Beneficiaries

Over the past 15 years we have been fortunate to provide assistance to many different worthy causes right here in the NYC area and around the world. Below is just the beginning of what we can do when we get together to make a difference.

Local

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties (BBBS) is growing to be one of the largest affiliates in the country. The result of the restructuring is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties, which provides direct services through Community Based and School Based mentoring to the extremely underserved children in Newark, Jersey City and the balance of the tri-county service area.

Our mentors are serving a critical role in our communities by lending an ear, offering advice for every day struggles, helping with homework, tutoring, setting goals, planning for post-secondary education and careers, and overall helping our youth realize their full potential in and out of the classroom.

     2017- Funded the support of Mentoring programs

Hayden’s Heart

Hayden’s Heart is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that has been created to honor Hayden Jeter Dorsett. Their mission with his foundation is to raise awareness of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) and to keep Hayden’s Memory alive by helping families affected by CHD. Unfortunately health insurance companies do not always cover all medical procedures, hospital stays, or medicines and equipment that need to be available for home care. In addition to those expenses, several families must travel far distances to ensure their child is receiving care from the absolute best hospitals, giving their warrior the best fighting chance. Because of this, we have decided to make it our mission to support these families both financially and emotionally.

     2017- Grieving Hearts care packages

Hoboken Family Alliance

The Hoboken Family Alliance is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to helping Hoboken families connect with each other through activities and events for the entire family. For over 10 years, the HFA has improved the Hoboken Community by focusing its efforts on educational and parenting issues, philanthropy, open and public space concerns, children’s resources and events.

Hoboken Historical Museum

Founded 1986, the Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. Located in one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, the Museum maintains a series of rotating exhibits, events, lectures and special children activities.

     2017 – Funded the IDENTIF-I Program

Hoboken Shelter

The Hoboken Shelter, established in 1982, is owned and operated by the Communities of Faith for Housing, Inc., a non-profit housing corporation made up of ministers and laity from houses of worship, as well as several Hoboken community leaders.  They provide various programs and services to help prevent and end homelessness.

     2017 – Funded soup kitchen meals

HOPES CAP, Inc

HOPES CAP, Inc. (HOPES) is a Community Action Agency established in 1964 under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration as a result of the Economic Opportunity Act. HOPES was charged with the responsibility of combating poverty in Hudson County, New Jersey by providing a variety of social services for the community. Over the years, HOPES has remained committed to its mission of providing programs that respond to the social, educational, and training needs of low income individuals and is dedicated to the Hoboken community.

     2017 – Funded the Youth Enrichment services

Jersey City Youth Foundation

Jersey City Youth Foundation’s mission is to enhance, expand and participate in the high-quality educational, recreational, cultural, and community enrichment programs. We strive to provide safe, supervised environments for children and youth that increase school and community connectedness, academic achievement, physical activity and social/life skills.

     2017-funded the support to provide a safe environment for youth

Jin-Che-Fway Karate

Through a desire to honor his daughter Hope’s memory, Sensei Ray Rodriguez runs a karate program for the children in the Hoboken Housing Authority.  Karate is one the truest forms of self-expression and with honesty & much love for the craft a student can appreciate what he or she is given. His dream is to give the ultimate gift of love by putting on fundraising shows to donate to hospitals for sick children.
     2017- Funded equipment and uniforms for Karate Tournament

Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theatre is a leading Northern New Jersey regional theatre, whose mission is to produce contemporary and classical works, while advancing theatre arts education for adults and children.

     2017-Funded the dance and theater education for low income youth in Hoboken

Team Walker

Team Walker was founded in 1996 by Jersey City natives Jerry and Jasper Walker, who aspired to give Jersey City children the same after school programs they enjoyed while growing up. They knew these programs helped them mature academically, and also provided them with an athletic outlet for their basketball abilities. Their vision is to uplift and create positive alternatives for the youth of Jersey City through programs designed to enlighten participants and teach the importance of solid academics, teamwork and sportsmanship.

