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Interested in donating some things to charity? Find out where in this guide.

Food

Community FoodBank of New Jersey
6735 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
Phone Number: 609-383-8843
southernbranch@njfoodbank.org

FOOD PANTRIES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY:
CARA
P.O. Box 774, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08201-0774
609-522-6489
Contact: Linda Baxter or Jennifer August
Provides domestic violence services
Special needs: Full size personal products, diapers, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper and funding

UNITED METHODIST FOOD PANTRY
1 Church Street, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210
609-465-7087
3rd Sat 9:30am-11am
Contact: Pastor John Koch
Food needs: Non-perishables
Volunteer needs: Contact site
Special needs: Funding

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
PO Box 549, Marmora, NJ 08223
609-390-0664
Contact: Catherine Heres
Food needs: Non-perishables
Special needs: Funding

OCEAN CITY ECUMENICAL FOOD CUPBOARD AT ST PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Site: 501 E. 8th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Mail: P.O. Box 1001, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Church Office: 609-399-2988
Pantry: 609-398-3191
Sept-May: Mon-Fri 1-3pm, June-Aug: Mon-Thurs 1-3pm
Contact: Dorothy Cianci
Food needs: Non-perishable foods & paper products
Volunteer needs: Volunteer can contact churches in Ocean City if they want to assist in the Food Cupboard

HOLY REDEEMER FOOD PANTRY
1801 Route # 9 South Swainton, NJ 08210
609-465-2082
Mon 9am-1pm Tues-Fri when need arises
Contact: Sister Mary Anne McDonagh
Provides distribution of food to elderly, sick, and needy families.
Food needs: non perishables and toilet tissue
Special needs: funding

CAPE HUMAN RESOURCES, INC.
100 East Main Street P.O. Box 447 Whitesboro, NJ 08241
609-465-4531 or 609-465-9122
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Contact: Vera Smith
Provides pantry, house utensils, used clothing, and furniture.
Food needs: non-perishables
Special needs: funding

CAPE HUMAN RESOURCES, INC.
4104 New Jersey Avenue Wildwood, NJ 08260
609-522-0231
Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Contact: Heather Cade
Provides pantry, social services, information & referrals, home energy assistance program, and NJ Shares program.
Food needs: non-perishables
Volunteer needs: fund raisers
Volunteer requirements: 18 or older, adults with cars for food pick-up
Special needs: funding and storage space 

SOUTH JERSEY AIDS ALLIANCE
436 West Garfield Street, Wildwood, NJ 08260
609-523-0024
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Contact: Iris Alvarez
Provides pantry, clothing, social services, referrals, counseling, support group, transportation, pharmaceutical and emergency assistance.
Food needs: ensure or similar food supplement, canned soup, juice, and other non perishables
Volunteer needs: volunteer to deliver food to clients and packers
Volunteer requirements: 18 or older and willing to sign confidentiality form
Special needs: storage space and funding for AIDS prevention

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY AT ST. CASIMIR
304 Clay Street, Woodbine, NJ 08270
609-861-5992
Mon-Fri 9am-2pm and Sat 9am-1pm
Contact: Sara Bartelson
Provides food pantry and thrift shop
Food needs: Frozen or non-perishable food
Special needs: Funding

Clothing and Household Items

Goodwill NJ
Drop off locations:
6701 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Towns,NJ 08234
Phone: (609) 569-1112

3711 Ventnor Ave
Atlantic City,NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 348-8401

Salvation Army
Store: 650 N Albany Ave
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401
Contact: Tel: 1-800-SA-TRUCK

Accent Aesthetics Medical Spa in Galloway Township is collecting business clothing through Jan. 1 to benefit the “Dress for Success” program at the Atlantic County Women’s Center. New or clothing donations may be dropped off weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Suite 100 in the Tilton Fitness Building, 323 S. Pitney Road in Galloway Township. Accent Aesthetics will also donate 10 percent of proceeds from spa services to ACWC. Call (609) 652-6550 or email accentaesthetics@earthlink.net.

Misc.

Cars
Thinking about donating your car to a charity? The IRS publishes A Donor's Guide to used-car donations. The Charities Review Council offers additional guidelines and tips. The CRC warns that there are companies that are posing as charities taking vehicle donations. Make sure you know where your car is going before you sign over the title and hand the keys to a stranger. Charities that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service are listed in The Cumulative List of Organizations (Publication 78).

Some organizations sponsor their own auto donation programs, others use national networks such as the Vehicle Donation Center. Every organization has its own guidelines regarding acceptable cars (age, running/non-operational) and title transfer.

