Hurricane Sandy Donation Locations – Update 11/9 4 pm

Hurricane Sandy has left unimaginable devastation in NJ this week.  It is way more damage than Hurricane Irene did.  The Jersey shore is wiped out.  Tons and tons of adults and children are in shelters and have. lost. EVERYTHING.

They desperately need donations, which is why I have composed this list of places to make donations in NJ.

I have also created a facebook page for coupons, deals, donation info, and shelter info for the victims of hurricane sandy.  Please like our page here to stay up to date.

Information can change rapidly.  Some shelters are closing already, some are overwhelmed with donations, while others are in need.  I am trying my best to stay on top of it and make a comprehensive list, but it is not easy.  Please comment and let me know if there is anything I missed!

I myself was without power for a few days, and terrified during Hurricane Sandy that our big pine tree would fall on our house.  I even had the kids sleep in the hallway, because that was the safest spot in the house. Thankfully, my house and cars are ok.  My backyard is a mess of broken and fallen trees, but that can be handled.

So many others in our state have lost everything.

I hope that we as couponers, can step up and help those who have lost so much.  Please check your stockpiles and donate a few items if you can.  Also, check your free sample stash, you could even stick a bunch of those in a padded envelope and mail them to a donation center.  If we all did this, we could make a small difference!

So here is a list that I have compiled of places accepting donations.  I compiled this list from various websites and facebook pages.  I have not contacted these places myself.  I would love it if any of you want to volunteer to contact these places and confirm.  Also, I am assuming this info will change as time goes on, so please leave any info you have in the comments. I welcome any additional info that you have! Here is a list of places collecting donations:

I am updating this page daily!!!! Things are constantly changing!  I just added a pet section.

MOST Places do NOT want anymore Clothes!

Highlighted ministries that I am getting direct (or almost direct) information  from:

House of Blessing (small tan vinyl sided building on the campus.)
Calvary Lighthouse church
1113 E. county line rd.
Lakewood NJ
House of Blessing # – 732-942-1541
Calvary Lighthouse church:  732-363-1239.

They have a huge Convoy of Hope there. They are doing some HUGE stuff.  My mom is working with them, so info is reliable.  Here are some immediate needs:

coolers – Convoy of Hope goes out with food for people and they will need coolers to put the perishables in – can be the stryofoam ones or any cooler that people want to donate – These will be donations. You will not be getting them back.

20-40 foot storage containers – not sure how many.  These can be on loan, call the church and make arrangements.  You will get these back.  This is their greatest need !!!

  • canned goods,
  • pasta,
  • cereal,
  • toiletries,
  • blankets,
  • pillows,
  • school age children’s clothes (could have lost all their clothes when lost homes and now have to go back to school)
  • winter coats (all ages)

I am going to add school supplies to this list, because if they lost all of their clothes, then they probably lost school supplies too. Backpacks, lunchboxes and more. You can find amazing and discounted prices on Amazon, Zulily, and Totsy for many of these items.  Remember you can make your buck stretch farther with my coupon matchups for hurricane donations.

Many people have requested where they can mail stuff. I have been working hard to find out where.

My  pastor said people could definately mail stuff to our church.  We will be working with churches and people in Staten Island to help their devastation.  Please label everything with Hurricane Disaster Relief and everything will get to Hurricane victims.  If you would like to donate money, you can write a check to Zarephath Christian Church.  Please make sure you write Disaster Relief on the memo line and 100% of your money will go towards helping the people of Staten Island, Queens, and NJ.

If you would like to mail donations, you can mail them to:

Disaster Relief
Zarephath Christian Church

2 Chapel Drive
Zarephath, NJ 08890

At some point soon, they will also be collecting donations as well.

Buy needed supplies without even leaving your house- Occupy Sandy- Amazon Donations List (more info at this link)

Buy school supplies for kids in need without even leaving your house:

Union Beach Schools-
Union Beach Schools Amazon Wish List

Monmouth Beach School – Grades k-8
Amazon School supply list, need these items by Nov 12

New Jersey


Temple Shalom:

  • cleaning supplies,
  • food (easy to open) baby necessities
  • toiletries


Hurricane Relief Distribution Center
Belmar Arts Council Building
corner of Seventh Ave. and River Rd. (608 River Rd.)
Belmar NJ

  • flashlights (with batteries);
  • shelf stable food such as canned tuna fish, peanut butter, and granola bars;
  • baby food and toiletries.
  • Cough and cold medicine for children
  • No clothing please

Bound Brook:

The Salvation army of BoundBrook
108 Hamilton st. bound Brook, NJ
open 1pm-5pm M-F starting 11/1/12

  • diapers,
  • non perishable foods,
  • jarred baby food and money  address 108 Hamilton st. bound Brook,NJ open 1pm-5pm m-f starting 11/1/12


Local firehouses collecting the following for shelters:

  • hygene products,
  • diapers of all sizes,
  • socks,
  • paper products,
  • canned or non perishable food
  • cleaning supplies


Visitation Church
mantaloking Rd
Brick NJ

  • size 1 and 2 baby diapers
  • cleaning supplies
  • and more

Brick PAL
Drum pt rd
Brick NJ

  • food,
  • paper products,
  • volunteers


Monday through Friday — 8 AM – 5 PM
Barker Bus Company
81 Chimney Rock Road #2
Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

Contact Peggy with questions: 732-580-6475.

