COVID RESPONSE COMMUNITY WISH LISTS

We have updated our 2019 grantees, finalists and semi-finalists’ wish lists with immediate needs specific to the COVID-19 crisis. We will continue to update this list as urgent needs are identified. If you are able to donate items or provide support in the specific ways requested then please contact the nonprofit directly.

These organizations need your help now more than ever – thank you for your support!

If you would like to learn more about our wish list process contact wish@impact100jerseycoast.org.

COVID-19 Response Immediate Needs

ALLAIRE COMMUNITY FARM (2019 Semi-Finalist)
JoAnn Burney, joburney1@gmail.com, 732 996-2754

Feed, Hay and Medical Care
• Hay for our rescued animals @ $400 a week
•  Feed for our rescued animals @ $200 a week
• Veterinarian care for our rescued animals @ $75 a week
• Ferry fees @ $750 for a 6 week period

Gift Cards to: Home Depot, Lowes, Ricks Saddle Shop & Tractor Supply

Larger Gifts/Items
• Cannon multifunction printer $3,195
• Horse paddock fencing $3,600

Specific Items Needed
• Farm tools: Wheel Barrels, rakes, pitch forks, work gloves and wagons

Donation Amounts for Monthly Costs
• Monthly website and mail chimp costs $75.00
• Monthly electric bill $150
• Monthly Gas bill $200
• Farm vehicles loan $500
• Liability Insurance for the farm $2,183
• Workman’s Compensation insurance for farm $6,284
• Auto insurance for farm vehicles $6.085
• Monthly Mortgage Payment $8,000.00

Allaire Community Farm is a sanctuary where passionate people make an impact on their community by creating an encouraging environment that fosters healing and hope. We are an animal rescue with a mission of inclusion. Our goal is to utilize our rescued animals and working farm environment to “Nurture through Nature” special needs individuals, “at risk” populations, veterans with PTSD, and local families battling cancer. We accomplish this mission through programs, events, and outreach throughout the year that focus on animal therapy, equine therapy, organic gardening, vocational training and self-esteem building.

View Allaire Community Farm 2019’s Wish List.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ALLIANCE, INC (2019 Semi-Finalist)
aha-adminmanager@housingall.org, 848-217-4339

  • 5 laptops
  • 5 mobile printer-scanner combination
  • 5 mobile hotspots

The Alliance mission is to improve the quality of life for all New Jersey residents by developing and preserving affordable housing, by providing services to maintain housing affordability, by providing housing education, and by helping communities meet their legal and moral housing obligations.

View AHA’s 2019 Wish List.

THE AMERICAN LITTORAL SOCIETY (2018 Runner Up)
Hillary Critelli, Director of Development, hillary.critelli@littoralsociety.org
Tim Dillingham, Executive Director, tim@littoralsociety.org, 732-291-0055

  • Camtasia subscriptionclick here to purchase
  • Memory card for camera
  • Bins for storage
  • A monitor + HDMI cord
  • Rode Wireless GO Compact Digital Wireless Microphone System (2.4 GHz, Black)
  • Cell phone tripod, tall (10) see on Amazon
  • Cell phone tripod, adjustable/short (10)see on Amazon
  • Camera to create video content

The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same. Since 1961 the Society has worked to protect the coast and its resources through a blended methodology of advocacy, conservation, and education. This three-pronged approach is the Society’s comprehensive strategy for protecting and preserving ecologically important places, engaging communities and the public, and advancing new and innovative practices for coastal conservation.

View the American Littoral Society’s 2018 Wish List

CAREGIVER VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL JERSEY (2018 Grantee)
Christine MacKay, Manager, Monmouth County, christinem@caregivervolunteers.org
office: 732-876-3900, cell: 732-620-2051

TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR NEEDED:  CVCJ are ramping up their use of technology and getting their staff and volunteers more invested in using technology.  They are looking for an advisor, somebody that they can talk to and brainstorm ways to increase productivity through investment in technology. If anyone has expertise in this area please reach out to Christine MacKay.

CVCJ is dedicated to providing vital, free assistance to the elderly, veterans, those with dementia and Caregivers to enable them to remain independent in their own homes and live their lives with dignity and joy. This is achieved through a network of more than 1000 volunteers, 70 interfaith partners and a variety of services. All assistance provided is designed to honor the older residents in our community and relieve the stress of family Caregivers striving to keep their loved ones home for as long as possible.

