Registration for our Haddonfield Progressive Dinner is now open!

Posted on March 23, 2015

2015 Haddonfield Progressive Dinner

Registration is now open for our Haddonfield Progressive Dinner!

Begin the evening with a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception at the beautiful home of Sam and Colette Gabriel. From there, move on to share an intimate dinner with friends prepared by a talented area chef in a Haddonfield home.

Proceeds benefit the Twin Oaks Food Pantries.

For more information on tickets, sponsorships and more, visit our Haddonfield Progressive Dinner page.

– Rachael

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Paying It Forward: Naarah’s Prom Dress

Posted on March 12, 2015

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In the Spring of 2014, Naarah wasn’t planning on attending her Senior Prom. Family obligations put a strain on finances, and there wasn’t enough money to purchase a gown and accessories.

At the time, Naarah was in the Twin Oaks Teenage Parenting Program and heard about Project Dress Up. She decided to visit our Prom Shop to see if she could find a beautiful dress to make her dream of attending prom a reality.

There was a large variety of dresses, but Naarah fell in love with a chartreuse gown. Thanks to Project Dress Up Naarah was able to attend the prom! She had a wonderful time and describes it as a “once in a lifetime experience”.

Now a year later, Naarah wants to pay it forward. She had her gorgeous gown dry cleaned and donated it back to this year’s prom dress drive! She’s donating it back because she wants to help someone else who is in the same position she was last year. Naarah explained it best when she said, “I love to help people to the best of my ability and I know that times can be hard and you might not be able to afford to purchase a dress.”

If you have any of the following items in your closet, give them a second chance by donating them to Project Dress Up:
• Formal Dresses in good condition (all sizes, colors & styles)
• Dress Shoes
• Formal Purses
• Clutches
• Shawls
• Jewelry

You can drop off your items Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm NOW until March 31st at any of the following locations:
Twin Oaks Yates Center
79 Chestnut Street, Lumberton NJ

Twin Oaks Main Office
770 Woodlane Road, Mt. Holly, NJ

Twin Oaks Berlin Office
128 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ

– Rachael

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Project Dress Up 2015

Posted on February 17, 2015

 

Project Dress Up organizers Lisa Lipka and Anne Greenwood pose with collected dresses.

Many teenagers in Twin Oaks programs worry about how they will afford the rising costs of prom. For that reason, Twin Oaks is hosting our second annual Project Dress Up. We’re seeking donations of gently used formal dresses (in an array of  sizes and colors), dress shoes, formal purses, clutches, shawls and jewelry.

We’re accepting donations until 3/31/2014 between 9am‐5pm, Monday through Friday at the following Twin Oaks locations:

79 Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NJ
770 Woodlane Road, Suite 23 Mount Holly, NJ
128 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ

Last year, we were able to give out nearly 350 dresses so girls could attend their prom in style!

Please help us Make Prom Possible!

– Rachael

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Become a 2015 Sponsor

Posted on February 9, 2015

Twin Oaks Community Services needs your support as a corporate sponsor! Because of the generosity of our community partners, we can provide critical programs for the area’s most vulnerable children, adults and families.

We offer several monetary levels for a sponsorship package that encompasses all 3 of our major fundraising events:

Haddonfield Progressive Dinner- April 24, 2015
Moorestown Progressive Dinner- October 16, 2015
Touch A Truck- September 26, 2015

Proceeds from the events will benefit the Twin Oaks Food Pantries in Mt. Holly and Berlin. Your sponsorship will strengthen our capacity to provide behavioral health services while demonstrating your commitment to those in need. To learn more, visit our sponsorship page!

– Rachael

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Save the Date: 2015 Haddonfield Progressive Dinner

Posted on February 4, 2015

Mark your calendars for an evening of food, friends and fun all in the name of charity. Our 6th annual Haddonfield Progressive Dinner will be April 24, 2015!

Attendees will begin the evening with a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception at the beautiful Haddonfield home of Sam and Colette Gabriel . From there, attendees will enjoy an intimate dinner with friends prepared by a talented area chef in a Haddonfield home.

