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Ways Your Family Can Serve Our Local Community

Please contact the Director of Religious Education at 908-322-2359

 St. Bartholomew will join the SPF Ministerium in the Crop Hunger Walk which raises money to end hunger. "Team Hessemer" will meet and walk together! Please sign up at www.crophungerwalk.org/scotchplainsnj and then send an email to Elaine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know that you will be joining the team. This is a great activity to do as a family! Join us as we raise money for hunger!


St. Mary’s Dinner Program

The program provides a nutritious, well-balanced meal for up to 130 guests between 3 and 4 pm every Sunday of the year. Contact: Anne Rogalin (908) 322-5019. Typical activities: Set up, serve, and clean up in dining hall.  See the Soup Kitchen page under Social Outreach. 

Buddy Ball

Woodbridge Township Recreation Department, 1 Main St., Woodbridge. This municipal sports league offers basketball, soccer, baseball and hockey for disabled children. Contact: Dan Taylor, (732) 388-4911. Typical activities: participating in the sporting events.

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

1815 Front St., Scotch Plains. Contact: (908) 322-4323. Typical activities: helping with special events/projects and doing clerical and computer work.

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside, Contact; Tracy Hendricks (908) 355-3663 ext. 221. Typical activities: sorting cans and other containers of food and labeling food. Children who volunteer must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult.

Interfaith Council for the Homeless of Union County

905 Watchung Ave., Plainfield. Contact: Marylou Morano Kjelle, coordinator of volunteer services, 753-4001 ext. 16. Typical activities: helping with office work, doing arts and crafts projects with children while their parents attend meetings at the council, and assisting with other projects.

American Red Cross

Westfield, 321 Elm St., Westfield, (908) 232-7090. Typical activities: donating Halloween candy to the military, making personal item packages.

Salvation Army Soup Kitchens

1005 East Jersey St., Elizabeth. Contact: Hollie Leonardi, (908) 352-7057. Kitchen is open specific days each month.

Grace Episcopal Church, 600 Cleveland Ave., Plainfield. Contact: Donald Nichols, you can email him @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Kitchen is open specific days each month. Students need adult supervision.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood YMCA

 1340 Martine Ave. Contact: Lisa Sanguiliano, volunteer coordinator, (908) 889-8880.

Saint Bartholomew Food Pantry

Serves families in our area.  We are in need of volunteers to sort and pack.  Please contact Patty Vignola at 908-889-5514

Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation Department

Scotch Plains Municipal Building, 430 Park Ave. Contact: (908) 322-6700.

Typical activities: helping with parks cleanup, office work, and sports and preschool programs.

Scotch Plains Senior Housing Corp.

2002 Lake Ave. Scotch Plains, Contact: (908) 654-1313.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

P.O. Box 159, 575 Woodland Ave., Madison. Contact: Carolyn Currey, (973) 377-2295 or 7094, or (973) 514-5920 ext. 225 to learn of the center’s current needs, which include food and supply drives.

Summit Animal League Inc.

Contact Felicia Barz, (908) 665-1186, 15 Gales Drive, Apt. 3, New Providence, or P.O. Box 1446, Summit, 07902. Typical activities include donating food, collecting items for a flea market and being involved with pet adoption days and other projects. Check with Felicia about the league’s current needs.

Westfield YMCA

 220 Clark St. Contact: Ellen Puglisi, volunteer coordinator, (908) 654-8460

Yes We Care Soup Kitchen

 Zion Lutheran Church, 559 Raritan Road, Clark. Contact: Arlene Fineman, (908) 889-5281. Second, third and fourth Monday nights each month, beginning at 6:45 p.m. for about 45-60 minutes. Typical activities: making sandwiches that are distributed in Elizabeth by others.

Ashbrook Nursing Home

 1610 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains. Contact: Margaret Palmieri, volunteer coordinator,, (908) 889-5500.

Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Old Raritan Road and Westfield Avenue, Clark. Contact: Susan Masterson, volunteer coordinator, (732) 396-7100. Typical activities: playing balloon volleyball, running Bingo games, playing Scrabble and other games, escorting residents and doing office work.

Cranford Health and Extended Care

205 Birchwood Ave., Cranford. Contact: Recreation Department, (908) 272-6660. Typical activities: reading to and playing cards or games with residents, doing arts and crafts activities, and pushing residents in wheelchairs to onsite activities. The center will try to match the interests of students and residents.

Overlook Hospital

99 Beauvoir Ave., Summit. Contact: Gwendylyn, supervisor of junior volunteers, (908) 522-2099.

Visiting Health Services of Union County

526 North Ave. East, Westfield. Contact: (908) 233-3113. Typical activities: helping with computer work, doing mailings and stuffing envelopes.




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