Over the past 17 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.
In 2019, we have granted 28 charities micro-grants ranging from $500 to $2,000.
4 Little Souls
4 Little Souls Inc was founded in 2000 by four young children from Monmouth County, NJ who noticed in their communities for love, support and daily necessities. Over the past eighteen years, 4 Little Souls Inc. has had the opportunity to bless thousands of people—particularly young students—across the country and internationally through programs like Winter Hands for Warm Hearts, Eliminate Hunger Fall Happy Hour, Jeans for
Teens and Little Souls Traveling Library to name a few. The mission of 4 Little Souls Inc. is to provide basic needs to God’s Little Souls Everywhere. Through it’s three main pillars—supporting education, providing clothing and eliminating hunger—Little Souls aims to ensure that children are provided with the resources necessary to achieve success in the 21st century.
2019 – Funded educational resource workshops for their current students
Amazing Truth Society (f/k/a/ 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.
2019- Funded equipment and uniforms for Karate Tournament in Hoboken
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.
2019- Funded the support of Mentoring programs
Community Lifestyle is an organization with a passion for helping youth and teens and we empower them to feel a sense of value and purpose, belonging and trust, and experience growth and development. We are unique in that we nurture these qualities in young people within their communities, as we aim to instill a sense of pride within them to advocate, sustain, and enhance their communities in a variety of ways. We also create a culture of openness and transparency. Youth voice is valued and promoted whenever there is an opportunity.
2018 – funded the year round Teen Center Program
CCAJC provides mentorship to youth in Jersey City who are interested in media, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Founded in 2016, we offer free classes covering a variety of digital media, including graphic design, videography, photography, and illustration. After two semesters, students have the opportunity to join our internship program working with a small local business – learning the ins and outs of running a business while helping develop digital marketing content for the brand. Students leave the program and internship with a portfolio of work to include in college and job applications.
2019- Help cover the costs of the new space based on expanded class sizes
Dogs on the Run is a Hoboken based 501(c)3 organization with the mission of promoting health and wellness activities among dogs and their humans. All proceeds are donated to pups with extensive medical needs which are a deterrent to adoption. We run to provide these pups A Running Start to a Fur‐ever Home. DotR was formed in June 2018 after founders Stephanie Domanski and Joe De Flora were inspired by dogs surviving life threatening conditions because of the commitment of a passionate community.
Observing how their monetary donations directly contributed to saving and the ultimate adoption of these dogs into amazing fur‐ever homes, the idea of marrying two passions ‐ running and dogs, came to life. You can read about their dog inspirations, Tater Tot and Chimbey, on dogsthatrun.com. In 2018, DotR hosted two fundraising events which allowed for over $1,200 to be donated to Laura (a paralyzed puppy), Diesel (a blind dog left in shelter for first 4 years of his life) and an organization that takes in injured/neglected pit‐bulls. In 2019, the goal is to grow the number of rescue organization DotR supports and to become a major contributor in the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of disabled dog
2018 – funded dog insurance for human/dog race as part of PWP 5k
Family Promise of Hudson County strives to build community and strengthen lives. We strive to end homelessness one family at a time and we have been doing so for one full year! In our first year of operation, we have worked with 10 places of worship, hundreds of volunteers and best of all, we have helped 7 families move from our shelter to their own homes!
2019- funded costs to keep a safe and healthy places for families
The mission behind Hayden’s House of Healing is to provide a safe, tranquil space for bereaved mothers, couples, children and families to heal and connect together through a variety of methods and activities offered to assist in the healing process.
Hayden’s House of Healing is in the final stages in the next few days of purchasing a home in Sparta to host retreats for all mothers, fathers, couples and families to attend retreats year round that have lost a child. It has all been such an incredible ride watching this all unfold and we are actually quite shocked it is all playing out the way it is!
BUT ‐ we are elated ‐ and over the moon!!
2019- purchase materials for the retreats
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.
The Hoboken Historical Museum was founded to serve the educational needs of residents of Hoboken and Hudson County on all aspects of local history, culture, arts and architecture. We aim to stimulate interest in these areas through exhibits in our fully accessible facility; by promoting contemporary art events – visual, theatrical, spoken word, and musical – that refer to Hoboken and the region; by offering a regular lecture series and other programs to a diverse, intergenerational population; and by producing publications and exhibitions, including those featuring work by local artists. Our audience consists of Hudson County residents and visitors, from school children to seniors, from diverse ethnic background
2019 – Funded the production of a book geared to preschoolers, H is for Hoboken
The Hoboken Shelter’s mission is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. Since opening in 1982, The Hoboken Shelter has provided 500,000 shelter beds and 2.5 million meals in our community. The Hoboken Shelter houses 50 people nightly, serves 530 meals daily, and hosts over 1,000 showers weekly. The Shelter served over 194,600 meals in 2018, and is the only food resource in the community that serves meals every day, 365 days a year. In 2018, The Shelter helped 175 of our guests become housed, moving from the street, to our Shelter, to their own home
2019 – Funded soup kitchen meals
HOPES Community Action Partnership Incorporated (HOPES) is a 55 year old Community Action Agency established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to combat poverty in Hoboken, New Jersey. Since we opened our doors, our work with and impact on low‐income families has grown beyond Hoboken and throughout different areas of New Jersey, including all of Hudson County and into Union County (Plainfield) and Somerset County. It is our mission to provide services that respond to the social, educational and training needs of individuals in an effort to overcome barriers and fight the causes of poverty; our vision to accelerate positive changes that transform the lives of families in our community; and, our goal to provide a responsive, culturally competent, and person‐ centered experience for each and every family we engage.
