The East Brunswick Education Association has partnered with the East Brunswick Education Foundation in establishing our “BEAR NECESSITIES CLOTHING DEN”. This project is also being partially funded through a NJEA PRIDE Grant, as well as locally owned businesses. Most recently we have received donations from:
Milltown Home Depot
Carpets & More
Rt. 18 – East Brunswick
Swift Electrical Supply
10 Alvin Ct – East Brunswick
Flooring Installation Systems, Inc.
3160 Bordentown Rd – Old Bridge
All-American Improvements LLC
(with donations from Route 18 Lumber and Lowe’s)
East Brunswick Youth Council
(volunteering time organizing our Den)
What is the EBEA Bear Necessities Clothing Den?
The Den is a place where East Brunswick Public School district students, with an adult family member, can shop for the necessary articles of clothing that they are in need of. Guests who are invited will be registered to shop in our Den at no cost. You must receive a bright green invitation to attend.
When will the Den be open to our Registered Guests?
The Den will be open to registered guests on the 2nd Saturday 9:00am-11:00am, and the 4th Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm of each month (September – June).
Select summer hours will be available as well. We will be closed on holidays and during Fall, Spring and Winter Recesses as per the East Brunswick School district calendar.
Schedule of Hours
|Thursday||May 24||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||June 9||9:00 am – 11:00 am|
|Thursday||June 28||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||July 14||9:00 am – 11:00 am|
|Thursday||July 26||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
Does the Den need volunteer help?
Our Den is always looking for volunteers from the community to help keep our Den clean, organized and sorted as we have donated items coming in daily. If you would like to volunteer some time or have items you would like to donate, please use this link to let us know how you can help: Community Volunteer/Donator
During the week (2:00pm-6:00pm)
to sort, fold, hang, organize
If you are a staff member from the East Brunswick Public School district and are interested in assisting in this outreach project with donations or by volunteering time on the days our Den is open, please us this link to let us know how you can help: East Brunswick Public School staff member
EBPS Employees – Volunteers Needed
Thursday, May 24 ~ 4:00-6:00pm
Saturday, June 9 ~ 9:00-1100am
What type of items is the Den in need of?
We are actively taking all clothing donations (new or slightly used) for school aged children (Pre K thru grade 12). Our donations include:
- School appropriate clothes
- New undergarments: underwear, socks…
- Footwear: shoes, sneakers, boots, sandals…
- Seasonal clothing: bathing suits, coats, gloves, hats, Halloween costumes…
- Book bags (no school supplies please)
- Semi and formal wear: dresses, suites, dress pants, shoes, accessories
(we will be working with outreach programs already established in our district for the semi-formal dance and senior prom)
We Are Currently Only Taking Selected Donations
Thank You!! Our racks and shelves are full!
we are only in need of the below:
Young Girls (elementary level) size 4-18 (xs-xl)
Thank you for assisting us in this outreach project as we appreciate all contributions you may have for our “BEAR DEN”.
The Bear Den can be reached at EBEA.BearNecessities@gmail.com.
Located within the EBEA office at:
575 Cranbury Road, Ste. B2
East Brunswick, NJ 08816