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November 17, 2012

Shop for a Family for Thanksgiving in Hoboken

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Hoboken resident and Hoboken Shelter advocate Erica sent in this note how you can help Hoboken families of limited financial means this Holiday Season…..

Shop for a Family for Thanksgiving

Hurricane Sandy left many Hoboken families in need of food. We can help brighten Thanksgiving for these families through a program of the Hoboken Food Pantry. When you shop for your own family, shop for one other family. Fill a shopping bag with these items:

  • Stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Canned yams
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Cookies, pies or other desserts

(Don’t buy turkeys. Turkeys will be supplied by other community organizations.)

Drop off the shopping bag at:

Hoboken Food Pantry
411 Clinton St.
Monday thru Wednesday
1:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Or drop off the shopping bag at a benefit concert for the Hoboken Food Pantry organized by the Redeemer Presbyterian Church. The concert is  6 pm, Sunday, November 18 at the  St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church
located on the corner of Hudson St. and 8th St. in Hoboken New Jersey.

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November 9, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Charity Drive for the Hoboken Shelter Tonight at Trinity 7:30pm

Here is a note from the Hoboken Social Sandbox on their Happy Tonight at Trinity to get goods for the Hoboken Shelter which has been strained like many of us by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy….

“It has been a rough time for us recently, but it is finally starting to feel a bit better and it looks like we even have a beautiful sunny day today!

We now have 50 people RSVP’d for tonight’s charity drive for the Hoboken Shelter. Currently the shelter is very low on Sugar, coffee, cereal and toilet paper.

If you will be joining us and have not yet RSVP’d please do so at: http://www.hobokensocialsandbox.com/events/84365672/

We will be starting at 7:30PM and I will be giving out wristbands to everyone. I will be wearing a glow stick pendent so you will be able to easily spot me. We will also be taking donations near the door. You can donate money instead of items if you wish and donations are totally voluntary (meaning that you don’t have to donate anything to attend the event).

A special thanks to Michelle who has volunteered to drive the donations over to the shelter.

Looking forward to seeing many of you tonight!”

Hurricane Sandy Relief Charity Drive for the Hoboken Shelter

Date and Time: Friday, November 9, 2012 7:30 PM

Location: Trinity Restaurant * Bar* Lounge

Address: 306 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ

They will be wearing wrist bands and the organizer  will be wearing a glow stick.This was scheduled to be a New to Hoboken Happy Hour, but due to the Hurricane they  are changing it to a charity drive to collect donations for the Hoboken Shelter who is providing relief for many local residents, especially those with the most need of assistance. Note that this will still be a great event for meeting your neighbors and making new friends, especially if you are new to the area.

There will be no charge for this event, nor do you need to contribute anything to attend.  I know many of us have lost personal effects, cars and even homes. This event is for the group to get together as a community, lick our wounds and to help out if we can. For those who can contribute anything you can give is appreciated. You can also give cash donations instead of actual items which will be useful for the shelter to buy things that they need. Here is the current list of items the shelter needs:


  • 1. Milk
  • 2. Coffee
  • 3. Sugar
  • 4. Cereal
  • 5. juice
  • 6. Frozen Meat
  • 7. Instant Potatoes
  • 8. Sandwiches
  • 9. Fruit – especially Bananas


  • 1. Hot/Cold Cups
  • 2. Paper/Plastic Plates
  • 3. Napkins
  • 4. Plastic Utensils
  • 5. Toilet Paper
  • 6. Laundry Detergent
  • 7. Garbage Bags (55 Gallons)
  • 8. Postage Stamps
  • 9. Envelopes
  • 10. Pens


  • 1. Soap
  • 2. Shampoo
  • 3. Toothbrushes
  • 4. Toothpaste
  • 5. Deodorant
  • 6. Razors
  • 7. Shaving Cream
  • 8. Wash Cloths
  • 9. Underpants

The Shelter is currently very low on Sugar, coffee, cereal and toilet paper.

Note that you can also contribute money directly to the Hoboken Shelter on-line and learn more about what they do at: http://www.HobokenShelter.org

If you would like to drop donations off to the shelter yourself, they are located at 300 Bloomfield Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 and are open to receive donations on Mondays-Fridays, from 9am to 9PM and on Saturdays-Sundays from 3PM to 9PM.

You need to get the wrist band to receive the specials. Mike will be giving out wristbands to everyone and will be wearing a glow stick pendent so you can find him.

Food and drink specials are:

  • $3 all draft beers
  • $3 Coors Light bottles
  • $5 House wines (pinot grigio, chardonnay, cabernet and merlot)
  • $5 Cosmopolitans and Appletinis
  • $4 well drinks (vodka, gin, rum and tequila)
  • $5 bar menu items/apps (chicken fingers, wings, bar pie, mozz sticks)
See you there!
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November 18, 2011

Hoboken’s Thanksgiving Food Drive 2011

Below is an update from the City of Hoboken on the Thanksgiving Food Drive for 2011…


The City of Hoboken is partnering with Hoboken’s interfaith community on a food drive to support the Hoboken Shelter and the In Jesus’ Name Food Pantry.

