January 2015


In This Issue
Hundreds of Gifts Delivered
A South Jersey Top NPO
Get Cooking at Crane's Mill
Hearts of Hope Tickets on Sale
Breaking Down ALZ Communication Barriers

 Now you can give to LSMNJ any time of year.. without ever writing a check.


Shop Amazon and you can designate LSMNJ to be your non-profit of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

 It's easy to set up. Just click on the logo above and either log into your Amazon account or create a new user account. You will then be prompted to select a chairty of your choice.


Also, you can purchase an item from one of our program-specific wish lists, click  'Wish List' in the upper right-hand corner and then click 'Find a Wish List.'


We certainly appreciate your support!


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Lutheran Disaster Response 



As we welcome a new year, we're eager to extend the reach of our mission and assist even more of NJ's underserved  -- including seniors, children, asylees, and low income families.
The need for assistance and support continues and LSMNJ faces the same challenge, year after year ---  many people don't know about our organization and all the ways we help and serve those in need. 
So with that, we challenge you to help us!
Let's call it the SNOWGLOBE CHALLENGE. You know how a snowglobe grabs everyone's attention once it's been shaken and the snowflakes are dancing around. Well, we need to make it snow, and it requires the help of our friends.
If you could share LSMNJ with someone you know -- even if they already know about us -- we can make 2015 our best year yet. Spreading awareness not only helps recruit great employees and dedicated volunteers, it also generates donations and, most importantly, brings those who need assistance directly to us.
There are plenty of ways to help:
- Tell someone about our services
- Like and Share us on Facebook or Linkedin
- Share a news article from our website  
- Share one of our videos on YouTube
Presents Filled with Christmas Joy Delivered

Thank you for participating in our holiday drive this year!    

Your generosity provided hundreds of toys, gifts, grocery bags filled with food, and grocery gift cards to hundreds of seniors, children, and families in NJ. Read more.

Anthony Coniglio Promoted

We are pleased to announce that

Anthony Coniglio has been promoted to executive director of housing. Anthony has been responsible for the operations of multiple affordable housing properties, and has provided strategic direction for new housing projects.


As executive director he will also oversee the Piscataway and Sayreville homes for developmentally disabled women as well as the  Lutheran Children's Home in Jersey City. Read more.


LSMNJ Recognized As A Top Non-Profit
Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey was selected for a Reader's Choice Award from SNJ Business People as one of South Jersey's Top Non-Profit Organizations. 
Honorees were comended for their contribution to making South Jersey the best place to live, work and raise a family

Let's Get Cooking - The Healthy Way

Enjoy a Taste of the Good Life!
Thursday, January 29th
1:00 pm
Crane's Mill
459 Passaic Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Come and enjoy an interactive cooking demonstration at Crane's Mill in West Caldwell. Executive Chef Arthur Marston will prepare a healthy meal for you to sample while sharing tips and answering your questions. For more info, click here.    
Seating is limited. Call (973) 276-3070 or email to attend.
HEARTS OF HOPE - Tickets on sale! 
Can you open your heart?
Give back in a way that fills your heart with warmth and compassion. Join the LSMNJ Foundation and Del-Sano Contracting  at this entertaining annual fundraising event benefiting:
- New Visions Homeless Day Shelter

- Lutherans Feeding Friends

Crane's Mill Good Samaritan Fund

Thursday, February 12, 2015 (snow date on February 19th)
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Crane's Mill Retirement Community
459 Passaic Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Tickets: $95 pp
(includes $50 in gaming tokens, signature drink, wine, beer, & dinner)
It'll be a uniquely entertaining event with good food, drinks, gaming, and a philanthropic spirit. Get your tickets here or call (609) 699-4115.
Partnership opportunities are here.
Do I Know You??



Are you struggling to communicate with a loved one who has Alzheimer's, memory loss, or dementia?


Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:00 pm
Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living at Moorestown

255 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057


Lutheran Crossings invites you to attend a FREE educational seminar about Alzheimer's Disease, presented by the Alzheimer's Association.  You'll learn tips for communicating verbally and nonverbally, and the importance of using simple, non-patronizing language.


To RSVP your attendance, call (800) 272-3900. Click here for more information.



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.
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