Giving. Without the Guesswork.

Giving is our job, and we work hard to do it well. But it’s probably not your full-time job, so no matter how generous your holiday spirit may be, it can be pretty daunting to know how or to whom to donate. Which is why we've created a user-friendly device to help you learn more about some of the most respected nonprofits in New Jersey, and quickly and easily donate to them.

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  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris & Sussex Counties

    A CASA volunteer is an ordinary individual who rises to the extraordinary by making a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child in the foster care system. CASA volunteers are our fellow community members who have stepped up to spend countless hours being trained to be effective advocates for foster children, and countless hours finding safe, permanent homes where our most vulnerable children are well cared for and protected. Every child in the foster care system needs a caring, committed CASA volunteer to be their voice and their champion, and we owe it to our state’s most vulnerable children to make sure they have one. Please give now.

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  • Elijah’s Promise

    Elijah’s Promise uses food to break the cycle of poverty and change people’s lives. They feed people fresh, nutritious meals every day in New Brunswick, but they also do so much more. They offer culinary training and job opportunities with its professional catering business which delivers meals to kids, the elderly and the homebound through the city. They also operate a large community garden, a pay-what-you-can café called A Better World Café, and offer critical mental and physical health services to people in need. Simply put, your donation to Elijah’s Promise helps people live with dignity and opportunity.

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  • NewsWorks

    Do you ever get frustrated with the news? Like you can’t find the really important and interesting information you need and want about your community? WHYY’s NewsWorks is trying to do something about that. They are passionate about giving you news coverage that is meaningful and relevant to your life, and with a focus on solutions and not just the problems. They want to hear from you – they want to know your concerns, your insights, and your questions, so that they can offer you better reporting. How many other news organizations can you say that about? Show NewsWorks your support for news that makes a difference.

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  • Bayshore Center at Bivalve

    Aboard the Schooner AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s Tall Ship and state treasure (it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995), New Jerseyans can experience the rich heritage, ecology and ship-building and fishing history of the Delaware Bay. For 25 years, the Bayshore Center at Bivalve has championed and celebrated this unique region of New Jersey, and now their voice – and your support – is more important than ever. The Bayshore suffered severe economic and ecological damage from Hurricane Sandy, yet it was not designated as a region to receive federal assistance. Your support for the Bayshore Center at Bivalve gives a voice to the people living throughout Bayshore area of south Jersey.

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  • City Green

    City Green’s model is effectively simple: find a local partner (a school), some space (a vacant lot), and engage kids and the community in gardening and food production. Working in Paterson and Jersey City, City Green is delivering much needed work and leadership opportunities for people in neglected neighborhoods, connecting kids with nature, and transforming blighted lots into beautiful community spaces. They also manage two urban farms and six farmers markets, giving people access to fresh local food. AND, they do it all on a shoestring budget. We are crazy about City Green, and you will be too. Please show your support for this plucky organization.

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  • Clean Ocean Action

    If you love the Jersey Shore – and we know you do – then surely you want to keep the beaches clean and the water safe to swim in. Yet, our ocean and beaches face threats from all kinds of pollution. You didn’t know that, you say? That’s because Clean Ocean Action is living up to its name. They work every single day to protect your beloved Jersey Shore from toxins and trash in the water and on the beaches. On top of that, their volunteers have picked up over 2.25 million pieces of trash – 606,000 pounds! – since 1993, not including the tremendous help they gave to Hurricane Sandy clean-up. Show your love for the Shore by supporting the work of Clean Ocean Action.

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  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation

    The New Jersey Conservation Foundation is the state’s oldest land preservation organization. They are the Lorax – they speak for the trees. And the farmland, the meadows, the rivers, and the endangered species. If you have ever visited the Great Swamp National Wildlife Reserve in Morris County and marveled at its spectacular beauty, you can thank NJCF for not allowing it to turn into a major airport, which was the plan in the late 1950s. NJCF has also inspired the formation of several other land trusts around the state, and all these years later, they continue to be a strong voice in Trenton politics, speaking out on environmental issues. It’s your turn to speak for the trees: make a donation to NJCF.

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  • Student Conservation Association

    The Student Conservation Association provides real world job opportunities for kids in high school and college to maintain and improve our state and county parks, trails, cultural landmarks and other outdoor areas that we flock to. Not only are these kids blossoming into our next generation of environmental caretakers through hands-on service, they are also providing extra manpower to our communities, making them better, more beautiful places to live. Support the students – give to the SCA.

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  • El Sistema

    El Sistema is a music training program designed to build self esteem, leadership, teamwork and music skills for disadvantaged kids. Their approach emphasizes working as a team in an ensemble, encouraging students to teach and learn from one another, while also experiencing the joy and fun of musical learning. El Sistema produces truly talented musicians, and it is not an exaggeration to say that it has dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of our nation’s neediest kids. We are thrilled to have FOUR unique El Sistema programs in New Jersey. Donate to one nearest you: Camden, Newark, Paterson or Union City.

  • Institute of Music for Children

    The Institute of Music for Children is a haven for young people in Elizabeth. It offers arts and music programs that give kids in kindergarten through high school the skills, confidence, and creative outlet they need to succeed in life. Study after study shows that kids from low income backgrounds succeed in school at much higher rates when they have access to arts education programs. The Institute knows this well, and so do parents, who are clamoring for these programs – especially because the arts are always the first to be cut from our schools when budgets are tight. With your donation, you can bring the joy of arts and music to kids in Elizabeth, giving them more opportunities to succeed in school and in life.

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  • Passage Theatre Company

    Art has the power to save lives and transform neighborhoods from forgotten, forlorn places to thriving colorful communities. Passage Theatre Company is dedicated to lifting up the people and places around Trenton through innovative theatre and art programs, especially for the youth of Trenton. They’ve been doing it for nearly 30 years, and still, they remain one of the most creative and compassionate theatre companies in New Jersey. As others have left Trenton, Passage remains committed to giving people creative outlets, helping them tell their stories, and bringing the joy of theatre to their lives. If theatre has ever made a difference in your life, please make a donation to Passage.

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  • Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

    The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is everything you think of when you remember and relive the magic of seeing a play – the imaginative settings, the lighting, and the fanciful costumes that transport you to other worlds. The ideas and emotions in Shakespeare’s plays have endured for 400 years now, because we can still relate to them – especially when the Shakespeare Theatre makes them and other classic plays come alive in new and fresh ways. Add to that their education programs and outreach to schools, as well as one of the finest actor training programs in the state, and we’ve given you more than enough reasons to want to support the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. So what are you waiting for?

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