focused on the betterment of urban youth.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Martin Luther King Middle School, Trenton, NJ
Time: 10:00 to 2:00 PM
Contact: Tyreese Ford, 609-851-5645

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: National School & Community Corps, Trenton
What: Volunteers will be giving away care packages to patients in the pediatric ward.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Capital Health System at Mercer
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Contact: Geraldine Elam, 609-656-3707

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: NJ Watershed Ambassador Program
What: Newark Tree Planting- AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity and the NJ Tree Foundation to plant trees in Newark, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Playground at Fairmount and 14th Avenue, Newark, NJ
Time: 8:30 am
Contact: Lisa Simms, 609-984-3856

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: NJ Watershed Ambassador Program and A Plus for Kids-AmeriCorps
What: North Post Road Reforestation- AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be planting trees with the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: North Post Road, Duck Pond Run, West Windsor, NJ
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Contact: Jessica Milrose, 609-737-3735

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: Bonner Foundation
What: Volunteers will be participating in a gleaning project with Farmers Against Hunger.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Where: Robson Farm and Green House, Wrightstown, NJ
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Contact: Julie Charabusapayon, 609-924-6663

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: Union County College
What: AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be working at the Community Food Bank providing food to disaster relief workers.
When: October and November 2001
Where: Community Food Bank, Hillside, NJ
Time: Various
Contact: Jackie Elkin, 908-659-5166

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: Cumberland County College
What: AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be revitalizing North Street Park. On November 12, 2001 the park will be renamed Hero’s park during a dedication ceremony.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2001 & Saturday, November 3, 2001
Where: North Street Park, Millville NJ
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Contact: Gladys McGraw, 856-293-0110

"Make a Difference Day"

Who: International Institute of New Jersey (IINJ)
What: IINJ will be training americorps members and community volunteers on the plight of detained refugees. This training will facilitate on going visitations between the members and community volunteers and the detainees.
When: Friday, November 2, 2001
Where: IINJ, 880 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Contact: Lina Builes, 201-653-3888