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Make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and make a contribution or in-kind donation to one of our programs.

DPD serves over 100 people throughout Morris, Sussex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey. You can make a donation to any of our programs and have it designated to purchase one of our needed items. All contributions are tax-deductible.

You can also make an in-kind donation of a needed item. We do ask that before making a purchase, you contact our Development Office at 973-406-1104. Occasionally, our group homes have a very specific requests to meet the accessibility needs of the people we serve.

Thank you for making our wishes come true!


Alexander House
Alexander House is a large ranch style home in Oak Ridge. It is home to 4 women and 4 men with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Couch and Love Seat - $500
Dishwasher - $400

Barnet House
Barnet House is a large two story home in Pompton Lakes. It is home to 6 women and 2 men with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Patio Furniture to Seat 8 with Umbrella and Seat Cushions - $1,000
Broadway Tickets for 2 individuals and staff - $500
Medieval Times Tickets for all residents - $500
Yankees Tickets for one Yankee fan and a staff member - $200

Calabrese House
Calabrese House is a ranch style home in Parsippany. It is home to 4 women and 1 man with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

NordicTrack Incline Trainer - $1,800
Beach Wheelchair - $1,500
Tickets to see Sight and Sound - $400

Columbus House
Named after the Knights of Columbus, Columbus House is a ranch style home in Oak Ridge, NJ. It is home to 2 women and 3 men with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Leisure Table and Chairs - $300
Recliner - $400

Finnegan House
Finnegan House is a large two story home in Oak Ridge, NJ. It is home to 4 women and 4 men with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Flat Screen TV - $500
Tickets to see Sight and Sound for 5 people - $300
Tickets for one resident and one staff to go to a NY Yankees game - $250

Fitzpatrick House
Fitzpatrick House is a ranch style home in Pompton Lakes. 4 men with intellectual and developmental disabilities call this house "home."

New Wood Flooring - $4,000
Kitchen Cabinets - $3,500
Deep Freezer - $1,300
Stereo System for Living Room - $400
Keurig Coffee Maker with K-Cups - $300
32" TV for Common Area - $200

Giuliano House
Giuliano House is our newest group home, opening in December of 2015. It is home to 4 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and advanced medical needs.

Outdoor Porch Swing - $400
Digital Camera - $300
Nutri Ninja Blender Duo Deluxe Kit - $200

Kelleher Apartments
Kelleher Supervised Apartments are located in Butler, NJ. It is home to 9 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Summer Clothing for the women of Kelleher Apartments - $500
Couch and Love Seat for Women's Apartment - $1,000
Tickets to see shows at the Paper Mill Playhouse for 3 individuals and staff - $300
Tickets to Medieval Times for all individuals and staff - $500

Murray House
Murray House is a split level style home in Clifton, NJ. It is the longest running group home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of New Jersey. It is home to 3 men and 3 women with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Recycling Bins - $250
Vertical Blinds - $200
Keurig Coffee Maker - $150
Deluxe Ice Cream Maker - $100

Wallace House
Wallace House is a ranch style home in Sparta. It is home to 3 women and 3 men with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Patio Set with seating for 8 (including umbrella) - $1,800
Outdoor Grill - $500
Pots and Pans - $175
Bakeware - $150

Wehrlen House
Wehrlen House is a bi-level home in West Milford, NJ. It is home to 6 women with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Tickets to see Sight and Sound - $400
Grill - $500
Exercise Bike - $500


Gruenert Center
Gruenert Center is DPD's Adult Day Training program located in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. It offers a diversified experience to approximately 58 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through paid work opportunities, vocational training and educational/learning experiences.

Video Camera - $1,000
Sound System for annual talent show and other productions - $500
Digital Camera - $300
Height Adjustable Dining Tables - $2,500

Gruenert Center (Special Needs)
Gruenert Center Special Needs offers specialized Day-Habilitation and Pre-Vocational activities daily for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Gruenert Center Special Needs, each person is given the opportunity to thrive and become more independent in a safe and loving environment. There is a 1 staff to 3 person ratio in this program.

6 Cube Organizer Shelves - $200
Electronic Roll-Up Keyboard - $150
Light Box - $100
Green Sensory Gel Maze - $60


Saturdays at the Center
DPD's Saturdays at the Center (SATC) program is designed specifically for young adults (18-40) with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside in the community. SATC offers weekend socialization, recreational activities, community trips, educational opportunities, information about group home and independent living, like skills training and more.

Entry Fees for all participants for an upcoming session - $1,200
Contribution for Recreational Activities/Community Trips for all individuals - $400

C.A.R.E.
One evening each month, a group of volunteers offer a special Religious Education/Prayer Program known as C.A.R.E. (Catholic Adult Religious Education) at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Oak Ridge, NJ.

75 Picture Bibles - $750

Boy Scout Troop #1965
Our Boy Scout Troop #1965 is a licensed Troop by the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots Path Council. Each month individuals from DPD's programs meet with volunteers in Jefferson Township for educational and recreational activities and experiences.

Apparel for Boy Scout Troop #1965 (Badges, vests, shirts, etc) - $1,500


Wiegand Farm Golf Classic
The Wiegand Farm Golf Classic is DPD's largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from this event make a difference in the lives of the people who we serve. You can contribute to this event by making a donation or by purchasing silent auction or giveaway items.

Wiegand Farm Golf Classic Giveaway Items - $1,000


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Should you have any questions or incur any difficulties with your donation, please contact us at 973-406-1104 or send an email to Chrisb@dpd.org.


Donate Your Car and In-Kind Donations

The Department for Persons with Disabilities, through Catholic Charities CARS program, accepts used cars, boats and other vehicles. We will pick up your used vehicle and provide you with a tax letter. Visit www.cccars.org or www.ccboats.org for more information.

We generally do not accept used clothing for use in our programs, however there are clothing donation bins located throughout the Diocese of Paterson, with proceeds directed towards DPD. For more information call 1-877-343-3651.

In the past, we have had community service groups, including the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America, individual Eagle Scout candidates, Rotary Clubs, and representatives from local businesses and companies complete maintenance projects and build needed items within and outside of our programs. If you have a service project that you would like to complete at DPD, please call our Development Office at 973-406-1104.

We do accept some used furniture and household appliances including hospital beds, refrigerators and twin or full bedroom sets that are "like new." We are limited on space and cannot accept every opportunity for donated furniture. Please call our Development Office at 973-406-1104 if you have furniture or other items that you would like to donate to DPD.

Please note that furniture and other donated in-kind items may be deductible for income tax purposes at their current market value. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code places the responsibility for estimating the fair market value upon the donor, rather than the agency receiving the gift. Therefore, our Development Department nor the staff picking up the donations are able to appraise any item donated.

If there is something that we cannot accept at DPD, here are a few other local charities that pick up used furniture and may be able to accommodate your request:

The Father English Community Center, Paterson
Carlos Roldan
(973) 881-0280 x 533 - croldan@catholicharities.org

Filipina Sisters, Morristown
Sister Mary Beth Lloyd, MPF
(916) 202-6382 - srmelloyd@gmail.com


 
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