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65 Spring Street
Morristown
New Jersey 07960
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Target demographics: improve the quality of life for our community

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist at the Table of Hope, serving food or cleaning fellowship hall

Geographic areas served: Morristown, New Jersey

Programs: The Table of Hope providing dinner at no charge Monday through Friday, SOAR a tutor program for 5th graders, C.H.A.N.G.E. Fitness Creating Healthy Actions thru Nutrition & Group Exercise free fitness classes to anyone on an assistance program, Family Success Center strengthing familys communication and interaction in the community.

Mission:
Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for Morris County families by addressing economic, educational, social and physical fitness needs while preserving the cultural and ethnic diversity of the area.

Our Goals The goals of the Spring Street Community Development Corporation include but are not limited to:

-Improving the availability of safe and affordable housing

-Supporting youth through educational programming

-Promoting, coordinating, supporting and providing social and community services to families

-Create Healthy Actions thru Nutrition & Group Exercise

-Fostering and participating in regional planning and development so as to support the efforts of local governmental units

-Protecting and preserving the natural resources while promoting their sustainable use

-Expanding opportunities for individuals and groups to own and operate business enterprises

-Reducing unemployment and underemployment
Results:
-The SOAR program graduated two years of 5th grade students (Approximately 50 students).

- The Family Success Center completed two sessions of five families who worked through to improve their relationships and communication as a unit.

- C.H.A.N.G.E. Fitness has provided over 170 fitness class at a low or no cost. We have introduced Basic Yoga to 5th grade students in a 6 week program. C.H.A.N.G.E. Fitness hosted a health fair sharing information on Heart Disease, MyPlate.gov, Physical Fitness, Benefits of Juicing and Benefits of Massage Therapy. Maintains an environment of friendship, motivation and change for good.
- Our Table of Hope feeds 50-70 people at no charge Monday through Friday 6-7:30pm "Hope Starts Here, Where the Community Gathers to Share". Table of Hope also hosts Friday night Game Night (chess, checkers, spades, uno etc.)

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10/30/13
I am a volunteer/donor, the founder of C.H.A.N.G.E. Fitness. I have had the pleasure of being apart of this great, heart felt organization looking to improve the lives of our neighbors. I've worked/run the CHANGE program and love the impact on the participants improved self confidence, stress ... more »
10/28/13
I have been very blessed by this organization. I participated in the Family Success program, we met once a week and discussed how to family relationships. It was a good reminder communicate with your family and understand each others views. It helps families to rebuild a good family structure... more »
10/26/13
After retiring in 2012 after a successful career I wanted to give back. Fortunately I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the Spring Street CDC serving a diverse group of people from various backgrounds. Working with Carmalee Foster (founder of CHANGE"), the best Zumba instructor, teaching ... more »
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