For more information on tickets, sponsorships and more, visit our Haddonfield Progressive Dinner page.

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2014 Haddonfield Progressive Dinner Hosts

 

Please take a moment to enjoy all the photos from this year’s Haddonfield Progressive Dinner.

– Rachael

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Notecards for Sale Featuring Twin Oaks Consumer Artwork

Posted on January 29, 2015

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Crayons, construction paper, newspaper, water color paints, chalk… believe it or not, such simple tools can help children heal emotionally, psychologically and behaviorally!

Twin Oaks utilizes Creative Art Therapy to promote healing in our Children’s Residential Programs. Sadly, poor relationships and low self-esteem is often learned through difficult childhood experiences. The therapy model uses art as the ‘vehicle’ that allows us to transport children to emotional safety.

Through the Twin Oaks art therapy program, children in our residential programs created beautiful artwork that we transformed into notecards. Now, these notecards can be purchased for just $10.00 a pack!

All proceeds will benefit the children’s residential art therapy program.

Purchase your notecards today!

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New Year, New Ways to Get Involved

Posted on January 7, 2015

Make a difference in YOUR community this year! Check out all these YOU can get involved with Twin Oaks:

1. Make a donation online or mail to:
Twin Oaks Community Services
770 Woodlane Road
Attn: Development
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

2. Hold a food drive for our Food Pantries in Mt. Holly and Berlin.

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3. Become a volunteer at Twin Oaks.

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4. Attend a special event like the upcoming Haddonfield Progressive Dinner.

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5. Drop off gently used clothing and household items to the Twin Oaks Thrift Shop.

6. Donate to the upcoming Diaper Derby or Project Dress Up.

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7. Stay Connected Online – find us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

Questions? Contact our Development Department at 609-267-5928.

-Rachael

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2014 Year In Review

Posted on December 31, 2014

In 2014, you helped us collect over 18,500 diapers, 650 backpacks, 340 prom dresses, 900 Thanksgiving meals, 9,000 holiday gifts, and MUCH more for vulnerable children, adults and families in Twin Oaks programs.

Thank you – our generous donors, volunteers, partners and advocates – for your continued support along the way. We truly look forward to working with you again in 2015!

Here are just a few of our favorite photos from 2014:

Project Dress Up organizers Lisa Lipka and Anne Greenwood pose with collected dresses.

Project Dress Up organizers Lisa Lipka and Anne Greenwood pose with collected dresses.

 

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Twin Oaks Food Pantries receive donation from Bottom Dollar.

 

April 25, 2014 / Twin Oaks Progressive Dinner / Haddonfield, NJ

2014 Haddonfield Progressive Dinner Hosts

 

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Staff from Hoeganaes Corporation pose with their Diaper Derby donation.

 

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Collage from our Third Annual Touch A Truck.

 

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2014 Moorestown Progressive Dinner Hosts.

 

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Princeton House staff pose with a small portion of their Turkey Drive Donation.

 

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Our littlest donor poses with Turkey Drive donations at the Goddard School of Delran.

 

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Liberty Bell Bank shows all the items they collected for our Holiday Giving Drive.

 

– Rachael

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Twin Oaks Receives Over 9,000 Holiday Gifts

Posted on December 24, 2014

THANK YOU to all of our generous community partners who donated over 9,000 gifts to brighten the holiday season! All of our donors, volunteers and staff made this drive a success and contributed to another record breaking year!

Check out some of the photos we captured from this year’s Holiday Giving Drive:

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GM Vehicle Helps Our Holiday Giving Drive

Posted on December 23, 2014

THANK YOU GM for loaning us a beautiful Chevy Traverse to help with multiple pick-ups and drop-offs for the Holiday Giving Drive.
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We received over 9,000 gifts this year and many of them were transported in the loaner from GM!

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The sunroof was great for the sunny and unseasonable warm weather we had.IMG_4034

With the warmer weather, it certainly did feel like the holidays, the holiday music we were playing through the Bose Sound System helped put us in the spirit!IMG_4040

The back up camera was a big help!

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And we loved the heated seats!

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Thanks GM for making our holiday season a little brighter!

- Rachael

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