Hearts United Against Cancer’s Care and Comfort Bundle Event

Would your family be interested in helping bring comfort and joy to a child, teen or adult fighting cancer? There is a great, local volunteer opportunity that will be fun and meaningful for all ages!

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Every month Hearts United Against Cancer will hold a Care And Comfort Bundle Event where volunteers of all ages can come out and show their support for local adults, teens and children battling cancer.

The next event will be held:

Saturday March 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pitman Methodist Church, 758 N Broadway, Pitman, NJ

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE

 

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Come out and help assemble baskets, make cards, make no-sew blankets, and stuff pillows. It’s a fun way for young children to get involved in a charity project and a great way for teens to accummulate volunteer hours.

At this Care & Comfort Bundle event, baskets and bags will be assembled and later delivered to hospitals in our tri-state area. Volunteers will be making no sew fleece blankets, homemade pillows, writing and decorating note cards, making crafts, and more. Your support will make these baskets personalized and special for the Cancer Heroes receiving them.

Hearts United Against Cancer is a local non-profit delivering care and comfort baskets to cancer heros of all ages. Baskets and bundles are delivered to women, men and children fighting cancer in our tri-state area hospitals to bring them some cheer and comfort. Individual Cancer Heros can also be nominated by a friend or family member for a special home delivery. These care baskets and bundles are hand delivered to local cancer heros or shipped to those living further away.

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VOLUNTEERING:

If you would like to volunteer the night of the event, please sign up through this link so they can anticipate the amount of help coming:
https://www.volunteersignup.org/38K94

Everyone who volunteers will be entered in a raffle!

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DONATIONS:

Donations for basket items are always appreciated. Needed items include: Books, Coloring Books, Puzzle Books, Stationary, Art Supplies, Art Kits, Toiletries (no shampoo/conditioner), Nail Care Items, Card Games, Games, Puzzles, Stuffed Animals, Toys, DVD’s, Soft Hats/Gloves, Scarves, Hard/Tart Candy, Gum, Gift Cards, Etc.

*Please Note that all items should be new, but books can be new or gently used.*

Items must be dropped off by Wednesday, March 18th 2015 for this next Care and Comfort Event. Or, you may bring them with you the night of the event.

Drop Off Locations: 

Vintage Day Spa & Salon
101 West Jersey Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071
(856) 589-1783
*Open Tues- Sat*

La Mia Couture
205 Bellevue Avenue
Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 704-9600
*Open Wed-Sun*

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OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Be part of the Blanket Initiative - All sewers, knitters, crocheters and kids who love to make the no sew blankets (knotted) and pillows can help! Great for scout troops.

Host A Party to help collect needed items for Cancer Heros.

Be sure to follow Hearts United Against Cancer on Facebook to stay up to date and inspired by their work.

Visit their website for more information at http://heartsunitedagainstcancer.org

Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day


Rock your Socks

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st and Mullica Hill kids will be Rocking their (Mismatched) Socks at school on Rock Your Socks Day - Friday, March 20th.  The idea behind Rock your Socks is that by wearing mismatched socks, kids can help raise awareness and celebrate all things wonderful about people with Down Syndrome.  

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During a recent event at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children| Nemours, hundreds of volunteers, including several from our community, helped to package close to 25,000 pairs of
mismatched socks to be “rocked” in schools and businesses throughout the tri-state area.

These special pairs of mismatched socks will be available for sale at Repeat Boutique in Mullica Hill for $1 donation per pair beginning on March 1st.

Of course, kids are welcome to Rock their own Socks too!

Night Of 1,000 Sandwiches

On Wednesday, January 28th at 6:45 pm, the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit will be holding a family charity event to support Saint Vincent de Paul Society and Cathedrals Kitchen. Basically, they need to make 1,000 sandwiches. That’s where YOU come in.
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Please come out an join the Social Justince Committee of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit and help make 1,000 (or more) sandwiches! All faiths are welcome and you do NOT need to be a member of the CCHS parish to participate. They just need as many hands as possible. And what’s great is that they can use little hands too! Any child can participate so long as they can make a sandwich with minimal supervision. Families and groups can work together at their own stations.

Please be advised that they are making peanut butter and jelly, for anyone who has a peanut allergy.

Orientation begins at 6:45 pm and sandwich making will commence at 7:00 pm. This event takes place in the Mullica Hill Parish Center located at 17 Earlington Ave in Mullica Hill. The church is tucked right off of the little down town area of Main Street. Turn right at the Fertig Funeral Home onto Earlington Ave then make a left where the residential road dead ends. You’ll see the church parking lot on your right. Head into the main doors of the large church (not the smaller church up front).

 You don’t need to sign up ahead of time although a quick email saying you’re coming and how many would be a help: socialjusticecchs@gmail.com.

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Want to learn about great local charity projects for kids? “Like” Charitable Children of Southern NJ on Facebook to stay up to date on all the philanthropic ideas and events you can do with your children in the area.

 

Halloween Candy Donation For ‘Operation Gratitude’

Kids love Halloween, but most of us Moms wish there was something more to it than loads of candy! We end up slowly throwing it out, sending it off to someone’s place of work, or worse… eating it ourselves!

One way to solve this problem is to donate excess candy to a charitable organization. Making a family philanthropy project into a Halloween tradition will teach young children that even in times of plenty, they can find a small way to give back to others.

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LOCAL CANDY BUY BACK PROGRAM HELPS U.S. SOLDIERS

Local dental office Turner-Wood Dental in Glassboro is one of many offices participating in a Candy Buy Back program to support the soldiers overseas. Donated candy is sent to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit created to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of active duty and veteran soldiers. They send more than 150,000 care packages each year to deployed U.S. troops, recruits, veterans, wounded warriors recovering in military hospitals and their caregivers at home. Within each box are different item such as toiletries, products, homemade cards, and often a handful of candy to accompany granola bars and/or beef jerky.

Bring the kids out to Turner-Wood Dental’s annual Halloween Candy Buy Back and join the fun!

When: Monday, November 3rd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Where: 500 Mullica Hill Road/Route 322, Glassboro, NJ (at the light before Rowan’s campus)

What: FREE hot dogs and lemonade will be offered and a goody bag for each child!

All candy is accepted but it must be WRAPPED. They pay $1.00 per pound of donated candy (up to 5 pounds). There will also be a card making station so each child can make a card to send to the troops!

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Want to learn about great local charity projects for kids? “Like” Charitable Children of Southern NJ on Facebook to stay up to date on all the philanthropic ideas and events you can do with your children in the area.