Basic Needs 2023 Accomplishments

The Basic Needs Committee assists the needy from within Nativity Parish and around Eastern Monmouth County with the essentials of daily living such as meals, housing, utilities, and medical care. The Committee also collects items wanted by our soldiers and sailors and mails these items to locations around the world.

In 2023, the Nativity Basic Needs Committee provided:

  • $41,247 for housing and utility assistance.
  • $18,228 to feed the hungry.
  • $11,280 to provide 486 care packages for soldiers and sailors stationed around the world.
  • $13,600 in support for Covenant House, Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, Big Brothers Big Sisters and HABcore.
  • $2,768 in other direct client support.

In addition, we:

  • Prepared meals served to over nine hundred individuals at Lunch Break.
  • Prepared and distributed holiday food baskets to over 110 families.
  • Provided food for The Center in Asbury Park, St Anthony’s, Christ the King and other food pantries in our area.
  • Provided Christmas gifts for seniors in nursing homes.
  • Packed and shipped 144 boxes filled with toys for children in third world countries.

All the above is only possible because of the dedication, volunteerism, and financial support of Nativity parishioners.