YOU can make a lasting difference in the lives of some of Newark’s vulnerable children and families this holiday season!

Now is your opportunity to give joy, spread love, and inspire hope, right here in the Greater Newark area, by supporting La Casa de Don Pedro’s #GivingTuesday™ campaign. #GivingTuesday marks the start of the giving season, when we look to spread a little holiday cheer to the people we serve by collecting monetary donations to strengthen our programs and distributing food and toy donations we receive from donors like you!

Help La Casa de Don Pedro raise $20,000 to support our programs, provide more than 500 families with holiday meals, and fulfill the wishes of the 1000+ children and teenagers we educate and support. Our campaign runs from #GivingTuesday, [December 3] until December 31st.

Holiday Toys and Food Drop Off Locations [Newark, New Jersey] – By Friday, December 13th

75 Park Avenue
23 Broadway
39 Broadway
202 First Street
201 First Street
168-174 Roseville Avenue
317 Roseville Avenue
432-437 South 15th Street
282 First Avenue
76 Clinton Avenue
87-89 St. Francis Street
35-45 Elizabeth Avenue

If you would like to donate toys, we are most in need of gifts for infants, toddlers, preschool-age children, and teenagers age 16-20. Need ideas? We are coming up with an Amazon Wish List. Check back on our website soon for the live link!

If you would like to donate food, we are most in need of the main meal attraction – frozen ham, turkeys, chicken, or pork shoulder. Please distribute your frozen meat the day of our food distribution, December 17th at 202 First Street by 9:30am.

Would you prefer to make your donation by check? Then please complete the #GivingTuesday Contribution Form and mail it to La Casa de Don Pedro, Attn: #GivingTuesday. 75 Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104. You can also use the same form to report your food and toy donation when you drop it off at your preferred drop off location.

“I first started coming to La Casa’s after school program two years ago. I like that it’s not like all the other after school programs I’ve been to before. Here we get to do a bunch of activities that I really enjoy such as art activities, going to the gardens when it’s nice outside to do some planting, and getting lots of help with our homework so when we go home, we can just spend time with our families. It’s just a fun place to be instead of just going straight home after school is over.”
-Jamuel, Afterschool Enrichment Program Youth