View CVCJ’s 2018 Wish List.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF DIOCESE OF TRENTON, COMMUNITY SERVICE, “FIX IT” PROGRAM (2019 Semi-Finalist)
Mrs. Jennifer Lei, jleip@cctrenton.org, 609-394-5181

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, is in need of:

  • Volunteers in Northern Ocean County to delivery groceries for their Fix It program.
  • Cleaning supplies and masks.
  • Food donations – healthy snacks such as nuts, apples, oranges, peanut butter and jelly as well as canned spaghetti and meatballs, tuna fish, macaroni and cheese, canned corn, canned mixed vegetables, and various canned beans.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, inspired by our Catholic faith and shared values, restores dignity and independence to individuals and families, especially the poor and vulnerable; through service, advocacy and community building.
Fix-It: “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”

View Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton’s 2019 Wish List

CLEAN OCEAN ACTION (2019 Grantee)
Cindy Zipf, Zipf@CleanOceanAction.org, 732-872-0111

COA remains committed to implementing their Student Environmental Advocates and Leaders (SEAL) program under their originally submitted schedule. They are currently in the planning phases, albeit doing so remotely, and are calling on any Impact members that may have any personal connections in undeserved school districts with whom they are partnering. COA recognizes that having someone supported and connected inside these school district could be helpful to moving forward with their project.

If you are affiliated with any of the following districts, please reach out to *new* Education and SEAL Project Coordinator for Clean Ocean Action, Kristen Grazioso at KGrazioso@cleanoceanaction.org

  • Asbury Park High School
  • Henry Hudson Regional High School
  • Raritan High School
  • Keansburg High School
  • Keyport High School
  • Long Branch High School
  • Neptune High School
  • Red Bank Regional
  • Monmouth Regional
  • Middletown High School North

Clean Ocean Action’s (COA) goal is to improve the degraded water quality of the marine waters of the NJ/NY coast and includes 115 organizations, hundreds of businesses and thousands of citizens who are united to protect nature’s most important resource: the ocean. COA’s unique coalition is a proven successful model which unifies groups to stop threats and reduce pollution to the waterways and ocean. The professional staff includes a PhD and an attorney, and the small yet mighty team applies research, education and citizen action with fact-based campaigns to implement environmentally-sound solutions to waterway pollution.

View Clean Ocean Action’s 2019 Wish List.

CFC Loud n Clear Foundation (2018 Grantee)

Lynn Regan, Executive Director, Lynn@Healingus.org, 732-606-5439

To support CFC Loud n Clear Foundation during this Impact members are invited to:

Learn more about BFF Scarfs.

View CFC ‘s 2018 Wish List

CFC is a grassroots nonprofit Recovery Community Organization (RCO) providing a model relapse prevention program that supports all pathways to recovery through peer driven and operated programs. Our mission is committed to helping individuals and families struggling with addiction find, maintain, and strengthen their recovery through peer-based support, certified intervention and professional treatment guidance, community education and naloxone trainings, educational presentations, sober living homes, social activities, and reintegration into society through participation in the all encompassing CFC Recovery Community.

 

CLEAN WATER FUND (2019 Semi-Finalist)
Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director, agoldsmith@cleanwater.org, 732-963-9714 ext 251
Tia Ryans, Development & Events Associate,  tryan@cleanwater.org, 732-963-9714 ext 254

Clean Water Fund is still operating and running its programs and engaging the public, albeit from home, but is in need of the following items to respond to the crisis:

Equipment:
• 1-2 “in working” order PC lap tops (8 GB Ram)
• 1-2 large screen monitors and corresponding wires so people can work at home with a “larger than laptop” screen.

Skills coaching beyond what we are already doing:
Communication, social media and virtual engagement/event innovations for members, their kids and family that are fun, educational, and/or provide advocacy teaching moment.

If any of the Impact 100 Jersey Coast members have an idea or offering that they would like Clean Water Fund to consider, please do not hesitate to have them contact Clean Water Fund directly.

Clean Water Fund’s mission is to develop strong community-based environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for sensible solutions that address public health, environmental/justice, consumer and community problems. To that end, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner, safer water, air, and energy; protection from toxic pollution in our homes, schools, neighborhoods and workplaces; promote waste reduction, sustainability, stop the sprawl and climate mitigation/resiliency measures; conservation of natural resources, as well as make the democratic process more accessible to those most affected.

