There are so many opportunities to give to The Center for Great Expectations. Browse below to discover the method that best works for you.
Cost to Raise A Dollar
Currently, for every dollar donated, 93.6 cents is spent directly on the needs of our adolescents, women, and babies. Donor intent is always honored, and we are appreciative of and grateful for the support we receive from good people who care about our mission and about our residents. If not for our donors, we could not provide the opportunity for the women we serve to begin a new lives in which they can be good parents, and vital, productive members of our society.
No gift to the Center is too small. Joined together, small gifts become large gifts, and from small beginnings, amazing things can happen. Your gift can make a difference to two lives or twenty-two lives. Small or large, your gift is helping us to save the lives of the women and children we serve in so many ways.
If you make a gift to the Center, please check to see if your company has a Matching Gifts Program. If so, you can double your gift by participating. Just send us the form to fill out and we will process it and return it to your company. Matching funds is a wonderful way to support the organization in which you believe.
Remembering the Center in your will creates a lasting memorial, providing the means for us to provide assistance to our residents in perpetuity. Trusts, annuities, and all types of planned giving keep supporting the Center far into the future. Call Development to hear more about how you can arrange for your planned gift: (732) 247-7003 Ext 33.
Memorials and Honorariums
A lovely way to remember a friend, loved one, or colleague is a memorial gift in their honor. We will send the honoree, or family of the honoree, a heartfelt card informing them that their loved one has been remembered by you, someone who cares.
Honor cards are also available for commemorating happy occasions such as birthdays, graduations, and milestones such as the birth of a baby, a job promotion, a new home, or any event that is special to you and your family and friends. Honor a special occasion with a gift that helps others.
What to do
When you send your gift of a memorial or honorarium to the address below, just include the name and address of the person or family you wish to have us notify and we will let them know of your thoughtful kindness.
The Center for Great Expectations
19B Dellwood Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
We are often asked what we need for residents, babies, and children. Currently, the list below represents items that are completely off our shelves. We appreciate any donation, and sincerely thank you for your kind support.
Gift Cards: General, Grocery stores (ShopRite), Pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid),
Restaurants(Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays and Chucky Cheese), Movies
Diapers – newborn
Humidifiers (for cool moisture, not medication)
Onesies – long sleeve; all sizes, boy and girls
Sleep and plays – long sleeves and long legs; boys, all sizes up to 3T
Car seat and stroller travel set - new
Baby bottles – approved, BPA free, large and small
Baby Monitors – Safety 1st brand
Baby medical kits/first aid supplies
Women’s bathrobes - one size fits all (with tie)
Women’s jogging suits - small, med and large
Sheet sets - twin size
Pillow protectors - adult pillows
Batteries – AA, C and 9 volt
Kitchen towels/pot holders – blue, brown or tan
Can Openers – electric or manual
Zip lock bags – regular gallon size (not freezer style)
Baby Shower and Birthday Party decorations, including plates, forks, napkins
Contact Sister Madeline Sarli at (732) 247-7003, Ext 25, for more information.