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NJ SHARES, Board of Public Utilities, Verizon Promote Telephone Lifeline Week in New Jersey

This month, NJ SHARES was honored to team up with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and Verizon, NJ to promote National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week throughout the state. The event, held September 14 through 20 nationwide, was sponsored by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

The purpose of the awareness week was to gain attention for the federal Lifeline and Link-Up programs, which help low-income people get low, or no-cost, telephone service. The programs offer families discounts on their telephone bills and reductions in the installation fees for those who cannot afford to pay the connection charges. The aim is to help senior citizens, low-income families, the disabled and other vulnerable populations to stay connected with family or caregivers.

In New Jersey, Verizon partners with NJ SHARES to administer the Communication Lifeline and Link-Up America programs. Applications for self-certifying seniors are taken through our extensive agency network, and the NJ SHARES Client Services Call Center provides enrollment services for more than 100,000 New Jersey residents who are automatically registered by participating in qualifying social service programs.

The success of our partnership with Verizon New Jersey since 2005 has made the program a national model earning NJ SHARES the Nation Fuel Fund Network’s Highest honor - the Victorine Q. Adams Award, which spotlights institutional innovation and achievement.

NJ SHARES Receives $100,000 Donation from South Jersey Gas

This month, South Jersey Gas (SJG) donated an additional $100,000 to NJ SHARES to provide energy assistance to New Jersey households in need. The contribution underscores South Jersey Gas’ commitment to helping its customers during difficult economic times.

South Jersey Gas has been a strong supporter of NJ SHARES since the organization’s inception in 1998, and NJ SHARES would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the company’s ongoing support of providing energy assistance to residents throughout the state who may not qualify for other assistance programs.

“Many New Jersey residents are walking a financial tightrope each month as they try to maintain their household in the face of rising costs and shrinking income,” said Jeff DuBois, COO of South Jersey Gas. “NJ SHARES builds a bridge for individuals and families across a difficult situation and ensures they receive the assistance needed.”


September marked the first-ever National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week, a special week-long event dedicated to publicizing Lifeline and Link-Up, two programs that serve a vital role in helping low and fixed-income households stay connected with telephone service. NJ SHARES would like to extend an enthusiastic “thank you” to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Verizon for their help in raising awareness for these important programs.

Much appreciation also goes to our network of state agencies that took part in the awareness-raising week -- they continue to do an excellent job of connecting low income people, seniors and persons with disabilities with the valuable Lifeline and Link-Up programs. As administrator of the programs, NJ SHARES and its agencies are uniquely positioned to provide our most vulnerable neighbors with the information and resources they need to gain access to potentially life-saving phone services.

On a separate note, NJ SHARES was delighted to be the recipient of a generous grant from South Jersey Gas (SJG) who has strongly supported NJ SHARES for many years. It’s through support like this that we can continue to help New Jersey residents who are in the midst of a energy bill payment crisis.

Many, many thanks to our friends at SJG for their support in helping NJ SHARES continue to provide vital services to our New Jersey neighbors in need.

Best regards,

Jim Jacob


Special Ticket Offer for NJ SHARES’ Night with the NJ Devils

NJ SHARES will hold a special night with the NJ Devils on Friday, January 29, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Now is the time for NJ SHARES’ supporters to take advantage of discounted tickets. Get a $79 seat for $65 (Lower level - Corner/ends), or a $56 seat for $35 (Mezzanine/Balcony).

NJ DEVILS will share the warmth as they take the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Come out and help us celebrate the difference our programs make for our neighbors in need. NJ SHARES will be on the concourse sharing materials and information for sports fans and friends.

Tickets will make a great holiday gift and help New Jersey's vulnerable families stay warm this winter. To purchase tickets, call Tom Stocky at 973-757-6250 and use promotion code: njSHARES 012910.

Senator Buono to Host Non-Profit Roundtable in October

NJ State Senator Barbara Buono will hold a roundtable discussion with the Center for Non-Profits, and other non-profit leaders, to explore how government and non-profits can work together to address challenges that are specific to the non-profit sector, particularly in this economic climate. The meeting will be held on October 14, 2009 at Rutgers University. NJ SHARES looks forward to continued involvement with the Center for Non-Profits to ensure that people in poverty – and the organizations that are necessary to assist them – are high on the agenda of state officials.

Save the Dates

On December 8, the Anti-Poverty Network will hold its 10th Annual Conference at the Trenton War Memorial.

On December 9, the Center for Non-Profits will hold a New Jersey Non-Profits Conference at the Crowne Plaza Monroe, in Jamesburg, NJ. Workshops, exhibits and speakers on current issues affecting New Jersey non-profit organizations will be offered. For more information, visit

NJ SHARES Reaches Out to Community at Bethel Development Fair

On Saturday, August 29, the Bethel AME Church in Millville hosted a Development Fair geared toward providing health and energy information to local residents and their families. NJ SHARES and other health organizations and energy companies (such as our partner Atlantic City Electric) helped residents learn more about how to stay healthy, be safe, and save energy.

NJ SHARES Connects with Veterans at Homecoming

NJ SHARES attended the Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Homecoming for Veterans on Saturday, September 12 at the Veteran’s Affairs auditorium in East Orange. The event, which welcomed veterans and their families with various resources and information, allowed NJ SHARES to connect with the families, and other agencies committed to helping the veterans.

NJ SHARES Participates in Community Health Day

NJ SHARES provided information to the Morris County community at Morristown Memorial Hospital’s Community Health Day on Saturday, September 12 at the Headquarters Plaza in downtown Morristown. The day focused on connecting county-area families with organizations, such as NJSHARES, that can help them in times of need. The day succeeded in not only connecting families, but also NJ SHARES with the community and partner agencies.

PSE&G Employee Awareness Day

On September 17, NJ SHARES representatives participated in PSE&G’s Employee Awareness Day. During the day, our representatives educated PSE&G employees about NJ SHARES energy, water and telephone programs.

NJ SHARES Meets and Greets at Septemberfest in Hamilton

NJ SHARES had the pleasure of joining an estimated 20,000 people on Sunday, September 13 at Veteran’s Park in Hamilton for the town’s annual Septemberfest, a full day of games, events, and information focused on the community. About 38 employees represented NJ SHARES and provided information about the energy, water, and telephone programs to those in attendance.

Save Latin America’s Family Festival Features NJ SHARES

On Sunday, September 20, Schuetzen Park in North Bergen hosted Save Latin America’s Family Festival Weekend, an all day event for neighborhood families and residents. NJ SHARES, in conjunction with other social service agencies, provided attendees with information about its energy assistance programs.

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