The Giving Network is an all-volunteer nonprofit charity which is dedicated to recycling items – we accept donated household goods & deliver them to the needy in Somerset County (NJ). The Giving Network started in 1999 with just a few volunteers working to help flood victims of Hurricane Floyd that devastated Bound Brook, NJ and nearby communities along the Raritan River. Currently there are 25 regular volunteers and many other occasional workers giving their time and effort to help people in need throughout Somerset County. Read about the History & Background
of the Giving Network.
To volunteer, donate, or request help, please call (908)927-9001
Donations of household items, small appliances, linens and baby items are accepted from individuals, businesses, religious and other organizations. Volunteers contact donors and arrange to pick up these items and take them to the Sorting Center in Somerville. Click here for more information on how to donate
Giving Network Recipients
Giving Network recipients are generally referred to the Giving Network by Social Services, homeless shelters, and other organizations that assist those in need. Click here for more information on how to request items.
The Giving Network is a volunteer-run, volunteer-driven outreach program. Click here for more information on how to volunteer.
Food donations of excess bakery items are picked up twice weekly from Wegmans Supermarket. Boxes are delivered directly to five homeless shelters, a senior center and two food banks. Also canned and dried food donations are collected weekly and delivered to the the Food Bank Network.