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Special Drives to Meet Pressing Needs

During challenging economic times, many of our friends, family, and neighbors struggle to afford the most basic necessities – heating for their homes, food, or a winter coat.
Families and individuals find it harder than ever to keep their heads above water, particularly ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families who, though working, cannot afford basic necessities. Additionally, many local health and human service agencies face tough decisions as to how to meet the ever-growing need with shrinking resources.

You can help!

By lending your muscle to our special drives, you demonstrate that you do more than just wear a LIVE UNITED t-shirt, you live the credo.  Through our special drives, you have the opportunity to advance the common good in our communities by reaching out a hand to help one person or family in need.

United Way of Northern New Jersey’s special drives offer a variety of opportunities to GIVE and VOLUNTEER throughout the communities we serve.  Get involved today!

United Way Gifts of the Season

Each holiday season, we seek help from the community to bring holiday cheer and much-needed winter apparel to some 5,000 Somerset County children, adults with disabilities, and seniors in need. Through United Way Gifts of the Season, more than 13,000 holiday gifts and winter apparel items are distributed to struggling individuals and families. To learn more about United Way Gifts of the Season, click here.

Gift of Warmth

Each fall, the Gift of Warmth campaign, a partnership between United Way of Northern New Jersey, the New Jersey Herald, and several local human service agencies, collects and distributes new winter jackets and apparel to Sussex County residents in need. To learn more about Gift of Warmth, click here.


Every spring, United Way partners with the New Jersey Herald to host a county-wide food collection, called FoodStock, to raise awareness about hunger issues in our Sussex County communities. Supplies collected through this community-wide food drive ensure local food pantries have a healthy reserve to meet the need during the summer months when demand increases. To learn more about Foodstock, click here.

United Way Tools for School

Children need a fresh start for each upcoming school year. United Way Tools for School is designed to provide children from ALICE and poverty-level families in our region with new school supplies. Each summer, more than 45,000 items are collected by participating organizations and volunteers and distributed to more than 60 schools and community organizations serving children. To learn more about United Way Tools for School, click here.

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