The Intergenerational Literacy and Enrichment Program Launches!
One World One Love Receives 501(c)3 Status
This past Tuesday, One World One Love launched the Intergenerational Literacy and Enrichment Program. This program will be happening every Tuesday evening in Elizabeth and includes homework tutoring and group educational activities for children and an ESL class for the adults, followed by an enrichment program that rotates weekly between music, art and yoga. The […]
The other side of the Donations List: What it’s like to deliver items to refugee families
We received notification today that One World, One Love has been awarded 501(c)3 status. This means we will be eligible for grants to fund our programming for the families we assist and donations are eligible for tax deductions (still waiting for confirmation if past donations are eligible). Stay tuned for upcoming Family Friends initiative (an […]
A Perfect Sunday: One volunteer’s story of feeling at home with Eritrean refugees
by Lyne Pitts It was delivery day and at a few stops, the older children were sent outside to help us carry in boxes and bags, stuffed full of spring and summer clothes. The younger children waited inside, always keeping an eye out for toys which quickly disappeared into a shared bedroom. One tiny boy […]
A letter of thanks after a weekend volunteering
by Lyne Pitts It reminded me of so many Sunday afternoons back home with family. The men, lined up in the outside chairs, elders sharing wisdom with young fathers, conversations about life, work and family. Across the yard, an impromptu soccer game broke out, a group of boys putting their skills into the competition. There […]
2 new families arriving this weekend! Help needed
This past weekend, many amazing volunteers pulled together on short notice to collect clothing, food and home items, and clean/set up 2 apartments in Elizabeth for families arriving from Afghanistan and Iraq. The results were warm, welcoming homes with everything the families could need upon arrival. We received a beautiful letter from one of the […]
Donations List Filled! More posted soon.
We are currently collecting items for 2 separate families arriving this week. An Afghan family of 3: Mother, father, and 5 years old son and an Iraqi family of 4: Mother, Father, and two daughters ages 5 and 8. The items needed can be found here: https://oneworldonelovenj.org/donate/ We are also looking for volunteers to help clean […]
Volunteer Openings Posted
Our new neighbors from Afghanistan are getting settled in thanks to so many generously donated items. Our entire list of needed items has been filled! We will post a new sign up form on our Donate page once we have new items needed. Please remember, we ask that you only donate the specific item you […]
One World, One Love website launches
If you’re like most of us that are involved with One World, One Love, you’ve probably been feeling helpless over the recent months and years, watching so many people suffer around the world. With so many people wanting to get involved and so many wonderful ideas and programs being created, we have created specific volunteer […]
We are pleased to announce that our new website has launched. Our hope is that this site assists us in bridging the needs of refugees in NJ with our amazing community of volunteers. Please check back often for volunteer opportunities, programs, and donation lists.