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Despite the large payment responsibility that the recipients faced after receiving their grants, many were successful in meeting their bill obligations. NJ SHARES recipients paid an average of 83% of their current bills the year following our assistance.
      APPRISE Impact Evaluation 2014
During a painful time, NJ SHARES was able to relieve the burden of my utility bill. I am so thankful that NJ SHARES was able to provide my family with the financial support we needed during our time of crisis.

      B.O., Hamilton
I couldn't imagine what more I could sacrifice to pay my energy bill. I thought I'd have to go without food again. I'm employed but my income is not enough to cover the basics. I was happy to find out there was help for me.

      S.B., Newark
At the agency where I work, it's my job to help needy people. I couldn't believe there was help for working people too. NJ SHARES assisted my family through one of the most difficult crises of our lives, and for that I am truly grateful.
      M.V., Lawrence Township     
NJ SHARES recipients were likely to have vulnerable household members. 54% had a child 18 or younger in the home and 17% had a household member over 60 years old.

      APPRISE Impact Evaluation 2014
When you reach out for help, one of the greatest feelings is knowing that someone is going to reach back. NJ SHARES is a wonderful advocate for working people in crisis, and I'm so grateful they were there for me and my daughter.
      E.T., Hamilton Township     
Most of NJ SHARES recipients were the working poor. 84% had employment income and 62% had income between 200% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level

      APPRISE Impact Evaluation 2014
The economic downturn hit my family hard. When NJ SHARES helped us pay our past-due energy bill, we were so, so relieved. Thank you NJ SHARES!

      C.R., Hamilton 

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New Jersey SHARES – Energy and Utility Assistance

Assisting households throughout New Jersey to pay their energy, telephone and water bills.

NJ SHARES Spotlight: American Winter Video

The NJ SHARES' American Winter video is a representation of the plight of families who are trying hard to make ends meet, and documents their struggle to afford their utility bills.

New Jersey SHARES' Energy and Utility Assistance Programs

NJ SHARES provides temporary relief for New Jersey residents' energy, telephone and water uility bills in times of need. Please select a grant type to learn more.

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New Jersey SHARES Night with the DEVILS:
January 8, 2016
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The New Jersey Devils will once again ‘Share the Warmth’ as they take the ice, on January 8, 2016 against the Boston Bruins, by offering DISCOUNTED stadium tickets to our supporters with proceeds benefiting NJ SHARES!

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NJ SHARES Night of Food, Fun and Fundraising... in Your Neighborhood!

NJ SHARES has been partnering with restaurants around the state for Dine-Out-To-Donate Events. Local friends come out to celebrate the work of NJ SHARES by dinning in or ordering out and a portion of our supporters checks are donated to NJ SHARES.

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