Beneficiaries

Over the past 19 years, we have been fortunate to provide assistance to many different worthy causes right here in the NYC area! Below is just the beginning of what we can do when we get together to make a difference.

We are more committed than ever to helping kids in need in our community who have especially been troubled by the pandemic. Due to this, for 2021 we have narrowed down the scope for our charity partners to specifically have a greater impact on children affected by issues revolving around education, mental health/life skills/bullying, and physical health.

In 2021, we have granted 12 charities micro-grants ranging from $750 to $1,500.

Local

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.
     2021- Funding equipment and uniforms for Karate program and launch a free guitar program

Community Lifestyle

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.

2021- To support the summer camp

Family Promise

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!

2021- funding costs of a Financial Education Literacy Program

Hoboken Historical Museum

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

     2021 – Funding for 500 copies of a coloring book for kids

Hoboken Shelter

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 196,035 meals in 2019 and is the only food resource in the community that serves meals every day, 365 days a year. In 2019, The Shelter helped 142 of our guests become housed, moving from the street, to our Shelter, to their own home

     2021 – Funded soup kitchen meals to hungry men, women and children

HOPES CAP, Inc

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.

     2021 – Funding the rewards for the after school program

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.

     2021 – Grant used to fund scholarships to disadvantaged children so they can participate in dance and theater programs

Team Walker

Team Walker’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the children of Jersey City. At the core of Team Walker’s mission is its After School Program, which is designed to promote critical and creative thinking skills and provide access to fields of education that are shaping our society, including STEAM programs. Students can explore and learn through exciting enrichment programs and field trips. Team Walker offers students homework help, tutoring and recreation as part of its approach to building the mind, body and soul. Participants have access to a wide variety of educational and supportive programs, including academic enrichment and remediation, culture and arts, music, dance, beauty shop, positive youth development and athletics.

     2021- Funding the After School programs

Team Wilderness

Its the mission of Team Wilderness to grow teamwork, leadership and character within our urban youth through wilderness excursions.

Since 2016 hundreds of our teens have discovered the wilderness through empowering excursions. Each year we add a new program to our portfolio to offer new experiences to teens and reach them in different ways.

2021 – Grant to support more trips for after school program, Wilderness Club

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.

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.

     2021- Funding the annual performance selected, organized and performed by our students 

United Children’s Music Project

United Children’s 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. 

2021 – Funding part time teaching assistants for virtual after school music classes

Regional

Youth Consultation Services

The Mission of YCS is to partner with at-risk and special needs children and young adults to build happier, healthier, more hopeful lives within families and communities. This mission is at work each day through 56 programs located across the State of New Jersey, helping to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of children who have suffered at the hands of abuse and neglect, face developmental challenges or have other special needs not being met. YCS programs fall into three general categories: residential safe havens and group homes, special education schools, and home care & community services.

     2021 – Grant to be used to provide virtual support groups from children ages 6-11

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