Since 1998 NJ SHARES has helped thousands of low and moderate-income households avoid the tragedies associated with not having life-sustaining utility services. NJ SHARES ensures an energy safety net for our hard-working New Jersey neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet.
Allow us to share a beneficiary story with you:
“NJ SHARES came at a time when I was desperate for help. I am a single mother raising two boys. My oldest is serving in the Army Reserve and my youngest is in the seventh grade. I work as a hospice nurse and take care of terminally ill patients at the local hospital.”
“The latest rent increase on my two-bedroom apartment broke my budget. I tried to balance my bills but I couldn’t keep up. My electricity was turned off for nine days. My son didn’t like the situation. Trying to keep humor at home, we pretended we were camping. All the while, I prayed for help because I didn’t know what we were going to do.”
“NJ SHARES provides hope for people like me, a single parent who works hard yet finds themselves in a time of need. NJ SHARES was the answer to my prayers.”
Energy assistance is a critical need for families. If people can’t pay their bills they are likely to make bad choices such as lighting their homes with candles and heating their homes with unsafe devices. NJ SHARES helps families avoid those tragedies.
As New Jerseyans, we have been faced with incredible weather events and temperatures in the recent past that have impacted our communities. November had reintroduced us to the polar vortex, and we felt our temperatures sink into nearly record breaking lows. In preparation for another brutally cold winter, NJ SHARES has instituted a new emergency program to help households whose utility service is disconnected and meets the income qualifications for our program.
So many people need our assistance; we rely on you for support. Our programs are made possible by the generous support of our donors — making our program a “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” solution. Together we can make a difference. NJ SHARES is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Please give today. Making a contribution is easy via NJ SHARES’ website, text message, or mail. To donate, visit www.njshares.org, text NJ SHARES to 50155 for the secure mobile giving form; or mail a check payable to NJ SHARES to 1901 North Olden Avenue Extension, Suite 1A, Ewing, NJ 08618.
For more information, including testimonials from families who have received assistance and interviews about NJ SHARES’ work, and to see how your donation can help a neighbor, visit www.njshares.org.
We are grateful for your generous support!