  • Vitamin C,
  • Rubbing Alcohol,
  • Water,
  • Gatorade,
  • small first aid kits,
  • twin sheets,
  • towels,
  • pillows,
  • plastic bins,
  • plastic bags ALL SIZES,
  • mops/buckets,
  • tote bags,
  • masks/gloves,
  • copier paper,
  • floor heaters, Wawa Gas Card or ShopRite Gift Cards for $10,
  • all kinds of baby items.


(609) 266-2891
Open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

NEED Diapers and Formula!


Breton woods fire dept.
665 Mantaloking rd brick N.J. 08723
taking donations:

  • food
  • clothing
  • personal care products
  • toys


Fountain of Life Center
2035 Columbus Rd
Burlington, NJ,

  • adult sized clothing,
  • underwear,
  • socks,
  • shoes.


Eagleswood Fire company
219 Railroad Avenue Eagleswood, New Jersey 08092
Donation Drive
Friday, Nov. 2nd

  • clothes adult and children,
  • shoes,
  • toys,
  • NON perishable food,
  • Toiletries,
  • blankets, towels, etc.

Pick up will be Saturday, November 3 begining at 8am.

Egg Harbor Township:

Atlantic city rescue mission
Shore fellowship church
Egg Harbor twp, NJ

  • Diapers
  • Heavy Duty Trash Liners
  • Latex Gloves
  • Coats for men & women
  • Styrofoam cups 8 oz
  • Drinking cups, 12 – 16 oz size
  • Personal / Baby Wet Wipes
  • Mens underwear large, XL, 2X
  • Men’s white socks
  • Women’s underwear (size 10 and up)
  • Socks for women
  • Socks for small boys
  • Toiletries: soap, razors, shave cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Board Games – checkers, chess, puzzle books
  • Cooked chicken parts, any type: fried, BBQ
  • Salad Mix
  • Sliced american cheese – 20 #
  • 700 Cookies
  • Chips – Bags of individual servings of chips
  • Decaffeinated cold drinks
  • Desserts, individually wrapped
  • Soup for 360 – all one kind
  • Ground Coffee


824 silvia street Ewing NJ, 08628 .

  • non perishable foods,
  • baby items,
  • batteries,
  • flashlights.
  • NO  clothing or bedding
  • may be accepting gas donations for generators.


Diane & Co
3440 Rt 9 South, Freehold, NJ

Donation drive starting at 11 am

  • toiletries,
  • clothes,
  • blankets,
  • diapers for those affected.

Drive starts at 11am at 3440 Rt 9 South, Freehold, NJ


Fountain of Life ctr
columbus rd
florence NJ

  • heavy duty trash bags,
  • anti-bacterial wipes,
  • sturdy boxes,
  • pre-paid cell phones,
  • cat litter.

Harrington Park:

St. Andrew’s Epicopal Church
31 Lynn Street
Harrington Park, NJ
Drop off anytime from November 4-November

  • New and gently used toys,
  • clothing,
  • socks and shoes
  • gift cards


Maranatha Baptist Church
Holmdel Rd.
St. Benedict’s
Bethany Rd.

  • Clean socks
  • -New underwear of all types and sizes
  • -Blankets and sleeping bags
  • -Flashlights and batteries
  • -Toilet paper
  • -Kitchen paper products (plates, cups, utensils)
  • -Winter clothing of all types (coats, hats, gloves, scarves)


St. Benedict Church
165 Bethany Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
7 days, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Father Daniel Swift, 732-264-4712, ext. 42

  • non-perishable foods,
  • baby items,
  • personal care items,
  • flashlights,
  • bottled water,
  • blankets,
  • aluminum foil and foil food trays,
  • paper products,
  • manual can openers,
  • cleaning products.
  • NO clothing


St. William the Abbot Parish Hall
2740 Lakewood-Allenwood Road
Howell, NJ 07731
7 days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Father  Oscar Sumanga Jr., 732-840-3535

  • non-perishable foods,
  • baby items,
  • personal care items,
  • flashlights,
  • bottled water,
  • blankets,
  • aluminum foil and foil food trays,
  • paper products,
  • manual can openers,
  • cleaning products.
  • NO clothing

Island Heights:

Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
15 Lake Avenue | P.O. Box 316 | Island Heights | New Jersey | 08732
can ship to them

Firemen themselves need:

  • Sternos to keep food hot
  • -SOCKS
  • -SOAP


he Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has designated Saint Marks Episcopal Church in Keansburg as a disaster relief center in addition to the Bolger school center which is a government run shelter we are providing hot food 12-3 everyday, and are collecting coats blankets and clothes to distribute. 247 Carr ave keansburg nj

Volunteers needed at:

Joseph R. Bolger Middle School -SANDY SHELTER 100 Palmer Place, Keansburg, NJ (732) 787-2007
Volunteers needed starting at 10 am.


