Community Access Unlimited is able to support thousands of individuals and families thanks to our generous donors, volunteers, and the greater community. The ongoing pandemic is straining resources for people with special needs, and your donation will ensure CAU programs are funded to best meet the needs of members. CAU is working hard to keep our members and staff safe and well at this time, and we continue to incur significant expenses. Please consider becoming a monthly donor- 100% of your donation will support ongoing safety measures and program expenses as we continue to support individuals and families with special needs in New Jersey.
Learn more about our impact in Union County and beyond in this video from Union County Commissioner Sergio Granados.
When you support our agency, you contribute to the growth and success of our members. Consider contributing a thoughtful gift to make a difference in the lives of our members.
If you would like to contribute a monetary donation, you can donate now through Paypal or make checks payable to Community Access Unlimited (please add “Donation” in the memo line) and mail to 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
Our Hope Chest program provides donated household essentials to our residential members. Your contribution will become part of a bundle so that a member has the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and other items he or she needs to make their house a home. Donate new, unopened individual items or build a complete hope chest with your donation.
Unlike other car donation programs, we give your donated vehicle directly to one of our members to drive to work, school, and other obligations. We prefer new, gently used vehicles with little or no body or mechanical flaws. The owner of the car must have the title to the vehicle at the time of donation. Contact our fundraising director today to give a youth or person with a disability a new level of independence.
Donated Housing allows individuals to live in their own home with supports that come right to their door. Parents, relatives, and guardians will often donate their homes to CAU in order to keep their loved one in a home that is comfortable to them. CAU works diligently with anyone who wishes to donate their home and provide in-home supports for the occupant
Tree of Life
Remember a loved one or special occasion by purchasing a leaf on CAU’s Tree of Life. This is a perfect way to memorialize a loved one or a special milestone like an anniversary. You can have a personalized message for years to come on the Tree of Life at our main office in Elizabeth.
Cost of a Leaf: $50.00
Engraving: First 25 Characters Included
*$0.25 for Each Additional Character
Would you like to tell someone you’re thinking of them? Consider sending them a tribute card from Community Access Unlimited!
You let us know who you would like the tribute card(s) sent to, and we will take care of the rest. We can also send you the supplies to attach your own message in each card.
Cost for Tributes: 1 Card for $5.00 or 3 Cards for $10.00.
CAU hosts several annual fundraising events throughout the year. We need community partners like you to get involved! Check out our calendar to see what’s coming up.
CAU is seeking volunteers looking to provide hands-on service to the agency and members we support. We welcome adopt-a-friend companionship through our recreation activities, in-kind services, volunteer teachers, fundraising, and participation through our community collaborators.
Donate While You Shop
Donate to CAU while you complete your holiday or everyday shopping with these two incredible outlets.
When you shop on the Amazon-owned AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Choose Community Access Unlimited and start shopping.
With Giving Assistant, your purchases at 1800+ popular online retailers have the power to support our mission by helping us go further, and do more. It’s free! When you earn cash back using their platform, you can also choose to donate a percentage of those earnings to Community Access Unlimited. It’s like changing the world with every purchase. Make your first donation using Giving Assistant today, and get first dibs on deals like Kohl’s Coupons, in addition to cash back donations at places like Lowes and Macy’s!
Community Access Unlimited respects the privacy of each donor and the information they give when making a contribution. We do not release any donor information to other agencies, private or public. We do not sell, rent, or trade information of any donor. Each donor can feel secure in the pledge they make to us.
Please contact the Director of Fundraising and Events for questions or interest in any of our donation options.