Charities & Organizations

Description of Organization 

Contact Phone Number

Website/Email Address
Hackensack Meridian Health - Haven Hospice One of the longest running hospice programs in New Jersey. Volunteers needed to provide friendly visits to hospice patients. 732-321-7769 Haven Hospice

Email Elaine Carlsen

Alliance Center for Indenpendence The Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) recognizes disability as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity. ACI is a 501(c)(3) community-based, grassroots organization that supports and promotes independent living for people with disabilities in Middlesex, Union, and Somerset counties in New Jersey. 732-738-4388
Amandla Crossing Transitional housing program for homeless single parent families on public assistance; addresses social, economic, and academic needs of the families; adult basic education aimed at helping clients obtain their GED. On-site childcare and afterschool care is proveded so clients are able to participate in the program   732-729-7770        
American Children's
Cancer Association
they are a NJ-based charity that continually reuse & recycle old vehicles (in the form of scrap metal). They offer to the Township of Edison residents wishing to donate (or recycle) their vehicle includes a $200 VISA card (for their accepted vehicle), two vacation hotel stay vouchers, the highest allowable tax credit, and free towing (all of which provide a strong incentive to remove unsightly vehicles from Township of Edison properties, as well as improve the overall environment) Joe Way-1-888-350-0400 or 1-800-Give2Kids
American-Irish Association of Central Jersey  provides community service and scholarships and attracting new members.  Presient, Joan McNichol-732744-4153
VP, John Blaney-(908)255-8393 
Barbara E Cheung Memorial Hospice Hospice Services Available 24-7, certified home ain, nutritional services Frank Damiani
Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Helps families, women and children in local communities. Praful Raja
732-572-1234 X1001 
Boy Scouts Troop 110 Serves boys ages 11 to 17. Boys learn skills for success.  They learn leadership and responsibliity skills to obtain rank advancement. They Volunteer in the community on clean ups, events and parades. They also go on camping trips, scouting outings and other fun activities. Tom  McCann

Buddy Ball Inc. Provides sports & recreational programs for special needs children Ellis Motin
Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex Co. Offers an array of services including assistive technology for a child who can neither walk nor speak and intervention program for fragile infants Venus Majeski 
Cars to Cure Breast Cancer Accepts donated vehicles & either recycles or auctions them off. Earned proceeds from the sale of the vehicle benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. All donations help to fund breast cancer research so that we can one day see a cure for breast cancer. Donations Dept.
Clara Barton First Aid Squad Volunteer EMTs and first aiders provide emergency medical services in supoort of the Township's contracted EMS provider Mike Ussak
Congregation Beth-El Has men's, woman's & youth groups Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg
Congregation of Neve Shalom Social outreach component includes kosher food drive, blood drive & a mother's day project for women in need. Jayne Sklon
732-548-2238 X12
Scouts Pack 12
(Boy Scouts of America)                                

Serves boys entering grades K-5. It was founded in 1941 in Edison and is chartered by the St. Matthew’s Fathers’ Club.
Pack 12 focuses on fun activities that build character, improve physical fitness, teach practical skills, and develop a spirit of community service. 

Shawn O’Connell

Domestic Violence Response Team Helps victims as well as their families involved in domestic violnce; takes men and women volunteers and provides 40 hours of training  Barbara A. Turanicza
Edison Community Response Team-Edison Cert  Citizens donate about two hours per monthto help the community in times of disaster or emergencies  volunteers from all walks of life will obtain specialized training to assistth ePolice Dept., Fire Dept., Emergency Medical Services & other First Responders during times of crisis.  Capt. Andy Toth
Edison First Aid & Rescue Squad NO. 1 Volunteer EMTs and first aiders provide emergency medical services in supoort of the Township's contracted EMS provider

Mark Wang
Edison First Aid Squad No. 2 Volunteer EMTs and first aiders provide emergency medical services in supoort of the Township's contracted EMS provider Vamsi Revuru
Edison Greenways Group Inc. Helps find ways to alleviate traffic, passage was for bicycles  Robert Takash
Edison Job Corps  Mission is to provide disadvantaged young adults with opportunity to be responsible and productive members of today's workforce through a rigorous educational and training program  732985-5170
August 2019 Flier
Edison Memorial Tower Organization works to preserve and rehabilitate the Edison Memorial Tower while continuing to educate public about Thomas Edison  732-549-3299 
Edison Moose Lodge, 1978  Helps needy children, seniors, and community, part of Edison workshop 

Donald Mason


Edison Police Auxilliary  Volunteer officers assist and augment Edison's paid police force 

