Your help means a lot.

The act of giving is a personal endeavor, as individual as each of us. That’s why there are many ways for you to support NCJW/Essex. Your support helps NCJW/Essex provide vitally needed services and programs for women, children, and families in financial need throughout Essex County amid constantly growing demand. 

Please, choose the giving opportunity that’s right for you! 

To discuss any of our varied  donor options, please contact Caitlin Higgins Joy, Executive Director, at 973.740.0588 or email

Giving Opportunities:

Annual Campaign to NCJW/Essex

Your gift to the Annual Campaign makes it possible for NCJW/Essex to reach more people and continue our work to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Essex County. Thank you for your support.

General Donations

Making a tax-deductible contribution makes it possible for NCJW/Essex to create meaningful social change for women, children and families in Essex County and the surrounding areas. All gifts in all amounts are greatly appreciated.

Back 2 School Store

Making a tax-deductible contribution to the Back 2 School Store will help support our annual event for underserved children in Essex County. Put a smile on the face of a child as he/she prepares to go back to school! All gifts in all amounts are greatly appreciated.

Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women

The nonsectarian Center for Women provides vitally important career programs for women who are entering or re-entering the workforce. Many live in or near poverty and have recently experienced divorce, death of a spouse or partner, or loss of a long-held job. Your support helps to sustain this Essex County lifeline.


NCJW/Essex Tributes are available throughout the year and provide a way to share your sentiments with friends and family while improving quality of life for women, children and families here in Essex County. Send a tribute in honor of a simcha, to recognize an honor, to celebrate a graduation, to send wishes for a speedy recovery, or in memory of a loved one.

Please allow several days for tributes to be completed and mailed.

NCJW/Essex Tributes can be purchased online in varying denominations and in varying quantities. If you prefer,  you can call 973.740.0588 to purchase any Tribute by phone.  Please allow several days for tributes to be completed and mailed.

Choose from the following:



Pack of 3

Pack of 6

Pack of 12

















Back 2 School Store Tributes

Help support the Back 2 School Store and make a donation in honor of, or in memory to, a loved one.   A beautiful Back 2 School Store Tribute Card will be sent to the recipient of your choice. Back 2 School Store Tributes start at $36.

Please allow several days for tributes to be completed and mailed.

Pack The Pantry

According to Feeding America, with rising unemployment and increasing food prices, the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted many individuals’ already fragile ability to put food on the table. We know that many of our Center for Women clients have had to use all of their resources to pay rent, choosing hunger over homelessness. The Center for Women clients are the beneficiaries of Pack the Pantry.

At this time, while clients continue to receive services remotely, we are looking for other ways to address this need. Pack the Pantry is joining with other NCJW/Essex committees and community partners to collect grocery store gift cards that allow our clients to provide for their families with dignity. 

Become a Member of NCJW/Essex, or give the gift of Membership

Join NCJW/Essex today and experience all that membership has to offer by clicking the “Give Gift” button below. You can also share the NCJW/Essex experience with a friend or family member by giving the gift of membership. Click here or call 973.740.0588 to gift NCJW/Essex membership to someone special in your life!

Matching Gifts

NCJW/Essex accepts matching gifts from any business or corporation. Do you or your spouse’s employer have a matching gift program? If so, you can make your donation to NCJW/Essex go twice as far! All that is usually required is to submit the company’s matching gift form with your donation to NCJW/Essex.

  • To learn more about Matching Gifts, please contact Caitlin Higgins Joy, Executive Director, at 973.740.0588 or email

Chai Circle

Members of the NCJW/Essex Chai Circle enjoy the benefits of NCJW/Essex events and programs throughout the year. Various levels of giving are available.

  • To learn about the specific benefits of each level, please contact Caitlin Higgins Joy, Executive Director, at 973.740.0588 or email


$3,600 to $4,999


$5,000 to $9,999


$10,000 to $17,999


$18,000 to $35,999


$36,000 and up

The Cathy Fund

Cathy Silverman’s leadership and passion helped create today’s NCJW/Essex – a powerful source of inspiration and help for every woman, child, and family who seeks our services. In her memory, we have created The Cathy Fund… keeping the doors open for all who need NCJW/Essex. This special fund is being created in cooperation with Cathy’s loving family. It will be an ongoing tribute to an incredible woman. Please join us in celebrating Cathy by making a gift to The Cathy Fund. While she is no longer with us, we can help ensure that Cathy’s spirit and vision will live forever.

Legacy for the Future Endowment Fund

The Legacy for the Future Endowment Fund ensures that NCJW/Essex will have the resources to continue and grow. Your support of the Endowment Fund provides a vital and stable backbone for our Section, while giving us the freedom to be innovative and creative. Your commitment demonstrates your pride in our accomplishments, support of volunteerism and community service, and belief in the future of NCJW/Essex. Participation requires a minimum contribution of $10,000, payable over five years. Donations of cash, securities, charitable trusts, and other assets are welcome. Participants are recognized in relevant NCJW/Essex promotional and educational materials. As a donor to Legacy for the Future, you also have the opportunity to establish a Legacy for the Future Tribute Fund in honor or in memory of a named individual. Your friends and family can purchase Tributes directed to your named Tribute Fund.

  • To learn more about starting a Legacy for the Future Endowment Fund, please contact Caitlin Higgins Joy, Executive Director, at 973.740.0588 or email

Wills, Bequests and Planned Giving

Join our Generations Society!  Include NCJW/Essex in your estate plans and be acknowledged today for a commitment to tomorrow!

  • To learn more about leaving an estate gift to NCJW/Essex, please contact Caitlin Higgins Joy, Executive Director, at 973.740.0588 or email
  • To learn more about Planned Giving options, as well as Life Income Options and other types of gifts, please click here.  

In addition, you can support NCJW/Essex through participation in these programs:

Facebook Fundraisers

It’s your birthday, and instead of gifts you want to raise money for NCJW/Essex.  Or, there’s a big event coming up and you want to give your (Facebook) friends and family a way to participate by donating?  Facebook makes it easy to create a fundraiser for NCJW/Essex. 

Just follow these steps: 

  1. Click here to go directly to the Facebook fundraiser page
  2. On the left-hand side of the page, enter the goal amount of money you want to raise and the currency (US dollars) and how long you want the fundraiser to run. Facebook offers other suggestions for headlines and copy for the post.   The NCJW/Essex logo is pre-populated and will appear on your fundraiser
  3. Click “Create
  4. Another screen will appear where you can invite Facebook friends to donate, share your fundraiser in your feed or donate yourself. You can make your fundraiser live by doing those things or click “not now” until you are ready to begin 

You can also create a fundraiser from your profile: 

  1. Log in to Facebook
  2. Scroll down the menu bar on the left-hand side of your profile and click on Fundraisers (Note:  you may have to click “see more” to get to Fundraisers.)
  3. Click “Raise money”, then click “Nonprofit
  4. Click “Search” and enter “NCJW/Essex
  5. The fundraiser page will appear. Follow the steps above to “Create”  

Finally, we want to say thanks, so let NCJW/Essex know that you have created this fundraiser.   Give us a call or send an email to and be sure to tag or invite our page when you go live. 

Raffle Prizes

Periodically, NCJW/Essex sponsors a raffle with fabulous prizes offering you another way of supporting our efforts. Raffle information will published on the website or be sent in the mail when available.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Direct Donation

DAF Direct – Directly connecting donors to charitable causes.  If you have a DAF, you can use the form below to make a contribution to NCJW/Essex.