Friday, November 16, 2012
The Aldersgate Crisis Room is serving between 130 and 150 families every week.
Business is up at the Aldersgate Crisis Room—significantly, say its volunteers. “We’ve been getting so many I haven’t even had time to count,” said volunteer Paul Roder, “Not only is it up locally, but we gave willingly and generously to South Jersey through the Methodist Church to help with Hurricane Sandy. They’re destitute.” The Crisis Room at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of East Brunswick is open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and is open to any Middlesex County resident in need. Those who come by can get groceries, shop at the second hand clothing room, and, if they show up at the right time and on the right day, meat or baked goods. However, over the past few months, volunteers say they’ve seen an …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Crisis Room at Aldersgate received a shipment of food on Monday.
The Crisis Room at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of East Brunswick received a badly needed shipment of food Monday from Community Food Bank of Central Jersey. The Crisis Room is open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and is open to any Middlesex County resident in need. Those who come by can get groceries, shop at the second hand clothing room, and, if they show up at the right time and on the right day, meat or baked goods. Donations can be made by bringing them to the Crisis Room at 526 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816 (in the little white house next to the church). For more information call 732 257-9920.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Household items, clothes, books, movies and toys are accepted throughout the year.
After a busy holiday season, the shelves at the "House Next Door" to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church are bare. The building sells clothes, toys, household items and almost anything that it receives in donations for a nominal price , with the proceeds going to help the Crisis Room food pantry next door. “The Crisis Room always takes donations, and then there’s the house next door. We were cleaned out of a lot of stuff at Christmas,” said volunteer Florence Klancer. “A lot of stuff went and we got rid of a lot.” The house also provides a place for people in need to get a variety of items at reasonable prices, including books, toys, clothes, suits and more. To make a donation, bring donations to the white house next to Aldersgate …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Crisis Room and the shop next door have been busy lately, and every little bit of help is needed.
Things have been busy at the little white house next to Aldersgate United Methodist Church—too busy. “We fed 400 families two weeks before Thanksgiving, and gave out 200 turkeys,” said Paul Roder, coordinator at the Aldersgate Crisis Room. The Aldersgate Crisis Room and the house next door have been more than a little busy over the last several weeks. With needy families stopping by for food and to buy clothes, toys and household items; the volunteers at each are not only exhausted, but worried. Volunteers at both spots say that even though they’ve been providing for a record number of families, there appears to be no end in sight. The little white house is planning on providing new toys to 177 children registered with the Crisis Room next…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The charity is getting read to provide holiday dinners to between 140 and 160 families for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and the December holidays are right behind that. Or to put it another way, it’s the Aldersgate Crisis Room’s busiest time of the year. The Crisis Room is looking to supply turkeys and all the fixings for a traditional holiday dinner to between 140 and 160 area families in need, and it’s hoping to get some of those items through the generosity of others. “At the holidays and for Thanksgiving they give out turkeys and Thanksgiving style food, so that’s always a nice donation at that time,” said Florence Klancer, of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. “And then for Christmas, everyone registered with children gets a chance to come and pick out a give for their children.” The Crisis Room provides food…
Friday, October 21, 2011
Haunted River Walk in Milltown, 4-H Haunted Asylum, flea markets, freecycling and a concert for the Crisis Room.
Need something to do that isn’t yard work? Here are five things to do to make this weekend memorable. FRIDAY and SATURDAY The Haunted Asylum: The Haunted Asylum at the Middlesex County Fair Grounds is running every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. until Oct. 29. The Haunted Asylum is not for the weak of heart, with chainsaws, coffins, dummies that look like corpses, guts and the usual helping of disturbing mayhem planned. In anticipation of the fright factor, the 4-H has a variety of activities for kids also planned, including mini golf, crafts, games and more. Tickets for the Haunted Asylum are $3. The Middlesex County Fair Grounds is located at 645 Cranbury Road, at the intersection with Fern Road. Haunted River Walk: The Annual …