'Beacon of Hope' Distribution Center Opens in Vacant Childrens Wear Store

A huge donation/distribution center to serve storm victims has sprung up in a vacant store on Route 35 in Hazlet.

The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, working in partnership with Raine Foundation and Chamber businesses, has established the Beacon of Hope Distribution Center to assist the residents of the Bayshore towns impacted by the Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy.  

The NMCC Beacon of Hope Distribution Center began accepting donations of food and clothing on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 3106 Route 35, in the former Childrens Wear store at the Staples shopping center in Hazlet, NJ. Their Facebook page has contact information and updates about what they need. 

The Center will be the hub for the food, clothing and household items to be donated to help the displaced residents.  The items will be sorted and distributed directly to the affected residents and to organizations for distribution within their network. The Center will be open from 9am to 9pm each day for donation drop offs and pickup.

Local residents who are in need may come to the NMCC Beacon of Hope Distribution Center to select items that they need. Area businesses are providing staff, materials and services to assist the efforts.

Update Nov. 8

We are in need of the following:
Diapers (larger than size 3)
Cleaning Supplies (Especially anything with bleach in it)
Work Gloves
Laundry Detergent
Paper Products (Plates, Plastic Forks, Knives etc)
Paper Towels
Flash Lights

Please bring all items to:
Children's Wear 
3106 Route 35 (Corner of Rt. 35 and Hazlet Ave)
Hazlet, NJ
Hours are 9am-9pm

linda susan November 08, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Do you need volunteers?
Jen DeBiase November 08, 2012 at 02:46 PM
The Distibution Center is open from 9AM-9PM. All volunteers are needed. Children are welcome, but it is a very busy atmosphere. Service Hours are also available to children who are in need. Please sign the service hour book at the information desk. Children's Wear Distribution Center 3106 Route 35 (Corner of Route 35 and Hazlet Ave) Hazlet, NJ
Shel November 09, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Can clothing donations be dropped off here?
Kellie Capatasto November 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Our family want to come and volunteer next weekend nov 17 or 18. Our youngest is 5. Is she too young?
Lynn Weisenfeld November 15, 2012 at 06:29 PM
What is still needed as of today 11/15
Lynn Weisenfeld November 15, 2012 at 06:30 PM
How will I get an answer. Is there contact information for Beacon of Hope?
diane smith November 19, 2012 at 04:04 PM
How can someone get clothing
Jen DeBiase November 19, 2012 at 04:18 PM
They can go right to Children's Wear Center on Rt. 35 in Hazlet, NJ. They can go in and take what they need.
Jen DeBiase November 19, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I do apologize. I did not receive this post in order to reply. As of today, toiletries, cleaning supplies and new underwear in all sizes, types and genders are needed. Thank you!
Jen DeBiase November 19, 2012 at 04:20 PM
As of now, I believe they are not taking clothing donations. But that may change. If you have facebook, like Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. They give up to date information. Thank you!
michele murray November 25, 2012 at 03:19 AM
are volunteers still needed to sort?


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