“During these difficult economic times, our shelter and food pantries are struggling to support the growing number of our neighbors who need help,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re proud to partner with our interfaith community, and I ask residents to consider supporting those in need during this Thanksgiving food drive.”

In City Hall, three collection bins are located at the Parking Utility, on the first floor across from the security desk, and on the second floor outside the Mayor’s office. The items that are most needed are canned goods, pastas, and soups. Collection bins will be located in City Hall through Tuesday, November 22nd.

The Hoboken Clergy Coalition will host Hoboken’s 2011 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 20 at 4pm at the United Synagogue of Hoboken, 115 Park Avenue. The service highlights Hoboken’s religious and cultural diversity and includes the participation of priests, ministers and rabbis in Hoboken, together with prayers and musical presentations from various religious traditions. 

The service will also include a collection of food for the In Jesus’s Name Food Pantry at Our Lady of Grace Church (411 Clinton Street), and a collection of funds for the Hoboken Shelter (300 Bloomfield Street).


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October 27, 2011

Halliburton Homes and Cafe Genache to Hold Charity Food Drive November 2

Halliburton Homes and Cafe Genache to Hold Charity Food Drive 11/2/2011

Proceeds to Benefit The Hoboken Shelter

Halliburton Homes in partnership with Café Ganache will be holding a charity food drive on Wednesday, November 2, to benefit The Hoboken Shelter. The event will be taking place at Café Ganache, 1500 Hudson Street.

 ”It’s with great pleasure that we are able to partner with The Hoboken Shelter for this food drive.  There is a great deal of satisfaction knowing that the charitable efforts of this event will directly impact the city where we work and live,” explained Matt Franklin, Halliburton Homes Sales Partner.

Franklin, along with Amy DeAngelo, another Halliburton Homes Sales Partner, are the coordinators of this charity drive. DeAngelo shares Franklin’s sentiments of the importance of the charity drive and its impact on the community, “Working with the homeless and helping those in need in our very own community is such a great feeling, especially during this time of giving thanks,” said DeAngelo.

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Food will be collected and transported to the shelter in reusable plastic bins donated by Bin-It, a Hoboken company that promotes sustainability through their eco-friendly, reusable moving supplies and bins.

All who donate will be entered in a raffle to win a $150 gift certificate to Amanda’s Restaurant, 908 Washington Street.

Those interested in participating should text “charity” to 70000. For more information, visit www.upstyleliving.com.

About Halliburton Homes:

Halliburton Homes is a comprehensive real estate sales and marketing agency on the forefront of real estate in Hudson County, NJ. Halliburton Homes is the first LEED Certified real estate agency in the country. As a LEED certified business, the Halliburton Homes office focuses on sustainable site development, water savings, and energy efficiency. For more information, visit www.halliburtonhomes.com.

About Matt Franklin and Amy DeAngelo:

Matt Franklin and Amy DeAngelo are Halliburton Homes Sales Partners and the leaders of Halliburton Homes’ Upstyle Luxury Campaign. Franklin and DeAngelo are the experts to work with when looking to buy and sell in Hoboken’s luxury buildings – Maxwell Place, Hudson Tea, Harborside Lofts, and 1450 Washington. Franklin, a former Toll Brothers Sales Agent, got his start through new construction sales for The Hudson Tea and the Harborside Lofts Buildings. In addition, he was a member of the sales team responsible for closing out The “A” Condominiums at 389 Washington Street. DeAngelo is a Hudson Tea resident. She has been involved in real estate for over 10 years. In 2010, Amy won the Bronze sales award in the New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence.

About The Hoboken Shelter:

The Hoboken Shelter is a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. The Hoboken Shelter shelters 50 people nightly, serves 350 meals daily, and provides a variety of support services such as case management, counseling, job and life skills training, creative arts workshops, and emergency homelessness prevention grants. These services help the shelter’s homeless guests develop the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence, and re-integrate into the community. For more information, visit www.hobokenshelter.org.

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July 18, 2011

Collection for the Homeless at A&P July 23 10am-2pm

Filed under: Hoboken,hoboken shelter — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 2:00 PM

Below is an event to help out the local homeless shelter from the good folks at Hoboken Grace Church….

A and PCollection for the Homeless at A&P

Time: Saturday, July 23 · 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: A&P Hoboken, NJ

Created By: Hoboken Grace

More Info:

Hoboken Grace Community Church runs a collection table at A&P grocery where they  provide shoppers with a list of items needed at the local homeless shelter. They are then able to purchase one or more of those items as they shop and return it to the table. This is an excellent way to serve those in need and make an impact in our community. If you are interested in helping at the table, you can sign up on Sunday at the Impact Table or email Chris Romine (chris@hobokengrace.com) with the time slot you’d like to help out with. The Fighting Hunger Table will be set up at A&P from 10am to 2pm on the last Saturday of each month.

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