Winter Wishes Surprises for Seniors
Each year, the Junior League of Bergen County collects donations for their annual Winter Wishes gift drive to benefit low-income individuals and families in need in Bergen County. This year, the JLBC collected donations for Ridgecrest Senior Housing, an independent living, affordable housing community serving older adults age 62+ and people with disabilities.
The JLBC collected warm, comforting items and assembled them into gift packages for each of Ridgecrest’s 155 residents. These care packages will be distributed at their annual holiday celebration.
As this is an annual project, if you have a place of interest that can benefit from a holiday collection drive or would like to get involved with one of our many community outreach programs, please email Kim Wong at email@example.com.
Pathway to Self-Sufficiency Garden Clean-up
The JLBC has partnered with the Center for Hope and Safety to seasonally beautify and maintain the Center’s Pathway to Self-Sufficiency. The Pathway is a small garden space located in Van Saun Park, NJ that honors and memorializes victims of domestic violence. This will be an ongoing project for the JLBC. Please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or volunteer opportunities.
Family Promise Dinner Delivery
Our 21/22 New Member Class Hosted their Family Promise of Bergen County Walk-In Dinner Program. All level-members helped prepare meatloaf dinners and all the “fixings” to serve approximately 150-170 people in need. Family Promise has been dedicated to providing daily meals since 1991 and even through the pandemic, has not missed a day. Over the past 30-years, they have served over 1.2 million years and the Junior League of Bergen County looks forward to our next opportunity to work with them to help deliver on their Promise to the community.
Camp YDP- “Project Playground”
West Bergen Mental Health- Family Room
What a Transformation. The JLBC is proud to have partnered with their children and youth services building to revamp their family room.