Our next meeting will our Annual Meeting/Business Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, January 26th, virtually, on Zoom, 7:00-9:30 pm.
We encourage as many as possible to attend our Annual Meeting portion to vote on members and officers of our Board of Trustees and to hear our Chairperson’s Annual Report.
Those who would like to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting should send a request to our Chairperson through our Contact section.
CUC OUTREACH AUCTION: VIRTUAL
Thanks to all who participated in this Auction earlier in December, which will help 5 charitable organizations. A significant sum of money was raised and this will be split equally amongst the 5 organizations, including the NNJSC.
See our Advocacy page for additional announcements.
HELP NEEDED FOR NEW AFGHAN ARRIVALS
We have 20 new people coming between now at 11/29th which is very exciting! Luckily, we have been able to find good, long term housing options for all of these individuals including co-sponsors for three of the larger families!
On 11/22 we have a family of four arriving (mother, father, 12-year-old and three-year-old). They will be going to long term housing with their co-sponsor on 12/1 so they will have to spend about 10 days in an Airbnb. If anyone is able to supply a halal meal upon arrival and groceries for their stay, they will be at an Airbnb in Newark, NJ and will arrive at 7pm next Monday.
We also have two young couples arriving 11/26. They are going to long term housing in Bayonne. We realize that is Thanksgiving weekend but if you are able to provide some groceries and a halal meal that would be great.
Finally, we have 3 single men and two large families coming on 11/27. The families have co-sponsors so we are figuring out what needs they might have or if their co-sponsors can handle everything. I will keep you updated on that.
The three men who are arriving are going to our shelter. If you can send a halal meal and some extra groceries (440 Hoboken Avenue), that would be fantastic.
In addition to these new arrivals, we have rented three apartments, one in Bayonne, one in Teaneck and on in Englewood, for future families that will be arriving in the next few weeks/months.
Those apartments are completely unfurnished. We need to begin sourcing donations to fill the apartments. We have been able to form a relationship with a moving company that will help us for free or a highly subsidized rate so if you have access to furniture, we can schedule a date to have it moved.
The most emergent needs are making sure we have volunteers set up for groceries and hot meals upon arrival. The furniture is a little less pressing since we don’t have new clients scheduled yet after the 29th.
Thanks so much,
Nora Salitan, Volunteer Coordinator, Church World Service, 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306,Phone:+1.201-989-3267, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wash your hands often, eat well, get plenty of sleep and fresh air. Be well.
Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition – P.O. Box 5017, Caldwell, NJ 07006