This Black Friday please remember ‘NETS MAKE A DIFFERENCE’

By Lori Draz

When you’re out shopping this Black Friday, please pick up an item to to the Journal’s ‘Nets Make A Difference’ campaign to benefit 180 Turning Lives Around. The organization is dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence and all items collected will be used in a ‘holiday boutique” where the victims can ‘shop’ for their essential needs and gifts for family. Violence is not just limited to women. Men, teenagers, and seniors too are also victims. Many are forced to flee at a moment’s notice and have to start re-building their lives from scratch. Any and all items are most welcome.  Here is a list of the most requested items and the drop-off locations in your area. The Journal thanks you in advance for your generosity.

Some of the most needed items include (please be sure all are new and unopened):

  • New clothing (they cannot accept used clothing)
  • children and parent pajamas
  • gift cards to Target, Walmart, Shoprite/foodstores
  • Sports equipment for teens
  • Beauty products and costume jewelry for moms
  • Winter coats for all ages
  • Hats and gloves
  • Toys
  • Diapers, infant and children’s educational toys
  • Education electronic games
  • Twin bedding
  • School and art supplies
  • Toiletries and household paper goods

Drop-off locations include:

The Journal office, 1151 Broad Street, Suite 118 in Shrewsbury

All One Consulting Group, 740 River Road, Suite 213 in Fair Haven

Barnstormers, 102 Avenue of the Two Rivers, Rumson

Danish Café, 2 Bridge Avenue, in the Galleria, Red Bank

Hobby Shop, 1077-C Route 34, Aberdeen

Kick Fitness, 611 River Road, Fair Haven

LA Dance Center of the Arts, 728 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft

Little Silver Library, 484 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver

Middletown Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown

Monmouth County Regional Library Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury

Monmouth University Center of Arts, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch

Red Bank Library, 84 West Front Street, Red Bank

Salon La De Da, 549 Route 35 North, Middletown

Toy Box, 410 Route 34 South, Colts Neck

Texas Road House, 2105 Route 35, Holmdel

Voyagers’ Community School, 215 Broad Street, Eatontown

Additionally, readers can look on the Journal’s website, and on our FB page for additional drop off locations or to organize a drive. You may contact Lori Draz at (732) 735-5441 to learn more.