View Clean Water Fund’s 2019 Wish List.

COUNT BASIE CENTER FOR THE ARTS (2019 Semi-Finalist)
Maria Sorensen, msorensen@thebasie.org, 732-224-8778

With the theater closed indefinitely, the Basie needs general, financial support. They are set to lose millions of dollars in show revenue, dramatically affecting their staffing costs, and are asking for donations to help.

The mission of the Count Basie Center for the Arts is to inspire, educate and entertain through distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of our region. As a non-profit organization, the Count Basie Center is committed to enriching our community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations and driving economic prosperity. The Count Basie Center has made great strides in becoming a regional force in the performing arts – one that elevates education, advances collaboration and nurtures a creative community in Monmouth County.

View Count Basie Center for the Arts’ 2019 Wish List.

2017 Grantee: COVENANT HOUSE NEW JERSEY
Susana (Sue) Monteiro
Covenant House New Jersey
330 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 286-3543
Fax (973) 286-0190
www.CovenantHouseNJ.org

Our kids need your help!

Covenant House Asbury Park provides residential care and related services to help Monmouth and Ocean County youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and human trafficking build a life for themselves that is good. We work to prepare them to become independent and to help them break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

With COVID 19 we faced added challenges throughout all our New Jersey Programs.   As soon as our state knew of the problem, we implemented a detailed protocol and process to maintain the safest environment for our young people and our staff. We converted classrooms into isolation units should youth display COVID-19 symptoms. We recently implemented teletherapy to increase services to young people in need. The majority of our young people are not able to work, as most businesses have closed and they are not attending school.  Currently there are over 150 young people living at one of Covenant House’s programs throughout NJ.

Please support Covenant House Asbury Park’s efforts during Covid 19 by making a donation to their local program: COVID-19 Emergency Donations

Or,

Join our Virtual Sleep Out on June 26th!  Visit:  Asbury Sleep Out Community Edition

On behalf of the kids and the staff that is working at our centers – THANK YOU!

Food for Thought By the Sea
Marilyn Schlossbach
732-604-9899
Asbury Park, N.J.

Please support Food for Thought by the Sea fundraiser – Meals & Masks.
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/meals-and-masks

MEALS
Fulfill and The Asbury Park Dinner Table are partnering with local restaurants to provide meals to the community through churches, senior centers and non profits. Doing this keeps restaurants going during a time when they are forced to shut down and put people out of work. These organizations are hiring restaurants to deliver daily meals to churches, senior centers and community partners. Paying a small stipend per meal keeps the circle flowing, workers and businesses going, and people fed!

MASKS
We will use a portion of the funds for the purchasing of masks for our first responders and health care workers on the front line. To be distributed through our channels of nurses, doctors and first responders. Last week Langosta Lounge and a beloved customer Mitchel Muntner , distributed 1500 masks into the community.

2019 Semi-Finalist: FULFILL
Linda Kellner
lkellner@fulfillnj.org
732-643-5863

Fulfill is in need of the following supplies during the COVID-19 Crisis:

Personal hygiene items and essentials:

          • diapers and wipes
          • baby formula
          • feminine products
          • shampoo
          • soap
          • toothbrushes and toothpaste

Supplies can be dropped off where collection boxes will be distributed: Fulfill Distribution Center (3300 Route 66 in Neptune) or at Fulfill location in Toms River (1769 Hooper Avenue at the B.E.A.T. Center, use side/rear entrance)

For large quantities, pick-up can be arranged by emailing jkroeze@fulfillnj.org.

Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Our vision is of the two counties as food secure communities, where all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. This is achieved through a comprehensive set of programs that include the distribution of 13 million meals annually, culinary job training, free tax preparation and financial coaching, and assistance signing up for SNAP and affordable health care.

View Fulfill’s 2019 Wish List– created before the COVID-19 Crisis.

2019 Semi-Finalist: GIRL SCOUTS OF THE JERSEY SHORE
Kristen K. Miller
kmiller@jerseyshoregirlscouts.org
800.785.2090

Girl Scouts is taking their programming online and into the homes so girls and their families can feel some sense of normalcy. They are concerned, however, that ultimately some families might not be able to afford the $40 annual membership fee to join Girl Scouts in light of families’ other more urgent needs. It may not feel critical but for some families it is.

The Girl Scouts is looking for sponsors to pay $40 for a girl’s membership.

