Hanover's civic, religious, cultural and volunteer organizations are the lifeblood of the
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)
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.
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.
Education Foundation is a nonpartisian, apolitical, nonprofit
organization which seeks out alternative funding for the East Hanover School
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
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,
The East Hanover Rotary Club has been doing charitable work in
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)
Hanover PTA supports East Hanover's public schools and students.
Meetings are normally held at the Middle School Cafeteria on Wednesdays at
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)
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
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.
Mount 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.
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,