Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Supply and Clothing Drive for Veterans

The Bergen Volunteer Center continues to support our local veterans with an upcoming resource fair and collections drive.  The collection will focus on spring/summer supplies and clothing needed to help out the needy and homeless veterans of Bergen County.  “This project has become a partnership with the Bergen County Bureau of Veterans Affairs and Ashley Crawley, high school student and candidate for the Girl Scout’s most prestigious honor, the Gold Award.  Working together, we know we can accomplish so much for these deserving men and women who have supported our country,” remarks Debbie Emery, Director of Community Engagement for the Bergen Volunteer Center.

The Volunteer Center will be collecting donations of only new items including: body wash and other essential toiletries, disposable razors and shaving gel, Casual shorts (walking or cargo style) sizes 32-46, Athletic (basketball type) shorts size M-3X, Casual T-shirts size M-3X, Collared Polo Shirts, Flip Flop style sandals, men’s sizes 8 – 13, M-3XL, Wind Breakers, Underwear Boxer Briefs M/L/XXL, Socks  low rise, and Gift Cards for Shop Rite, Target, McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts or Subway.

We will be collecting items from now until April 18, please call Debbie Emery at 201-489-9454, ext. 202 to arrange a drop off time.  Items are to be dropped off at the Bergen Volunteer Center, 64 Passaic Street, Hackensack (located in the First Presbyterian Church building) and will be distributed at a Veterans Resource Fair in April.  For additional information on how you can help out, please visit the Bergen Volunteer Center’s website at  

In 2016 the Bergen Volunteer Center will celebrate 50 years of service in our community. Here at the Bergen Volunteer Center we are redefining volunteerism by inspiring and developing the members of our Community to make an impact and turn caring into meaningful action.

Our core mission has remained constant, but our ability to stay current and adapt in an ever changing economic and social environment has been the key to our enduring success. The Bergen Volunteer Center will continue to serve Bergen with strength and a robust, ever expanding purpose:  Turn Caring into Action.

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