NJDC Cares, Inc



Click >DONATE to contribute towards our cause!

To help us support our ongoing prgrams throughout the year, please consider donating weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly!

We appreciate your support.

*All donations are Tax Deductible*

We cannot accomplish our philanthropic endeavors without you!


This Summer for our 3rd Annual 2018 Scholarship Awards Ceremony, we not only awarded students with Scholarship Funds, but we also took them on an amazing trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC !!

Your donations will helped towards the Scholarship Fund and Transportation to the NMAAHC Museum!

We appreciate your continued support!



Annual NJDC Cares Scholarship Fund:

Each year NJDC Cares, Inc. will award High School Seniors and existing college students, accepted or enrolled into a college or university, with a scholarship towards their college tuition.  The recipients are students from low/moderate income households who have found a way to push through barriers to succeed in school, follow their dreams, and inspire others.

An annual  award banquet is held for the honorees and their family & friends for them to join us as we present their scholarship award and honor them for their leadership, talents, and diligence in striving for excellence!


Our 3rd Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet at Central Park Restaurant in Roselle, NJ was a success!!

Esere Onaodowan-Gallo, Esq. was this year’s keynote speaker and Shaniyah J. White gave the Youth keynote address.


NJDC Cares Founders, Jacquetta (left) & Na’sia (far right) pictured with our Keynote Speakers…Esere Onaodowan-Gallo, Esq. & Shaniyah J. White (middle).


This year, 21 students were awarded with funds towards their college tuition!!


2018 NJDC Cares Scholarship Recipients from East Orange, Orange,  Paterson, Piscataway, and Roselle, NJ!!

A Special thank you to our 2018 NJDC Cares Awards Banquet Sponsors…




 Print Pookapic           AcademypicNS_logoGrandLuxpicGrand_lux


  Youth Summer Literacy & Recipient Raffle Dinner:

                Sponsored by Quaker Steak & Lube 


  QuakerSteakpic2 Quaker Steakpic     Targetpic             Target_logo                     Applebeespic           Applebees-Logo2                                                    



 Upcoming Events:

September 29, 2018: Free Pop-Up Boutique for Women in Shelters & Transitional Housing!

Location The Mansion 132 South Harrison St. East Orange, NJ 07018 11a-3pm


**Volunteers needed to set up, serve food, and serve as a shopping assistant to our Special Shoppers**

Send an email inquiry to: njdccares@gmail.com

2017 Scholarship Banquet Highlights:



A Special Letter from Former Mayor Lester to our 2017 East Orange, NJ Recipients!!


Our Pre-K-5th Grade Summer Literacy Campaign Recipients received a Gift from our Sponsor, Quaker Steak & Lube!


Gerard & Tyler received a Gift from Pooka Pure & Simple, one of our sponsors!


Recipients of the Margaret B. Beldon Scholarship Award!! (Rutgers University)-Tyler S., Crisanyelis R., and Jada L.

 Our 2017 2nd Scholarship Award Sponsors:

 Great_Joy Grand_lux Joes_Crab Olive_garden NS_logo Target_logo sAM_ASH


About NJDC Cares, Inc.

Mission: To restore the lives of individuals, families, and the community by providing housing, financial literacy, educational services, job training, and job creation.

Nasia Smith & Jacquetta Thomas, Founders

Board Members: Jasmine Bradley, Jessica Bullock, Deirdre Thomas


NJDC Cares, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in September 2015 by Nasia Smith and Jacquetta Thomas, the “NJ” of NJ Development Coalition and both Alumnae of Rutgers University. NJDC Cares Inc. was formed out of their dreams to use real estate as a vehicle to service the needs of the homeless, youth, families, the community, and to provide modern, affordable housing. The organization’s core values are grounded in partnership and restoring the lives of youth, families, and the community as a whole. Their partnerships with local businesses and organizations has given them the ability to connect with the youth, families, and the community to educate, inspire, and empower all!



NJDC Cares is committed to providing support services and programs to house the homeless, supplying those in need with daily necessities, educating youth and adults on the importance of getting an education, providing substance abuse and mental health awareness,  holistic nutrition, financial literacy, self-sufficiency, home ownership, and entrepreneurship.

The programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • Transitional Housing for Veterans, homeless individuals, and families (coming soon).
  • Individual and Group Counseling/Support
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Awareness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Workshops/Seminars on Homeownership & Entrepreneurship
  • Holistic Health Consulting
  • Annual Scholarship Awards
  • Arts, Culture, and Travel Awareness


We need your help to keep our organization alive! Please donate towards our cause to help make the necessities of life the least of someone’s worries. In addition, you are helping them on their journey to pursuing their dreams, goals, and self-sufficiency.

You can start by clicking HERE to donate. Thank you for your generosity!

For more information, contact us at: njdccares@gmail.com


Board Members of NJDC Cares Inc. and our 2016 Scholarship Award Recipients, Shawn & Anisa.


 Winners of our Table Raffle, courtesy of Olive Garden, one of our 2016 Scholarship Banquet sponsors!!

 Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/njdccares 

We look forward to partnering with you!










Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookCheck Our Feed