If you’re looking to help local businesses and organizations as they try to stay up and running for the community, here are some local spots accepting donations for their services and their staff!
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Donations for organizations
York Street Project
York Street Project offers shelter, food, and services to families, women, and children in the community. You can help them with safety, food, and baby supplies by purchasing items on their Amazon Wishlist. They are also accepting monetary donations to continue supplying services and food to those in need.
Liberty Humane Society
Liberty Humane Society works toward finding homes for homeless animals along with providing pet services like neutering and spaying. They are currently asking for donations to help raise funds to meet their kennel renovation deadline.
AngelaCARES offers services to seniors, caregivers, and youth. With the spread of COVID-19, they have been purchasing and delivering groceries to seniors. You can donate to help through their Facebook fundraiser or on their website.
Art House Productions
Art House Productions is a hub for all things arts in Jersey City, offering services and shows for visual and performing arts to the community. They are accepting donations to help them continue providing arts programs going forward.
Oasis is a food pantry and social service agency in Paterson. They’re currently offering “grab and go” meals and distributing emergency food packages, cleaning supplies, and baby diapers to the community of Bergen County. You can help by making a donation on their website to go toward purchasing these supplies.
Park View Academy
Park View Academy is a school located in Downtown Jersey City. They are currently raising money to support the teachers while the school is closed.
Hudson County Hunger Project
Hudson County Hunger Project and Square 1 Community Eatery are working to feed those in need during this pandemic. You can donate to the Hudson County Hunger Project on GoFundMe.
Welcome Home is a local organization devoted to helping refugees and asylees begin their lives in Jersey City. You can help buy keyboards and tablets for kids through their Amazon wishlist while school systems transition to online learning, or you can make a monetary donation on their website.
Lynn & Bryan GoFundMe
Lynn Hazan and Bryan Kuan have organized a GoFundMe fundraiser to go toward purchasing food and supplies for local law enforcement officials, healthcare professionals, community organizations, and anyone else in need.
Face Masks for Union City Students
Union City PBA and Union City Living are raising money to provide face masks to students in Union City, NJ. They’re hoping to get enough masks for the 3000 students in the area.
High-Rise High Five Fund
The residents of The Gotham are currently raising money for the 11 essential workers on staff while they continue working during the pandemic.
Invisible Hands is a group of young volunteers offering free delivery of groceries, supplies, or other necessities.
Donations toward service staff
Jersey City COVID-19 Relief Fund
Jeanne of The Grey Layers put together a fundraiser to help those who are unable to work at the moment and will not be able to get paid otherwise. You can donate on the GoFundMe page.
Smith Employee Relief Fund
Smith is the hospitality group behind Porta, and they’re currently collecting donations for their restaurant staff at Porta, Brickwall, Pascal & Sabine, and Little Buddy. Any donation of $10 or more will come with a coupon for a free Margherita or marinara pizza from Porta (once they’re open again).
Just Beclaws is a seafood restaurant in Downtown Jersey City. They’re currently raising money to benefit their employees until they’re able to reopen.
Mathew’s Food & Drink is an American restaurant in Downtown Jersey City. They have set up a GoFundMe page for their employees.
Margherita’s is an Italian restaurant in Hoboken. They’re currently raising money for their employees on GoFundMe.
Tails on Trails
Tails on Trails offers pet care services in the area, deemed an essential service during the current stay-at-home order, and they are raising funds to support their 16 team members.
South House serves up Southern comfort foods and great cocktails. They set up a GoFundMe page to support their staff.
Light Horse Tavern
Light Horse Tavern is an American restaurant in a restored building located in Paulus Hook, Jersey City. They’re currently raising money for their employees.
O’LaLa Empanadas serves sweet and savory empanadas on Communipaw Ave and at local events. They’re raising money for their staff while most of them are out of work.
Buddy’s + Pianist Envy
Buddy’s is a brunch and beer spot and Pianist Envy is an LGBTQ+ piano bar, both located in Downtown Jersey City. The team behind the restaurants is raising money for their tipped employees.
The Brunswick School
The parents of The Brunswick School are raising money to support the staff and fellow parents. The money will be distributed according to number of household residents, as explained on their GoFundMe page.
Saku is a sushi + Asian-Fusion restaurant in Hoboken, and they’re raising funds for their service staff.
Jersey City small businesses
Anatalie David is currently raising funds for to be divided among local business owners to help support them while many small businesses remain closed.
International Wings Factory
International Wings Factory is a wing spot located in New York City. They are raising money to keep the staff employed and business running.