Supporting community & outreach activities is an important part of our AAUW program.
- 180 Turning Lives Around
- The Blessing Bag Brigade
- Human Trafficking Awareness
- The Blessing Bag Brigade
- Monmouth Arts
- Open Door
- The Village Foster Family Closet
Members (Only) – Password Required: Community and Outreach Contacts
The Blessing Bag Brigade at St. Peter’s Church (Freehold)
The Blessing Bag Brigade has joined with St. Peter’s Church at 33 Throckmorton Street in Freehold Boro to help those in need of a meal.
Volunteers can visit their website and sign up for one or more slots. Each volunteer makes 10 sandwiches per slot, on either Wednesday or Thursday. Sandwiches can be peanut butter and jelly, vegetable, turkey, ham, chicken or cheese. The wrapped sandwiches then are dropped off at St. Peter’s later that day between the hours of 10:30 and 11:30 A.M. To participate, sign up through this link:
Visit the Blessing Bag Brigade web site to sign up
Freehold Area (NJ) Branch Human Trafficking Awareness Initiatives Our branch arranged for our local communities to adopt proclamations regarding the problem, and declare January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Monmouth Arts provides programs and services that support the practice, presence, and influence of the arts and of artists throughout Monmouth County.
Members had previously volunteered to work at the Freehold Soup Kitchen
39 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Since the pandemic, the volunteer opportunities have changed. Please visit their website, for current volunteers needed.
In addition, the afterschool program is up and running, but only at the Early Learning Center. (No longer at St. Peters Church)
Thank you cards from the children
During the holidays the Closet had a “Sponsor A Child” program where the public can choose
from a child’s holiday wish list (posted on the organization’s Facebook page or website) and provide exactly what that child is hoping to receive. One-hundred-fifty children from seventy-six
families received at lease one gift that they had included on their wish list. In addition to the generous members of the public who made donations, many volunteers took part in the sorting, wrapping and tagging of the hoped-for items before the gift drive could be
considered a success.
The Village Foster Family Closet is a grass roots non-profit organization that provides needed
items, support and comfort to children and their foster families. Many children arrive at their
foster homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a trash bag filled with a few belongings. These children and their foster parents are welcome to come in and pick whatever
they need at The Closet. Unopened packages containing pajamas, personal hygiene products and toys are always needed. The Foster Closet also accepts new and gently used clothes, shoes, boots, coats, duffle bags, tote bags and backpacks. They also accept gift cards from stores like Target and Walmart, which they can give to children as birthday presents and to celebrate special occasions.