The Volunteer Center will again be partnering with the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services in assisting homeless veterans in the area. It is estimated that over 100 veterans are homeless on any given night in Bergen County, and over the course of a year, approximately twice that many can experience homelessness.
of backpacks, toiletry kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap,
comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, small bag to hold items and a set of
towels), sweatshirts sizes large and extra large, and gift cards to
Walmart, Shop Rite, McDonald’s, Subway, and Pizza Hut are needed. Donors
can drop off these items at the Volunteer Center’s offices, 64 Passaic
Street in Hackensack, during the week of January 14 to 18, from 9:00 am
to 4:00 pm, with evening hours till 7:00 pm on Thursday; and from 9:00
am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 19. Call 201-489-9454 for
more information. Monetary donations that will be used to obtain needed
items for the homeless veterans can be made online here.
This drive is part of a national campaign associated with the MLK Day of Service to assist veterans.