NJCASA is organizing an Office Supplies Collection Drive to support our Sexual Violence Programs displaced or in need after Hurricane Sandy

The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) represents 22 Sexual Violence Programs (SVPs) from the state's 21 counties and Rutgers University. With the SVPs being located throughout New Jersey, some of our programs were hit harder than others by Hurricane Sandy - and there are a handful of programs that are still in need of some help.

We spoke with our SVP in Ocean County, the Sexual Abuse & Assault Program out of St. Francis Counseling Service, whose office is located on Long Beach Island. After the Hurricane, it was only with the assistance of the National Guard that they could get back into their office to remove essential items and paperwork. Since then, the Ocean County program has relocated to St. Mary’s in Manahawkin and is doing their best to continue serving clients. However, no office means no office supplies and the staff has been continuing to operate by either taking what supplies they have from home or purchasing what they can with their own money.

Therefore, NJCASA is organizing an Office Supplies Collection Drive for those SVPs who have been struggling – and mostly succeeding!- to remain open following the aftermath of the storm. 

We are asking for donations of general office supplies – including printers, printer paper, legal notepads, pre-paid phones and minutes, file folders, or whatever you are able to donate – so we can support the Programs that have done everything they can to continue providing support and services to sexual violence survivors - despite the damages their communities have sustained.

You can drop off donations at NJCASA’s office at 2333 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd, Suite J, Trenton, NJ 08619 between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday. Please feel free to mail us donations or contact Danielle Raines at draines@njcasa.org with further questions.

If you are unable to donate supplies, please consider making a monetary contribution to support Sexual Violence Programs and survivors of sexual violence directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation today.

Our goal is to deliver the collected donations to the SVPs in need before Thanksgiving weekend, so please get your donations to us as soon as possible. 

NJCASA’s Sexual Violence Programs provide their communities with support for survivors of sexual violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It is time we show our gratitude and appreciation for the great work they do by supporting them in their time of need.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Danielle Raines at draines@njcasa.org.