Chief Kashyab Saraiya
Edison Senior Outreach Service   Designed to build a strong and ongoing relationship with men and women aged 60 and older living in Edison the goal is to identify and offer assistance and support services to family members, caregivers and older adults with a special emphasis on the chronically ill and homebound 

Judy Gillingham
Edison Shamrocks  Football & Cheerleading 

Jeff Ricigliano
Joshua Hale

Edison Sheltered Workshop  provides vocational rehabilitation services including occupaional training and remunerative employment for adults with devevlopmental disabilities 

Veronica Velez
Edison United Soccer Association  Provides soccer opportunities from 2 1/2 years old and up for Recreational, Inter-County & Travel Soccer training   Angie M. Tarighi
Edison Volunteer Fire. Dept.  Volunteer firefighters augment and support township's paid firefighters 

Walt Boychick

Elks BPOE Lodge 2487 Raises money to help disabled children and young adults; monthly bingo with the veterans; breakfasts and parties for the veterans, scholarships for high school students; and a peer leadership drug awareness program.   732-985-2487 
Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Hidden Heroes As part of Hiden Heroes Campaign, which brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges they face, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation established the Hidden Heroes Cities initiative, inviting cities across the nation to identify and raise awareness and support for their local military caregivers. Edison was one of the first 100 cities to join this initiative.

Austin Courtney
Fords Clara Barton Baseball League  Boys & Girls Baseball ages 5-16 

Scott Schnee
Friends of the Library Promotes use of libraries, sponsors programs, and raises money for the library

Graham Gudgin

Imani Park Transitional Housing  Facility that provides housing and support services specifically geared towards the needs of homeless individuals and families where on emember is living with HIV/AIDS 

Phillip Webb
Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex Co. Offers wide array of services for family, children, elder adults, disabled, immigrants and refugees.  Also offers career, vocational, business consultation and training services 732-777-1940 
Kids Need Support 2 A charity for children offering health education. wellness resources, recreational activies, mentoring, after-school tutoring, Get Fit programs, Healing Grardens, and community service programs.  Services are offered to all children with low income households, special needs children and youth.

Lainie's Angels Creates family support groups in institutions that treat children with cancer and blood disorders; also dedicated to speaking out publicly on behalf of families of children with cancer and blood disorders. 

Kaplan S. Jones
Lifeline Mentoring Group  Helps children with problems at home and in school. 

George Bowen
Making it Possible to End Homelessness Works with family and community to provide housing opportunities.  732-729-7770 X101 
Metuchen-Edison Historical Society  Sponsors programs on local history and maintains an archive on Metuchen and Edison history  Nancy Zerbe
Middlesex County Food Bank They have a summer Food Service Program which ensures that low-inclome children continue to recieve nutrituous meals when shcool is not in session,  This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to cvhildren 18 yeras and under at apporved SFSP sites.

Summer Food Service Program-609-292-4498
Jennifer Apostol
MCIA Project Manager

MOMS club of Edison Moms (and their children) meet during the day at local parks, indoor play areas, malls, businesses geared toward children, and at each others' home. They meet each month at The Hertiage at Clara Barton to conduct club business.
New Jersey Veteran Memorial Home  Nursing home for military veterans,m and their spouses. Visits are great and the need is for chaperoneson day trips 

Ed Weisanhorn

Ohr Torah Congregation An orthodox synagogue serving the Edison and Higland Park communities in Cenral New Jersey  732-777-6843 
Ozanam Family Shelter Provides emergency shelter services to homeless families and single woman

Maria Hemerick
Raritan Valley Regional Emergency Medical Services Umbrella organization coordinating the EMS operation for the 3 volunteer first aid squads in Edison.

Mike Ussak
Roosevelt Care Center  Long Term Care, subacute care, Medicare & Medicaid accepted

Frank Daminai

Spectrum for Living Offers an array of services including barrier free residences, social activities and day work shops for adult living with developmental disabilities.

Kerry McConway
St. Francis Cathedral Social Concerns OUtreach-to assist the needy in parish and community, food pantry.

Rosemarie Gazaleh
St. Helena Roman Catholic Church Various service work in the parish. 


St. James Episcopal Church Has soup kitchen & food pantry . 

Jackie Godesky
St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church Various service work in parish. Kelly Luckenbach
United Way of Central Jersey Raises money and funds programs for senior citizens, and disabled children.  732-247-3727

Wheels for Wishes A car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish New Jersey.  They are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUV, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child

Donations Dept.
YMCA Volunteer driven organizations serves more than 37,000 people with various programs, such as child car, enrichment programs, fitness classes and more