Keyport Central School Shelter
335 Broad St.
Keyport, NJ 07735
Monmouth County

  • sheets/pillow cases/ blankets,
  • canned fruits,
  • fresh fruits, slippers,
  • sanitizers/wipes,
  • sponges, small plastic tubs for bathing,
  • flashlights/batteries.
  • No more clothes please.
  • Lactose-free Milk
  • D Batteries
  • Mens and women’s socks, robes
  • latex exam gloves
  • Small Flashlights
  • Puzzle Books/Game Books (Soduku, crosswords, etc,)


Middletown Township
Croyden Hall
900 Leonardville rd.
Leonardo NJ 07737

* toiletries of all kind adult and baby
*baby diapers, wipes, bottles
* medical supplies…aspirins,bandaids
*soap, hand sanitizer
*masks( they are breathing in mold at this point)
*dog food, cat food
* white socks
*disposable hand /boot warmers
* toothbrushes/ toothpaste

  • Bleach
  • garbage bags
  • rubbermaid totes
  • cleaning supplies
  • shovels
  • brooms
  • neosporin
  • new undergarments
  • new underwear
  • new socks
  • new hats

Little Egg Harbor/ Tuckerton:

Lighthouse alliance church (near acme)
little egg harbor, nj

  • Bleach,
  • masks,
  • work gloves,
  • mops,
  • buckets,
  • sheet rock, plywood, isulation, contractor bags,
  • boxes for moving,
  • 2 x 4’s
  • people to volunteer

St. Theresa Church
450 Radio Road
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

7 days, 8:30 a.m. to 4p.m.

Contact: Cathy Mazanek, 609-296-7800

  • non-perishable foods,
  • baby items,
  • personal care items,
  • flashlights,
  • bottled water,
  • blankets,
  • aluminum foil and foil food trays,
  • paper products,
  • manual can openers,
  • cleaning products.
  • NO clothing

Senior Center /Food bank
641 Radio Rd., Little Egg Harbor

The Pinelands Junior High School
Nugentown Rd.

  • hygeine products, toothbrushes,
  • towels,
  • blankets,
  • feminine products,
  • clothes, no more clothes!
  • denture adhesive,
  • pet food and bowls,
  • combs,
  • brushes,
  • tote like containers, etc
  • Gift cards( to Shop Rite, Acme, Walmart, Target, Wawa, K-Mart, or a local Gas Station (i.e. Wawa) ) in smaller increments ( $10, $15, $20, $25),
  • New/Gently used coats, boots,
  • NEW hats only,
  • gloves (including work gloves/rubber gloves/winter),
  • new/packaged underwear(all sizes)
  • new/packaged socks,
  • Tylenol, Advil (any generic over the counter pain relief),
  • Contact solution/cases,
  • band aids, first aid supplies,
  • makeup/body spray/nail polish
  • Cleaning Supplies.
  • also distributing donations collected to other local shelters in need.

Pinelands Regional Middle School:
Nugentown Rd

  • specifically toothbrushes,
  • towels,
  • feminine products,
  • mens clothes,
  • pet food and bowls.
  • Excess materials will be distributed to other shelters as well.


Thompson Park,
805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520) in Lincroft.

The donation center is located at the service entrance of the park. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to receive donated items.

Items needed include:

• Bottled Water
• Non perishable food
• Pet food
• New clothing
• Blankets
• Personal hygiene items including baby items
Thompson Park is a donation site only – no distribution will be made there. Items will be sorted and taken to three distribution sites in strategic areas in Monmouth County which will be announced as the items have arrived at those locations.


Circle Factory Outet
1407 Atlantic Avenue Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 223-2300

  • clothes, jackets and blankets
  • water,
  • canned
  • food toiletries

76 Liquors
Rt 71

  • Cleaning Supplies!!


Learning Experience
1600 New Jersey 72W
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 978-2900

They need big baby items:

  • pack and plays
  • strollers
  • high chairs
  • etc

Southern Regional High School
Manahawkin/ Stafford.

  • socks,
  • underwear,
  • tooth brushes and tooth paste,
  • baby wipes,
  • towels,
  • feminine products,
  • deodorant, etc.
  • Anything that you can spare
  • For kids:
  • coloring books, toys and snacks for the mini sources.
  • coffee, eggs, big containers of juice, 9-12 oz plastic cups

King of Kings Parish  Shelters
Manahawkin/ Stafford.

  • socks,
  • underwear,
  • sweat shirts & pants,
  • tooth brushes and tooth paste,
  • baby wipes,
  • towels,
  • feminine products,
  • deodorant, etc.

Stafford Rescue Workers
Squad 38
365 East Bay Ave, Route 9, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

  • socks sweat shirts & pants,
  • Gatorade, etc.

Ocean Community church
1492 rt 72 west
manahawkin NJ

Making flood buckets-need donations

  • scouring pads
  • sponges
  • scrub brush
  • cleaning towels
  • dry laundry deterggent
  • concentrated  household cleaner liquid disinfectant (like lysol)
  • disinfectant dish soap
  • dust masks
  • latex gloves, long heavy duty
  • work gloves
  • heavy duty trash bags


Manchester Fire house
545 Commonwealth Blvd Manchester, NJ 08757 Nov. 4th between 12 & 3.
Will take anything. Please make sure it is clean and in good condition


St. Clement Church (Gym)

172 Freneau Avenue

Matawan, NJ  07747

7 days, noon to 3 p.m

Father  John Scully, 732-284-1600, or Joe Cahill, 732-566-3616

  • non-perishable foods,
  • baby items,
  • personal care items,
  • flashlights,
  • bottled water,
  • blankets,
  • aluminum foil and foil food trays,
  • paper products,
  • manual can openers,
  • cleaning products.
  • NO clothing

Mays Landing:

Walmart Vision Center
4620 Blackhorse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ

Monday – Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 12-5pm

  • Dish detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectants such as Lysol or Pine-Sol
  • Disposable wipes
  • Mops, brooms, sponges, buckets
  • Rubber gloves and work gloves
  • Heavy duty trash bags

Morris Township:

Morris Twp Fire Dept
any twp fire house
8-5pm, Nov 5th

  • clothing
  • shirts, pants, sweatshirts, socks, gloves, scarves, hats,
  • hand warmers
  • shoes
  • coats
  • underwear
  • toiletries,
  • non perishable food
  • water
  • baby food and clothing
  • kids clothing


The Neptune Township distribution center
1934 Heck Ave, Neptune, NJ.

