Community Partners

There are great organizations making positive changes in our community and we encourage everyone to become active participants in helping to improve the quality of life of others. While not a complete list at this time, some of these amazing organizations are listed below. So put down that remote, log off Facebook, and let’s start engaging with our community. It only takes one person to make an entire world of difference!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties

Having a mentor, someone to look up to, to ask advice, or even just go to see a movie doesn’t seem like a lot to ask. But for many young boys and girls, they do not have that guidance. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Counties helps children who are facing adversity by fostering strong and enduring relationships. You can change a life for the better, forever.

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Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity

There are only a few basic needs that we need to survive: food, water, and shelter. Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity helps with the latter. This nonprofit Christian housing ministry, has partnered with 21 local families to help transition them from sub-standard housing to home ownership. While they are building homes, they are building hope. If you can swing a hammer or paint a wall, you can change someone’s life for the better.

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Operation Code Blue

The temperatures drop below freezing. You become so cold that you can’t feel your fingers, toes, or even hear the chatter of your teeth. Homelessness is real and it’s here in our community. But when the weather drops to unbearable temperatures, Operation Code Blue helps by opening their warming centers for a place to sleep. One night in a warm cot, thick socks, and gloves to cover exposed fingers can mean the difference between life and death. Help those in need, one night at a time.

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CASA of New Jersey

The most helpless victims of abuse and neglect are children. And when they’ve been removed from their families due to this tragic circumstance, they need an advocate to speak up for what they cannot. This is where CASA comes in. Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey is a non-profit organization that provides support for those children through funding, training, public education, and technical assistance. Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

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Elwyn New Jersey

Intellectual challenges are not disabilities! Elwyn New Jersey helps to maximize each individual’s potential by supporting them through partnerships with families, communities, and government.

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Adopt a Block

A clean community is a proud community, and one that encourages visitors to shop, stay, and play. The Adopt a Block program encourages groups, whether from churches, from office, or even families, to pledge to take care and clean-up one section of the city on the third Saturday of every month. More than being environmentally friendly, it’s a great time to talk, enjoy the fresh air, and foster relationships. After each clean-up food and refreshments are provided. Learn more about how your group or office can Adopt a Block on their website.

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Vineland Rotary Club

Service Above Self. That’s the motto of The Rotary Club and its members are more focused on community service than networking. Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace locally and throughout the world. Service programs address such concerns as health care, poverty, illiteracy and the environment. The Vineland Rotary Club represents some 90 members who meet at 12:10 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ramada Inn, Landis Avenue, Vineland.

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