In Nov. 2021 after ten years of our evolving mission and impact, we changed our name to Gathering Ground. You may still find reference to our old name Creative New Jersey in posts created prior to Nov. 2021.

Gathering Ground benefits from the active participation and wisdom of dozens of individuals who serve as members of our local community-based Host Teams.

NJVOAD Host Team

Thank you sign to volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Keith Adams, NJVOAD
Brenda Beavers, Salvation Army
Mike Broussard, American Red Cross
Kathy Durante, Ocean First Foundation
Kelly Damon Higgs, NJVOAD
Sue Marticek, Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group
Cathy McCann, FoodBank of New Jersey


“On behalf of La Cubana Restaurant, my partners and I would like to congratulate your team for a well orchestrated event. The future of Hammonton and the exposure of small businesses will exceedingly improve because of such efforts. We are 100% committed to supporting your efforts, please count on us.”

– Danays Hernandez – Public Relations Manager, La Cubana Restaurant (Hammonton)

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