  • water,
  • toiletries,
  • baby goods,
  • non -perishable food items
  • NO clothing please

New Brunswick:

Elijah’s Promise
18 Neilson St
New Brunswick

  • bagged lunches
  • bottled water

Stirlingside Properties
256 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 312 6892

Senior center with NO power!

  • hot meals
  • fresh fruit,
  • fresh veggies,
  • canned veggies,
  • canned fruit,
  • bread
  • lunch meat,
  • water,
  • snacks


St. Gianna Baretta Parish,
1421 New Road in Northfield,
between Noon – 5 p.m. all week.


North Plainfield:

VIP Honda
Rt 22 East
North Plainfield, NJ

  • Non perishable food


Broadway Pizza
246 Livingston Street
Northvale, NJ
Drop off anytime from November 4-November 18.

  • New and gently used toys,
  • clothing,
  • socks and shoes
  • gift cards


Danny D’Elia Building,
24 Lawlor Drive in Oakland

Saturday November 10 from 9am to 5pm

  • Bedding (sheets & blankets), towels
  • NEW underwear & socks, work boots (new or used), work gloves, rubber gloves, goggles, dust masks
  • Cleaning supplies : rakes, shovels, mops, buckets, brooms (heavy duty), sponges, rags, paper towels, heavy-duty trash bags, Cleaning solutions, disinfectants, hand sanitizer, bleach, laundry & dish detergents
  • plastic storage bins, C & D batteries

Please note that other clothing, water, and non-perishable food areNOT needed at this time.

Additionally, we are in need of volunteers to help collect and organize items on Saturday and transport these items to Lincroft on Sunday. If you have any questions or would like to help out, please contact Dan Mason at or (201) 960-8632

Pemberton area:

BCC’s PE Building (Red Cross shelter)

  • Toiletries: such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, combs, sanitizing hand wipes, deodorant, lotion, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers (any personal hygiene supplies!)
  • towels, clean clothing for any age group,
  • toys and games for kids,
  • blankets and pillows.


Angels of God Clothing Closet

334 South Broadway Pitman NJ 08071


  • Canned food,
  • Ready to Eat Foods,
  • Diapers, Baby Wipes,
  • Bottled Water,
  • Clothing (all sizes & gender),
  • New Socks,
  • Toiletries,
  • New Hair Brushes,
  • Feminine Hygiene Products,
  • Disposable Razors, Shaving Cream,
  • New Board Games, New Stuff Animals and Playing Cards. (For the children to help keep them busy in the shelters.)

PLEASE CALL 856-625-8652 to set up a drop off time or stop by any of the designated collection times.

NOV. 6 (Tue) 9AM-1PM

NOV. 6 (Tue) 5PM-8PM

NOV. 10th (Sat) 9AM-1PM

Pt Pleasant:

St. Peter Church (school cafeteria)
6 Forman Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach,  NJ 08742

6 days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.)

Sister Jeanne Morgan, 732-892-0049

  • non-perishable foods,
  • baby items,
  • personal care items,
  • flashlights,
  • bottled water,
  • blankets,
  • aluminum foil and foil food trays,
  • paper products,
  • manual can openers,
  • cleaning products.
  • NO clothing

Harvey’s Closet Thrift Shop
basement of Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church, 1120 Arnold Avenue,
Point Pleasant
10 am to 4 pm TODAY (Saturday 11/3).
Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy who needs clothing, as well as any Shelter volunteers who need clothing for their shelters, are welcome to come and receive clothing free of charge.
Donations of clean, gently used clothing with no stains or holes are also welcome to be dropped off.

Red Bank:

Project Rebuild and Recover
c/o Sounds To Go
21 E. Front Street in Red Bank

  • Shampoo/Soap/Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Sanitizer/Deodorant/Lotion/Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers/Towels/Clothing/Blankets/Pillows
  • Games/Toys, etc
  • children’s clothing,
  • toiletries,
  • cleaning supplies,
  • non perishable items

*We need voluneeters to help sort the donations from 9-6pm on Sunday and everyday 9am-9pm!*”


287 Cheesequake Rd
Bldg K & L
Parlin, 08859

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday
Monday thru Friday:
10am–2pm & 4pm–8pm
Saturday and Sunday:
9am – 5pm

cat food baby formula
cat litter baby food
grape jelly diapers
peanut butter non-dairy creamers
…parmalat milk cleaning products
chef boy r dee products clorox wipes
dish detergent instant coffee
laundry detergent


Burlington County –
Hampton Lakes Fire Company in Southampton, NJ

(74 Holly Boulevard, Southampton, NJ).
They are collecting anything and everything (new or gently used) at this location

Toms River:

St. Luke Church
1674 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

7 days, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Father Robert Grodnicki, 732-286-2222

  • non-perishable foods,
  • baby items,
  • personal care items,
  • flashlights,
  • bottled water,
  • blankets,
  • aluminum foil and foil food trays,
  • paper products,
  • manual can openers,
  • cleaning products.
  • NO clothing

