January 2014



In This Issue
The Gift of A Family
Grants Awarded to LSMNJ
You're Invited to Volunteer on MLK Day
Annual Foundation Fundraiser
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links



Lutheran Disaster Response 



The extreme drop in temperatures in New Jersey and across the country have been, and will continue to be, a test of survival for the thousands of homeless men, women, and children o
Finding shelter in bitter cold weather is a constant challenge for the homeless.
n the streets. LSMNJ, with your help, is able to provide food, clothing, and temporary daytime shelter to many of Camden's homeless through New Visions.
Kevin Moran, executive director at New Visions, was featured this past weekend in two articles, including one in USA Today, as he continues to advocate for the homeless.
LSMNJ Delivered the Best Gift of the Holidays!

A dream has come true for an Ohio foster child, who had been waiting for a permanent home, and a New Jersey childless couple, who had been waiting to become parents for a number of years.
On December 6, 2013, 5-year old Michael, and his new parents, were all smiles when his adoption became finalized by the Burlington County Court System. The timing could not have been better, making this adoption a true Christmas blessing and the best gift possible!

Year-End Grants Lend Support to LSMNJ Programs
As 2013 came to an end, several year-end grants will provide significant support to LSMNJ programs.

$5,000 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. 
Benefits New Visions Homeless Day Shelter
$2,500 from Gallagher Benefit Services.
Benefits New Visions Homeless Day Shelter
$2,500 from Beneficial Bank. 
Benefits Lutheran Social Ministries of Camden
$29,025 from Dorothea Partch Trust Fund
Benefits Lutheran Care at Moorestown


 There's still time to help others on  

  Monday, January 20, 2014

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, LSMNJ invites you to join us for "a day on, not a day off."
Through LSMNJ's Lutheran Disaster Response Hand in Hand program, we will be assisting areas hit by superstorm Sandy with painting, moving, and other tasks to help New Jersey residents continue their recovery efforts.
If you can join us to make a difference, please contact us:

New Jersey residents: Please contact Alex Elefante at (609) 699-4132, or you can complete the online form to express your interest.

Out-of-state residents: Please contact Amy Pennenga at (609) 699-4137, or you can complete the out-of-state online form to express your interest.


HEARTS OF HOPE - Benefiting Hunger and Homeless Programs

6:00 - 10:00 PM
Crane's Mill Continuing Care Community
Candleberry Dining Room
459 Passaic Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ

Join us for our annual fundraiser benefiting the hunger and homeless programs of LSMNJ. 


While enjoying a night of gaming entertainment, wine tasting, and silent auction, your attendance and support throughout the evening provides HOPE.


TICKETS: (Advance Tickets Only)
$125/per person  ($95 tax deductible)



Ticket includes $50 in gaming tokens, signature drink, wine, beer, and dinner.



To purchase tickets or become a partner for the event, contact Barbara Fullerton at (609) 699-4102 or at


Through the power of the Holy Spirit, and in response to God's love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.