15 Must-Know NJ Charity Events This March


We’ve found inspiring acts of kindness for you and your family to participate this March all around New Jersey. Join in on these events and festivities that encourage your children to pay it forward, and be sure to let us know if you attend. If you’re sharing on Instagram, be sure to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 15 must-know NJ charity events this March: 

HAWT’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Tricky Tray
March 1, 5PM – 9PM
Join The Historical Association of Woodbridge Township for their annual Spaghetti Dinner and Tricky Tray Fundraiser. Woodbridge history will be on display, there will be a raffle, and a 50/50 to raise money.
Woodbridge Elks Lodge BPOE 2116, 655-665 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge Township, NJ
Cost: $10 – $15

Pins for Pets 2019
March 1, 6PM – 8PM
Who doesn’t love a night of bowling? Join the Friends of Linden Animal Shelter for a Pins for Pets bowling fundraiser at Jersey Lanes in Linden. 
Jersey Lanes, 30 N Park Ave, Linden, NJ
Cost: $20

Bowling Fundraiser for Joe Joe’s Place
March 1, 9PM
This bowling fundraiser supports Joe Joe’s Place Animal Rescue to help pay down the outstanding vet bills. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. BYOB. The event features a basket auction and 50/50.
Medford Bowling Center, 665 Stokes Road, Medford, NJ
Cost: $25 for adults, $15 Kids 6-12, Under 5 are free

37th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake
March 1, 2, & 10
Bowl for Kids’ Sake is about having fun to help put kids on a positive path in life. Raise funds and bowl with friends, family or coworkers to support the BBBS 1-to-1 mentoring programs. They are hosting 3 events this month to raise money for their various programs.
Friday, March 1, 6-8 pm @ Shore Lanes in Neptune
Saturday, March 2, 1-3 pm @ Brunswick Zone in Hazlet
Sunday, March 10, 2-4 pm @ The Lanes at Sea Girt
Cost: Varies per fundraising goal

Blood Drive in Memory of Braylon
March 9, 9AM – 2PM
Braylon Willie Daniels, a brave warrior, gained his wings on January 9th, 2018 at home in his mother’s loving arms, surrounded by his cherished family. Braylon touched so many lives during his 7 years here on earth. He always strived to be the best son, brother, student, player and friend he could be. Please support this blood drive in memory of Braylon.
Chick-fil-A Centerton Square, 58 Centerton Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ

HAVEN/Beat the Streets Inc’s Applebees Fundraiser
March 9, 8AM – 10AM
Join for the second annual Applebees Fundraiser to support efforts like Code Blue, Housing you can afford. and outreach. Your Community support speaks volumes.
1201 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ
Cost: Call Scott Martin at (732)267-0455 for ticket info

2019 Dance WIth Your Daughter
March 10, 4PM
The Foundation for Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools is hosting an elegant evening of music, dinner and dancing for daughters of all ages and their fathers or guardian.
iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ
Cost: $110 (1 Adult and 1 Child), $145 (1 Adult and 2 Children)

2nd Annual South Jersey Paper Products 5K
March 10, 8:30AM – 11AM
South Jersey Paper strongly believes in giving back to the community in which it serves and has established this race to benefit the South Jersey Paper Products Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be awarded to the top male and female high school student race participant. Awards will also be given to the top 3 overall males and females and top 3 males and females in specific age groups. The Top Male and Female in the 14-18 age group will each receive a $500 scholarship award.
2400 Industrial Way, Vineland, NJ
Cost: $20

The Great Cookie Cook-Off
March 14, 6PM – 8PM
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is excited to host this delicious fundraiser for the second year in a row.  They’re challenging local chefs to a friendly competition–they’re tasked with making unique and delicious culinary creations using Girl Scout cookies. Watch as they transform well-loved Girl Scout cookies into amazing appetizers and desserts. The event also features a silent auction, a wine pull, passed hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, a cash bar, and more.
Shackamaxon Country Club, 100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains, NJ
Cost: $75

Carney’s St Paddy’s Plunge & 5K
March 16, 9AM – 2PM
This year’s event will benefit the Cape May Food Closet. Participate in one event, freeze your butt off in both, or cheer on participants. The after party and awards will follow the plunge at Carney’s. The day will feature bagpipe players, face painters, balloonists, magicians, live bands, DJ’s, and all the St. Paddys Day food you can eat.
411 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ
Cost: $30 – $50

Short Stacks for a Tall Cause, A Breakfast Fundraiser
March 16, 8AM – 10AM
Come out and enjoy a short stack* for a tall cause. Proceeds will benefit the Essex-Hudson Chapter’s Adopt a Playground Project for Thirteenth Avenue School in Newark and the Jack & Jill Foundation. We are raising funds to provide much needed basic playground equipment for the Thirteenth Avenue School which supports 650-700 students from Pre-K to 8th grade. The mission of the Hord Foundation is to encourage children of underserved communities by providing scholarships and offering educational support and cultural exposure. 
Applebee’s Grill + Bar, 240 New Jersey 10, East Hanover, NJ
Cost: $20

St Patrick’s Annual Fundraiser
March 16, 3PM – 10PM
The members of the Little Silver Fire Company invite you, your family, and friends to the annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser and community celebration. The event will feature traditional Irish food, a Kids Zone, live entertainment including pipes and drums, live bands and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit Little Silver Fire Company. 
543 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ
Cost: $40

EarthShare New Jersey Rocks
March 23, 6:30PM – 11PM
Rock for a cleaner, greener and healthier New Jersey. Join legendary DJ Lee Mrowicki, Free Pass, The Troubles, The New Soul Rebellion and Dirty Shine for an evening of great music. Proceeds of this concert go to work across the state supporting the programs and services of EarthShare New Jersey’s non-profit members.
Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: $20

Spring/Easter Photo Fundraiser for Home for Good Dog Rescue
March 24, 11AM – 3PM
Jennifer Mount Photography is hosting Easter/Spring photo sessions for charity. One-hundred-percent of all proceeds will support Home for Good in saving the lives of so many deserving dogs.
465 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Cost: $100

Hoboken Girl’s Formalwear Drive + Community Sale for Suits for Success
March 30, 11AM – 3PM
If you are one of the many people that has been purging their closet Marie Kondo-style, you probably have a number of formal + party dresses you’re dying to give away. Fortunately, Hoboken Girl Helps’ third annual Prom and Formalwear Dress Drive wants to take those items off your hands — all for a good cause.
124 Grand Street First Floor, Hoboken, NJ

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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