The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The society is organized into thirteen geographical divisions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than 3,400 offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Its home office is located in the American Cancer Society Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As its official journal the ACS publishes Cancer. Its activities include providing grants to researchers, running public health advertising campaigns, and organizing projects such as the Relay For Life and the Great American Smokeout. It operates a series of thrift stores to raise money for its operations. Notable endorsements include the 4K for Cancer, a 4000-mile bike ride from Baltimore to San Francisco to raise money for the society’s Hope Lodge.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a leading pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a nonprofit medical corporation chartered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under IRS regulations.


The Arc of Monmouth is a non-profit organization in Monmouth County, New Jersey providing services and supports for individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and for their families. The Arc of Monmouth is guided by a volunteer board of directors, and is affiliated with The Arc of New Jersey and The Arc of the United States. In 2009, The Arc of Monmouth served 2031 persons. Of these, 1572 persons have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities. Arc also served 76 persons with cerebral palsy, 12 with epilepsy and 162 with autism. Another 209 served persons had other disabilities. 704 persons received services from Arc’s recreation department, 288 received transportation, 165 got supported employment services, and 596 received medically related services.


The Kate Verdon Spisak Foundation for Melanoma Awareness and Research, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about melanoma as well as providing financial support to the National Institute of Health’s Melanoma Research Program and the patients and families involved in that research. Kate’s Foundation is named after a nurse, wife, daughter, sister and friend, Kate Verdon Spisak, who ended her battle with melanoma in the year 2000. Throughout her long fought struggle, and indeed, in her life prior to cancer, Kate continually served as a model of courage, compassion, and determination to all who knew her. Although Kate is no longer here to fight with us, we carry on in her memory to educate people on the dangers of melanoma – what they can do to prevent this disease, and how to help fight it.


The Parker Family Health Center is a volunteer-based, free health care facility where Monmouth County residents without medical insurance or the ability to pay can be cared for with the same level of dignity and confidentiality afforded in the private sector. The focus is on primary health care, emphasizing disease prevention, health promotion and patient education in an easily accessible facility. The Parker Family Health Center, with the support of the medical community and the community at large, assists those who are making a sincere effort to help themselves and their families realize optimum health. We currently operate six days a week, including two evenings and Saturday morning, to provide a consistent, accessible source of community health care. Care is provided by a network of volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and many others who together donate 10,000 hours annually, supported by a small paid staff. Our facility houses a waiting area, five exam and treatment rooms, offices and space for patient education. Care is provided to over 8,600 patients — children and adults. Close to 200 patients with serious chronic disease — primarily diabetes and hypertension — are under care and learning to control their health, and 800 children each year receive well-child exams and immunizations to stay healthy.


Founded in 1993 by Tim McLoone, Holiday Express is a grass roots, non-sectarian, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.Comprised of more than 1,300 volunteers – including 80+ professional musicians – Holiday Express delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to adults and children who are physically and mentally disabled, living with AIDS or homeless, as well as the isolated elderly and others in need.


Clean Ocean Action is a non-profit organization which works to protect the marine water quality in the New York Bight through research, public education and citizen action efforts. It was formed in 1984 by a broad-based coalition of environmentally-conscious businesses, groups and organizations.


Monmouth Conservation Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring, holding, and preserving open space in Monmouth County. Over 200 years ago Monmouth County was a farm community whose entire population could be seated in the present day PNC Bank Arts Center. Now the county sits in the heart of eastern “megalopolis” containing one-forth of the nation’s population. To the citizens of 1778 there would always be enough land, water, and air. Today we know these recourses are finite and delicate. Thirty years ago eleven members of the organization’s steering committee signed a certificate on August 1977 naming the Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) as a tax-exempt corporation in the state of New Jersey. Then, as now, the Foundation’s mission is to acquire, hold, preserve and protect the open lands in Monmouth county.


The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.


St. Barnabas Burn Center As a Barnabas Health facility, Saint Barnabas Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and their family. Our web site offers information on the many resources available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey’s oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital has worked to exceed our community’s highest expectation for compassionate, comprehensive health care. Our award-winning, institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating more than 32,500 inpatients and over 90,000 adult and pediatric Emergency Department patients each year. Together, the Medical Center and the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services to more than 300,000 outpatients annually. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, a major clinical campus for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and affiliated with the St. George’s University School of Medicine. Our medical staff includes more than 1700 physicians and dentists representing approximately 100 specialties.


Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message. Founded in 2008 by beer writer and prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke, the campaign raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection by making appearances at beer events, social networking and pro bono advertising.


The FoodBank distributes more than 10 million meals annually through a network of over 300 feeding programs.  But hunger in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is no longer a crisis that can be remedied with emergency food alone. That’s why the FoodBank works toward long-term solutions to the chronic problem of food insecurity. Through programs and services like our Culinary Training Program and nutrition education, and outreach programs such as SNAP and free tax assistance, we are working to build food-secure communities.


Monmouth County Historical Association collects, preserves, and interprets its extensive museum, library, and archival collections that relate to Monmouth County’s history and culture and makes these resources available to the widest possible audience.

The Association promotes the study and appreciation of regional and national history through educational programming, publications, special exhibits, and research services. The Association also preserves and interprets five significant historic sites which represent the County’s vanishing architectural heritage.

Through its pursuit of these objectives, the Association enriches the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserving and passing on knowledge of its diverse heritage for future generations.


Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities- food, clothing, and fellowship-for our community members in need. Our mission is to alleviate hunger and lead those we serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. We serve everyone, with compassion and dignity.