Giving Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?

We have a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

  • It’s a day to give a gift that makes an impact – right here in our own community.
  • It’s a way to let your values be part of your holiday giving.

Please consider donating to Bentley this year!  We certainly are grateful for your generous contributions!

 

Work, Life and Time Management Classes

Our participant families learned such important information and gained valuable knowledge on how to prioritize their busy lives and manage their busy schedules in a more effective way.  Thank you to Lorette Pruden who did such a wonderful job in facilitating the class, Montgomery United Methodist Church for hosting us and Griggstown Reformed Church for use of their projector. We are all certainly so grateful.

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The Learning Experience of Belle Mead November Food Drive

A big thank you to The Learning Experience of Belle Mead who is collecting non-perishable food provisions for Bentley during the month of November!  Please drop off your generous donations from 9-5pm, Monday through Friday.  Here is the suggested list to help fill our shelves of these crucial staples for our participant families.  Thank you for your generous donations!

  • Juices                                                                 Canned vegetables/beans
  • Boxed Cake Mixes                                              Peanut butter/jams/jelly
  • Pastas                                                                 Cooking oils/salad dressings
  • Boxed Macaroni & Cheese                                 Mayonnaise/ketchup/mustard
  • Boxed stuffing, potato/noodle sides                    Flour/sugar/salt
  • Rice                                                                     Dried fruits/nuts
  • Crackers                                                              Snack bars
  • Canned Fruits                                                      Bread crumbs/panko
  • Canned/Packet Gravies                                      Coffee/tea
  • Canned Tuna                                                      Tomato sauce
  • Canned/Packaged Soups                                   Shampoo/conditioner
  • Oatmeal                                                               Deodorant
  • Cereal                                                                  Toothpaste                  
  • Applesauce/pudding                                            Body lotion/soap
  • Gluten-free products                                            Laundry Detergent

Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon Will Make a Donation to Bentley

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We are now registered with Amazon Smile. Did you know that every time you make a purchase, Amazon will make a donation to Bentley Community Services? Log on to https://smile.amazon.com and make your purchases count. Please sign up today.  You can use your existing account to make purchases the same way that you usually do or create a new account if you are a first-time buyer.  It only takes a minute to register, and you will never be asked to pay additional fees.  Sign up today! Thank you!

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A Big Thank You to Bristol Myers-Squibb

We are so honored and blessed again to be the recipients of Bristol Myers-Squibb November 2014 Fall Food Drive.  Special thank you to Noreen Young, Plainsboro for leading the employee food drive and Barbara Pienciak, Hopewell for leading the employee food drive in Hopewell.  We are certainly grateful to you for these much needed and diverse non-perishable food provisions to fill our shelves for our participant families.  Thank you! More photos on PHOTO page.

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Holiday Drive for Dinners

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Holiday Drive for Dinners

As the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas approaches, we are all thankful for our many blessings. Yet, there are numerous struggling, working families in need in our area due to the unstable economy and in circumstances out of their control.  We are getting a jump on the holiday this year, as the need for food-assistance is at an all-time high. Can you help us make sure no one goes without a holiday meal this year? Please donate $50.00 or an amount you are able to Bentley Community Services.  Monies received by Bentley Community Services will be used to secure and distribute food provisions. Please mail your generous donations to BCS, PO Box 1093, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. Please visit our website at www.bentleycommunityservices.org, like us on Facebook and please give us a call at 908-227-0684.  Thank you for your generous donations.