Call for Donations

Grounds For Sculpture is accepting donations for its annual coat drive until Wednesday, December 12. New or gently used coats can be dropped off at the Welcome Center Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a coat to donate and receive free admission to the grounds. For more information, visit

Jordyn’s Cause 4 Paws, Meals on Wheels of Mercer County, Cooper Creative Group, and Stony Brook Gardens are accepting donations for a holiday pet food drive supporting Meals on Wheels participants with pets. Donations can be dropped off at Stony Brook Gardens, Route 31 North at Yard Road, Pennington until Monday, December 24. For more information, contact Ann Laurie Fratticioli at

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office is hosting its annual holiday drive. Donations of new children’s clothing, pet food, blankets, non-perishable food, and other necessities can be brought to 209 South Broad Street, Trenton, or to Mercer County Connection on Route 33 in Hamilton by Tuesday, December 18. For more information, contact Liz Pagano at 609-989-6466.

High School Musical

Paper Mill Playhouse is accepting applications for its annual Rising Star Award for Excellence in Musical Theater presentation. Any New Jersey high school that produces a legally-licensed musical from Jan. 17, 2019 to April 14, 2019 is invited to participate. Submission deadline is Jan. 9, 2019. For more information and application specifics, visit


The Sourland Conservancy relies on volunteers to protect, promote and preserve the Sourland Mountain region. To volunteer, even for a few hours, send an email to

The Meadows Foundation is seeking volunteers to work its events, maintain gardens and trails, lead tours, and more. For more information, visit

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is looking for volunteers to staff the store during openings and events, help provide hospitality during openings and events, and install and uninstall events. For more information, send an email to The museum is located at 299 Parkside Avenue, Trenton. 609-989-3632.

The Hopewell Valley YMCA is always looking for caring, dedicated and motivated community members to help create a positive impact within the Hopewell Valley. For more information, visit

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