Monday, May 31, 2010

Desperately Needed

We are in dire need of infant boys clothes and other infant items in general - it's Spring and there are lots of babies coming.  We need clothing, diaper ointment, baby shampoo, we need it all!

We have picked up the families from the South Jersey Coordinator for One Small Wish since she has decided she can no longer volunteer.  That means we have just inherited more expectant Moms.  So we need all the help we can get.

Please remember we will happily pick up your donation and provide you with a receipt should you require one.

Monday, May 24, 2010


This week's Job List - Monday May 24:

COMFORT INN, Rt 37, Manchester Twp - Housekeeping
WAWA, 37 West, Toms River
SIX FLAGS, Jackson,  NJ, Summer Help
WELLS FARGO (Egg Harbor Twp, Atlantic City; Pt Pleasant Boro, Willingboro)
RADIO SHACK  (Neptune, Trenton, Toms River, Wall, Manchester Twp., Manahawkin, Mays Landing)
FIRESTONE (Toms River, Wall, Mays Landing, Lawernceville)
AT&T (Mount Laurel, Marlton, Cherry Hill, Freehold, Mays Landing, Vineland, Egg Harbor Twp)
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS (Vineland, Mount Holly, Medford,Brick)

For  single mothers, there are opportunities to further your education and learn a specialty (there are many jobs in the medical and dental field). There is money out there for education for individuals like yourself.  Educational information can be obtained at the County Colleges.  You Can Do It!!

 For more information on job training and opportunities - visit this link to the State of NJ Website  for more information.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Per Fr. John, here is a list of  Help Wanteds - we will issue postings for employment each week as they become available.

Listing for this week : CVS,  UPS,  Dollar General, K-mart,  Sunrise Senior Living( Jackson AND Absecon locations), Quest Diagnostics.  Most have need for various  types of positions.  

Be sure to check our link to the State of NJ Resources for information on how you may be able to obtain job training from the state.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Fr. John And Pat Have Been BUSY, BUSY!!!

Melodi donated 2 cribs which were in mint condition. 1 went to a mother who's baby has been sleeping in a stroller for over a month.  She and her older son are going through some rough times and just went on food stamps.  We also donated some infant clothes for her baby girl.  The other crib went to a young mom who had twins and only one crib. The babies are about 6 mos old and moving and squirming a lot.  Also donated several books on baby care and first year growing up.

Gave a pair of lamps to a family that was displaced and are starting over again in Ocean county.
Gave a  box of toys for 3 yr old girl and 6 yr old boy who had no toys to play with when they moved to Trenton with parents from shelter situation.
Donated a set of golf clubs to an elderly man who wants to start playing golf.
Donated some shoes to a woman who wears size 11.  We had been given 6 pairs from a woman who was going into a nursing home.
Donated small household items to 2 families that were victims of house fires due to faulty electric.
Donated size 2 boy clothes to several moms in Burlington and Ocean County.
Drove to Millville to donate clothes for a mom, dad and 6 mos old baby.  Dad layed off, Mom lost her job.
Gave a box of children's books to a lady who now babysits several children to make ends meet.
Donna from PA donated half of a car load of boy toys for the needy.  Her two 2 sons, ages 7 and 9,  wanted to give to a charity.
Donated a walker to a man who was having difficulty walking to grocery store in the parking lot.
Donated some women's clothes size medium and large to several women.
Donated 2 coffee tables,1 lamp and some dishes to college students getting an apartment.
Donated some crafts to a nursing home.
Donated about 30 hardcover books to a senior citizens library. The woman said all they had were Harlequin Romances.  Now they have cook books, autobiographies and gardening books.  Normally,  we only take children's books.  But because this woman asked a while ago if we had books, we accepted them when they were offered.   Most were like brand new.
Donated 1 ironing board to a woman who still irons her husbands shirts.
Lastly, we donated some dresses, skirts and make up for a woman who is trying to start over and look for a job.  She asked if we had any costume jewelery she could wear with her new outfits, but  so far no one has given us any.
As you can see we have been quite busy since January 2010.  Also please know that  none of this could have been done without the generosity of others.  Thank you to our wonderful donors!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fire Family

Here's Fr. John and the fire victims in front of their temporary home.  Despite their ordeal, they are doing well.  We'll continue to post updates on their status as we get them.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


 This is the most recent update on our fire family and their Mom who was burned over 70% of her body. 


Good morning, sorry not to have been in touch but things got a little hectic for a while but are now settling down, to update you on the McInerney's situation, Will's wife was brought out of the coma after the skin grafts were completed, she was released last week. We all were really glad for her quick progress, unfortunately three days after her release Mr. McInereny suffered a stroke and ended up in the hospital for a week. He was released last Friday and seems well and in good spirits. Yesterday we managed to secure a rental for the family in Toms River off Fischer Boulevard and hopefully they will be able to relax a little more easily until we can rebuild their home.
Please let me know if you still have the bed that was available earlier, I realize by now it has gone to someone else who may have been in need, but by any chance if it or any other household goods are available it would be greatly appreciated by the McInereny's.
Also William and Vicky would like to meet you in person to thank you for what you have done.
Father please extend my thanks and blessings on you and your whole congregation for their prayers and generosity in the McInerney's time of trouble, I know it was god who helped them through this this far and with him I know they will find hope of rebuilding their life.

Bless you,

Lydia Brown "

Tuesday, May 4, 2010