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SPECIAL EVENTS

Ocean County Hunger Relief
Ocean County Hunger Relief is collecting children’s clothes, coats, & shoes (sizes infant to teen), book bags, and lunch boxes for needy children in Ocean County.. Especially needed are baby items such as diapers, wipes, shampoo, baby wash, etc. The children receiving the donations are either very poor or homeless. Donations may be dropped off at the Hunger Relief office on North Main Street in Toms River . Call 732- 505-HELP or by click ochungerrelief.org for more information.

Tax Prep Help
The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties offers tax preparation help between now and April 18 from IRS certified volunteers at various locations around the Jersey Shore to help ensure you file correctly to receive your Earned Income Tax Credit that could result in a refund check as high as 8,500 dollars. If you have a household income of less than 54,000 dollars with dependents you may qualify. To set up an appointment, just dial 2-1-1- or visit foodbankmoc.org.

Senior Softball League
The Berkeley Senior Softball League opens up their rosters to include any Ocean County resident who will be 55 or older in 2017. The league is a competitive league with games played Tuesday and Thursday mornings April through August . Tryouts are held in late March and early April. Applications are available at leaguelineup.com/berkeleyssl or by calling 732-350-7063.


Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26

Great Food for a Great Cause
All locations of the Turning Point restaurants hold their 8th annual Great Food for a Great Cause fundraiser to benefit the Kortney Rose Foundation during regular business hours on Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26. Guests at The Turning Point who donate a minimum of $25 to KRF on either of those two days will receive in return a Turning Point gift card good for two entrées during the month of March. The Kortney Rose Foundation, raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research for the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Turning Point locations on the Jersey Shore include Brick, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan and Sea Girt.

Ocean County Mall Expo
The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce holds their annual Ocean County Mall Expo Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26 at the Ocean County Mall on Hooper Avenue in Toms River during regular mall hours.Click tomsriverchamber.com for more information.


Sunday, February 26

Fishing Flea Market and Fishing Collectible Show
The Ocean Fire Company hosts their 22nd annual Fishing Flea Market and Fishing Collectible Show at the Antrim School on Niblick Street in Point Pleasant Beach from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Call 732-966-7358 or click ofc1.org for more information.


Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3

Bring Change for Brett Hansen
TD Bank locations in Toms River, Point Pleasant and Brick will accept donations for Toms River police officer Brett Hansen who was severely injured in an off-duty accident on the Garden State Parkway and faces a long recovery. Donations will go towards his extensive medical bills. TD Bank will also made a contribution towards Officer Hansen’s recovery. Participating branches are: 1101 Hooper Ave in Toms River 4000 Rt 37 East in Seaside Heights 849 Fischer Blvd in Toms River 2292 Hooper Ave in Brick 2338 Lakewood Rd in Toms River 10 Mule Rd in Toms River 3301 Bridge Ave in Point Pleasant. Call 732-267-3789 or click tdbringchange.com for more information.


March

Thursday, March 2 – Saturday, March 4

1776
The Toms River Theatre Guild presents 1776 at Toms River High School South Thursday, March 2 – Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. each night. Call 732- 505-5735 or click trschools.com for tickets and more information.


Thursday, March 2

EarthShare Rocks
EarthShare New Jersey hosts their EarthShare Rocks concert at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park with up-and-coming rockers from the Lake House Academy and other local musicians. Click their Facebook page or call 609-989-1160 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, March 4

Golden Gloves Boxing
Brick PAL hosts the third night of Golden Gloves Boxing at Brick Memorial High School starting at 7 p.m. Click brickpal.org or call 732-477-0144 for tickets and more information.

Winter Dinner Dance
The James Volpe Foundation hosts their Winter Dinner Dance at the Knights of Columbis on Bartley Road in Jackson from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. featuring dancing to DJ Nick Rocco. Click here for tickets and additional information.

Comedy Show
Lacey Lightning Baseball hosts a Comedy Show at Latitudes on Lacey Road in Forked River starting at 8 p.m. featuring Toms River comedian John Poveromo. Call 609-242-2648 for tickets and additional information.


Sunday, March 5

Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. on Main Street in Belmar. Click belmarparade.com for more information.


Monday, March 6

Chef’s Night Out
The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education hosts their annual Chef’s Night Out at the Pine Belt Arena on the campus of Toms River High School North from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sample sweet and savory delicacies from dozens of area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty stores and wine and beverage distributors. Click ocvtschefsnightout.org for tickets and more information.


