La Casa de Don Pedro’s annual #GivingTuesday Holiday fundraiser has returned to Newark! Donations welcome until December 31st!

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™ Holiday Fundraiser.

#GivingTuesday marks the start of the giving season, when we spread holiday cheer to the people we serve by collecting monetary donations to strengthen our programs as well as food and toys to distribute to those who need it most in our community.

The act of giving is refreshing and empowering. Your gift won’t only impact the families we work with whose livelihoods continue to be uncertain due to today’s difficult times, but making a gift can help, you, too. Giving to others can be the best medicine to uplift our own spirits while we continue to wade out the aftermath of the pandemic.

With your tax-deductible contribution, you can help La Casa de Don Pedro strengthen our programs and help build resiliency in the lives of children and families in our Greater Newark community. With your donation, you’ll help La Casa equip our community with tools and resources so they’re prepared to handle any challenge that comes their way! With your donation you’ll help ensure that we can provide our children and families with holiday gifts and nourishing food this holiday season!

Drop off non-perishable food items such as canned/boxed goods, pasta, and rice at our 75 Park Ave. location in Newark from now until December 14th, 2021.

Newark Drop Off Locations & Hours:
La Casa de Don Pedro Administrative Office
75 Park Ave., Newark, NJ 07104
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Now through December 14th, 2021

Frozen meats and other packaged perishable goods such as pies, cakes, and baked goods can be dropped off at:
La Casa de Don Pedro Early Childhood Center
202 First St., Newark, NJ 07107
Thursday, December 16th from 7am-11am

You can now donate holiday gifts to La Casa’s children from the comfort of your own home by shopping from our Amazon Wish List! Choose as many items as you want from the list below and they’ll be delivered to La Casa’s doorstep. All Amazon orders must arrive at La Casa by Friday, December 10th.

Or purchase and deliver your gift in-person by Friday, December 10th. Gifts must be new and unwrapped for youth ages 5-20 and valued from $15-$25.

Toy Drop Off Location & Hours:
La Casa de Don Pedro Administrative Office
75 Park Ave., Newark, NJ 07104
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Now through December 10th, 2021

Please note: If you purchase a gift from our Giving Tuesday Amazon Wish List, we’d love to send you a Thank You letter to show our gratitude, which you can also use to write your 100% tax-deductible contributions off on your taxes. Please e-mail us at using ‘Giving Tuesday 2021 Donation’ in the subject line and include your name, mailing address, as well as the invoice or order confirmation.

Friendly Reminder: If you’d like to further support La Casa when you shop on Amazon, be sure to use Amazon Smile today! Follow instructions below and a small portion of your order’s proceeds will benefit La Casa every time you make an eligible purchase. Thank you.

How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for
  3. Search for and select ‘La Casa de Don Pedro’ as your charity
  4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at to generate donations for your chosen charity.
    Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at

How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
  2. Navigate to the main menu (=)
  3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
  4. Search for and select ‘La Casa de Don Pedro’ as your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app
  5. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.
    Note: The tablet app is not yet supported. Please visit to learn more.

Make a financial contribution to help sustain La Casa’s programs and services by visiting Your 100% tax-deductible donation will help support our ongoing efforts to provide quality childcare and address food and housing insecurity, among other vital services, for the Greater Newark community.

See how our donors came together last year to give joy, spread love, and inspire hope!

(As of 11/29/2021)

Giving Tuesday Underwriter:

Financial Supporters:

Arcelio Aponte
Veronica Berruz
Margaret Cammarieri
Jonathan Edralin
Karen Eppstein
Dawn Gammon
Steven Gomez
Bruce Greenwald
Horizon NJ Health
David Kott
Lanny Kurzweil
Bill MacMillen

Jack Michaelian
Ken Myers
Prezeau Family, In Honor of Louis E. Prezeau, Sr.
Noralys Rebimbas
Rita Robles
Richard Roper
Ivette Rosario
Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP.
Carol Tomensky
Justin Wade
Grizel Ubarry

Gift Donors:

Bank Of America HOLA New Jersey & ALPFA New Jersey
Covanta LatinX ERG
Essex County Sheriff’s Office
Friends & Family of Annie Basile
Friends & Family of Jossue Bonilla

Friends & Family of Julie Martinez
La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Pastor Jeannie Settembre
Seton Hall University Dove Program
Thornton Agency

Food Donors:

Friends & Family of Annie Basile
Table to Table
Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc.