We’ve found inspiring acts of kindness for you and your family to participate in this February around New Jersey. Join in on these events and festivities that encourage your children to pay it forward.
Here are 15 must-know NJ charity events this February:
Reps for Rescues
February 2, 9AM – 11AM
As a community of true dog-lovers, CrossFit Morristown is excited to host Reps for Rescues on Saturday, February 2nd to benefit Jersey Pits Rescue in their mission to provide foster homes and necessary care for stray, abandoned, and surrendered dogs for the purpose of finding them loving, permanent homes. No CrossFit experience is necessary and donations are encouraged.
CrossFit Morristown, 38 Dumont Pl, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $30 for custom t shirt, donations encouraged
Annual I Deserve Project for the benefit of Copa Maribel Fundraiser
February 2, 5PM – 9PM
Annual I Deserve Project for the benefit of Copa Maribel Fundraiser – sponsored by Madd Hatter Hoboken. All funds raised will be donated to Copa Maribel Cancer Events, an organization that helps families battling cancer, who are also facing financial hardships. The event features a complimentary bugget.
Madd Hatter Hoboken, 221 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ
Knights of Columbus Council #3397 Big Game Breakfast
February 3, 9:30AM – 12PM
Wear your favorite football jersey and enjoy breakfast and fellowship after the morning Masses for the 5th Annual “Big Game” Breakfast. Start your day with delicious pancakes, sausage & gravy, eggs, orange juice, tea, lemonade, and coffee. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus Assumption Council 3397.
Parish Hall below Saint Bridget’s Church, 202 Ellis St., Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $5 after Masses, $8 at door, families of 5 or more $25
15th Annual Super ‘Plunge’ Sunday
February 3, 1PM
Ready to jump into the chilly Atlantic Ocean in February? Save the date and meet us on the 48th Street Beach in Brant Beach and be home in time for the big game. Pre-registration is required, donations are encouraged, and it is always free to spectate.
4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ
Cost: free to spectate
Comedy Night @Thatcher McGhee’s for Goddard School’s ‘Have-A-Heart’ Show
February 5, 7:30PM
HaHa4Humanity presents Comedy Night @Thatcher McGhee for The Goddard School’s Have-A-Heart Against Cancer To Help Families in Need. For nearly 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Its classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children six weeks to six years, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. This event celebrates with love, light, and laughter.
Thatcher McGhee’s Fairfield, 31 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ
Cost: $12 online, $15 at door
Operation Warm Heart
February 5, 12, 19, 26
Operation Warm Heart provides meals and aid to 14-20 homeless in Union County each week during the cold weather. First Presbyterian Church of Cranford will host the homeless every Tuesday from now until the end of March. Consider donating time or items needed such as gently used or new clothing and shoes, Keurig coffee and tea, sugar packets, canned sodas, juices and water, sewing supplies, laundry pods, disposable tableware, napkins.
First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 11 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ
New Brunswick Cupid’s Chase 5k
February 9, 10AM – 12PM
Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in their annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. Start a team, sponsor a runner, or spectate.
Buccleuch Park, Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: free to spectate
Hops for Hearts
February 16, 4PM – 7PM
Join a night of good food, great brews, and a great cause. 1 in 10,000 babies are born each year with a rare and often fatal congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Parents embark on the journey of palliative surgeries and other procedures to give their babies a fighting chance. You can contribute in giving these families hope by joining us to raise awareness and funds for HLHS Research. All net proceeds from this event will be used to support innovative research that give these Heart Hero’s a fighting chance.
Hidden Sands Brewing Company, 6754 Washington Avenue #B, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
The First Annual Fundraising Crystal Ball for Lupus Research Alliance
February 16, 6:30PM
Join the Walcott & Spill Family, who are hosting their first ever Crystal Ball to honor Crystal Walcott-Spill. All proceeds will go towards funding the Lupus Research Alliance to help bring continuous awareness as well as help to fund studies to find a cure for Lupus.
The Clinton Inn, 145 Dean Drive, Tenafly, NJ
Cost: Adults $100, Kids $50
Columbia Clefhangers at St. Peter’s
February 16, 6:30PM – 9PM
St. Peter’s Morristown runs an extensive program for Spanish-speaking children and families including an after-school program, musical training, camp, and a weekly market with fresh food. The Columbia University Clefhangers are singing at a fun gala to raise money for the program. Great eats will be served, including local Spanish food- empanadas, rice, beans pulled pork, and margaritas. Proceeds will be used to support the afterschool program and help the Clefhangers purchase equipment.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $10 – $35
Causeway’s Summer-In-Winter Carnival
February 17, 12PM – 4PM
Beat the winter blues at Causeway’s 50th Anniversary “Summer-In-Winter Carnival.”
This event features games like Skee Ball and a Milk Can toss, corn dogs and popcorn, face painting, balloon artist and more. While having fun with the family you will have the chance to meet many vital Ocean County Non-Profit Organizations, and ways you can support them.
Holiday Inn Manahawkin/Long Beach Island, 151 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ
Polar Bear Plunge
February 23, 8AM – 2PM
Freezin’ for a Reason! The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters during the month of February. Start a team, get sponsored, or opt for the warmer version and spectate from inside!
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: free to spectate
Murray Cole Scholarship Breakfast 2019
February 23, 9AM – 12PM
The 2019 Murray Cole Scholarship Black History Breakfast fundraiser at the Lamp Post Diner includes a pancake breakfast combo, door prizes, fellowship and reflection of black history. A portion of each ticket goes directly to the Murray Cole Scholarship fund. Providing opportunities for our youth to achieve their dreams to change tomorrow with scholarships.
Lamp Post Diner, 1378 Little Gloucester Rd, Clementon, NJ
Cost: $15 – $30
Bowl-a-thon & Gift Auction
February 22, 5:30PM – 10:30PM
Enjoy a fun and inclusive night of charity at the 10th Annual Bowl-a-thon & Gift Auction at Finnigan’s Lanes! Proceeds go to ARC Ocean County, which provides support and opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Finnigan’s Lanes, 101 Locust St, Lakewood, NJ
Cost: individual bowlers $30, team of 6 bowlers, $150
Love Movement Fundraiser
February 23, 2PM – 4PM
The Positivity Summit was created by international speaker and author Cornell Thomas because he wanted to make a difference. Cornell’s dream is to help unite the world through positivity, education of self, and communication. This fundraiser will not only help us host bigger summits all over the world, but a portion of the proceeds will go to homeless outreach partner Project Kind. Come join for a day of fun, bad bowling, special guests, community, and inspiration.
Rockaway Lanes Inc, 365 U.S. 46, Rockaway, NJ
Cost: $15 – $50
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