Washington Business Improvement District

Hometown Friendly

Just in case you were wondering what happens to your items after you donate them... We took a trip to Operation Jersey Cares in Somerville, NJ to get a sneak peek into their daily operations. We met with Chris Murray and his wonderful team of volunteers and took a tour of their warehouse. Operation Jersey Cares is a 100% volunteer operation comprised of prior military, their families and community members. Our boxes full of donations were picked up from our location and delivered to the warehouse by Chris and his crew. As soon as the boxes where unloaded they began sorting through and separating items into bins. Once the items are separated the bins are staged at an assembly line where the items are placed into boxes.  The boxes are packed to capacity, taped shut and sent out to our service men and women serving over seas. Every item that is collected is used. If an item cannot be sent overseas it is delivered to the Veterans Hospital, Lyons NJ or to the Soldiers Home, Menlo Park, NJ. It was a real treat for us to get to spend the morning with these men and women who are doing their part to ensure that our troops know that we support them and are aware of and appreciate the sacrifices that they are making to ensure our freedom. 

Listed below are businesses that participated in the Operation Jersey Cares Items-for-the-Troops Drive and the amount of items that each business collected:


Abilities Screen Printing & Embroidery                               0
56 E. Washington Ave.


Advanced Eye Care of Washington                                     46
15 W. Washington Ave.


Allie's Cupcakery & Cafe                                                      36
7 Broad St.


Andy's Barber Shop                                                              377

17 W. Washington Ave.


Arcana Games, Toys & Hobbies                                           912

25 E. Washington Ave.


Castle Family Dentistry                                                         116

151 W. Washington Ave.    


The Chocolate Shoppe                                                         749

22 E. Washington Ave.


Computer Rx                                                                          0

63 E. Washington Ave. 


Doris' Finders Keepers                                                          0
1 E. Washington Ave


Fliegauf Jewelers                                                                  388
17 E. Washington Ave.


Gaia's Gifts                                                                            3
76 E. Washington Ave.


Get-A-Grip & More                                                                46

37 E. Washington Ave.


Gibson's Fitness Center                                                      1047

75 E. Washington Ave. 


Hairmazing                                                                             98
145 Route 31 South


Hamburger Holdings, LLC                                                    99

71 E. Washington Ave. 


JLA Embroidery & Gifts                                                        0

26A W. Washington Ave.


Kathy's Kove & Kafe                                                             0
5 E. Washington Ave. 

Lost Ladies Grill                                                                   109

41 E. Washington Ave.


Mae's Place                                                                            14

60 E. Washington Ave.


Misty's Pet Grooming and Boutique                                   47
74 E. Washington Ave.


Office of Senator Michael Doherty                                      48

127 Belvidere Ave.


Stew's Autobody, Towing & Recovery                                129

276 W. Washington Ave.


Warren County Dental Center                                              0
113 Belvidere Ave.


Warren County Pharmacy                                                    892

13 E.Washington Ave.


Washington Kid Care                                                           97

72 E. Washington Ave.


Rolling Thunder, Inc                                                            119