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.
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.
2018 – Funded educational resource workshops for their current students
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.
2018- Funded the support of Mentoring programs
Content Creators Academy
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.
2018- Funded the purchase of additional computer and licenses
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.
2018- Grieving Hearts care packages and Hayden’s House of Healing
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.
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.
2018 – Funded the 3rd Annual Poetry in School and the new weekly after school program- “Hoboken Kids Comics Club”
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.
2018 – Funded soup kitchen meals
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.
2018 – Funded the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
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.
2018-funded the support to provide a safe environment for youth
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.
2018- Funded equipment for Karate Tournament in Hoboken
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.
2018-Funded the dance and theater education for low income youth in Hoboken
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.
2018 – Funded the teachers salary for the special after school program for children in pre-school to third grade
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.
2018 – Funded the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math”) Instructor and the Character and Leadership 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.
2018 – Funded academic support services and the Health and Wellness programs
The Muddy Puddles Project is a celebration of children and childhood. It was inspired by five-year old Ty Campbell, a little boy who absolutely LOVED Peppa Pig and dreamed of jumping in muddy puddles just like her when his cancer was cured. The project embodies the act of kids being kids in honor of those who can’t.At its core, The Muddy Puddles Project is a vehicle to remind parents to stop sweating the small stuff; but it is also a fundraising platform for the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation in support of childhood cancer research. After Ty lost his battle with cancer, his parents committed to finding ways to fund innovative research geared toward safer, more effective treatment of various childhood cancers. In 2017, The Muddy Puddles Project became the official charity
partner of Peppa Pig, enabling the nonprofit to meet more families, far and wide, and raise awareness for childhood cancer.
2018 – Funded Muss Fest – a event where kids can be kids
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.
2018 – Funded the Enrichment Clubs program and upcoming field trips
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.
2018 – Funded art therapy for the children
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.
2018 – 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.
2018- Support the English classes and literacy supports for the English Language Learners (ELL’s) with in the SBU Academy program
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.
2018-funded the purchase of provisions and fresh local produce for 2018/2019 school year for children living in food insecure homes
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.
2018 – Support the purchase of air-time on social media to educate the public on preventative measures of child abuse
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.
2018- Help purchase e-books
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.
2018 – Funded the expansion of program by hiring 2 additional tutors
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.
2018-Help to build a new 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.
2018 – Funded the Girl emPOWER reusable sanitary napkin initiative