The Lavallette school is being relocated. They have no supplies and need them by Nov. 12th

Requesting gift cards:

  • Staples
  • costco
  • target
  • best buy
  • Visa
  • Walmart
  • Kmart
  • checks payable to Lavalette school

St Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
c/o Lavalette school
2200 Church Rd
Toms River NJ

Toms River Intermediate South
1675 Pinewald Road Beachwood, NJ 08722

  • individual drinks,
  • water
  • non perishables
  • soap
  • pet supplies (mostly dogs, a few cats)
  • shoes and slippers,
  • blankets and pillows,
  • baby care items,
  • things for the kids to keep busy, etc.
  • volunteers

Toms River Intermediate East No longer taking donations at this time
Hooper Ave. between 10am-2pm tomorrow, Nov. 2nd.

  • pet food & goods,
  • water,
  • non perishables,
  • soap,
  • toiletries (depends, diapers, shower supplies, and feminine products),
  • toys and games,
  • sleeping bags.

TR HS East is no longer taking donations

Pine Belt Arena (Toms River North)

  • pet food & goods,
  • water,
  • non perishables,
  • soap,
  • toiletries (depends, diapers, shower supplies, and feminine products),
  • toys and games,
  • sleeping bags.

more Toms River  locations


TES Donation Center
213 Marine St
Tuckerton, NJ

Use Left rear entrance near cafeteria

8am-12noon Daily

  • UPDATE- need smaller size men’s clothing, size 8-8.5, 9 boots/shoes
  • Gently used, CLEAN clothing -adult, child, baby
  • warm clothing-jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters
  • New underwear and socks
  • blankets, bedding, sheets, towels
  • baby items- lotion, diapers, powder, formula, baby food
  • Food-non perishable, canned, boxed and packaged
  • juice boxes and non refrigerated drinks
  • cleaning supplies-cleaners, disinfectants, mops/buckets, bleach
  • toys and games
  • dishes, utensils, pots, pans, small appliances
  • any type of cell phone chargers

Union Beach:

Holy Family parish and school Shelter
727 highway 36
Union Beach, NJ 07730

Central School Shelter
Broad St
Union Beach

  • wipes,
  • depends,
  • tylenol,
  • immodium,
  • lanterns,
  • flashlights.
  • Not sure of food supply
  • sheets, pillows, blankets,
  • canned and fresh fruit,
  • slippers
  • small containers for bathing

The Union Beach fire company #1
1110 union ave
Union Beach, NJ

  • taking everything but need especially :
  • baby boy cloths,
  • non perishable food,
  • basic living necessities,
  • baby supplies including formula and food,
  • OTC meds,
  • bedding,
  • new under garments for everyone.


Waretown Bucket Brigade
Waretown United Methodist Church

27 Bryant Road Waretown, NJ 08758

(609) 693-3134

5 Gallon Buckets or Pails or Paint Buckets
Scouring pads
Sponges, assorted sizes (at least one fairly hefty for washing mold)

Scrub / Wire brushes
Cleaning towels (reusable, like Easy Wipes®)
50-78 oz. boxes dry laundry detergent
12 oz. bottles of liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®)
25 oz. bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®)
Dust and Surgical masks
Latex gloves (long heavy-duty, like Playtex® dishwashing gloves
Thick Work gloves
Heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon)
Zip Lock Bags (Quart and Gallon sized)
Small Bottles of Bleach
Hand Sanitizer


Rt 22 West

  • Non perishable food


St. Ann Church
Atlantic & Glenwood Aves
10am to 3 pm

  • GLOVES only

Pet Shelters in NJ:

Toms River Animal Shelter:
2201 Whitesville Rd, Toms River NJ. 08755

Stafford Township Animal Rescue:
360 Haywood Rd, Manahawkin N.J.

Ocean County Humane Society: “Popcorn Zoo”
Humane Way at Lacey Rd P.O.Box 43 08731

  • blankets,
  • beds,
  • food,
  • water for the animals that have been rescued.
  • Gift Cards to Petsmart/ Petco or Supplies

New York:

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Key Food – 8
725 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill, NY
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Alfie’s Pizza – 8608 117th St, Richmond Hill, NY.
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Items Requested:
Formula – Baby Food | Bottle Water/Juice
Powdered milk or evaporated milk
Canned meats/fish/fruits/vegetables | Canned soups
Jello and pudding cups | Dry fruit and nuts
Cereal | Crackers | Camping style oven
Pet Food | Coolers for food storage
Disposable plates/ utensils/cups | Manual can opener | Diapers
New/clean used children/woman/men clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, socks, underwear, coats)
New or clean used blankets/quilts
Air mattress / air pump | Sleeping bag or bedroll and pillows
Personal hygiene packages | Hand sanitizer

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79 Responses to Hurricane Sandy Donation Locations – Update 11/9 4 pm

  1. wilson says:

    I have a baby t-shirt line and am ready to donate a couple hundred brand new baby t–shirts and pants. But I don’t have gas enough to get to south jersey. Any suggestions of a drop off location up north that might be able to distribute this baby clothing to those in need?

    • Steph says:

      i don’t know, i am trying to get in contact with places. I will let you know if i find a place. what county are you in?
      that is an awesome idea btw. I will keep you posted.

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Wilson I’m helping Steph out where are you located so I can try to get someone to pick them up from you.