     2017 – Funded the teachers salary for the special after school program for children in                     pre-school to third grade

The Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County

Located on Jackson and 2nd, The Boys & Girls Club is more than a place, it is a “movement” to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. PWP has been a long time sponsor providing funding and volunteers for holiday parties, extra-curricular classes, and our annual Waterfront Kids’ Fun Run.

     2017 – Funded the expansion of the teen programs

The Jubilee Center

Established as The Homework Club in 1996 , The Jubilee Center is an after school and summer safe haven for children in Hoboken’s public housing neighborhood; a neighborhood with a history of poverty and drug-related arrests.

     2017 – Funded academic support services, art programs

TRUE Mentors

TRUE Mentors stands for True Relationships Unearth Excellence. They work to bring out the potential for excellence in Hoboken teenagers by building into their lives true relationships with responsible adults.

     2017 – Funded the mentoring program

Wrap 4 A Smile Foundation, Inc.

The Wrap 4 A Smile Foundation Inc. was established to extend community outreach to those less fortunate, encourage youth to participate in local community service projects and to promote public healthcare programs by providing hygiene, nutrition and clothing assistance to those in need.

     2017-Helped support Global Youth Service Day

Youth Consultation Services

Each day YCS cares for approximately 1,500 children, by providing either residential care or in-community and in-home services. Some of the children are separated from their loved ones and have been affected by trauma, others are unable to live at home because of intellectual and developmental disabilities that adversely affect their behavior.

     2017 – Funded enrichment activities for children of the Holley center

Regional

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is committed to being a beacon of light for New Jersey families of children diagnosed with cancer. Through trained professionals and dedicated volunteers, our goal is to replace fear with hope and confusion with balance.

     2017 – Funded the home counseling and advocacy services

South Bronx United

South Bronx United is a 501c3 nonprofit, youth development organization that uses soccer to engage community youth and support the South Bronx community. We serve over 800 boys and girls aged 4-19 combining recreational and competitive youth soccer with academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, health and wellness promotion, leadership development, immigrant legal services, and other social services. South Bronx United aims to make a difference in this community by engaging at-risk and immigrant youth through their passion for soccer.

     2017- Support the SBU Academy program

Stratton Foundation

The Stratton Foundation is a community-based nonprofit that cares about southern Vermont, by providing financial support to programs that address the challenges of poverty, and directly to families that experience an incidence of emergency or natural disaster.

     2017-funded the purchase of provisions and fresh local produce for 2017/2018 school                   year for children living in food insecure homes

National

Soldiers Against Child Abuse

Soldiers Against Child Abuse is a 501(c)3 National Non-Profit Child Abuse Awareness Organization. Their focus is to make a positive impact on the lives of all children. Through an annual awareness campaign each April, they speak out against Child Abuse. The campaign includes seminars that educate the public including parents, children, and educators. Their founder was the first person to write a child abuse/sexual abuse awareness curriculum which school districts are in the process of adopting in the state of New Jersey.  It is their goal to take this curriculum national for all children in the United States.

     2017 – Support prevention education lesson plans

International

Izote

Izote was formed in 2010 in order to support community development projects for financially impoverished communities in rural El Salvador and Central America. Izote seeks to strengthen communities by improving access to literacy, health care and sanitary living conditions.

     2017 – Help purchase e-books

Shoe4Africa

Shoe4Africa is a 501(c)3 organization set out to listen and work with communities to better lives focusing on Health & Education. It began, inadvertently with health, a covered toe shoe can easily prevent hookworm. Learning the horrors of malaria they began awareness classes to help prevent the spread of that disease, but their main health initiative was to  give East Africa it’s first ever public teaching children’s hospital (105-bed). A healthy Africa is one that will be self-reliant and a strong foothold for the future generation of positive change.

     2017-Funded the 5th public school in Kenya

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