The Giving Tree

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recent events have presented many communities with enormous strains on resources and individuals. If you have excess resources and are willing to extend compassion to those in need, please consider supporting local organizations that give back to the community.

The Giving Tree features worthy causes across the tristate area. These independent organizations work directly with their communities to make the world better, and your contributions go towards the people who need it most.

These are registered not-for-profit organizations, so your contributions will be tax-deductible.


The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk infants, children, youth, and families. They protect abused or neglected infants and children with a variety of programs and connect children with stable, permanent, and loving homes, supporting parents to help their children and themselves after active services have ended.

Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the LGBTQ community. They lead efforts to ensure nondiscrimination for transgender people and gender working to address safe environments for youth as one of the most successful statewide civil rights organization for the LGBTQ community in the nation. Their services include advocacy, policy work, and trainings.

Animal Alliance NJ is an animal welfare organization that rescues and rehabilitates homeless animals. Their programs rely on donations to provide low-cost spay/neuter services which keep pets out of shelters, rescue animals from euthanasia, rehabilitate injured and ill animals that have suffered abuse or neglect, and offer affordable vaccinations and routine care for pets in need.

The Center for Hope and Safety is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to sheltering women and children who are affected by domestic violence. Center for Hope and Safety provides a comprehensive umbrella of support services, including a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter services, and legal support to help women and dependents attain safety, build a strong foundation for healing, gain self-reliance, and stop the cycle of violence.


Food Pantries service individuals in their direct surroundings. With millions losing jobs and food supplies being disrupted, these groups need support more than ever before. Visit to find a local food pantry in tristate communities:


Our homes are our sanctuaries from the weather and hardships of the environment. In the chaos of COVID-19, homeless shelters are becoming overwhelmed trying to offer services and keep residents safe. Consider supporting your local homeless shelter:


If you know of an outstanding nonprofit who supports their community and deserves greater exposure, we’d love to learn more about them. Submit your suggestions.