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Stand Up for Salem relies on help from dedicated volunteers to make our projects and events successful.

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The 6th Annual Cow Run 10 Miler & the 2nd Calf 5k will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The course is mostly rural farmland in scenic Salem Country NJ.

The event benefits the following organizations:

  • Salem Youth Recreation and Stand Up For Salem
  • Salem Stryders Track Club
  • Salem Little League
  • Salem Midget Football

Event Sponsors are:

  • PSEG
  • Salem Health & Wellness Foundation

Get more info.


The goal of Main Street (and Stand Up For Salem) is a BETTER SALEM through 4 main volunteer groups:

  • Promotion
  • Design
  • Economic Restructuring,
  • and Organization*

We need ALL 4 happening together to make a better Salem.

  1. The goal of our promotion volunteers is to FEEL BETTER about Salem. We do the block party, farmers market, summer concerts, BBQ Fest, Gospel Fest, Cow Run and Yuletide Festival and more – to help people feel better about our town.
  2. The goal of our design volunteers is to LOOK BETTER. We put out flowers, clean up trash, cut down vines, fix broken stuff and more – to help Salem to look better.
  3. The goal of our Economic Restructuring volunteers is to DO BETTER. We want to help any business we can, and help bring new ones so they can do better for themselves and for Salem.
  4. The goal of our Organization volunteers is to BE BETTER. We raise funds, partner with the city, churches, businesses, schools, other organizations in any way possible to be a better organization and community member.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

If you already do something to help Salem feel, do, look or be better – on your own or with ANY group - then THANK YOU – you are helping us ALL. If you would like to help one of our volunteer groups WE NEED YOU!! Contact our office at 856-935-8800 or any volunteer chairperson, or submit our online form.

* We didn’t make this up – towns all over the country are trying to do this

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE between Stand Up For Salem and Salem Main Street?

Stand Up For Salem is bigger. Main Street is the volunteer program and SUFS is the not-for-profit agency that coordinates Main Street, our development projects and the Oak to Olive neighborhood plan.

Stand Up For Salem offers a number of ways for you to enhance your life through learning, with classes we offer as well as about resources that are available to you from other organizations.

View our Youth Resource Guide here.

kids bicycle repair classesExamples of recent classes include:

Food Business Incubator - a 9-week program in May 2016, designed to assist entrepreneurs in starting their own value-added food product business. Training included Manufacturing, Marketing, and Business Planning.

Bicycle Repair - held in the summer of 2016. In addition to learning how to repair and build bicycles, children learned how to enhance their self-control, deal with conflict in acceptable ways, how to follow instructions and ask for help and how to get along with others. At summers end, each child had a bicycle that they built or repaired themselves. This was our first ever youth program in partnership with the Salem Family Success Center.

 

 

 

 

 

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Download the Historic Walking Tour guide.

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Spring 2019 - 10 things I’m happy about

  1. Broadway Nails is open! This major long vacant storefront downtown looks great on the outside and inside and is making our Salem Nails look great too!
  2. Tadmore Distillery is up and running! After a long wait and brightening up West Broadway our great new neighbors are now making spirits bright!
  3. New brick sidewalks are going in on Market Street in front of the Presbyterian Manse House next to St. John’s Episcopal Church!
  4. 20th Block Party June 8. Yes this will be our 20th Block Party and we can’t wait!
  5. JC Penney Roof is going up this spring! Once this is done we can start making the outside brick look better.
  6. The new Hires Avenue Garden is back again, looks great and is growing! Stop in to volunteer anytime.
  7. Main Street New Jersey is officially being reinstated as a state program this year. Welcome back!
  8. Broadway looks clean – thanks to our dedicated street assistants who go out there almost every day!
  9. Summer events – watch for concerts and movies bringing people together again this summer! This is the fun stuff!
  10. 20 years for me. This October will be 20 years in Salem for me – unbelievable! I’m Incredibly proud to have served this time here for Stand Up For Salem and I wouldn’t trade any of these years!

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