As a way to recognize and celebrate the founding of the NJSFWC 125 years ago, we are holding a Day of Service on November 16, 2019.
While we know this is months away, some of the items we are requesting are included in the back-to-school sales that have already begun. So it’s time to start collecting!
We will be collecting items from this list to be donated to Embrella (formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services) for distribution to college students who have aged-out of the Foster Care System. In addition, your club can donate $5 to $15 Gift Cards for local Fast Food establishments.
WISH LIST (New Items Only)
- New Packaged Athletic Socks
- New Packaged t-shirts (all sizes)
- Gallon Zip Lock Bags
- Backpacks/Drawstring Bags
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Notebooks, Pens
- Heat Packs
- Scarves, Gloves & Hats
- Feminine Hygiene Products/pads
- Flashlights & Batteries
- Sanitizing Wipes/ Hand Wipes
- Antibacterial Gel (e.g. Purell)
- Soap/Body Wash
- Shower Caddy
- Tuna/Small Protein/Pop Top or Sealed Package
- Lip Balm
- Hair Brush/Comb
- Gum/Mints/Trail Mix
- Cough Drops
- Crackers/Breakfast Bars/Dry Fruit
- Bottled Water
- Sheet Sets (Twin XL)
- Cleansing Wipes
- Motivational Messages
Items will be brought to central locations in each District on November 16, and from there go to Embrella.
About Embrella: Embracing and Empowering Families
Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1974, Embrella, formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services, is the leading statewide advocacy agency for foster, adoptive and kinship parents in NJ. Their mission is to provide advocacy and enriching programs and services to empower families and youth to thrive. They help foster children achieve their dreams and wishes.
They provide services, support and training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship families, and others having the responsibility for and/or the interest in the well-being of children. They help foster children by offering programs to support them from childhood to young adulthood. Their vision is a future where all youth and families thrive in safe, stable and nurturing homes.