Acts of Kindness Recipients

Together with our friends at the Grunin Foundation and Townsquare Media, we salute these 40 extraordinary nonprofit heroes that have gone above and beyond to help and support our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their compassion, collaboration, and commitment to service makes them worthy of our Acts of Kindness special recognition. Each recipient received a $500 grant from OceanFirst Foundation and the Grunin Foundation and special promotion on Townsquare Media radio stations serving New Jersey. Our big thank you to each of the nominated organizations for helping our neighbors!


200 Club of Ocean County

21 Plus

A Family Option Adoption Agency

A Need We Feed, Inc.

Center For Family Services Inc.

CFC Loud and Clear

Coastal Volunteers in Medicine

Collier Youth Services

CONTACT – Cape – Atlantic

Covenant House of Atlantic City

Earth Angels for Dementia

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

Food Bank of South Jersey

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

Habitat in Monmouth County

Homes for All

Homes Now

House of Hope

Interfaith Health and Support Services

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Interfaith Neighbors

JEMMS Foundation

Jewish Family Services of Atlantic County

Jewish Federation of Ocean County

JF Party Dragon


Lunch Break

MOCEANS Center for Independent Living

Move for Hunger

Mudgirls Studio

Ocean County College Foundation

Ocean of Love

Panthers Lets Eat/ OceanRoad School

Pinwheel Place

Rural Development Corporation

Simon’s Soup Kitchen

The Bloom Foundation  

The House of Hope – Ocean County

YMCA of Greater Monmouth

Your Grandmothers Cupboard

Zzak Applaud of Kids


Maryanne Furey

Carol Jones

Mark Smiga

Patricia Trustan

Jen Hammill

Marybeth Walz

Celia Mendelsohn

Stephanie Feldman

Mary Jo Bernardo & Patti Smith

Christina Vespertino

Multiple Nominators

Multiple Nominators

Suzanne Ghee

Paige Baran

John Mizsak

Michelle Berry

Christine Hofmann

David Shipman & Michele Horowitz

Maria Westfall

Patricia Cash

Michelle Gladden

Lisa Metzger

Nina Stolzenberg

Sharron Greenberg

Thomas Nuara

Luisa Vroman

Jennifer Jones

Amy Sobotka

Nicole Way

Faten Dib & Patricia Smith

Sherri Bray

Linda Pascarella

Bobby Cook

Christina Davies

Albert Fisher

John Salemi Jr.

Jessica Somodi

David Shipman & Michelle Horowitz

Stacy Vasta

Robyn Toal

Multiple Nominators