Community Funds


United Way of Gloucester County
Partner Agency - Programs
2018 Funding Amounts

Abilities Solutions - Assess Develop Employ  $                       40,000
Abilities Solutions - VetAbility  $                       35,000
Arc Gloucester - Camp Sun 'N Fun  $                       40,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Mentoring  $                       20,000
Center for Family Services, Inc. - Mother Child Residential  $                         7,500
Center for People in Transition - Crisis to Career  $                       45,000
FamCare - Are you talkin' to me?  $                       12,000
Food Bank of South Jersey - Gl. Co. Children's Health & Meal Program  $                       10,000
Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, Inc. - Leadership Experience  $                       25,000
Glassboro Child Development Centers - School Age Care Programs  $                       75,000
HollyDELL, Inc. - Twenty-One Plus  $                       35,000
Literacy New Jersey - Adult Literacy  $                       30,000
Maryville, Inc. - Substance Abuse Treatment & Mental Health Intervention  $                       75,000
NewPoint Behavioral Health Care - Outpatient Program, Center Division  $                       20,000
Repauno Pre School Day Care, Inc.- Infant & Preschool Childcare  $                       20,000
Robins' Nest, Inc. - Older Adult Services  $                       45,000
Senior Corps - Medicare Counselling  $                       28,000
Woodbury Child Development Center - WCDC Life  $                       40,000
YMCA - Y-Access Program  $                       10,000
NJ 211 Partnership Fee  $                         7,400
"Live United" Mini Grants - $1,000 each  $                       10,000
TOTAL  $                     629,900



$1,000 Maximum Per Program


Boys and Girls Clubs of Gloucester CountyPower Hour – Leap for Success

The funds will purchase 10 Leap Reader Reading and Writing Systems and 12 Leap Reader Learn to read Mega Bundle System and Book sets to benefit the members at the agencies’ two clubs located in Glassboro and Paulsboro.  These materials will further encourage the importance of early reading, writing and speech development through their daily Power Hour activities.  It is estimated that approximately 100 club members will benefit each school year, with the potential to reach over 300 members since the system has a life span of approximately 2-3 years.


Clarifi Financial Empowerment for Women

The funds will support staffing and material costs to provide one-on-one counseling sessions to ten low-to-moderate income women.  In the sessions, all clients will receive an overview of their current financial situation, learn about debt-to-income ratio and suggestions on ways to reduce or eliminate particular expenses and/or increase income.  They will work to create a reasonable monthly budget and develop an action plan, with clearly defined goals and objectives.


Family Promise – Pathway to Housing

The funds will purchase desktop computers and a printer for a family resource room.  Permanent employment is required for parents to be the program.  If they are not employed at the time of entry, they must be willing and able to work full time.  A computer would give them access to the internet to search and apply for employment and housing.  The children will also have access for their homework.  These computers will be a valuable tool to help families gain financial independence.


Greater Woodbury Cooperative MinistriesFamily hygiene products

The funds will be used to purchase products that the clients cannot pay for with their SNAP funds.  These personal family hygiene products are very important to the health of the clients, such as diapers, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, and other items.  In 2016, the pantry served 3,394 families, consisting of 4,516 adults, 1,096 seniors and 2,446 children.

Shadow EquestrianReplace Worn and Outdated Equipment

The funds will be used to replace helmets, with new safety features, and therapeutic game equipment.  The non-profit serves between 35-40 disabled children in their recreation therapeutic riding program.  They have a variety of games that encourage the children to stretch and strengthen muscles, improve their posture and balance, increase their attention span, and stimulate speech patterns.  The program also improves their self-esteem and allows each student to bond not only with their therapeutic riding horse, but to the instructors and volunteers.

South Jersey Dream CenterFood & Clothing Distribution

The funds will be used to purchase a system to use barcode scanners to process guests faster.  Currently, there are long lines to sign in and register.  There are an average of 30-50 people in line for several hours before the doors are open and nearly 100 when they open.  The new scanners would have the capability to print Photo ID cards for each guest with a barcode on a business card size card.  Instead of asking each guest to spell their name, search their name and filter through others with the same last name and misspellings, using the scanners would allow the non-profit to scan the guest’s ID and access their information instantly and correctly.  A photo would be printed onsite and laminated on their card. 

Story StorksBooks for Newborns

All funds will be used to purchase books for new mothers, at Inspira and Kennedy hospitals, for their newborns.  The sole purpose of the organization is to foster literacy development in the home by teaching mothers how to read to their children.  After each birth, a trained volunteer enters the room of the mother and asks to speak about reading.  The volunteer demonstrates an appropriate oral reading procedure and discusses its benefits on the brain and language development on preschool children.  The mother is presented with a copy of a board book imprinted with the child’s footprint.  The book serves as a family keepsake and a reminder to read at home.  The mothers are told about the program’s website, which has a demonstration video and other information about how to foster literacy development in their home.  The organization serves approximately 840 at Inspira per year and 950 at Kennedy, for a total of 1,790.  There are over 90 volunteers and each book currently costs $2.38.

Student Working ProfessionalsPathways to Employment

The grant will help in some of the costs of running the job exploration program for between 10-15 students to provide job skills training for people with autism.  There are various program materials required to ensure that the program is fun yet beneficial for professional development for the students.  The funds will cover the cost of computers, printing, software and any additional technology that is needed.  The students will be connected to job coaches that will teach them about various job skills.


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