Beyond The Wheel: New Jersey Driver-Partners Give Back

We asked New Jersey driver-partners to tell us what community organizations matter most to them, and the responses were overwhelming. Driver-partners in the Garden State tirelessly give back to their community both on and off the road.

Based on the responses received, we’re excited to announce we’re sponsoring four community organizations. From after-school activities to grants for those in need, these organizations and the driver-partners that volunteer with them make their cities better and empower the community.

Check out their stories—and what drives them—below:

1. Eladio | Clifton Girls Softball League | Clifton, NJ

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Eladio upstairs at the Clifton Girls Softball League clubhouse.

Eladio gets a big smile on his face when you ask him about the Clifton Girls Softball League and his participation as a board member, coach, and father of two softball players. “It’s one of the few sports leagues where there is that family feeling–there’s a focus on softball, but there’s also a focus on developing the girls both on and off the field,” Eladio says. “It’s a safe and fun setting for the girls.”

The Clifton Girls Softball League is a recreational league for girls aged 5 to 16.

2. Bob | Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation | Red Bank, NJ

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Valentine Plunge participants run toward the chilly Atlantic waters. Photo via Joan Dancy & PALS.

Bob began volunteering with the Joan Dancy and People with ALS (PALS) Foundation in 2007, organizing its first Valentine Plunge—an annual fundraising event where participants collect donations for ALS patients in exchange for plunging into the icy Atlantic Ocean in February. “We do our best to help make the lives of people stricken with ALS better by easing their financial burden,” Bob says. “Whether we’re providing a grant to help pay for in-home care or to make a home more handicap accessible or anything in between, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of those living with ALS.”

The Joan Dancy and People with ALS Foundation serves ALS patients and their families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties by providing direct grants for products and services to improve their everyday lives.

3. Anthony | Sayre Woods South Little League | Old Bridge, NJ

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Anthony and Jane from Uber New Jersey pose for a photo outside the SWSLL clubhouse.

Anthony grew up playing baseball with the Sayre Woods South Little League (SWSLL), and today he’s still actively involved in the League, serving as a board member, coach, and father of two baseball players. “The SWSLL is all about giving children a positive experience,” Anthony says. “With over 350 families participating in the League, we come together to mentor the kids and teach them good sportsmanship.”

SWSLL is a baseball and softball league for boys and girls aged 4 to 16.

4. Stephen | Third Half Club of Nutley | Nutley, NJ

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The 1939 Nutley High School football team photo. Photo via The Third Half Club of Nutley.

In 1939, the Third Half Club of Nutley was established when the town came together to help fund the Nutley football team’s participation in a national high school championship in Florida—Stephen’s grandfather was one of the original members of The Third Half Club of Nutley. Today, Stephen is an Executive Board member, working closely with the organization’s more than 300 members. “One of the main objectives of the Club is to help the youth of Nutley enjoy sports,” Stephen says. “If there’s a family in need, we’re going to find a way to give that family money so its children can continue to play sports.”

The Third Half Club of Nutley helps aid and assist worthy students pursue their athletic interests, and pays tribute to the boys and girls for their participation in the field of athletics and associated activities.

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