IRS Publication 561 does not specify which car guides must be used to determine the fair market value of your vehicle. The New Jersey Administrative Code 11:3-10.4 specifies two approved guides for the use of insurance company vehicle appraisals: National Automobile Dealer Association and the The Automobile Red book:A Primedia Price Digest [formerly the National Market Reports Auto Blue Book].This Automobile Red Book is not available for free on the Internet. The Morris County Library subscribes to the Red Book and can provide you with prices from this source. The popular Kelley Blue Book is also available online for free.

Cell Phones
Call to Protect - The national CALL TO PROTECT program enables people to retire their wireless phones in a manner that will help the environment and raise funds for national organizations working to end partner violence.
Drop off locations:
Galloway
Wireless Zone
407 South Pitney Rd.
#3
Galloway, New Jersey 08205

Somers Point
STP Wireless Zone
267 New Road
Route 9
Somers Point, New Jersey 08244

Verizon Wireless will also accept phones

Frequent Flyer Miles/Hotel Points
Do you have miles you can't use? Other people can. Please consider:
Hero Miles gladly accepts your unused Frequent Flyer miles to reunite military personnel with their families.
Red Cross uses these miles to send volunteers to places in need.
Make-A-Wish keeps families caring for very ill children together with your airline miles & hotel points.

Hair
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children. Many of these children have cancer. Hair of all kinds, 10" or longer, is needed to create a hairpiece. Ask your salon if it participates. If not, donors are asked to pay cost of the cut and mailing their hair to the organization. hair to the organization. Call (888) 896-1588 if you have questions.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene® and the American Cancer Society®, the largest nonprofit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease. There is no middle-man, as those wishing to donate their hair can mail directly to the program without needing a salon to act as middle-man. So far, Pantene has donated 24,000 free real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks, which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country.

Pet Supplies
Food, blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, pet toys can be donated to:
Humane Society of Ocean City
1 Shelter Road
P.O. Box 1254
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone: (609) 398-9500

CAPE-ATLANTIC C.A.T.S.
959 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone: 609-425-0058

600 Park Blvd West
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-1738
info@aocmc.org
110 Shelter Road
Crest Haven Complex
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-8923
Fax: (609) 465-8977
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Think about who can use your items. Successful connections depend upon the specs of the equipment, the current needs of the organization, and logistics (delivery is crucial).

Day care centers & nursery schools: Many primary educational programs work just fine on older computer models. Printers are nice, but not necessary.

Senior centers & nursing homes: Computers and typewriters are often appreciated by seniors who have a hard time writing by hand.

Shelters & group homes: Adults can use older computers for job hunting (resumes & cover letters), practice typing and upgrade their office computer skills. Children can use them to expand their education or complete homework assignments. Books and games in good condition may also be welcome.

Organizations: Special Olympians may appreciate sports equipment (in good, working condition); a community garden may be interested in your old wheelbarrow. Retiring to Florida? Maybe Habitat for Humanity can find a new home for your old snowblower. Animal shelters welcome used blankets and towels.

General Donations

United Way of Cape May County
P.O. Box 595
230 East Maple Ave. 
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 729-2002

Determining the Value of Donated Property, IRS Publication 561

Toys

Toys for Tots Website

Local Drop off locations:
VARISITY INN RESTAURANT
605 8th St., Ocean City

OCEAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL                                        
Atlantic Ave. between 5th&6th St.

BANK OF AMERICA- OCEAN CITY                             
34th St. and Simpson Ave., Ocean City
 
AIRPORT DINER                                                                               
Ocean City
 
FOX CHASE BANK                                                           
2602 Bay Ave., Ocean City                                                                                           
931 West Ave., Ocean City
 
OCEAN CITY SELF STORAGE                                        
641 Asbury Ave., Ocean City
 
STURDY SAVINGS BANK                                              
101 East 34th Street, Ocean City                                                                 
 
FLANDERS HOTEL                                                            
719 East 11th St., Ocean City

Eyeglasses

Ocean City Senior Center
Dropbox

Lions Club
NJ Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
P.O. Box 7263
West Trenton, NJ  08628
Tel / Fax:609-530-3485

OR Mail glasses to: Lions Clubs International Headquarters
Attention: Receiving Department
300 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA

Pearle Vision
Drop off location:
PEARLE VISION (OCEAN HEIGHTS SHOPPING CENTER)
11 BETHEL ROAD
SOMERS POINT, NJ 08244
(609) 926-2139