  2. maryann says:

    I’m going to toms river. I can take them

  3. maryann says:

    leaving from Hamilton

  4. Malgorzata Wandycz says:

    Hi I work in Summit NJ. I make the trip everyday down toexit 98GSP. I can pick up ome of the donations and bring them to Union Beach we just need to coordinate where I can pick up of that is good. Et me know to this email address I will be up in Summitn Monday and Tuesda next week. Please let me know ahead of time. Margaret

    • Steph says:

      wow that is awesome. ok. i will work on something…. and get back to you thank you!

    • Amanda says:

      Margaret, I am planning a trip down to the Union Beach/Keyport/Hazlet area tomorrow to drop off supplies and hopefully volunteer some time! I heard they weren’t letting non-residents into Union Beach – do you know if that’s true? Thanks!

  5. Natalya says:

    I am from Pa and have a truckload of clean used/new clothing, jackets, used toys etc and am currently collecting personal items also. I am not able to drive to NJ because I have a lil one. Is there any drop off that is closer? Or someone that can pick up, maybe that will take it to a donation? We really would like to help. These are all items that were collected by our church members. Thanks.

    • Tabitha Ricicki says:

      I’m in Easton area and getting stuff together vid be happ to coordinate a pick up for you.

    • Steph says:

      That is awesome Natalya. I will look into it. What about calling local churches and seeing if they are sending someone out… where are you in Pa? the problem is, we have a shortage of gas in NJ. so it is hard for someone from here to go there. But, please post this info on I will keep in touch

      • Grayce says:

        I am in Central PA and heading to a drop off location Tuesday afternoon – maybe another trip or two later in the week depending on how much I get. Let me know if I can help! 🙂

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Natalya I’m Steph’s cousin Joanne and I’m trying to help her out did you get the help you needed or are you still looking for help with these donations? If you could let us know either way if you got help great, if not I think I may be able to hook you up with some help. Thanks and God bless.

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Natalya, I am finding the Salvation Army is doing pick ups in the Pa. area for Hurricane Sandy their phones are very busy so you just have to keep trying or possible e-mail them. Their # is
      1-800-728-7825 / 1-800-SA-TRUCK / the email is and you can set up a pick up time. good luck and thank you so much for your help.

  6. Michal says:

    I want to donate furniture- I have a dining room set and living room furniture (sectional, coffee table with matching side table, and a media storage console) any idea where I can drop these items off? I’m in NJ.

    • Steph says:

      Good question. I bet people will need them. where are you in NJ Michal? I will figure something out.

      • Joanne says:

        Did you find someone Michal to take the furniture? If not please let us know we should be able to hook you up. I am Steph’s cousin Joanne and I am trying to help her since it is hard to keep up with all that is going on. So just let us know thanks.

        • Denise says:

          I also have furniture in very good condition: tweed sleeper sofa (full), arm chair, some end tables, lamps, and a box style tv that works fine. Lakewood, NJ. Happy to give to whomever.

          • Steph says:

            hey denise I have no idea about big items like that, although I am sure people need them. feel free to post this on and I will share it. you can also call Calvary in lakewood and see if they know of anyone who needs it. Thanks

          • Steph says:

            Denise… my cousin Joanne knows someone who needs it. she has been helping me manage the donations etc. Anyway, if you give me permission, I will email her your email and she can work something out with you. Please let me know if thats ok

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Michal do you still have the furniture? I have people in Brick asking for some. If it’s still available please let us know. Thank you

  7. Jackie Nemes says:

    I bartend at a bar in New Brunswick and many have been coming together to donate for victims of the hurricane. I myself lived and spent most of my life in toms river/seaside and I will be personally driving items down to ocean county. If anyone in middlesex county or New Brunswick/Franklin area has any items (of ANY category) feel free to drop them off at:

    Kelly’s Korner
    75 Morrell Street
    New Brunswick NJ


  8. Michelle says:

    Are we able to mail items? I live in California and would love to help. Already donated to the Red Cross, but I have clothing, food, hygiene products that I would like to send.

    • Steph says:

      YES! I will be posting in just a few minutes on where you can mail items. My pastor told me tonight we can mail them to our church. Our church is going to be helping out Staten Island, which was also wiped out. so anything you mail will go directly there.

  9. Anyone who wants to send/bring children’s clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, & non perishable items…please send/bring them to:

    Project Rebuild and Recover
    c/o Sounds To Go
    …21 E. Front Street
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
    *We need voluneeters to help sort the donations from 9-6pm on Sunday and everyday 9am-9pm!*

    • Steph says:

      thanks i will add this to the list tomorrow…

    • JoAnn Hutchinson says:

      Will you still be accepting donations next weekend? I live in Maryland and won’t be able to come until then. Could you also use adult clothing?

    • Suzan Anderson says:

      I also am wondering if the list of items will still be needed this weekend for I will be traveling down from CT on Friday.

      • Steph says:

        i am assuming by the weekend people won’t need clothes, but i am sure they will still probably need cleaning supplies and diapers etc. consumable items that go away,

    • Monica Maher Junge says:

      I’m from Red Bank, my parents had Sea Land marina on W. Front St past the bridge going into Red Bank until a few yrs. ago. wondering if it survived. I’m now in Florida and will be mailing a check for you to use to help, Can’t really send you what you’re needing so this is the best way I can help. thinking of you all while you’re going through another storm.