Thursday, March 9 – Saturday, March 11

Bring It On: The Musical
The Toms River High School Nautical Star Theatre Company presents Bring It On: The Musical Thursday, March 9 – Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. each night at the school on Old Freehold Road. This musical follows Campbell, an average teenager at Truman High School, whose only dream is to be captain of her cheerleading squad. Click trnhs.booktix.com or call 732-505-5705 for tickets and more information.


Thursday, March 9

Narcan Seminar
The RWJBarnabas Health Behavoral Health Center located on Route 9 in Toms River presents an information and training session about Narcan in the dining room starting at 6 p.m. Pre registration is required by calling 856-225-0505.


Friday, March 10

Dodgeball Tournament
The Central Regional PTA hosts their Dodgeball Tournament in the high school gym starting at 6 p.m. with school groups and community organizations invited to participate with a team of six players .to benefit scholarships, school libraries and summer programs for special needs students.Call 609-709-0504 for more information.

Kids vs. Cops
Point Pleasant PBA #158 holds their Kids vs. Cops basketball game at Memorial Middle School on Laura Herbert Drive starting at 7 p.m. The 8th grade middle school basketball teams take on Point Pleasant police officers in a game to benefit the class. A group of students from Pt. Pleasant called the Challengers, who are mentally and physically challenged students, will play before and during the half time. Call 732-814-1847 for tickets and additional information.


Saturday, March 11

TechFestSeven
The Ocean County Vocational Technical School Audio Recording Program and The Performing Arts Academy presents TechFestSeven at the Brick Presbyterian Church in Brick starting at 2 p.m. TechFestSeven is a fund-raising music festival featuring New Jersey artists and aspiring high school students performing on two performance stages to benefit the Dennis Bourke Hopes & Dream Scholarship Fund for students interested in pursuing a career in the technical field. Students train throughout the year to perform tasks at the concert including stage and sound setups, mixing, lighting, and live recording. Click techfestmusic.com or call 732-300-3987 for more information.

Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon on Ocean Avenue in Seaside Heights. Click ocstpatricksdayparade.com  for additional information.

Dream It Be It Career Support for Girls Conference
Soroptimist International Toms River Area hosts their Dream It Be It Career Support for Girls Conference at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. that will provide professional role models, career education, tools, and resources that will empower and help girls with obtaining their academic and professional goals. Call 732-504-5941 or click soroptimist-tomsriverarea.org for more information

Fish or Chicken & Chips Dinner
The St. Barnegat Rosary Alter Society hosts a Fish or Chicken & Chips Dinner in Fr. Brennan Hall at the church on Woodland Road in Bayville starting at 5 p.m. Click stbarnabasbayville.com for tickets and more information.

Casino Night
The Point Pleasant Memorial Middle School PTO hosts a Casino Night at the Spring Lake Manor on Route 71 in Spring Lake. Call 848-448-4899 for tickets and more information


Sunday, March 12

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The fourth annual Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. at 5th Avenue and Ocean Avenue. Click asburyparkstpatricksparade.com for more information.

BTHS Band Auction
The Brick Township Memorial High School Band Support Association hosts their annual Luck of the Mustangs Gift Auction at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood from noon – 5 p.m. Click marchingmustangs.org or call 908-489-3365 for tickets and more information.

Paint The Pony Purple
The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey presents their 6th annual Paint the Pony Purple concert at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., a family friendly day with live bands, fun activities and more. Click efnj.com or call 800-336-5843 X 119 for tickets and more information.


Tuesday, March 14 & Wednesday, March 15

Flavor of Freehold
DowntownFreehold.com holds their Flavor of Freehold event on Tuesday, March 14 & Wednesday, March 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. each night. Sample menu items from restaurants in downtown Freehold as part of their Irish Week celebration. Check their Facebook page for more information.


Wednesday, March 15

Open House
American Legion Memorial Post #348 of Brick hosts an Open House at the headquarters located at 822 Mantaloking Road starting at 4 p.m. Call 732-228-2873 for more information.


Thursday, March 16

Laughs for Life
The Monmouth County Referral Group hosts Laughs for Life, an evening of comedy and networking at the Salt Creek Grille on Bingham Ave in Rumson starting at 6 p.m. to benefit the NJ Sharing and Family Options Agency featuring Doug Karpf and Mollie Sperduto. Molloe Sperdut Click MonmouthCountyReferrals.com for tickets and more information.

