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    Project Home Celebrates Grand Opening of Jbj Soul Homes, Built in Partnership with Jon Bon Jovi, Leigh and John Middleton, and Elizabeth Moran

    April 22, 2014 0 Comments

    Funders Jon Bon Jovi and Middleton Family Join City Officials to Open the Mixed-Use Development for Formerly Homeless, Teens Aging out of Foster Care and Low-Income Individuals

    PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2014 – Project HOME announced today the grand opening of JBJ Soul Homes, a four-story mixed-use development that includes retail, offices and 55 apartment units for formerly homeless and low-income people. With remarks by Jon Bon Jovi, public officials and community partners, the opening will serve as the first part of Project HOME’s 25th Anniversary.

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    Covenant House to Honor Craig Spencer and JBJSF at 'A Night of Broadway Stars' Gala

    April 14, 2014 0 Comments

    Covenant House Pennsylvania will be honoring Craig Spencer, President & CEO of The Arden Group and Vice-Chairman of the JBJSF, and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation at their 9th Annual A Night of Broadway Stars gala on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Both Craig Spencer and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation will be honored for their work with homeless youth striving to turn their lives around.

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    USA WEEKEND Honors 14 Inspiring Grassroots Volunteer Initiatives At The Make A Difference Day Awards

    April 10, 2014 0 Comments

    Musician Jon Bon Jovi and Today Show Co-hosts Matt Lauer & Savannah Guthrie Also Honored for their Commitment to Volunteerism

    McLean, Va. (April 10, 2014) – Fourteen grassroots volunteer efforts from across the country were recognized today during the annual Make A Difference Day Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. Make A Difference Day is the nation’s largest day of service, bringing together millions of Americans to volunteer in their local neighborhoods and communities. It was created in 1992 by Gannett Co., Inc.’s USA WEEKEND Magazine along with partners, Newman’s Own®, Inc. and Points of Light. Newman’s Own will donate a total of $130,000, awarding ten Make A Difference Day honorees and three City Award winners with $10,000 each to continue their efforts.

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    Joseph’s House of Camden Celebrates Official Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    April 1, 2014 5 Comments

    Unique shelter offers support services for homeless men & women in Camden

    CAMDEN, N.J. (April 1, 2014) – As part of his ongoing commitment to help Camden residents, Jon Bon Jovi returned to Camden today to join elected officials and local representatives in celebrating the ribbon cutting ceremony for Joseph’s House of Camden, a homeless shelter designed to help guests achieve self-sufficiency.

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    Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund & United Policyholders Partner to Help Homeowners Facing NFIP April Deadline with "Last Chance Webinar"

    March 25, 2014 1 Comment

    NFIP deadline for submitting documents is quickly approaching -- March 26th Webinar guides residents through document completion and NFIP requirements.

    The "Last Chance Webinar" will walk organizations and homeowners through the NFIP coverage and loss documentation rules, filing proof of loss forms, and answer common questions about flood damage and insurance recovery. Participants will be able to submit questions during the webinar.

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    Update: Joseph's House

    February 24, 2014 1 Comment

    We are happy to share an update on a program we are helping to fund - Joseph's House in Camden, NJ. Construction is now finished and Joseph's House is not only able to give homeless men and women a hot meal & a place to spend the night, but their staff also connects them with services that they need to help them off the streets permanently. Since opening on January 21, 2014, they have had an average of 78 occupants each night. On some of the coldest nights during the snow storms we have had the past few weeks, they have taken in up to 85 individuals.

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    Project Homeless Connect Touches Many

    February 4, 2014 2 Comments

    County staff and volunteers offer goods, services to those in need

    FREEHOLD, N.J. – Monmouth County’s annual Project Homeless Connect, a one-stop event to provide various health and human services for homeless residents or those who are on in danger of becoming homeless, was held last week in Asbury Park, Freehold and Red Bank

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    Letter from the Executive Director

    January 2, 2014 4 Comments

    As 2013 comes to a close, I look back on the many highlights of the past year and know that none of our work here at Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation would be possible without the vast amount of support that comes from our online visitors. Your confidence in the work we do with so many highly respected community partners encourages us to be better and to find and initiate best practices within our organization. As Jon has said so many times during the past year, “no one can do it alone – it is only through the Power of We that “we” can provide an opportunity for so many to take that next step”. Your support has improved the circumstances of so many that find themselves without a place to sleep at night or without the ability to provide healthy, nutritious food for their families.

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    Jon Bon Jovi keeps his commitment to Camden

    December 12, 2013 By Marianne Aleardi, SJ Magazine 1 Comment

    It was 2009 when superstar and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi first toured Camden to see up close the severe problems that plagued the city. He met with community leaders struggling to incite change and made a promise to use his greatest resources – his funds and his fame – to support their work. The rocker visited again last month, only this time he was touring a new 17,000-square-foot homeless facility, a place he helped build without picking up a hammer or nail.

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    Happy Holidays from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation!

    December 9, 2013 0 Comments

    The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the JBJ Soul Kitchen would like to thank you for your support and generosity this holiday season. Your support makes our work possible and we thank you for being our partner.