  10. JoAnn Hutchinson says:

    I heard about you from a FB friend. We live in Maryland and are anxious to help. I am in the process of getting things together to bring up to NJ. Your FB info is really helpful. Just wanted you to know that YOU are one very special lady. Because of you even non-NJ folks can help. Thanks for everything you are doing. God Bless You! Stay safe.
    JoAnn Parkton, MD

    • Steph says:

      awwww thanks. i needed that! hugs to you.

      • JoAnn Hutchinson says:

        Hi Again Steph,

        I was planning on donating to Tuckerton (due to their extensive list of needed items), but from their website, it appears that this is a fairly well-off area, where folks could buy what they need or have insurance to help in the long run. Is there some place where the folks are not as well off and could use the help more? I’ll drive anywhere. I’m not familiar with NJ at all, so would love your thoughts. I’m collecting clothing, bedding, cleaning supplies, toys, & food.

        • Steph says:

          @joann, my church will be working to help staten island which was wiped out. I am not sure when we will start collecting donations, but I bet we will start soon. My pastor has to call another paster in staten island to work out the details. I am sure we will take your stuff, and I am sure the people of staten island will need it.

          many many people have lost everything.

          Also, I believe, calvary church in lakewood is doing a huge effort for the jersey shore areas… and they are open to donations now…. i think i added it to the top of my post… my mom was there all day yesterday helping.

          • michelle says:

            We r from Berks County Pa and have bags of good clothing and warm blankets and coats. Just need the closest location to get them to. Would like them to go to SI or hardest hit areas.
            Any suggestions we can bring them by car

          • Steph says:

            ok, so i think my church in somerset will be collecting soon…. we will be helping staten island…

          • Joanne says:

            @ JoAnn check out Sara Saffran FB page she has started a blog to help Staten Island and is a friend of one of our family members. So message her and she may arrange for what every you need to get the things there.

          • Joanne says:

            @ Michelle also check out Sara Saffron’s FB page it is set up for Staten Island relief

          • Joanne says:

            Hi JoAnn I am helping Steph out since this is starting to become too much for one person I am her cousin Joanne. I will be making calls in the morning of the 6th of Nov to see who is most in need so I can get back to you on the 6th with better info for you as soon as I find out. Thanks so much for wanting to help I like you don’t live in Jersey but I did grow up on the shore where Steph did and it is so hard being far away and not being able to help that is why I started helping her at least I feel useful I want them to all fell safe as soon as possible. So check this around noon to one. Thanks so much for helping my home get better.

        • Kel says:

          I have to respond to the tuckerton comment. I have to disagree with what you heard. Almost all towns have a more affluent area right on the water but many of those hard hit were blocks in. I think if you were to see this area you would see for yourself. I wish you would reconsider

          • Joanne says:

            @ Kel, We have a place in Tuckerton that does need stuff I will double check with them in the morning and see what they still need and see if she can still bring the things to Tuckerton. Since that was her first choice anyway. Besides insurance doesn’t come through that fast and if electrcity is out ATMs don’t work either.

    • Joanne says:

      To JoAnn Hutchinson,
      Tuckerton does have many people that are middle class and are very much in need of items so if that is where you had planned to go I think that would still be a good idea. And we did hear from someone there and said the people inland from the shore line were hit hard.
      Here is the info: Tuckerton:
      TES Donation Center 213 Marine St Tuckerton, NJ 609-296-7434
      Use Left rear entrance near cafeteria 8am-12noon Daily
      UPDATE- need smaller size men’s clothing, size 8-8.5, 9 boots/shoes
      Gently used, CLEAN clothing -adult, child, baby
      warm clothing-jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters
      New underwear and socks
      blankets, bedding, sheets, towels
      baby items- lotion, diapers, powder, formula, baby food
      Food-non perishable, canned, boxed and packaged
      juice boxes and non refrigerated drinks
      cleaning supplies-cleaners, disinfectants, mops/buckets, bleach
      toys and games
      dishes, utensils, pots, pans, small appliances
      any type of cell phone chargers
      Thank you so much JoAnn I think they can really use the help and Bless you for helping during this horrific time, Joanne & Steph

  11. Jessica says:

    I as well live in Budd Lake NJ and am unable to make it to the drop off centers but have about 10 garbage bags full of baby clothing….Anyone know of any close drop offs to me? Please email me

  12. Grace says:

    I’m going to be in Newark for a concert this coming weekend(The 9th) and I’m staying in the area for an extra day. This week I’m going to get my classmates to get supplies together to help out so I can bring it over. I don’t know New Jersey nor the area at all (I’m from the Great Lakes area) so it would be awesome if someone could help me out and let me know what donation centers may be near me! I’m going to bring all that I can. Hope to hear from you soon!

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Grace I am looking for a place for you to drop off the items I will get back to you soon.

      • Joanne says:

        Okay Grace I found a place for you to drop off your donation right in Newark. The YMCA Central Branch located at
        600 Broad Street
        Newark, NJ 07102

        And they are open on the weekends and will be grateful for the donations. bless you for the help and enjoy your concert.

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  14. Wendy says:

    Prior NJ kids and hurricane survivors from FL. We have boxes of gently used little girls clothes sizes 4-6, shoes, toys, books plus adult clothing and shoes- All clean, excellent condition. Where can we send? We can get it to the mail this weekend or if you know of any other transport from South Florida to NJ. Thanks!

