The United Way of Hudson County (UWHC) is a community-based 501 c(3) non-profit organization which has improved the lives of the most vulnerable residents in Hudson County, New Jersey, for 76 years. Daily, UWHC serves the basic needs of economically insufficient individuals by providing food, clothing, and shelter to those who were affected greatly by Hurricane Sandy. Our Hurricane Relief Assistance Program immediately assists families with the reconstruction of infrastructures, the consumption of employment opportunities, and the contribution of accessible transportation (amongst the previously mentioned necessities).
United Way of Hudson County serves the women, men, and children residing in the communities of Bayonne, Guttenberg, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken and West New York. UWHC is dedicated to ending homelessness in Hudson County by supporting effective programs that change the lives of our working poor and their families.
In 1936, former Governor of New Jersey and U.S. Senator, A. Harry Moore, formed the first Community Chest in Jersey City, a non-profit organization originated in Nevada. Several other prominent figures also assisted in the creation of the organization on the east coast. In 1948, United Way of Hudson County (UWHC) became a local subdivision of the United Way Worldwide.
During our 75 years, the United Way of Hudson County led human services’ non-profit agency. The key role the organization promoted was to unite the entire community by constant response. UWHC mobilizes resources in local government and the corporate sector to affect change in the lives of the homeless and impoverished men, women and children in our communities.
We welcome volunteers on a one-time or ongoing basis! There are a number of ways to support United Way of Hudson County through volunteering. We have various committees needing a wide range of skills, and many other opportunities arise during the year. Some of the ways you can get involved:
Donate money or your time.
Help with outreach.
Walk in the brochure drop.
Call during our spring fundraising phonathon.
Utilize your graphic design and layout skills for our brochure and newsletter.
Help keep our website up to date.
Provide database expertise, such as QuickBooks and mailing lists.
Join our Board of Directors.
For more information please contact
The United Way of Hudson County
857 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 434-2625
Fax: (201) 434-8643
The United Way Resale Stores
79 Metro Way, Secaucus, NJ – Phone: (201) 351-5139
6401 Bergenline Avenue, West New York, NJ – Phone: