Over the past 18 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 2020, we have granted 27 charities micro-grants ranging from $750 to $1,500.
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.
2020 – Funding 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.
2020- Funding equipment and uniforms for Karate Tournament
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.
2020- Funding 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.
2020 – To support the summer camp
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.
2020- funding the purchase of a laptop and Adobe Photoshop
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!
2020- funding 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.
2020- purchase materials for the retreats
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
2020 – Funding for the continuance of the Family programs which focuses on the development of children
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
2020 – Funded soup kitchen meals to hungry men, women and children
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.
2020 – Funding 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.
2020 – Funding 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.
2020 – Grant used to fund scholarships to disadvantaged children so they can participate in dance and theater programs
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.
2020 – Funding the After School programs
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.
2020 – Grant to support more trips for after school program, Wilderness Club
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.
2020 – Funding the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Instructor at the Hoboken location
All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation (ASCSDC) was formed in 1995 to help meet the social and economic needs of children and families in Hoboken’s Public Housing community. Our mission is to equip children and families with the tools not only to survive, but also to overcome the many barriers they face.
2020 – Funding the Healthy Eating, Healthy Cooking initiative
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.
2020- Funding the annual performance selected, organized and performed by our students
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.
2020 – Funding musical instruments for low-income students
United Sports Clinic
Our mission is to offer inner-city kids the opportunity to learn and practice fitness in ways that may be unavailable otherwise. Give them another avenue through running.
2020 – Supporting the purchase of kids uniforms, sneakers and race entries in towns throughout NJ
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.
2020 – support of the Family Financial Assistance Fund
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.
2020- Supporting the SBU Youth Council, to provide after school tutoring and mentoring
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
2020- providing the 56 children at Jamaica Village School with a brand new pair of sneakers and week worth of socks
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.
2020 – Grant to be used to purchase laptop computers for their medical team
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.
2020- 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.
2020 – Funding 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.
2020 – to help purchase items for the science lab of the Mary Keitany Secondary School
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.
2020 – Funding the Teacher training Program to women around that the world