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East Hanover's civic, religious, cultural and volunteer organizations are the lifeblood of the community. 

We're looking forward to introducing you to the people and organizations that give so much to our town. Who knows? You may be inspired to join one of them!

East Hanover Volunteer Organizations

Where would the revolution have been without the volunteer minutemen? Where would we be without these concerned and involved volunteers and non-profit groups? We have many East Hanover volunteer organizations working for the betterment of our community.

American Legion James P Collins Post 421 is located at 96 Mount Pleasant Avenue and meets the first Monday of every month. For eligibility requirements go to their web site (above) or contact the Post Commander Richard A. Dissler at (973) 452-6994.

Boy Scouts of America, East Hanover Troop 20 serves boys who have completed the 5th grade or are between the ages of 11 and 17. The Boy Scout program objectives are development of character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

The Committee to Save East Hanover appears to have been formed to work against the establishment of a Special Improvement District (SID) in downtown East Hanover. The SID is a business area beautification project funded by a special assessment on all business properties in town.

The East Hanover Education Foundation is a nonpartisian, apolitical, nonprofit organization which seeks out alternative funding for the East Hanover School District.

The East Hanover First Aid Squad responds to medical emergencies on a moment's notice. Learn more about them here at their site.

The East Hanover Historical Society maintains and preserves the historic Cook Halfway House (built in 1752) and the Marion Rowley Gardens located at 174 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, East Hanover. The House is open to the public at the Society's annual fundraiser on the first Saturday of December. Meetings are held throughout the year. The Mailing address is P.O. Box 216, East Hanover, NJ 07936. President - Carl Vidal, Vice President - Paul Nielsen Jr., Secretary - Margot Vaccaro, and Treasurer - Jeanette Wiegand. For information call Carl Vidal at 973/428-8200.

The East Hanover Knights of Columbus meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 8:00 PM in Labrecque Hall at Saint Rose of Lima Church. To inquire about membership, email membership@kofc6504.org.

The East Hanover Rotary Club has been doing charitable work in the community since 1980. Meetings are at Cook House, 174 Mount Pleasant Avenue on Thursdays at 7:47 am. For more information, call Carl Vidal at (973) 428-8200. 

The East Hanover PTA supports East Hanover's public schools and students. Meetings are normally held at the Middle School Cafeteria on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

East Hanover Senior Citizens have given lifetimes of service to our community and local businesses. Have a look at their active calendar to see what they're up to now!

The East Hanover Volunteer Fire Department is East Hanover's bravest. With 35 active duty firemen and eight fire trucks, the department has been saving lives and property in East Hanover for 73 years.

First Call For Help offers comprehensive information about social service programs serving Morris and Passaic counties.

The Friends of East Hanover is a non-profit, volunteer-staffed organization serving the adult handicapped population in town. Funded by private contributions, the Friends go on Saturday morning outings once or twice a month. To lend a hand, contact the Recreation Office at (973) 428-3095.

The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce has been representing businesses in town for years. A networking group meets twice monthly for the purpose of learning about member businesses and giving one another sales leads. For more information, call 973-884-3278.

The Hanover Garden Club has been serving East Hanover since 1936 to advance active gardening and participate in garden therapy programs, to encourage development of home gardens, o further township beautification and other civic projects, to stimulate an interest in flower arranging and to be an advocate for environmental conservation and for environment and preservation issues. They meet monthly at the Recreation Center. For more information, call Sheila at (973) 428-0945.

The Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest has collections which are not limited to purely Jewish topics. They cover Colonial Era, Revolutionary War Era, Civil War, etc.; immigration, urbanization, entertainment, civil-rights movement, women's studies, philanthropy, veterans, public health, and other historical subjects.

The Kiwanis Club of the Hanovers serves East Hanover, Whippany and Cedar Knolls and sponsors charitable activities and community projects directed at giving something back to the township, as well as helping those in need.

The MOMS Club® of East Hanover (Moms Offering Moms Support) is the local chapter of an international nonprofit organization aimed at providing support for mothers who stay at home to raise their children. They meet monthly on the third Tuesday at 9:30 am at the Recreation Center. For information, email momsclubeasthanover@yahoo.com.

The Morris County Sexual Assault Center works to empower women, men and adolescents (aged 12) years and up who have been sexually victimized, as well as their families and partners, and assist them in making the transition from "victim" to "survivor". Services are free of charge regardless of gender, race, religion, economic status or sexual orientation, and are available in both English and Spanish. Services include medical and legal advocacy, individual, couples, and family therapy, group counseling, community education, and the Sexual Assault Center Hotline (973-829-0587), which is available 24hrs/day. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a clinician, call 973-971-4754.

Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter, East Hanover NJMount Pleasant Animal Shelter is a great place to adopt a pet. But beyond that they have lots of programs of benefit to you and your pet, and you can learn about all of them at their web site.

njserves.org is New Jersey's one-stop shop for civic sector information and connectivity, linking all New Jerseyans in a single, virtual community. njserves.org is created and maintained by Rutgers University students in the Citizenship and Service Education (CASE) Program.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Committee of the East Hanover American Legion will be dedicating a Walkway of Honor and Monument to honor the men and women who served our country in every war and conflict from the American Revolution to the present. They will be installed at the Veterans Memorial Lawn on Ridgedale Avenue on Memorial Day, 2002.

The Colonial Crossroads Chapter of the American Red Cross provides these services to East Hanover:
bulletdisaster relief services
bulletemergency preparedness education and training
bulletCPR, First Aid, Water Safety, Babysitting and other training courses
bulletFree medical equipment lending including: crutches, wheelchairs, commodes and bath aids
bulletSupport for military families

The Woman's Club of East Hanover is a non profit, non partisan and non sectarian organization established in 2001 to "Make a Difference" in the community. They are involved in local environmental and beautification issues, domestic violence, library and literacy, assisting fellow community members, scholarships and social activities. Meetings are held at the Recreation Center at 6:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and they can be reached at PO Box 294 in East Hanover.

East Hanover Churches

Strong religious sentiment in the community is serviced by our East Hanover churches.

The First Church of Hanover
14 Hanover Road, East Hanover

Kitchell Memorial Presbyterian Church
469 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover

St. Rose of Lima Church
312 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover

Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God
1 Kane Place, East Hanover


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