Thank You, The Learning Experience of Belle Mead

We thank the parents, children and staff of The Learning Experience of Belle Mead for their truly generous giving during this season of giving. They supplied a bounty of Christmas gifts to children 10 years and under and brightened their holiday once again! We also thank you for the collection of non-perishable food provisions and toiletries.  Bentley is truly blessed and grateful!

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Thank You, PetSmart!

Thank you to PetSmart for your generous donation of pet foods and accessories. The beloved pets of our families have good foods to eat, as well.  PetSmart also donated the gift of Chance & Lucky, adorable stuffed dogs and cats that every family in the Bentley program were so thrilled to receive this Christmas season!  We are truly grateful to PetSmart for your giving in the season of giving!

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The Season of Giving

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Please consider giving to Bentley during the season of giving for your tax-deductible year end generous donation.  You may choose to donate through our website via PayPal on the Donations page or send your generous donation to Bentley Community Services, PO Box 1093, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  Thank you for your generous donations.

We Wish You a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.  There is so much to be truly thankful for and the community at Bentley is full of grateful hearts.  Thank you to our volunteers, generous providers and supporters.

THANKSGIVING

Thoughts of fall
Have led us to
A familiar place
Near our hearts;
Knowing that we’ll
Soon be home to
Give to one another
In our unique ways,
Visiting old places,
Inventing new memories,
Near to each other,
Grateful for life’s bounty.

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National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is November 12-20, 2016

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing hunger and homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger and homelessness. H&H week offers the chance to contribute to a national social movement. Numerous families in our region are struggling to makes ends meet and many are facing foreclosure and eviction.

Please make a difference this year by donating a turkey, fresh produce, non-perishable food products and toiletries to Bentley to help our neighbors in need experiencing financial difficulties in our Central New Jersey communities. Let us know you will be dropping off your donations at our distribution facility located at 4064 Route 1 North, Monmouth Junction, NJ.  Our driveway is a sharp right after a steel guard rail once you pass Autumn Drive traveling Route 1 North from the Whispering Woods Boulevard light.  Please call 908-227-0684 to let us know when you will be coming.  Thank you for your generous donations helping our neighbors in need! We thank you for your giving!

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Providing Access to Healthy Foods, Facilitating Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Weekly shopping to pick up healthy, fresh perishable and non-perishable food provisions and more, offsetting grocery bills weekly as much as we can is what Bentley is about!  Crucial monies that are saved help families on the fast track towards regaining financial stability and security.  Here are examples of shopping carts full of truly incredible and nutritious food provisions and more!

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Bentley Financial Workshop

Informative workshops are held throughout the year for the participant families in the Bentley program on various important topics. New Bentley families are required to attend a financial workshop that covers understanding your finances, maximizing your financial resources, budgeting, controlling spending, how to save crucial dollars, hidden costs and fees to question and avoid, improving credit scores and so much more. Thank you, George for facilitating the workshop!  Excellent workshop where everyone learned so much, as these families move forward towards their goal of financial stability and security.

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