For many people, part of belonging to a community is giving back to those in need around you. At Carla Vonbyrden Realty, we feel that it’s vital to invest back into your community in whatever way you can.
This November 27th, we’ll be celebrating the 7th annual #GivingTuesday, a worldwide event that promotes donating and volunteering in the midst of the holiday season. Created by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City, #GivingTuesday has grown to impact over 150 countries and has helped raised over 300 million dollars for various organizations. It’s also supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
We’ve gathered a few of the organizations in the Port Liberte area that are participating in the November 27th #GivingTuesday event and could use support from the community. Browse a few of the local companies and groups below. Get in touch with your philanthropic spirit, and give back what you can to our amazing community.
Family Promise’s main mission is to help homeless and low-income families as they try to achieve financial and sustainable independence. In addition to food and shelter, they also provide families support through advice, advocacy, and education.
The organization was created in 1986 in an effort to aid the homeless community in Union City, New Jersey. Family Promise now works on a national level, with dozens of locations and more than 180,000 volunteers. Donate to the organization online or look into some of the other ways to volunteer.
Operating out of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Sharing Place works to bring groceries and ready-made meals to residents in need. The organization helps over 500 families and individuals in the area every month, and feeds almost 6,000 families every year.
The Sharing Place relies on volunteers to help out on the Saturdays of operation. Volunteers help with anything from assembling sandwiches to unloading food trucks. They accept all donations, whether it’s money or food from their wish list. You can donate to the Sharing Place online, or check their website for more information.
Founded in Jersey City in 1905, WomenRising has grown to serve more than 9,500 clients every year throughout Hudson County. The mission of the organization is to help women and their families as they work through a variety of struggles, from job placement and referrals to shelter for victims in need.
WomenRising offers volunteer opportunities in several areas throughout the county, and also provides a list of items that they need for donations. You can donate online here to help WomenRising as they serve families and individuals in the area.
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If you have any questions about the Port Liberte area or are looking for more chances to give back, feel free to contact me, Carla Vonbyrden. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about #GivingTuesday or Port Liberte!