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AMEC NJ Conference Donates Hundreds of Items to Shelter

NUEVO BRUNSWICK–Yesterday the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church donated hundreds of items to domestic violence survivors at Women Aware. The drive, headed up by Sister Coleen Williams-Lewis, was meant to recognize the mission work needed in our own communities as well as abroad. Thank you for your generosity.

Wells Fargo-North Brunswick Employees Bring Spring to Shelter

Employees from the Wells Fargo-North Brunswick branch organized a Hops for Hope Campaign, and today they brought 25 Spring Baskets to mothers and children in our shelter. Thank you for making it as bright inside our shelter as it is outside. For children fleeing violence, these gifts make the journey to safety a little easier.

Happy 10 Years!

Yesterday Women Aware and the New Brunswick community gathered on Somerset Street to celebrate the MagyarBank Charitable Foundation’s 10-year anniversary. Since being established, the Foundation has provided grants to over 120 organizations in Central New Jerseyincluding Women Aware. Thank you for your continued commitment to our community.

Two distinguished community leaders delivered keynote addresses: New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill and Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

Photo from left: Mayor Jim Cahill (Nuevo Brunswick); Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.; Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti; Mayor Tom Lankey (Edison), Chairman of the Board for Magyar Bank; Jay Castillo, CRA Officer & President of the MagyarBank Charitable Foundation; John S. Fitzgerald, Presidente & CEO of Magyar Bank.

2016: A Look Back

En 2016, you drove major success at Women Aware. Together our team grew stronger, and we brought safety to more people than ever before. Thank you for joining us on our mission to end domestic violence and help survivors ir más allá de abuso. To learn more about the lives you changed in 2016, read the full report here.

Outgoing RWJF President Visits Women Aware Table on Her Last Day

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our volunteer table today at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Our many visitors included Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, who completed her 14-year tenure as the president and CEO of RWJF today. Check out her 7 lessons for improving health in America aquí. Together we can create a culture of health in our communities! We are honored to be generously funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Project Night Night Donates to Kids in DV Shelter

Hoy Project Night Night donated care packages for every child in our shelter. Each bag contains a book which encourages reading and family bonding, a security blanket which can be cuddled, and a stuffed animal which can become a cherished friend. Their mission is to deliver Night Night Packages to every homeless child in the country who needs one. By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children we serve. Our hearts are full, thank you Project Night Night!

Are you interested in changing the life of a child? Please consider making a donation today or contact Katie Orlemanski, Development Manager to discuss your philanthropic impact (korlemanski@womenaware.net / 732-258-0415).

AT&T Supports Random Acts of Kindness

Thank you to the local AT&T employees who participated in AT&T’s Random Acts of Kindness Campaign by donating to Women Aware’s emergency shelter. Your generosity will make someone’s journey to safety a little easier.

Interested in supporting victims of domestic violence? Consider making a donation at aquí.

Merck Women’s Network Donates Hundreds of Wish List Items to Shelter Residents

The Merck Women’s Network Rahway/Kenilworth delivered hundreds of urgently-needed items to victims of domestic violence at Women Aware. El grupo, headed up by Laura Daidone, sponsored a collection drive for items on Women Aware’s Lista de deseos. This is the second-year in a row the group has supported our clients. Gracias!

Next month Women Aware will apply for a $25,000 grant from Merck & Co. Inc.’s Neighbor of Choice program to support the capacity of our shelter. We see the blossoming of a fruitful partnership to end domestic violence and support survivors in our community.