Kitchen Wars
Lakewood High School’s Chef’s Club hosts Sodexo’s Kitchen Wars in the Lakewood High School cafeteria starting at 5:30 p.m. to benefit student clubs. Sample a 3 course meal prepared by students.


Saturday, March 18

Dinner & Comedy Show
The New Egypt Volunteer Fire Company hosts their annual Dinner and Comedy Show at the firehouse on Main Street in New Egypt featuring Rich Caruccui, the streamroller of comedy. Click newegyptfire.com or call 732-903-4386 for tickets and more information.


Sunday, March 19

Heather’s Cancer Fundraiser
The River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar on Route 70 in Brick hosts Heather’s Cancer Fundraiser to assist Heather, a 37-year-old mother of two diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.


Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26

East Percussion & Winds Championship
Winter Guard International hosts the East Percussion & Winds Championship at the Pine Belt Arena on the campus of Toms River High School North Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 featuring premier percussion and winds teams in the region. Click wgi.org for tickets and additional information.


Saturday, March 25

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County Gala
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County hosts their Gala at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Click bbbsoc.org or call 732-505-2017 for tickets and more information.

Indoor Yard Sale & Flea Market
Barnegat High School’s Winter Guard hosts an Indoor Yard Sale & Flea Market in the high school cafeteria from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 609- 660-7510 or click bhs.barnegatschools.com for additional information and to rent a table.


Sunday, March 26

Penguin Plunge
The Regional Day School of Jackson holds their Penguin Plunge at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting starting at 1 p.m. The school is part of the Manchester Twp. School District, and caters to special needs students. Call 732- 928-1500 for more information.

Benefit Tea and Tampon Drive
NJ Period Project hosts their Benefit Tea and Tampon Drive at the The Celtic Knot Fish and Chip (inside Cameron's Market) on Brick Boulevard in Brick from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bring unopened boxes of pads or tampons to win prizes and more to benefit the HOPE Center of Toms River. Check their Facebook page for more information.


Wednesday, March 29

Special Education Resources Fair
The Brick Township School District presentns their Special Education Resources Fair at Brick Township High School on Chambers Bridge Road from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Meet agencies offering resources to students with special needs. Click brickschools.org for more information.


Friday, March 31

Casino Night
Dottie’s House holds the Casino Night at the Eagle Ridge County Club in Lakewood from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dotttie’s House is a transitional housing facility designed to aid women and children who have survived domestic violence. Click Dottieshouse.org for tickets and more information.

Benefit Tea and Tampon Drive
NJ Period Project hosts their Benefit Tea and Tampon Drive at the The Celtic Knot Fish and Chip (inside Cameron's Market) on Brick Boulevard in Brick from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bring unopened boxes of pads or tampons to win prizes and more to benefit the HOPE Center of Toms River. Check their Facebook page for more information.


April

Saturday, April 1

Comedy Fundraiser
The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company hosts a Comedy Fundraiser at their firehouse on Bay Avenue in Beach Haven starting at 6 p.m. Call 732-903-4386 or click beachhavenfire.com for tickets and more information.

Town Wide Flea Market
The Brick Township Marching Dragon Caravan holds a Town Wide Flea Market from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 848-333-4026 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Indoor Flea Market
The Forked River Presbyterian Church holds an Indoor Flea Market at the church on Main Street in Forked River from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m Call 609-693-5624 for vending information.


Sunday, April 2

Benefit for Brett Hansen
The Headliner in Neptune hosts a Benefit for Brett Hansen from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. featuring live music from Suspended Justice. Brett is a Toms River Police officer who was seriously injured in an off-duty accident on the Garden State Parkway and faces multiple surgeries as part of his recovery. Call 732-600-7476 for more information.

Bravo Amici
Autism Speaks NJ presents Bravo Amici at the Pollak Theratre at Monmouth University at 8 p.m. this special concert presentation held on World Autism Awareness Day will feature Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of Broadway performers singing favorite pieces from well-known musicals, operas and popular music. Call 732-263-6889 for more information.


Saturday, April 8

Fish & Chips Dinner
The Forked River Presbyterian Church holds a Fish & Chips Dinner at the church on Main Street in Forked River with seatings at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. prepared by Thistle. Call 609-693-5624 for tickets and additional information.


Saturday, April 22

Flea Market and Food Trucks
The Taunton School of Howell hosts their 2nd annual Flea Market and Food Trucks at the school located on on Taunton Drive in Howell from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to raise money for PTA projects, such as cultural arts and playground equipment. Click their Facebook page for more information.

