Current Events

Fundraising for our first refugee family in early 2023

Pen Pal Guide

Volunteer Interest Form Pen Pals

Past Events  

Donation of over 50 backpacks, school supplies and money for chrome books to GERA for immigrant children in inner cities in Northern NJ

Initiation of Pen Pal Program with Immigrants in Detention through First Friends in the Summer of 2020

Donation of stationary and writing materials to First Friends for Immigrants in Detention in July 2020

Donation of clothing to shelter for survivors of Human Trafficking in July 2020 

Human Trafficking Presentation:   Sunday, October 13th  at the Wayne Y from 2:30 to 4:00p

NJIC October 13 presentation flyer

First Friends Presentation:  Nov 3 from 2:30-4p at the Wayne Y

NJIC November 3 presentation flyer


Root Causes of Immigration, Sept 2019

ESL one-on-one (volunteers needed)

Thatcher’s Dine and Donate: Monday, Nov 12 – Thursday, Nov. 15

Thatcher 3 Location-dine and donate Nov                                                                                                                                                                                                 NJIC  First Annual Dinner Sept. 27, 2018                                                                                                                                                             

Picnic – Sunday August 26, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. at the YMCA, Wayne, NJ

Thursday July 12 – Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – BOTH LOCATIONS:   1600 Route 23 North Wayne, NJ 07470  and  852 State Rt 3. Clifton, NJ 07012

Thursday August 16 – California Pizza Kitchen:  1400 Willowbrook  Mall,  Wayne New Jersey

Summer 2018 GERA’s NJ Rebuild Tutoring

Volunteers assisting with 1-on-1 tutoring of ESL graduates.

IFTAR Dinner June 4    

Members of NJIC showed support for the fundraising dinner sponsored by GERA on June 4th. IFTAR is the ceremonial evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast. A goal of the event was to unite interfaith communities’ efforts to help refugees attain self-sufficiency.

Monday, 5/7/2018 – Thursday,  5/10/2018:  Thatchers Dine & Donate May 7, 2018

January-May 2018

Adult ESL Training  and  Homework Assistance for Children  –  Location: Wayne YMCA, NJ

ESL Schedule

Saturdays and Sundays 4-6 p.m.

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.

National Volunteer Week 4/15-4/21

Volunteer Poem 2018

ESL Volunteers

ESL- NJ Rebuild 

News Release

NBC News

Created with Nokia Smart Cam

Syrian Mother’s Day

Heart of a Mother

March 24th (for March 21)

March 2018 Gift Card Drive

February 2018 Clothing Drive and ESL Flea Market

February 2018  Christ Church Episcopal Birthday Party

Christ Church Epicopal B-day party

Sept- December 2017

November Gift Card Drive 2017

 Adult ESL Training  and  Homework Assistance for Children  –   Wayne YMCA, NJ

Graduation from ESL December 2017

November 2017:

Hats, Scarves, Gloves and  Toy Drive, Wayne, NJ

September 2017:

Movie Screening: “Cries from Syria”  YMCA, Wayne, NJ

August 2017:

Picnic and Backpack Drive, Garret Mountain, Woodland Park, NJ

May 2017: Meet and Greet, YMCA, Wayne, NJ