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Charity, Non-Profit Events in New Jersey

Discover Fund Raising Charity and Non-Profit Events for Recognized Charities in New Jersey

These non- profit events include exhibits, walks, performances, gala's, shows, and other charity activities.

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December 2020 NJ Charity Non-Profit Events

Festival of Trees
December 5 - 12, 2020; 1pm - 6pm
The Barn at Highland Ridge Park
100 North Road
Chester, NJ. 
(908) 879-2202; or email
The Festival of Trees is a community celebration featuring a spectacular display of holiday trees in a winter-wonderland setting. The trees are individually decorated by families, businesses, and civic organizations and enjoyed by hundreds of people.
Santa will visit on Saturday, Dec. 5, 1:30-5; Sunday, 1-4; Tuesday & Thursday, 2-4; Wednesday & Friday , 3:30-6; Saturday, Dec. 12, 1-4. All CDC Guidelines will be in place. The wearing of masks, appropriate distancing and occupancy regulations of 25 attendees at a time will be followed.The majority of the trees are offered for silent auction during the week-long event. Local musical talents entertain Festival attendees while touring the spectacle.
Proceeds from the Festival support the activities and programs of the Senior Resource Center.

Cook's Christmas Lights Show
November 28, 2020 - Jananuary 1, 2021: Nightly from 6pm -10pm Sunday - Thursday, and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
Facebook page
Free event - Donations gratefully accepted to support Multiple Sclerosis
The Cook's Christmas Lights display returns for its fifth year. This year's show is better than ever, featuring over 30,000 LED lights, a 1,008 bulb pixel matrix and 4 singing Christmas trees, synchronized to music. Tune your radio to 100.9FM and enjoy the show.

Camuso Family Christmas Display
Beginning December 5, 2020 (Sunday -Thursday 5pm – 9pm; Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm)
Robert Harp Drive
Livingston, NJ
Cost : Free ( Donations accepted)
A livingston family tradition, originated more than 50 years ago by Ernest Camuso, and families have enjoyed the holiday treat ever since. This walk thru features animated characters, coupled with tens of thousands of colorful lights arranged in a display open on the front lawn. The centerpiece is the Christmas tree built by Mr. Camuso. It stands 26 feet high, rotates on a mechanical base, and has more than 10,000 colored lights adorning more than 100 individual tree branches, capped with a 4 foot lighted star.
The Camuso family continues the tradition in Mr. Camuso's memory and accepts donations for the St. Barnabas Burn Foundation.
Visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings and remain 6ft apart from other visitors that are not in your group or family.

The Gress House Holiday Light Spectacular
14 Johnson Ave (off Broadway)
Union Beach, NJ
Please park on Broadway and walk up. There is NO driving, stopping, or parking on Johnson Avenue.
Donations are accepted on behalf of the Children's Miracle Network, Mountainside, New Jersey.
This annual event features at the Gress family home features over 250,000 dazzling holiday lights, more than 400 blow mold figures, airblown inflatables, and wonderful special effects.
Visitors are required to wear a mask and practice Social Distancing.

September  2021 NJ Charity Non-Profit Events

Rock for the Nurses 10-Year Anniversary Fundraiser
Sunday, May 2 , 2021; 10am - 6pm
River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar
1600 New Jersey Highway 70
Brick Township, NJ 08724
Web Site / Tickets
Contact Phone: 732-840-1110, Email:
Event Cost: General Admission: $25 per person (kids 12 and under are free)
Note: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we rescheduled our 2020 Rock for the Nurses 10-Year Anniversary Fundraiser to 2021. All tickets purchased for the 2020 event will be honored in 2021.
The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund teams-up with the River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar to hold its "Rock for the Nurses 10-Year Anniversary Fundraiser"
The fundraiser will feature live music from Kinderhook, Trigger (featuring Richie House, Derek Remington, Billy Drew and Joe Rowley), The Ned Ryerson Band, Matt Noffsinger, Joe Faronea, 3 Daze 'Til Sunday, Jimi DeLucci, Ronnie Brooks and other special guests!
Tickets include an all you can eat hot and cold buffet, cash bar, games, give-a-ways, family friendly activities and much more! Breakfast will also be available for purchase until 12pm (guests will receive a $5 off breakfast coupon at check-in with paid event admission).
All proceeds will go to The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund which annually helps the nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center by providing nursing scholarships to nurses and nursing students looking to further their formal education in the nursing profession.