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

View the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore 2019 Wish List


2019 Semi-Finalist: LADACIN NETWORK

Luisa Vroman
Luisa.vroman@ladacin.org
732-493-5900 ext. 266

Ladacin Network is in need of the following items to help them cope with the COVID-10 crisis:

  • Personal protective equipment for our workers in our 9 residential facilities – latex free gloves, masks, gowns Currently there are 88 clients being served in our Adult Residential Program, all of whom are medically fragile.

  • iPads for residents of residential facilities $329.00 each (Need 10) We intend to provide the iPads to our low-income clients to reduce anxiety and isolation during this time. Offering our clients iPads we will enable them to use the channels of communication necessary to maintain social contacts with friends and family. Our clients will have access to LADACIN’s on-line services and resources, alleviating the uncertainty of the day and adding structure to their daily lives.

  • Mechanical lift – Hoyer Deluxe Power Lifter – From HOME CARE LIFTERS-$2,120.00 (Need 5) A mobility tool used to help safely transfer individuals with mobility challenges from one place to another. These lifts would be used in our School program as well as our Adult program.

  • Dell Latitude Laptop Computers – $1,165.26 each  (need 10) Laptop computers for use in each of our adult residences.

The mission of LADACIN Network, a non-profit Agency, is to provide a continuum of care, including educational, therapeutic, social, residential and support services to infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays. LADACIN provides a lifetime of continuing services to clients and their families, improving their living conditions and mobilizing human and financial resources to accomplish the purposes of the organization.

The Agency seeks to help individuals with significant physical and medical needs such as cerebral palsy and other physical and developmental disabilities and delays to reach their fullest potential and highest level of independence in an integrated community.

View LADACIN Network 2019’s Wish List.

 

2019 Semi-Finalist: PARKER FAMILY HEALTH CENTER 
(in collaboration with Meridian Affiliated Health Foundation)

Jeanne Wagner
jwagner@parkerhc.com
732-212-0777

Parker Family Health are in urgent need of tele-health services equipment for use during the COVID-19 crisis. Doors are still open for some of their patients but they are mostly using tele-health and are in need of webcams and microphones for their desktop computers. None of their desktop computers currently have these features.  It is possible that our members may have webcams in storage as new computers have built-in cameras.

They also need tablets for their providers who are making calls from home. They have a Zoom account that everyone can use thanks to the Grunin Foundation.  Eventually they will be utilizing Doxy.me and will need the webcams, microphones and tablets for that program too. If you can help please reach out to them.

The Mission of the Parker Family Health Center is to operate a free health care facility where Monmouth County residents who do not have health insurance or the ability to pay for medical care can be treated with dignity and compassion.

View Parker Family Health Center 2019 Wish List – created before COVID-19 Crisis

2019 Grantee: SAINT MARK’S CENTER FOR COMMUNITY RENEWAL (CCR)
The Reverend Rosemarie Broderick
stmarksccr@gmail.com
(732) 787-3520

St. Mark’s has requested:

  • paper towels
  • pet supplies
  • small baggies
  • Gatorade drinks
  • “fun stuff” for kids to add to pantry bags (chips, cookies, puzzle books, etc)

St Mark’s aspires to improve the health and well-being of our expanding community by serving each individual’s needs so that they feel genuinely cared for and welcome. We are committed to serving through an integrated model of reducing food insecurities, supporting the various needs of our guests, advocating and connecting our guests to the support community around them and proving educational opportunities that will enhance their daily life and well-being. We provide a supportive and safe environment where anyone can volunteer to serve the community using their own individual skills and gifts.

2019 Finalist: SCAN
Pat Bohse, Executive Director
pbohse@scannj.org
www.scannj.org
732-542-1326

2019 Finalist SCAN has requested the following items to respond to the COVID-19 Crisis.

  • Android tablets: 8 or 10 inch tablets, price range $150-$200. These tablets would be used to help seniors get connected. They have been left out of most communications during this emergency situation
  • Gift cards in $25 denominations to give to seniors in need of food or medicine
  • SCAN needs the technical assistance on an IT expert who can advise on delivering online classes or virtual Lunch & Learns. While we do have a Zoom account, we do not know enough about full implementation of the online product and best practices for marketing and making full use of our YouTube channel to reach seniors who would benefit from this information
  • Hand sanitizer machines for the class rooms
  • First Aid kits

You can also view Scan’s 2019 Wish List – created before the COVID-19 Crisis.