NJ Donation Drive for Children Separated From Parents at U.S. Border

We’re having a donation drive in East Brunswick, NJ for the facilities housing migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. border.  We’ve been in touch with Mark Levine’s office in NYC, and they will continue to house goods to be distributed to The Cayuga Centers and The Abbott House as needed.  Since the facilities only have so much storage space, Mark Levine’s office will hold and distribute the donations when necessary.  Their donations will definitely need replenishment, so our contributions are welcomed and appreciated.

Collection Dates:  Monday, June 25 –  Monday, July 9.  

Drop-off Location:  East Brunswick VFW, 485 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

*The VFW Hours are 10a.m. – 9p.m.*

If you have any questions, please contact Taryn Prince or Diya Basu via the contact page on this website or message us on The Summer of Love Project Instagram page @summerofloveproject.

We’d like to thank TAPinto for writing this article and spreading the word.  Please share the article, blog, or the Summer of Love Project Instagram page to get more people involved.

These children need their parents more than anything.  Let’s work together and keep our efforts going strong until these families are reunited.


Taryn & Diya



Want to volunteer? I’ll set it up for you!

So I sat in the Target parking lot while my son slept in his carseat the other day, and I brainstormed how I can help more people this summer.  I’m 1 person and a new mom so I don’t have as much time as I used to, especially when it comes to going out alone multiple times a week.

Between the generous Agape House donations that are pouring in plus some of the inquiries I received in my DMs regarding how people can help, I realized that there are many people willing to serve others and help out.  Some of you even had suggestions about places I should volunteer.

With people asking how they can help and understanding that many don’t have the time to actively search for volunteer opportunities the right way, I came up with an idea!  I’m offering to “prepare” volunteer opportunities for you.  Basically, if you have a specific organization, cause, place, person, etc. that is near and dear to your heart and you’d like to help, please reach out to me.  I will do the research to see what services are needed most and I’ll set up the volunteer work, dates, and times for you (of course after checking with you first).  You will simply have to show up and help!   It’s that easy.

I definitely plan to continue to volunteer wherever I can this summer, as I know there is a great need particularly during summer months.  But wouldn’t it be nice if we could work together to do more?  There are so many causes, organizations, and people in need of volunteers, and I think this could be a great way to get more people involved and reach more individuals in many different locations.  I’m so grateful to those of you who offered to help.  If you’re interested in trying this, please contact me via the contact page on this website or DM via Instagram (@summerofloveproject, link at bottom of this page).