During 2018 we reached over 5,500 low‐income individuals and families across Hudson, Somerset, and Union County through various evidence‐based approaches to family empowerment.
2019 – Funded the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
Our mission is to raise vital funds for cancer research and clinical trials to assist and advance life changing opportunities striving for a cancer free future.
2019 – Funded cancer research
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.
2019 – Grant used to fund scholarships to disadvantaged children so they can participate in dance and theater programs
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.
2019 – Funded the After School and Summer programs
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.
2019 – Funded the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Instructor
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.
2019 – Funded academic support services by purchasing computer workstations for students
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.
Over the past seven years, TRUE Mentors has impacted over 500 students. This achievement would not be possible without the support of many individual donors and organizations such as Party with a Purpose.
2019 – Funded the mentoring activities to support the growing free group mentoring programs
Union City Music Project (UCMP) is a bilingual educational organization that uses music as a vehicle for social change for low‐income, mostly Latino children and youth in Hudson County, NJ through low‐cost afternoon orchestral and vocal instruction and regular performances of UCMP’s Children’s and Advanced Orchestras and Chorus. Through a disciplined, cooperative, and fun‐filled learning environment that integrates parental involvement, our structured grassroots program inspires academic excellence, enhances life skills, and builds community.
UCMP empowers Hudson County’s at‐risk children and youth ages 3 to 18 to break the cycle of poverty by: (1) providing free instruments and low‐cost ($2.40/hour) orchestral instruction by bilingual music teachers; (2) engaging parents in their children’s musical education; (3) cultivating children’s self‐esteem, self‐expression, and cooperative learning; and 4) providing regular performance opportunities in the NJ/NY area.
2019-Funded musical instruments for low-income students
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.
2019 – Grant to be used to purchase an EKG unit for children ages 5-18
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.
2019 – Funded the day to day needs of the families
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.
2019- Support the SBU Youth Council
The mission of the Stratton Foundation is to address the challenges of poverty that stand between a child in need and the opportunity to be survive, thrive, and succeed. Each year the Stratton Foundation initiates and supports programs that provide necessary services to care for our children as they grow. The overall goal is to break the cycle of rural generational poverty that plagues our communities. We care for the well‐being of our local children and families through weekend and summer food backpack programs, mental and oral health services in‐school, basic necessities and warmth, and innovative and targeted education designed to help teens realize their full potential and strive to succeed
2019-funded the Moving Mountains grant, providing students with basic needs
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.
2019 – Support the purchase of air-time on social media to educate the public on preventative measures of child abuse
Izote was founded to provide children’s books to rural public schools in El Salvador. Salvadoran rural communities have been plagued by barriers to literacy for generations and most rural adults are only marginally able to read. We viewed literacy as a prime means of increasing critical thinking skills, fostering empathy and promoting a broader world view for kids surrounded by poverty and violence. Over time we learned that while providing books is crucial, more is required to increase literacy and engage students in learning.
2019- Help purchase books for the core foundation of the school library/literacy program
The mission of the Sacred Valley Project is to provide boarding and supplementary education for young women from low-income families in remote areas of the Andes so that they can complete their secondary education. Our vision for this project is that all women in the region have access to quality education, and that from this education the communities continue to thrive and grow to meet all needs of the people living in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
2019 – Funded the support of role models and caretakers for the young girls of Peru
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.
2019 – Help to build a secondary school in Kenya
Souljourn Yoga is an organization inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for girls education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. We create opportunities to explore, practice, and educate through yoga both on and off of the mat by offering a spectrum of workshops and global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education to communities where equal opportunities aren’t always readily available.
2019 – Funded the Female Empowerment Program, which focuses on adolescent girls
Wells Mountain Initiative works to create social change through education and community building by providing bright young people in the developing world with student scholarships and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation. Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI), began in 2005 with the sponsorship of a single scholar from Kopeyia, Ghana. In our first full year of operation in 2006, we increased our support to eight students from Ghana and Senegal. Today, WMI supports scholars from over 42 countries with 185 scholars currently studying and 161 graduate scholars.
2019- Grant to support annual scholarships