15 NJ Charity Events This September


We’ve found inspiring acts of kindness for you and your family to participate in this September around New Jersey. From festivals to fun runs and fundraisers, join in on these events and festivities that encourage your children to pay it forward. 

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15 Must-Know NJ Charity Events This September:

Rahway River Community Cleanup
September 8, 11AM – 2PM
The Central Jersey Stream Team is sponsoring an event that will clean up the Rahway River and restore it’s beauty. As a bonus, a late lunch will be served after the cleanup at the new Rahway River Watershed Association office. 
Rahway Public Library
2 City Hall Plz, Rahway, NJ
Cost: Free

PHF Walk & Family Fun Day NJ 2018
September 8, 11AM – 2:30PM
Meet your favorite superhero at the PHF Walk and Family Fun Day. Join for a day of great fun with family and friends as you help The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation raise awareness and money to fund a cure for hydrocephalus, a serious brain condition that typically occurs in young children.  
Yelencsics Park
2963 Woodbridge ave, Edison, NJ
Cost: Free, Donations appreciated

Bark-a-Que & Dog Adoption Event
September 9, 11AM – 4PM
Planet Honda is celebrating their 8th Annual “Bark-a-Que” & Dog Adoption Event. This is Dog Rescue Group’s “ Home for Good’s largest adoption day of the year which features dog adoptions, food, canine contests, a tricky tray, and more. Bring your kids and pooch to meet new furry friends. 
Planet Honda NJ
2285 U. S. Highway 22 W, Union, NJ
Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation

Sandy Paws Dog Walk Fur Clean Water
September 15, 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Clean Ocean Action’s fourth annual Sandy Paws fundraiser event invites dog owners, their furry friends, and pet lovers for a dog-walk and beach cleanup in Asbury Park. Stay for the after PAWty at Wonder Bar, prizes, and costume contest. View more information on their Facebook Event.
Asbury Park Boardwalk
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

EHR 14th Annual Puptoberfest
September 15, 11AM – 5PM
Hang out with the canines, enjoy live music, food trucks, prizes, dog contests and tons of fun activities. Sport your pup in its best costume and you could win. Bonus:If you aren’t already a pup owner,  up to 50 Dogs will be available for adoption. Please mom can we get one?  
Horseshoe Lake
72 Eyeland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ
Cost: Ticket Price TBA, Admission is direct donation to Eleventh Hour Rescue

Out of the Darkness Jersey Shore Walk
September 15, 9AM – 3PM
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Jersey Shore Walk, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The company can invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss with your conations. Bonus: Walk two miles and stay for the free luncafterwardfterwards. 
Bar Anticipation
703 16th Ave, Lake Como, NJ
Cost: Free, Donations appreciated

Ort Farms Food Truck Festival
September 15, 11AM – 7PM
The Just Jersey Fest is rolling into Ort Farms with 15 food trucks, a beer and sangria garden, face painting, a jammin’ DJ, corn maze, pumpkin picking, pony rides, petting zoo, and hayrides. Your admission cost benefits the NorthStar Pet Rescue, stop by their tent to meet some of the cute pups you can adopt. 
Ort Farms
25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley, NJ
Cost: Kids under 10 free, $5

Allaire Farm & Food Truck Fundraiser
September 15, 11AM – 7PM
The Historic Village at Allaire and Allaire Community Farms invites you, your family and friends to the Allaire Farm and Food Truck Fundraiser: a day full of popular food trucks, live music, animals, history demonstrations and more….all held on the grounds of Allaire State Park. 
Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township, NJ
Cost: $5 Kids, $10 Adults

Jersey Shore Walk to End Hydrocephalus
September 16, 8:30AM – 1PM
The Jersey Shore Walk to End Hydrocephalus is a walk to raise funds and awareness for a medical condition called Hydrocephalus, a brain condition that typically occurs in young children. There is no cure for this condition, each step you take and each dollar you donate is going towards a worthy cause. 
Monmouth Regional High School
1 Norman J Field Way, Tinton Falls, NJ
Cost: Free, Donations appreciated

5K Run For Everyone 2018
September 16, 9:30AM
Spread your wings, donate, and fly for the Dragonfly Program at the Westfield YMCA, which offers physical, recreational and social programs for young adults and teens with special needs. Proceeds also support the Y’s summer Inclusion Camp program for children with special needs entering grades K-6. It’s a 5K for everyone – all are welcome to run or walk. 
Westfield Area YMCA
220 Clark St, Westfield, NJ
Cost: Free for Kids, $27+

Central NJ NEDA Walk
September 22, 10AM – 12PM
A day of body positivity – a topic all kids need to know and love. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is excited to embark on a journey and change lives at the Central NJ NEDA Walk. The walk’s mission is to inspire others and send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices.
Montgomery Park
210 Harlingen Rd, Belle Mead, NJ
Cost: Free, Donations Appreciated

2nd Annual #GirlsMatter Walk
September 23, 9AM – 12PM
Girls; Live, Love, Laugh Inc. in conjunction with Mayor Ras J. Baraka Office & The City of Newark presents the 2nd Annual Girls Matter Walk. Celebrate being a woman, being a mother, and raising a daughter at this inspiring walk for females of all ages. Girl power at its best.  
Military Park
Newark, NJ
Cost: Free, Donations appreciated, asking for sock donations for the Winter Sock Drive

Clark, NJ: Moving Day®, a Walk for Parkinson’s
September 29, 12PM – 10PM
Moving Day® is a Parkinson Foundation’s walk that highlights movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress. Did you know exercise plays an essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease? The event features a family friendly walk route, a kids area and the Movement Pavilion where you’ll find yoga, boxing, stretching, Tai Chi, and dance – all free for participants. 
Oak Ridge Park
136 Oak Ridge Rd, Clark, NJ
Cost: Free, Donations appreciated

Rock the Farm Festival
September 29, 12PM – 10PM
Known as the ‘ma & pop music festival’, this family-friendly event allows re-entry throughout the day to enjoy an Indian Summer day of food trucks, a beer and wine garden, foam party, and yoga.  Rock The Farm Festival is a benefit and 100% of the proceeds go directly to CFC Loud N Clear Foundation. CFC provides free services to over 7,500 families battling addiction in the State of New Jersey. 
Grant Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: Kids 10 and under are free, Adults $25 advance, $35 at the gate

15th Annual Eden Autism 5K & Fun Run/Walk
September 30, 7:30AM – 12:30PM
Autism affects many adults and children across the country, take this day to show your support in a fun run/walk. Join in supporting Eden’s mission by improving the lives of people with autism one individual at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time.
Eden Autism
2 Merwick Rd, Princeton, NJ
Cost: Fun Walk – Pre-Registration $25 • Youth ages 5-17 $20 • Race Day $30
5K Race – Pre-Registration $25 • Youth ages 5-17 $20 • Race Day $30

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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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.