Comedy and Dinner
Warhorse SCUBA hosts A Night of Comedy and Dinner at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant from 4 p.m. -8 p.m. Call 855-943-4837 or click warhorsescuba.com for tickets and more information.


Sunday, April 23

Oceanport Color Run
The Maple Place Middle Scool of Oceanport hosts the Oceanport Color Run at Blackberry Bay Park in Oceanport starting at 9 a.m. an untimed 2.8 Mile fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a “colorful experience. Call 732-331-6060 for more information.


Thursday, April 27

Hearts for Hope Casino Night
Hope Sheds Light hosts their Hearts for Hope Casino Night at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The mission of Hope Sheds Light, Inc. is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the disease of addiction and to provide hope and resources towards recovery. Click hopeshedslight.org for tickets and more information.


Saturday, April 29

Shop. Sell. Strut.
Autism New Jersey hosts their Shop.Sell.Strut event at Lake Terrace in Lakewood starting at 2 p.m. The event starts out with the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and live entertainment while selling or shopping for gently worn pageant, dance, and cheer wardrobe followed by a couture fashion show featuring the latest runway trends from New Jersey boutiques. Check their Facebook page or call 848-992-3370 for tickets and more information.


May

Wednesday, May 3

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Fair
NAMI Ocean County holds their Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Fair at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library system on Washington Street in Toms River from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Call 732- 244-4401 for more information.


Saturday , May 6

AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network holds their AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer on Main Street in Bradley Beach starting at 1 p.m. to increase bladder cancer awareness, support those living with this disease, and raise funds to find a cure. Click ampupbcan.org or call 888—901-2226 for registration and more information.


Sunday, May 21

Monmouth & Ocean County Take Steps Walk
The New Jersey chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation holds their Monmouth & Ocean County Take Steps Walk at Bradley Park in Asbury Park starting at 9 a.m.. The Walk is a family-friendly fundraising and walk event where patients, loved ones, friends, and supporters empower and inspire each other to fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Click ccfa.org  or call 732-786-9960 for registration and more information.


Around The Shore 

Literacy New Jersey - Ocean County

Nearly 20% of adults in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher train or bus schedule or understand verbal instructions at work or at a doctor’s office. If you are 18 years or older and want to help these people, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Ocean County Programs. They need Volunteer Tutors to teach basic reading, writing and English comprehension skills to residents of Ocean County. Call 732-864-9646 or click LiteracyNJ.org for more information.

Lacey Township EMT Seeks Members

Have you always wanted to help others, be an important part of your community and gain invaluable experience while truly making a difference in the lives of others? They can't offer you a pay-check but can offer rewards and experiences beyond what you would ever receive elsewhere. Lacey Township Emergency Medical Service is looking for new members who are at least sixteen years of age or older to volunteer and staff one of our ambulances. Training provided and no experience is necessary. Instead of watching EMT's and ambulances on television become one today. Click LTEMS23.com for an application & or call 609-693-9510.

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

The the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer. accomplish this through professional in-home counseling, advocacy on behalf of the families, material support such as food, clothing, toys, and household items and emergency financial relief. Call 908-322-4323 or click EmmanuelCancer.org for additional information.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors USA

Neighbors HelpingNeighbors USA is a free, peer-led volunteer job search networking and support group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvgorating their job search.Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed, underemployed individuals and recent college graduates in the fields of business, non-profit, and education, as well as persons re entering the job market, struggling small business owners and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work. Click nhnusa.org for meeting locations around New Jersey.

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national nonprofit organization devoted to making a difference in lives of children battling cancer. Since their inception in 1992, their mission has remained resolute to create innovative free programs to support the emotional needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families too. Located in Brick, CLF’s welcomes groups and individuals seeking volunteer opportunities. Visit clf4kids.org or call 732-920-8860 for more infomation.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) holds volunteer training throughout New Jersey. The goal of the CASA volunteer is to facilitate placement of a child into safe, permanent home. They are looking for individuals with a desire to help children – no special background is needed. Call 732-270-6803 or visit oceancountycasa.org for more information.

The Hope Center at the House of Hope of Oceans County, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides help and hope for those who are in need. Their mission is to provide resources, referrals, food and targeted financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome life crisis. Clients come to them with a variety of needs, including shelter for the homeless or to help with other urgent needs, which are paid through their Human Needs Fund.

