Summer Highlights: Welcoming Dawn Schwartz and Our Back-to-School Initiative

New Team Member Alert!

Please help us give a warm welcome to our first (ever) Chief Development Officer, Dawn Schwartz! Dawn is a dynamic and strategic nonprofit veteran with over 30 years of experience. Dawn’s proven track record in the industry and genuine enthusiasm for TPCS’s mission makes her expertly suited to lead our fundraising and communications efforts.

We’re so excited to have her on the team! To learn more about Dawn, visit her LinkedIn here.

Dawn will ensure that your meaningful donation (of any size), major gift, and sponsorship will make a difference and share the return of impact (ROI) of your investment!

She’s just a call or email away—connect with her at

New Laundry Facilities

Did you know clothes can affect your mood, health, and overall confidence?

The inability to maintain clean clothing leads to higher vulnerability of transmissible diseases, absenteeism from work and/or school, and lack of self-confidence. For our families, this is a concept that is all too familiar, as access to clean clothing is not always accessible. As such, we are happy to announce the construction of our on-site laundry room at our Servant’s House Emergency Housing facility. This will ensure that none of our families have to worry about access to clean clothing ever again.

While construction continues, please help us to build a stock of laundry supplies that includes: laundry detergent, baby laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets. All donations will directly benefit the women and children in our facility. Please fill out this in-kind donation form so we can follow up with you.

How To Help

Although school just let out and children are enjoying their summer break. TPCS is already gearing up for the 2023-2024 school year! We want to grant every school-aged child in our program the opportunity to receive a backpack full of school supplies.

To help us meet our goal of curating 50 back-to-school packages, please consider sponsoring this initiative in full at $3,500 or contribute any amount that counts toward this goal.

If interested in helping us meet our goal, please contact Dawn at or contact us at the link below.

Contact Us
  • Backpacks – $1,250
  • Lunch boxes – $1,000
  • Pen/Pencil Cases  – $100
  • Pencils – $100
  • Pens – $100
  • Markers/Crayons  – $100
  • Highlighters – $100
  • Scissors – $50
  • Notebooks – $150
  • Binders – $200
  • Binder Paper – $175
  • Printer Paper – $175

We're Hiring

Attention College Students!

TPCS is proud to announce that our organization is looking for interns who are passionate about our mission and looking to gain valuable knowledge and transferable business skills while earning college credits (if applicable). If this sounds like you or someone you know, consider applying for our Social Media + Marketing and Business Development Internship positions.

Requirements include:

  • GPA 3.0+
  • Available for 15-20 hours a week
  • Must be able to come in office (Springfield/Short Hills border) and work  remote

These year-round volunteer internship/externship opportunities offer two stipends, December and May.

Our dream Social Media + Marketing Intern is looking for a career in Media/Marketing, enjoys writing and storytelling, knows their way around social platforms, and is comfortable with data analytics.

Our dream Business Development Intern is looking for a career in Business/Management/Nonprofits, enjoys writing informative and well researched projects, and is comfortable with Microsoft excel.

Positive, genuine, and enthusiastic students should submit their cover letter and resume here.

Donor Spotlight

TPCS would like to give a super special thanks to the Bass Track Scholarship Program from the Minority Achievement Community in Columbia High School for their donation!

The lovely representatives used the money awarded to donate food, menstrual hygiene products, and weeks worth of baby formula for all the new mothers in our facility. Thank you for donating to our facility and helping to alleviate some of the obstacles that women and their children face when experiencing homelessness. To learn more about the Minority Achievement Community program follow them here.

Community Spotlight

It was an honor to be a part of SECÜR by Keely B’s Fashion Show + Street Market celebration this past Saturday. SECÜR by Keely B is a women-owned personal styling and clothing boutique that strives to create a safe haven for people to instill confidence and create a personal style that shines. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table to learn more about our organization. We can’t wait to see you again!

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