Social Concerns Contact Information
Michelle Laffoon
Director Social Concerns
(908) 874-3141 x225

Office Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Emergencies: 
Call the Main Office Secretary: 
(908) 874-3141 ext. 0

Please call or email a donation center to schedule a pick-up or to drop-off goods. 
Please do not drop-off items at St. Joseph’s Church.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES DROP BOX @ ST. JOSEPHS
Clothing, Shoes, Household Items, and Small Appliances
Photos and Location 
For free pickups of large donations, or small furnature, call 877-343-3651 or e-mail info@sentinelmgmtnj.com
http://www.ccdom.org/how-you-can-help/clothing-donation-drop-boxes

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Items needed are men’s, women’s, children’s all types and sizes of clothing, clothing accessories, shoes (all kinds), all bedding items (no mattresses), draperies and curtains, house wares, toys, games and tools. 
Call (973) 970-9231 Mon-Sat 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a pick-up at your home. Or visit the website:www.northjerseybigs.org.

CALVARY LIGHTHOUSE HOUSE OF BLESSING
Will pick-up at your home clean, wearable clothing for all, shoes, linens, handbags, stuffed animals. 
Call 1-866-627-4261 or e-mail at: houseofblessing@nac.net 

COMPUTER DONATIONS
Contact via e-mail: rhofacker@alcatel-lucent.com This is a very specific collection for the remaking of computers for the preschools and Head Start programs of New Jersey. Only specific goods are accepted.

FISH, INC
Collects men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, bed linens, blankets, coats, small toys, games and books, footwear in good condition. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. plus drop-off on the porch. Located at 456 New Market Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Please call (732) 356-0081 to alert them to your donation or arrange a drop-off time.

FOODBANKS OF CENTRAL JERSEY
At Our Parish Center in the coat room donations of canned packaged food, paper products, and household cleaning products are collected each week for the area food banks and other emergency situations. We also collect baby wipes, diapers, formula, and small items for the Pregnancy Aid Center.

THE GIVING NETWORK OF SOMERVILLE
Please reference this document.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Nearest Thrift Store for drop-off of items is 415 Highway 18, East Brunswick, NJ
For info, call (732) 651-1091.

THE HEART THRIFT SHOP
Operates on the first Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High St., Somerville. The thrift shop was developed in response to an identified need in the community for gently used — and in many cases brand-new — clothes at low prices, ideal for those on a limited budget, for those returning to the workforce or for those who like a good bargain.

IT’S ALL GOOD
A retail shop located at 91 W. Main Street Somerville, NJ. Employs and helps those with disabilities prepare for the workforce. Sells new and almost new clothing. Make tax-deductible donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. 
Call (908) 685-1444 ext 225 or e-mail at: gbine@alternativesinc.org.

LIFE CHOICES
Located in Philipsburg. Needs used cribs and other baby furniture and equipment in good condition. 
Donors call (908) 454-2066 to make arrangements.

THE LORDS CLOSET (TLC)
Accepts goods at their Whitehouse Station warehouse off of Route 22. They help families in Appalachia as well as needy families in the tri-state area. 
Call (908) 534-1777 or go to www.thelordscloset.org

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC
Clothing donated helps support Lupus research. 
To schedule a pick-up at your home, call 1-888-44-LUPUS or go to www.lupuspickup.org 

THE MARIAN CENTER
Collects wearable clothing for men, women, and children, shoes, linens, handbags, and stuffed animals. 
Call 1-866-627-4261. Or e-mail at: mariancenter@nac.net with your name, address, zip code and telephone number to schedule a pick-up date.

MARTIN HOUSE CLOTHING AND FURNITURE STORE
Clothing and furniture is needed for the Trenton Area. Plese call 609-989-0271, leave a message, and someone will get back to you.

PREGNANCY AID CENTER
Direct donations of baby essentials can be dropped off at the center at 59 Thompson Street, Raritan, NJ Monday 11:30-2:30 and Tuesday 10-1 and Friday 4:30-5:30. 
Call (908) 526-8121

RESCUE MISSION OF TRENTON
Picks up good, quality clothing, furniture, appliances, household goods, and toys. 
Call 1-800-528-8825 or go online at www.rescuemissionoftrenton.org

SALVATION ARMY
Will pick-up furniture in excellent condition, clothes, and household goods. 
Call 1-800-958-7825

SEWING MACHINES, WASHABLE FABIRCS, SEWING TOOLS, SEWING PATTERNS
Donations of the above, including treadle machines, bases, and notions, are collected, cleaned and repaired, and sent to training programs and small cooperative sewing businesses in Appalachia and Africa. Treadles are needed as not all places in Africa have electricity. 
Contact Clare at (908) 369-6133 or e-mail plumblossomopera@yahoo.com

USA FASHION REPUBLIC
Collection of shoes, clothing, toys, household items of fabric, fashion accessories. 
Call (908) 272-7880 x 10, for an appointment call, (908) 272-7880 x 13 or www.fashionrepublicinc.com

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
Will pick-up at your home household goods, small furniture, clothing, drapes, bedding, luggage, toys jewelry, bikes, and tools, small appliances (no TVs or computers). 
Call 1-800-775-8387 or go online at WWW.SCHEDULEAPICKUP.COM

WORKING PERSON’S WARDROBE
Drop-off center accepts working-wardrobe clothes, male or female, in good shape, ready to wear to help individuals headed to the job market. Collections are held at 60 Millstone Road, Somerset, NJ
Call (732) 246-0009 or go to www.franklinfoodbank.org

WORKING WOMEN’S WARDROBE
Accepts excellent condition clothes suitable for job interviews and workplaces. You must go to drop-off site which is located at the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Call (732) 560-1813.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO DECLUTTER
www.DressforSuccess.org
Helps disadvantaged women around the world who are interviewing for jobs by giving them professional, gently worn outfits, shoes, and accessories. After log-on, choose your geographic area.

www.ExcessAccess.org
Matches donations of household items with non-profits that need them.

www.freecycle.org
Accepts donations of unused items through local FreeCycle groups.

www.Letmeplay.org/reuseableshoe
Turns old shoes into basketball courts, tennis courts, and other play surfaces.

www.SOLES4SOULS.ORG
Distributes your old shoes to those in need in more than 40 countries around the world. Collection centers in our area are at local commercial establishments. After log- in, submit your zip code.