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As you shop this holiday season or throughout the year you can make a difference in your community. Amazon.com will give 0.5% of every order you place to Windmill Alliance. This is at NO cost to you. Please make sure to use the link below to help give to a great cause and feel just a little bit better about spending your hard earned money on an Amazon.com purchase!

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Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

A classic beauty from the 2014 car show.

A classic beauty from the car show.


Once again, the Windmill Alliance will host its annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show in the Trinity Church parking lot (West 5th Street off Broadway). This year as last, the show will be held in conjunction with the Bergen Point October festival.

The show runs from 12 noon through 5:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded at 4:00 PM for “best in show” and “people’s choice” in both car and motorcycle categories.

Throughout the afternoon, there’ll be food and beverages for sales, fun activities for kids — including pumpkin painting — and chances to win a 50/50 jackpot.

So join us on October 17th and show your support for the Windmill Alliance!

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Thanksgiving food drive for the needy in Bayonne

Thanksgiving food drive
Thanksgiving Food Drive by Windmill Alliance

Courtesy of NJ.com:
By: Sudip Bhattacharya

The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation and HIGHWAYS — a project of the Windmill Alliance — will be providing turkeys and groceries to the less fortunate for Thanksgiving during a pair of food drives.

The city of Bayonne, which will also be participating in the food drive, is accepting food donations at the Office on Aging at City Hall at 630 Ave. C and at the circulation desk at the library at 697 Ave. C.

“Canned goods and other non-perishable grocery items are most welcome,” said Mayor Jimmy Davis. “This Thanksgiving food drive is a great opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to show that Bayonne is a caring community. Thanks in advance to everyone for your help.”

Both the BEOF and HIGHWAYS are accepting financial contributions, in order to cover the cost of turkeys and other items that will go to needy households.

Tax-deductible contributions for the food drive to HIGHWAYS should be made in checks payable to the Windmill Alliance. The memo line of the check should specify “HIGHWAYS holiday food drive only.” Send checks to Windmill Alliance, 141 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002.

Tax-deductible contributions for the BEOF food drive should be made in checks payable to the BEOF. The memo line of the check should specify “BEOF Thanksgiving food drive only.” Send checks to BEOF, P.O. Box 1032, Bayonne, NJ 07002.

The BEOF is looking for volunteers to put grocery bags together with turkeys for less fortunate families. Donations of turkeys are also appreciated. Last year, the BEOF was able to help more than 400 families in need at Thanksgiving.

So far this year, HIGHWAYS has received requests for help with Thanksgiving food from 200 families and individuals.

Cookie’s Food Drive, the collection at City Hall, is named after the late Cookie Daughtrey, who organized the drive for many years.

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Rainbow Thursday Artists Show on Exhibit Through November 30th


Ready to greet the public! Front row, artists Debbie LeSane, Wayne Lounsbury and Ed Wheeler; back row. Kathleen Scipoine and Jill Pustorino, Rainbow Thursday instructors, and Irma Nieves, Windmill staff.

An exhibition of drawings and paintings from “Rainbow Thursday Artists,” featuring art by Windmill Center participants Ed Wheeler, Charles Cirillo, Debbie Lesane, Yahir Montanez and Wayne Lounsbury, is on display throughout the month of November.

The exhibition is being held at the Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, 180 Grand Street, Jersey City. (Click HERE for directions to the gallery.)

Artwork will be on display through November 30th. Gallery hours are 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday and Friday; 12:00-6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, November 2, three of our five artists were there for the opening reception and answered gallery goers questions about their work.

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Wine Out for a Cause

Wine Out for a Cause

There’s nothing to “Wine” about…come out and join us for a Wine Tasting Event to support the Windmill Alliance, Inc. on Friday, May 30th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Trinity Parish Hall. We’re located at 141 Broadway (@5thStreet) in Bayonne, NJ 07002. Admission is $50.00 per person the night of the event. Tickets can be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $45.00. Includes Wine & light Hors D’oeuvres. Please call 201-858-4460 for advanced ticket sales.

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    Bayonne Windmill Alliance to Offer ESL Classes This Spring

    H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. to offer ESL Classes!

    Courtesy of NJ.com:
    By: Felix Alarcon

    A non-profit organization in Bayonne, The Windmill Alliance, will be offering English as a Second Language classes for just $10 this spring and is looking for volunteers to help administer the program.

    The Rev. Rose Cohen Hassan, the ESL program director, said the program has been in the planning stage for two years, but with The Windmill Alliance receiving a grant, the ESL program has now come to fruition.

    “This is important for the community and our clients at HIGHWAYS,” said Hassan. “Our clients are mostly immigrants, many of them from Egypt, who have come to this country after the Arab Spring, as well as Spanish and Polish speakers, who are very educated in their country, but are underemployed here.”

