How You Can Help

We believe God has great plans for this community. We appreciate your interest and value your partnership in working with us to realize these goals.  It’s a big task and
we can’t do it alone. We need your help. Would you be willing to lend a hand?

Here are some of the areas where North Church and Bessie Green are seeking assistance:


Luncheon Ministry
Assist with the preparation, cooking and/or clean up – no experience necessary

Clothing Barn
Assist clients with selection of apparel; organize clothing

Church Maintenance
Painting, plumbing and knowledge of other maintenance skills
General cleaning
Assist maintenance staff – no experience necessary


Bessie Green is always in need of canned fruits & vegetables, meats and tuna, as well as cereal, pasta and rice for the food pantry. The clothing barn has a special need of under shirts, underwear and socks, for men and children. So when you purchase these items for yourself, pick up an extra pair or more for the clothing barn.  We also welcome donations of paper goods, toys and pampers for the children.


Your contributions enable North Church to maintain building so that Bessie Green can continue to function in our space.  North wants Bessie to continue to provide hot lunches, clothing and programs for individuals and families. So please be generous.  I know you want to help, so do it now and join us in providing for some of the city’s neediest? Together, we can make a difference!  All gifts are tax deductible.


To find out more about the programs or to speak with a member of the staff of North Church, call 973-623-3198 and ask for  Maryellen Hess or call Lynn Brown at 973-338-1508.  Of if you wish you can find out more about Bessie Green Community, Inc.  by calling 973-648-6800.  Ask for Brenda Scott, the Executive Director.