Washington Rallies Around Operation Jersey Cares

The Third Annual Washington Business Improvement District’s Operation Jersey Cares campaign was so successful last year that it took two trips to present thousands of items to the New Jersey sponsorship program. The WBID is hoping that this year’s drive tops that!

“The response was heartwarmingly wonderful last year,” said John Monteverde, the Executive Director of the WBID (in photo).  “We are hoping to get an even bigger response this year!”

Thousands of items were collected last year at many Borough businesses. Items collected this year will once again be given to officials of Operation Jersey Care for distribution to troops around the world. Items requested include a variety of toiletries, batteries, playing cards, notebooks and pens and pencils. For a full listing of “wish list item packages” visit www.washingtonbid.org.  Items will be accepted through Dec. 25.

Gibson’s Gym won the “friendly competition” last year, collecting the most items of any Washington business, 1,047.  Among those joining Gibson’s as collection points this year are Allie’s Cupcakery, Coppers Salon, Farmers Insurance, Fliegauf Jewelers, Gaia’s Gifts, Get-A-Grip & More, Good Impressions, Hairmazing, Hometown Fried Chicken, Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant, Lost Ladies Grill, Muheisen’s Bagel & Deli, Mae’s Place, Pasta Grill by Enzo, Sensations Salon, Andy’s Barber Shop, Serendipity Gifts, Lina’s Chop Shop, Stew’s Auto Body, Smith Motors, Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC, and the Office of State Senator Michael Doherty.

For more information about this program and other WBID initiatives, visit www.washingtonbid.org or call 908-689-4800. You can also check out the Washington BID Facebook page.

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