Over 15,000 Diapers Collected!

Posted on April 23, 2015

We set a goal to collect 10,000 diapers for the most vulnerable members of our community – babies. However, with the help of our generous community partners we we able to collect over 15,000 diapers! We just couldn’t have done it without your help – THANK YOU!

Hoeganaes Donates Diapers

Ellen Rumpp from Hoeganaes poses with their donation.

 

There’s still time to make a difference! Learn how here.

Do you have pictures from your Diaper Drive? Post them on our Facebook Wall or tweet the photos to @twinoakscs.

– Rachael

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Help Families Like Vanessa’s

Posted on April 8, 2015

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Join us in our race to collect 10,000 diapers for families in need!  

Every donation makes an impact. Vanessa’s story reminds us why: 

Vanessa is excited to meet her newborn daughter when she arrives later this spring, but this time is also filled with uncertainty. At 17, she stills lives at home with her dad and her three siblings. She attends school, works a part time job and saves as much money as she can for when the baby is born. Vanessa’s dad is willing to help in any way he can, but the Veteran can barely scrape by raising his four children on his own. It may seem small compared to the many challenges they face, but the diapers will be a huge help.

Help families like Vanessa’s! Giving a little changes a lot. Make a donation today!

– Rachael

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6th Annual Haddonfield Progressive Dinner – Cookbook Sneak Peek

Posted on April 7, 2015

Our Haddonfield Progressive Dinner is less than three weeks away! We’re busy working on the exclusive cookbook which shares a recipe from each of the amazing chefs participating. Here’s a sneak peek of a recipe from Chef David Jacoby of Seasons 52:

Key Lime Mini Indulgence

Serves 8

Ingredients:
5 ounces fresh lime juice
1 lime, grate zest finely (no white pith)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
Graham cracker crumbs
Whipped cream
Lime wedge garnish (tiny cut)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl whisk egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk together until smooth. Whisk in lime juice and zest and pour mixture in glass pie dish. Bake for 13 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate.

Assemble by filling the bottom of a shot glass or cordial glass with 1 tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs. Place key lime filling in a pastry bag and pipe over crumbs. Alternate layers of graham cracker crumbs and filling until glass is filled. Garnish with whipped cream and lime wedge.

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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.

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

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.

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

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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