The EBEA Bear Necessities Clothing Den?
The East Brunswick Education Association has partnered with the East Brunswick Education Foundation in establishing our “BEAR NECESSITIES CLOTHING DEN”. This project is also being partially funded through a NJEA PRIDE Grant, as well as locally owned businesses. Most recently we have received donations from:
East Brunswick Education Foundation
The Home Depot
401 South Main Street
Carpets & More
Swift Electrical Supply
10 Alvin Ct
VFW Post #133
485 Cranbury Road
Alpha Delta Kappa Organization
New Jersey Chapter
Middlesex County Retired
East Brunswick Youth Council
East Brunswick Public Schools:
Central Elementary School Student Council
Robert Frost Elementary School Student Council
EB High School Staff
Churchill Junior High Student Council
Flooring Installation Systems, Inc.
3160 Bordentown Rd
Broehl's Lawn Maintenance
All-American Improvements LLC
Family and Friends in honor of:
East Brunswick Education Association Members
for their countless hours of volunteering in our Den and for their generous clothing donations
What is the EBEA Bear Necessities Clothing Den?
The Den is a place where East Brunswick Public School district students, with an adult family member, can shop for the necessary articles of clothing that they are in need of. Guests who are invited will be registered to shop in our Den at no cost. You must receive a bright green invitation to attend.
When will the Den be open to our Registered Guests?
The Den will be open to registered guests on the below dates (Saturday 9:00am-11:00am & Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm) of each month (September - June). Select summer hours will be available as well. We will be closed on holidays and during Fall, Spring and Winter Recesses as per the East Brunswick School district calendar.
Does the Den need volunteer help?
If you are a staff member from the East Brunswick Public School district, or an EBEA Retiree and are interested in assisting in this outreach project with donations simply contact us at (732) 390-6602 or EBEA.BearNecessities@gmail.com to make arrangements for dropping off items.
If you are a staff member from the East Brunswick Public School district or an EBEA Retiree and are interested in volunteering time on a select Saturday (9:00-11:00am) or Thursday (4:00-6:00pm) while our Den is open, please click the button below.
What type of items is the Den in need of?
We are actively taking all clothing donations (new or slightly used) for school aged children (Pre K thru grade 12). Our donations include:
Highly sought after articles of clothing:
- Leggings - girls, all sizes
- Female Underwear - girls large
- Boys Jogging Pants (loose bottoms) - boys, all sizes
- Male Underwear (brief style) - boys small, medium, large
- New sneakers
Additional items regularly in need of:
- School appropriate clothes for Grades Pre-K thru 12
- New undergarments: underwear, socks...
- Footwear: gently used shoes, sneakers, boots, sandals...
- Seasonal clothing: bathing suits, coats, gloves, hats, Halloween costumes...
- Band and Chorus Assembly Attire: black dresses, black pants, white shirts...
- Semi and formal wear: dresses, suites, dress pants, shoes, accessories
(we will be working with outreach programs already established in our district for the semi-formal dance and senior prom)
Have stained, torn or overly worn clothing? Save us the time, and please save these items for a community clothing drive were the charity receives funds for bulk collections.
Do you have adult clothing? You may contact Aldersgate Outreach Community Center. Donations are by appointment only. Call Diane P. at (732) 718-2895. AOCC will take all household goods that are in excellent condition and in working order. Linens, pillows, clothing must be clean with no stains or rips. They do not accept used under garments and clothing should be seasonal only, please. We do not accept adult books, furniture, large appliances, and TVs. Glassware must be in sets of four or more. Toys must have all parts. Please tape or bag small pieces together.
Thank you for assisting us in this outreach project as we appreciate all contributions you may have for our “BEAR DEN”.