Cranford NJ News November 28, 2022

Giving Tuesday in the Cranford NJ Area

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that was created in 2012.  Occurring on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday serves to inspire acts of generosity, directly following three major Holiday shopping days (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday).   Participants in the movement are encouraged to share their acts of generosity and kindness to inspire others to do the same.   In the Cranford NJ area, there are many different ways to give back on Giving Tuesday.  Consider donating to one of the below causes or finding something else that is close to your heart.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center Giving Tuesday

St. Huberts

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.  More than just an animal shelter, they have a pet animal rescue and relocation program that is one of the best in the nation.  They also offer pet training.  For Giving Tuesday, St. Hubert’s is matching all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000.  Donations will be used to fund their vital, community-based programs.  Learn more or donate here.

CASA of Union County Holiday Drive

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County advocates for abused, neglected and abandoned children placed in foster homes or residential facilities.  They recruit, train and supervise volunteers who ensure children’s best interests remain the priority.  They have an annual holiday drive to ensure that every child receives a gift over the holidays.  You can donate by buying a gift from their Amazon wish list or donating $50 to CASA,  who will buy the gift for you.

FLAG for Cranford Ornament Fundraiser

FLAG ornament

The Front Line Appreciate Group (FLAG) for Cranford was created in March of 2020, during the height of the pandemic.  They have since applied to become a 501c3 charitable organization and continue to support the Cranford community.   This Holiday season, they are selling ornaments featuring Droescher’s Mill and Riverside Inn (The “Dive”).  Ornaments are $15 each with proceeeds going to the Orr Family.  The Orr Family is a local Cranford family dealing with numerous health issues over the past year.  These ornaments are a great way to showcase iconic Cranford landmarks on your Christmas tree while also supporting a local family! Learn more about the fundraiser here.  

A&W Chiropractic Annual Pajama & Book Drive

AW PJ Books

Donations from last year’s Pajama & Book Drive at A&W Chiroporactic

Every holiday season, A&W Chiropractic Center collects new pajamas and books to be distributed to children in the Union County foster care system.  This fundraiser grows every year and they are hoping to break records again this year. They are collecting NEW pajamas (size newborn-teen) and NEW children’s books.  Donations can be dropped off at their office on 126 South Ave in Cranford.  They are also accepting donations via Venmo to @wendy-menneg who will buy in bulk.  They are collecting donations through January 7th.

Whether you choose to donate to one of the above organizations or give back in some other way, Giving Tuesday is all about celebrating acts of generosity.  Even if you don’t have a lot of money to give, volunteering and simple acts of kindness go a long way.   Share how you are participating on social media to inspire others to do the same! #GivingTuesday