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Wendy I am getting you that address they are looking for little girls clothes for a 2yrs old and a 5yr old so they should be great. They see the same sizes for boys if you know anyone that has boy clothes to donate if not that is ok i’m just putting it out there. Soon as I get the address I will post it for you or if you send me your email I can email it to you also. Thank you so much for helping.

  15. JACK says:

    I’m ready to donate few cases (5000/cs) face masks. We are in E.Brunswick. Is there a local donation center here?

  16. Erin says:

    @ Steph and Joanne, thanks for all of the hard work you are putting in to help. Many people will benefit from what you are doing.

    I live in Neptune, NJ and volunteered at The Neptune Township distribution center located at 1934 Heck Ave, Neptune, NJ. The are still looking for water, toiletries, baby goods, non -perishable food items. They do not need clothes at this time. So I (and other locals) have clothes, blankets and jackets to donate, but since our local distribution center didnt need them, I started searching to find other locations, I came to find your very helpful site. I wanted to let you know that I found in my searches, there is another Distribution center in Belmar (they do not need any clothes either) which was hit pretty badly, info on the center – However they said that the Circle Factory Outet is still collecting clothes, jackets and blankets (as well as all other necessary items, water, canned food toiletries) 1407 Atlantic Avenue Manasquan, NJ 08736
    (732) 223-2300
    Hope this info helps. As I get updates, I will let you know.
    Thanks again.

  17. Monica Maher Junge says:

    I came upon this site via FB and live in Florida now but am from Red Bank and was glad to see that there is a place in Red Bank that I can send a donation to directly rather than through Red Cross.

    • Steph says:

      yay. glad we helped!
      also, I hope you stick around, cause we help you find lots of other great deals or ways to help others.
      Thanks for checking in!

  18. Joanne says:

    Hi Jack I have a few places that may work for you they are:

    1: Zarephath Christian Church, 2 Chapel Dr., Zarephath, NJ 08890 / contact Peggy @ 732-356-2502
    And they will be making a trip to Staten Island soon so they can bring them and give them to others that
    may need them. They are approx. 17 miles from you.

    2: Barker Bus Co., 81 Chimney Rock Rd #2, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 / 732-580-6475 contact Peggy
    They are approx 21 miles from you and need masks also.

    I hope this helps if not let us know and we will try to find something closer but these are the closest we have right now. Thank you so much for all your generosity you are a true blessing to the people of NJ. Also you can post it on for updates on who needs what and where and tell them what you have someone may come and get some from you to distribute. Thank you and God Bless.

  19. Annette says:

    Are there any donation sites accepting volunteers to sort through whatever items come in? I’m in Glassboro NJ – about an hour from Atlantic City/Ocean City and 1 hour 30 min from Lakewood
    I would travel just to help out thank you

    • Steph says:

      call grace and peace in toms river (info in post) or call 609 927 2950 (samaritan’s purse) they might be able to find you a local spot! thanks for your willingness to help!

  20. CAS says:

    We’re a family of 4 in Bayville and lost electric for 6 days. By the time my husband located a generator to buy for our home, our food had already spoiled. Between the un-budgeted $1,500 to buy the generator, and the $300+ in gas to run it, we’re kind of broke. Does anybody know where we can get some food in the Bayville area? We have power back now so we don’t need anybody to cook it for us, we just need to get a few things that we can cook at home ourselves.

    One other thing we could use is a chainsaw chain/blade (not sure what they’re called). My hubby broke his cutting down the large tree that fell in our front yard. He didn’t finish cutting down the tree yet because he has to get another chain.

    We always donate to the needy so it feels strange being on the asking end this time. I guess now is not the time to let pride get in the way even though it’s difficult not to.

    I really appreciate any help you can give. Thank you and stay safe everyone.

    • Steph says:

      i am not 100% sure about bayville, but check with grace and peace in toms river. info in post. also, you can check with lakewood calvary lighthouse church. if you call them, ask for barb or joan. tell them you are a generous savings reader and stephani told you to call, (I am Joan’s daughter).
      I am so very sorry for all that you have gone through. also, please like I am going to post your needs on there too. so keep an eye on it for responses. ok? I am saying an extra prayer for you today!

      • CAS says:

        Thank you so very much for your help. My husband works in Lakewood and I asked him to go there on his way home from work today. This really means a lot to us, and so do your prayers.

        God Bless you all for being so helpful.

        • Steph says:

          Thanks. you are very welcome! Please tell me if they were able to help you! I hope he mentions my name and asked for Joan to help. although, depending on what time he gets out of work…she might not be there anymore. stay in touch and keep me posted.

          • CAS says:

            My husband went yesterday and told them that Stephani sent him. I’m not sure if it was your mother that helped him. They were very generous and gave us quite a few helpful items in addition to food.

            What you’re doing to help people is awesome. Keep up the good work. Thanks again and God Bless.

          • Steph says:

            Yes, my mom and others helped him. She was kind of confused because I forgot to call her and tell her I sent someone. but I knew that she would take care of whoever I sent her regardless if I talked to her or not. I am glad they were able to help you. I told her about your situation. I am glad your husband was able to stop by. keep in touch and let me know if you need future help.

  21. CAS says:

    PS – We are in Bayville, NJ (not NY).

  22. Gina says:

    I have an SUV filled with clothing, toiletries, non perishable foods, and even a microwave. I am in Philadelphia. Any idea where I can drop this stuff off? I am willing to travel. Thank you for your help.

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