Please donate via your to YTBNJ.org. We are a 501(c)(3), virtual nonprofit. No one receives a salary. We rely on donations, in-kind services, self-funding, and volunteers.
YTBNJ is ready to launch new opportunities for youth to become involved in their communities and make a difference. You make a difference by supporting YTBNJ today to help us reach our goal of raising $3,000. Every dollar raised is invested into youth projects. Your gift will be used mindfully to:
- Involve more youth participants in Youth TimeBanking - Youth are Assets
- Reward the work of youth for their community contributions -- All Work Counts
- Provide youth with project supplies to pay it forward in their communities - Reciprocity
- Form relationships & collaborations with people & organizations in NJ & beyond - Social Networks
- Meet youth where they are and provide tools for Youth TimeBanking - Respect
- Cultivate opportunities for Co-Production... And more!
We appreciate every outright donation, in-kind contribution, and each person who makes this mission possible. Your support supplies the power to transform the lives of youth.
YTBNJ.org Wishes - any of these items...
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Project: MAKE4Community, make hats for “HatNotHate” – youth learn to use loom kit or crochet or knit washcloth, soap sack, coaster, scarf, hat, ball...
Project: DIGITAL4Community, youth work with technology at community center in Jamaica.
Project: LEARN4Community – youth assemble Little Free Library, select diverse books to replenish library (books are free to take).
- Little Free Library books – any small to medium sized books in good condition, for diverse ages, interests, backgrounds, heritages. Topics: puzzles, maps, history, biography, young adult, graphic novel, comic book, birds, animals, native culture. Examples: https://littlefreelibrary.org/books/
- No More Throwaway People: The Co-Production Imperative 2nd Edition, paperback, https://smile.amazon.com/More-Throw-Away-People-Co-Production-Imperative/dp/1893520021 - $14.18 to $30 (price varies) – Qty 4
Project: MAKE4Community – youth make decals, cards, labels, stickers, covers, and other designs with die-cutting plotter.
Project CARE4Community, Personal Care bundles -- youth pack drawstring cinch bags for homeless shelter, NJ Family Success Centers, NJ ReEntry Corp..
- Drawstring sport bags https://totebagfactory.com/products/50-ct-budget-drawstring-bag-small-size-junior-cinch-packs-pack-of-50 - $40.05 for 50 bags – Qty – 4 packs of 50 (total of 200 bags), color: Navy, Black, Gray, dark color
- Socks, white, women’s and men’s size, 25-50 pairs women’s, 25-50 pairs men’s
- Masks, Qty 100-200; hand sanitizer (1 oz bottles), Qty 100-200
- Generic water bottles, https://smile.amazon.com/Opard-Non-Toxic-Plastic-Fitness-Camping/dp/B088KPBS37/ - $6-$10 each – Qty 20
- Toiletries, any collection of toothpaste-brush, comb, lotion, shaving blade, deodorant, example: 12 hygiene-toiletry kits, https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H4Y6BJB/ - $42 – Qty 8 kits of 12 (or kits of 24 or 36)
Project: MAKE4Community, youth make letter-bead bracelets with names of animals at Rancho Relaxo NJ in Salem County, Alma Park Alpaca Farm in Burlington County, Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary
- Supplies for bead bracelets from Wholesale Beads and Jewelry Making Supplies - Fire Mountain Gems and Beads or other store:
- 3mm cord, leather, waxed cotton, other - black, brown, maroon, dark green.
- letter beads, spacer beads with 3mm hole - black, white, dark green, bronzed, brushed,
- clasps with end caps and jump rings -- dull metal, brushed, pewter, or bronzed finish
Gift cards for youth to earn for their work on YTB community projects
- $25 gift cards Food store: ShopRite, Stop & Shop
- $25 gift cards Pharmacy: Walgreens, CVS
- $25 gift cards Crafts: Michaels.com, Joann.com
- Medium sized paper tablets, markers
- Clear photo holders for 4”x6” pictures
- Multi-colored socks, boys, girls