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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, possible even furniture.  For more information, please contact Amy Lynn.

NOTE:  All donations will go to CUMAC and the Center for Hope and Safety
Question regarding donations should be directed to Marni Neuburger.


Canned meat and fish
Canned fruits and vegetables
Pasta, white and brown rice
Dried beans
Cold cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix
Peanut butter/nut butters
Supermarket gift cards in $25 increments (Can be purchased through Sisterhood)
Please be sure all food donations are within their expiration dates and no glass please.




New or gently-used coats (with hangers if possible)


Ongoing Donation Efforts

CUMAC Paterson Logo

Packing, Organizing and Helping Where Needed
 Barnert Contact: Brett Lowy

CUMAC, located in Paterson, NJ, has been fighting to feed people and change lives for over 30 years.  It works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson, Passaic County, and northern New Jersey.  With the help of supporters and community partners, CUMAC operates an array of programs that serve as a social safety net within the community of Paterson and beyond.

Join Barnert's Social Action Squad and volunteer with us!  We have fun while packing groceries, organizing items at the Thrift Shop and helping out where needed.  There's no long-term commitment.  Just let us know when you are coming by contacting our CUMAC chair.

Check the Barnert calendar and Social Action emails for the most current information.


Barnert Contact: Marni Neuburger

Each year, approximately, 600 – 800 of NJ’s foster youth population ages out of state protective care. Many of these young men and women are not reunited with their families or placed into a permanent home. They lack the childhood experiences and opportunities that teach the skills and impart the confidence and self-esteem needed to become independent, self-sufficient adults. 

Roots and Wings provides young adults who age out of New Jersey’s foster care system with safe housing, case management, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency.

Click here to make a donation >> 
(Please type "Barnert" in the notes section when making your online donation.)

 St Paul's Community Development Corporation Logo

Preparing, Delivering and Serving Meals
Barnert Contact:  Judy Halle

Every month, we cook and bring hot meals to the St. Paul's Men's Shelter in Paterson, NJ.  The men look forward to our meal.  In fact, they tell us it's one of the few evenings they receive a robust meal with meat!  Volunteers step up to:

  • make meatloaves (at home or with a group in the Barnert kitchen);
  • provide salad, dressing, starch, and dessert;
  • heat the food at Barnert; and
  • drive the food over to the Shelter and serve the food.

Donations of food to support this effort are always appreciated.  Check the Barnert calendar and Social Action emails for the most current information, and contact Judy Halle with any questions.

During this time of COVID-19, please email Judy Halle to learn about restrictions.

If you would like to be on our monthly email list about opportunities to support this effort, email Judy Halle.

Winter Coat Drive Ad

Collecting New and Gently-Used Winter Outerwear

When the colder months come upon us, we want to help provide those in need with a warm coat and winter outerwear.  We work with our partners at CUMAC in Paterson, NJ to make sure these donations make it to those in need in our area.

Donate new or gently-used jackets and coats for all ages.  Outerwear like hats, scarves and gloves are welcome as well.

The three (3) outside Drop-Off locations are:

303 Ferris Place
Ridgewood, NJ

30 Gloria Drive
Allendale, NJ

850 Circle Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Please wear face masks when dropping off your donations.

Food Drive Ad

Food Needed Year Round
Barnert Contact: Amy Lynn

People are hungry year round, and we can help.  Please support our food drives.  Food donations go to the Center for Food Action and CUMAC.  

The three (3) outside Drop-Off locations are:

303 Ferris Place
Ridgewood, NJ

30 Gloria Drive
Allendale, NJ

850 Circle Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Please wear face masks when dropping off your donations.

Center for Hope and Safety Logo

Organizing and Packing Toiletries (Year Round)
Barnert Contact: Amy Lynn

Throughout the year, Barnert Temple collects regular and travel size items (unopened, of course) and cosmetic bags for the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters).  Center for Hope and Safety is dedicated to assisting victims, and their children, of domestic violence by turning fear into safety, helplessness into strength, and isolation into hope.  As many of these women are escaping abusive situations and often leave in haste, toiletries are an essential item as they try to rebuild their lives. 

Currently, there is an outside Drop-Off location at 850 Circle Avenue, Franklin Lakes, NJ.  Please wear face masks when dropping off your donations.

For more information, contact our chair, Amy Lynn.

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