What if it was your friend or family member who needed life saving blood? Would you be there? TheCommunity Blood Council of New Jersey is there, a not-for-profit blood center helping save lives. Help save lives by donating blood or setting up a blood drive in your area. For more information call the Community Blood Council at 877-244-8365.

Each year, there are over 2 million poison exposures reported to Poison Control Centers across the US. The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) has been the state’s regional drug and poison information system for the past 25 years. NJPIES is a non-profit organization that offers poison emergency and drug information services to NJ residents via its hotline (1-800-222-1222). Trained health professionals (doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to assist callers with poison emergencies, poison prevention information, drug information, food poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning, treatment advice following bites/stings, medication side effects and interactions, etc. All calls are free and confidential. Services are available for the hearing impaired (973-926-8008) and for those who speak languages other than English.

New Jersey’s statewide 2-1-1 Help Line is a 24/7 one-stop, non-emergency call center operated by the United Way for people seeking help & information. Easily accessible by landline, cell phone and the internet at nj211.org, calls are free & confidential with multi-lingual specialists always available. Specialists can provide information & referral services to callers about a variety of issues including basic human needs resources, support for seniors & persons with disabilities, support for children & families, employment support.

You hoped it wouldn’t happen but it has. You’ve lost your job. You’ve got a family to support. Your skills may be out of date. What do you do now? You need the personal support and services of a unique organization. Professional Services Group is ready to help. They can help you with everything from resume writing to interviewing and everything else you need to showcase your valuable skills. If the unthinkable has happened, don’t hesitate. PSG is a no-cost New Jersey Department of Labor supported volunteer organization for professionals in transition. More Info

The County Connection, located near JC Penney’s at the Ocean County Mall, is a service of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. County residents can learn about programs, services and activities available to them in Ocean County. The County Connection is open regular mall hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. For more information, call (732)288-7777 or visit the County Connection web site at co.ocean.nj.us.

Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect - Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect is designed to match members of the New Jersey National Guard, a New Jersey veteran or the spouse of a veteran the veteran, to the career that is perfectly suited to them. This initiative focuses on the individual soldier’s strengths and motivations by using a proven Personality Assessment Profile that has been used by over 25K companies to assess over 2.5 million people. This Profile objectively quantifies an individual’s competencies as well as their strengths and potential and matches those core strengths to the requirements of a job. The expected outcome is a career and not just a job – with the employer needs matched to the employee’s career desires. For more information call (609)524-1200.

Dell’Omo Realtors in located at 3455 Route 66 in Neptune is teaming with the Monmouth County SPCA to find homes for people and pets. With every home sold Dell’Omo Realtors will sponsor a pet at the shelter. The office will also act as a drop-off location for blankets, towels other items for the MSPCA’s pets. For more information call (732)531-5008 or visit dellomorealtors.com

Ocean County Hunger Relief is collecting children's clothes, coats, & shoes (sizes infant to teen), book bags, and lunch boxes for needy children in Ocean County. There is a desperate need because the organization almost never has these items. Especially needed are baby items such as diapers, wipes, shampoo, baby wash, etc. The children receiving the donations are either very poor or homeless. Donations may be dropped off at the Hunger Relief office on North Main Street in Toms River or by calling (732) 505-HELP or by visiting ochungerrelief.org.

Jersey Shore Partnership - Did you know that bathing water quality at New Jersey’s ocean and bay beaches is checked at least once a week? Testing is done more frequently here than in any other state to make sure that our water is safe for swimming. New Jersey has set the standard for nationwide water quality testing. The Jersey Shore Partnership is New Jersey’s leading champion for beach protection and replenishment. To learn more, visit jerseyshorepartnership.com.

The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non profit, charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and help to children in New Jersey who have been diagnosed with cancer seeks volunteers throughout the state to help them achieve this goal. Volunteer opportunities include providing material & emotional support, helping with parties & other fun activities for the children, helping with grant writing, public relations and media support, legal assistance, office help and printing services. Please call 732-458-4200 or visit ashleylaurenfoundation.org for more information.

Did you know nearly twenty percent of adults living in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher a train or bus schedule, or understand verbal instructions in the workplace? Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County is seeking volunteer tutors to teach basic literacy and English as a Second Language to local residents in Monmouth County. There are presently students waiting for tutors. They need your help. Training classes are being conducted now and throughout the coming months. Contact Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit www.lvmonmouthnj.org.