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New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs supports local domestic violence centers through Day of Service

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) held its annual Day of Service in January to great success.

This year, clubwomen collected items needed for domestic violence shelters across New Jersey. A total of 15,034 products and over $1,000 in gift cards were donated statewide.

Each of the eight NJSFWC districts worked with the specific needs of their local shelters, serving a total of 17 domestic violence agencies across New Jersey.

Items included $10 Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Stop & Shop, and Shop Rite; shampoos and conditioners; toothpaste, toothbrushes, and dental floss; feminine hygiene products; toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues; laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid; and diapers and baby wipes.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only Federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.

To learn more about NJSFWC, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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