Scotch Plains – The JCC of Central NJ’s Brody Family Early Learning community just wrapped up their fall outerwear clothing drive to benefit The Newark Y Emergency Residence program.  The Newark Y Residence provides a safe and supportive residential program to sustain and keep families strong during periods of crisis.

As the cold fall and winter months approached, the JCC’s Early Childhood community felt it was important to help those in need with essential items.

“We are so proud that our incredible JCC community was able to aid another community,” said Abby Price, Early Childhood parent and volunteer.  “As always, Early Childhood and the JCC membership showed an overwhelming sense of generosity and care for others. Three hundred people calling the Newark Y Emergency Residence home at the moment will not have to worry about securing cold weather clothing!”

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All totaled, over 1,000 new and gently used items were delivered to the Newark Y including children’s and adult coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, boots and socks. 

For more information about the JCC and all of its programs, contact Jodi Hotra, Membership Director at or 908-889-8800 x235 or visit

The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.