The Bergen Volunteer Center's 49th Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 8:30am at the Hilton in Hasbrouck Heights.
The meeting will begin with breakfast t 8:30am, followed by the meeting.
Comedy Night puts the Fun in Fundraiser. Join us in 2017.
Tickets are $40.00 and there is a one food or drink minimum.
If you are coming with a group or wish to be seated with other guests please call Melissa LaRobardier at 201-489-9454, ext. 206.
Comedy Night is held at Banana's Comedy Club, located at 283 Route 17 (Southbound), Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.
MLK Day of Service
January 16, 2017
What is the MLK Day of Service?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
Find volunteer opportunities at MLKDay.gov.
What is the Volunteer Center doing?
The Volunteer Center will be partnering with the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services in assisting homeless veterans in the area.
According to Richard Daul, director of Veterans Service, about one third of the adult homeless population are veterans. Although perfect counts are impossible to come by—the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty—it is estimated that over 100 veterans are homeless on any given night in Bergen County, and over the course of a year, approximately twice that many can experience homelessness.
Donations of backpacks, blankets, sleeping bags, toiletry kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, feminine products, small bag to hold items and a set of towels), wind up flashlights, can openers, zip lock bags, small first aid kits, socks, undergarments for men and women, sweatshirts, flannel shirts, thermal tops and bottoms in all sizes to extra large, winter boots, gloves, hats and coats, bottled water, pop-top foods like fruit, soup, stew, etc., individual snack packs of granola bars, nuts, raisins, etc., bus tickets and gift cards to Walmart, Shop Rite, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald’s, Subway, and Pizza Hut are needed.
Donors can drop off these items at the Volunteer Center’s offices, 64 Passaic Street in Hackensack, during the week of January 11 to 14, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Call 201-489-9454 for more information. Monetary donations that will be used to obtain needed items for the homeless veterans can be made by visiting www.bergenvolunteers.org and clicking on MLK Day of Service.