Community Outreach

Joyful Gathering Spiritual Center is also committed to giving back to our communities through a variety of outreach initiatives. Check out the ways you can participate in our efforts.

Contact Barbara Jakubowski, RScP at 856-986-1008 for more information.

Fall 2020 Community Outreach Initiative

Joyful Gathering is collecting items for the South Jersey Food Bank.  This drive will begin on Sunday, November 1st and end on December 27th.  All items may be brought to our new location at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 W. Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108 on Sundays between the hours of 10:00 to 11:30. Contact Person- Barbara Jakubowski at 856-986-1008 or  Thank you for your generosity! 



Fall 2019 Community Outreach Initiative

We are collecting warm clothing and food items that will be given directly to people in Camden.  Please donate coats, clothes, scarves, hats, socks, and boots. These items do not need to be new, but must be clean. Food items, such as crackers, granola bars, and water will also be appreciated, as well as small toiletry items.  Please contact Barb Jakubowski at 856-986-1008 or Mary DeStefano at 856-809-0060 with any questions. The last day to bring items to Joyful Gathering is Sunday, December 7th.  Thank you in advance!


Fall 2019 Community Outreach Initiative

Joyful Gathering is collecting backpacks, canvas bags and other sturdy bags that will not tear easily for Joseph’s House in Camden. These do not have to be new, but clean. For further information or questions, contact Barb Jakubowski@856-986-1008 or Mary DeStefano@856-809-0060.



Additional Previous Outreach Ministries

Thank you to everyone who participated in our School Supply Drive benefitting The Angels Community Outreach. Our Team Leaders, Barbara Jakubowski and Mary DeStefano delivered the donations from Joyful Gathering Spiritual Center on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

From Barbara’s Facebook post:

“THANKS to all of the generosity of Joyful Gathering Spiritual Center, Mary DeStefano and I were able to deliver the backpacks, sneakers and supplies to Angels Community Outreach for low-income children. We are with Elissa Darrow – her daughter started the organization when she was only 12.”

Contact people are: Barb Jakubowski 856-986-1008 and Mary DeStefano (856)809-0060.

Monetary Donations are also welcome!