EWING, NJ -- The winter season should be a time of visiting loved ones, giving gifts, and enjoying the warmth, light and fun of a family get-together. But, as we all know, this can be an expensive time of year, and families and individuals living paycheck to paycheck can easily fall behind on utility bills – leaving this winter very cold and dark indeed.

This season, our neighbors in need could use as much help as possible keeping up with their utility expenses – and that’s where we step in. New Jersey SHARES, Inc. (NJ SHARES) helps New Jersey residents when they face financial difficulties due to circumstances beyond their control, including sudden unemployment, illness, medical expenses or other financial burdens. We provide assistance for vital services, including energy (gas and electric), water, communications and more to families and individuals who are ineligible for other governmental programs.

NJ SHARES has teamed up with some of the largest utility providers in the state to offer helpful programs including Atlantic City Electric Helping Hands, New Jersey American Water H2O Help to Others, SUEZ Water SUEZ Cares Assistance Grants, Verizon NJ Communications Lifeline, our own energy assistance program grants and much more.

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Our organization prides itself on offering hope and truly delivering help – we’ve helped keep the power on for more than 187,000 New Jersey households over the last 21 years, granting more than $75 million in energy assistance.

But we can’t do it all without support from our kind-hearted neighbors like you. We rely on the warmth and generosity of donors to administer our assistance programs to households in all 21 counties of New Jersey, including right here in Mercer County. If you would like to support NJ SHARES with a tax-deductible donation, there are three easy ways to do so:

  • Text NJSHARES (one word!) to 50155
  • Visit njshares.org/donate
  • Mail a check, made payable to New Jersey SHARES, to our office (be sure to write “Holiday Giving” or “Winter Giving” on the memo line!) - 1901 N. Olden Ave. Extension, Suite 40 – 2nd Floor, Ewing, NJ 08618

We hope you consider a donation to NJ SHARES this season – it’s one gift that truly keeps on giving to your neighbors in need.

About New Jersey SHARES, Inc.

New Jersey SHARES, Inc. is a statewide non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization primarily providing assistance to individuals and families in need of help meeting their energy and utility burden. Through assistance, advocacy, community outreach, education, information and referral, NJ SHARES connects low- and moderate-income households with available resources. Call 1-866-657-4273 or visit www.njshares.org to learn more.