    Helping Individuals Gain Hope Will Always Yield Success (HIGHWAYS), a program of The Windmill Alliance, offers crisis prevention, emergency food pantry, thrift store, job training, counseling and now ESL classes for Bayonne residents.

    The classes are sponsored in collaboration with Grace Lutheran Church and Trinity Parish in Bergen Point.

    HIGHWAYS is looking for volunteers interested in teaching and childcare, for parents during classes. The program will hold training sessions for teachers and childcare volunteers on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m.

    “After having done this (program) in Kearny for years, volunteers found this to be the most rewarding things they’ve done in their lives,” Hassan said. “The people in the classes are motivated and want to learn.”

    ESL class registrations will be held on March 4 and March 11 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students must pay $20 at the time of registration, but $10 will be returned upon the completion of the semester. The class runs for 10 weeks beginning March 18. The last class is June 3.

    Regular classes and make-up classes, will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on 836 Avenue C.

    “We’re hoping to serve our community,” said Hassan about the impact the ESL program will have on Bayonne.

    For more information e-mail Rev. Rose Cohen Hassan, ESL program director at RCHassan@windmallalliance.org or call (201) 471-2634.

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    Windmill Alliance Hosts Art Show

    Join Us on Saturday February 15, 2014

    Windmill Center participants are hard at work creating their art work for the upcoming Windmill Alliance art show. The show will be held at the Windmill Center 141 Broadway, Bayonne NJ. The entrance fee is $5.00. Come support a good cause, as well as enjoy the complementary wine & cheese that will be served during the event. The show will run from 12-4 PM on Saturday February 15, 2014. Our complements to Jim and Jill Pustorino, our Windmill Alliance Volunteer Artists, who instruct weekly at the Center.

    For more information call 201-858-8706.

    Sample Art work:

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    Bayonne Nonprofit Gathering Holiday Gifts for Poor Families

    H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. to Help!

    Courtesy of NJ.com:
    By: Felix Alarcon

    Mariam Abdelseed stands outside the doors of the H.I.G.H.W.A.Y.S. (Helping Individuals Gain Hope Will Always Yield Success) with three other women, a child in a stroller and recycled yellow plastic shopping bags in hand. She is one of many Bayonne residents who will brace the cold this holiday season and wat in line for food.

    “I come here every two weeks to get food for my kids,” said Abdelseed. She has three children, 9, 7, and 3 years old.

    Abdelseed has been coming twice a month, for the last three months, at 1:30 p.m., the starting time for the pantry’s food distribution.

    “I get food and sometimes clothing for my kids, here,” said Abdelseed.

    The Rev. Rose Cohen Hassan, manager of social services, has worked with H.I.G.H.W.A.Y.S. for two and a half years.

    “Last year we helped 180 families and this year we have 280 registered,” she said.

    Registration for their Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Toys program has reached capacity. The program provides families with a Thanksgiving turkey and canned foods to go along with the meal. The Christmas Toys program provides children from low-income families with a few gifts for the holidays.

    “All the families have registered for the program,” said Hassan.

    There has been a sharp increase in families relying on the food pantry’s help but Hassan said, “We’ve been blessed. The community has been overwhelmingly good with donations.”

    Hassan has seen her clients affected by the cut in funds to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    “We’ve had people not have enough money to buy their groceries,” said Hassan.

    On Nov. 1, a temporary spending boost for SNAP was halted, resulting in cuts of $5 billion in food aid, affecting roughly 47 million Americans.

    “We’ve asked them to come twice a month,” said Hassan, due to limited supply.

    Hassan said that H.I.G.H.W.A.Y.S. still needs donations of turkeys, canned yams and foods that are Thanksgiving related.

    “Christmas is close and we’re in desperate need of toys for children and teens. We’re always short of supply,” said Hassan.

    Hassan said financial donations are welcome and checks can be dropped off or mailed to 184 Hobart Ave, Bayonne, NJ 07002.

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    Windmill Alliance Presents “Classic Car Show for a Cause”

    COME SEE THE “GENERAL LEE”

    On Saturday, July 20, 2013 The Windmill Alliance, Inc. will host a Classic Car Show from 12:00 PM – 6:00PM
    The Car Show will be held at Trinity Parish in Bergen Point, 141 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002. Admission is FREE!

    There will be:
    Food, Beverages, Fun & Games for the Kids, a 50/50 Raffle, Face Painting, a “People’s Choice” for the best car & motorcycle, music by DJ Express, and a raffle table!!

    Space is limited, please register your vehicle. (Each registered participant will be entered to win one of a few door prizes). To register please contact:Barbara Kabrt 201-880-7163 or BKabrt@windmillalliance.org

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    Easter at Supervised Apartments

    Windmill Supervised Apartments During the Holiday

    The Residents of Windmill Alliance, Inc.’s Supervised Apartments program are all smiles as they posed for the camera to show off the eggs they dyed for Easter as well as the goodies they received from you know who!

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