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Why Donating Items Matters

Many of us are fortunate and have a great deal of tangible resources in our lives, but there are lots of people who are in need.  A sturdy stroller to a mom fleeing domestic abuse, a warm coat for an adult or child, diapers for needy families, ingredients for a home-cooked meal – these are just some of the many, many ways to “donate stuff.”

Please consider donating to people in need.  We take most items, possibly even furniture.  For more information, please contact Amy Lynn.


Ongoing Collections

While we focus on specific collections throughout the year, you don't need a specific drive to donate.  There is always a need, and we are always collecting the following items:

  • NON-PERISHABLE FOOD
    Most wanted items are breakfast cereal, canned tuna, spaghetti sauce, regular pasta (not whole wheat or chickpea), white rice (not brown), canned soups and veggies, nuts, and dried fruit.
  • TOILETRIES AND COSMETIC BAGS
    Travel and full-sized toiletries and cosmetic bags to pack them in.
  • REUSABLE TOTE BAGS
    Needed by clients of food pantries to carry food.
  • JEWELRY
    Women's shelters receive a lot of clothing donations but few pieces of jewelry.
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES
    Crayons, markers, notebooks, backpacks (new or gently-used), glue sticks, tape, watercolors, pens, pencils.
  • Gently-used seasonal clothing
  • Accessories (shoes, hand bags, etc.)
  • Diapers
  • Winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves
  • Supermarket gift cards (ShopRite and Stop & Shop)
    Contact Barnert Temple Sisterhood to order.
  • Monetary donations can always be made to Barnert Temple's Social Action Fund.  Click here, and select Social Action Fund from the dropdown list.

Donations can be brought to:
Barnert Temple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes
850 Circle Avenue, Franklin Lakes
30 Gloria Drive, Allendale

Questions about donations can be directed to socialjustice@barnerttemple.org or amylynn@barnerttemple.org.

Got Stuff?

Local shelters have very limited space for storage and can only take seasonal items.  However, if you have multiple bags to donate, please try these convenient pick-up services below.  You can schdule an appointment online, and they will come to your house to pick up your donation.  You just need to leave the bags in front of your home.

Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784