News & Events

Red Cross Blood Drive

September 26, 2018
2 PM-7 PM

Please join us at the McGuinness Funeral Home - Washington Township location at 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 on September 26th from 2PM-7PM and donate blood to the Red Cross! Click here to schedule your appointment today.

First Responders Thank You Breakfast

July 18, 2018
9 AM-11 AM

McGuinness Funeral Home wants to thank first responders for their service, compassion, hard work, and dedication to the community. Join us Wednesday, July 18th from 9AM-11AM for our First Responders Thank You Breakfast!

Come to Seven Star Diner, 1890 Hurffville Road, Sewell, NJ. Pre-registration is required - please RSVP to Elisha Elliot by July 10th by calling (856) 582-3800 or emailing

HOPE Support Group

July 2, 2018 - July 11, 2018

HOPE is a unique support group serving widowed men and women of all ages since 1979. The goal of HOPE is to assist men and women of all ages as they evolve through the natural stages of the grieving process from the loss of a spouse, partner, or significant other. HOPE is a self-help support group staffed and guided by volunteers who have been widowed and are past graduates of the program. The program strives to aid in recovering and healing, instill self-confidence and self-reliance, help set new goals, and assist in building a new life.

If anyone is interested in attending, please call Elisha Elliott at (856) 582-3800 to obtain a letter on that will allow you to attend the group free of charge. Also find HOPE at or call the HOPE office at (856) 234-2200 for information or to register.

Dates, Times, & Locations:

Atlantic County:
-Linwood Chapter: Central United Methodist Church, 5 W. Marvin Ave., Linwood, NJ 08221, July 2, 6PM
-Smithville Chapter: Emmaus United Methodist Church, 706 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville, NJ 08205, July 11, 11AM & 7PM

Burlington County:
-Marlton Chapter: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 E. Route 70, Marlton, NJ 08053, July 11, 1PM
-Moorestown Chapter: St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 318 Chester Avenue, Moorestown, NJ 08057, July 5, 7:30PM
-Brown Mills Chapter: Browns Mills United Methodist Church, 2 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015, July 6, 12PM
-Willingboro Chapter: Alpha Baptist Church, 13 Rose Street (near Route 130 and Rancocas Road), Willingboro, NJ 08046, July 3, 7PM

Camden County:
-Voorhees Chapter: Virtua–Barry B. Brown Health Education Center, 106 Carnie Blvd., Voohees, NJ 08043, July 2, 7PM
-Cherry Hill Chapter: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 327 Marlton Pike W. (Route 70 E.), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, July 11, 7:30PM

Cape May County:
-Swainton Chapter: Holy Redeemer VNA Hospice, 1801 N Route 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, July 5, 10AM

Cumberland County:
-Port Elizabeth Chapter: Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 142 Port Elizabeth Cumberland Road, Port Elizabeth, NJ 08348, July 3, 2PM

Gloucester County:
-Pitman Chapter: Pitman United Methodist Church, 758 North Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071, July 11, 7PM

Mercer County:
-Hamilton Square Chapter: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4315 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690, July 2, 7PM
-West Windsor Chapter: West Windsor Senior Center, 271 Clarksville Road, Princton Junction, NJ 08550, July 2, 1PM

Summer Food Drive

June 1, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Through June 29th, McGuinness Funeral Home is having a Summer Food Drive benefitting the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation! For each item donated, the donor will be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card from us!

Please drop off all items to our Washington Township location: 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

Call Elisha Elliot at (856) 582-3800 for more information!

Healing Mass

June 12, 2018

Join us for a Healing Mass on Tuesday, June 12th at 7PM for those who have lost loved ones, are experiencing illness, or are have other significant difficulties in life. This mass is dedicated to the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and is located at the Saint Vincent DePaul Church, 5021 Harding Hwy, Route 40, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. 

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 3451, Father Michael McGivney Guild, and Discovery Ministries. Presiders: Msgr. Michael Mannion, Fr. Ed Heintzelman, and Deacon Len Long.

Contact: Phil Pfaffman, (609) 335-7829, or Joseph A. Corbo, (609) 746-4195.

Tea at Ten

June 12, 2018

Join us on June 12th at 10AM for an informative and fun Tea at Ten on Tuesday at McGuinness Community Care, 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080! Bernadette Blackstock, CEO of People for People Foundation of Gloucester County, will talk about Veteran programs including Camp Salute, the South Jersey Veteran Resource Center, the Annual Veterans' Picnic, and Wreaths of Remembrance.

Please bring a canned good for Mother's Cupboard to enter to win a Wawa gift card! Also RSVP to Elisha Elliot at (856) 582-3800 or by June 11th.

Post-Memorial Day BBQ

June 3, 2018
6 PM - 8 PM

McGuinness Community Care presents Post-Memorial Day BBQ celebrating our veterans and first responders! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us on the lawn of our Washington Township location on Sunday, June 3rd at 6PM. Enjoy the amazing military sounds of Bonsal Blues Band as they perform patriotic tunes from yesterday and today!

This is a FREE concert event and BBQ, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, and Mr. Softee ice cream cones! There is no rain date - in case of rain, the concert will be held indoors. All veterans, first responders, and their families are invited. You must register your attendance by calling (856) 582-3800 or emailing

Butterfly Release (CLOSED - Max Capacity Reached, Thank You!)

June 3, 2018
12:30 PM - 2 PM

The McGuinness Family invites you and your family to a Butterfly Release for a unique afternoon of honoring and remembering. Please join us Sunday, June 3rd for an afternoon of celebrating your loved ones. All guests attending will receive a live butterfly to release into "Marie's Memory Garden," located on the grounds of our Washington Township location.

Fellowship and light refreshments will follow the release. Registration is required and begins at 12:30PM, the program begins at 1PM. RSVP no later than May 25th to ensure a live butterfly will be reserved for you and your family. Seating is limited so please contact Elisha Elliott via or (856) 582-3800.

Please bring a photo (framed, if possible) of the loved ones we will be honoring and remembering for our Memorial Display. This is a rain or shine event.

*Registration is closed for this event because it has reached maximum capacity - thank you!*

10th Annual Classic Car Show

April 28, 2018
10 AM - 2 PM

Rain Date is April 29. Just us for Music by Absolute DJ's! Come see a special appearance by Mummers Peter A. Broomall String Band!

To register your car, please contact 856-227-2311 or email us at: Dash plaques to the first 100 registers!

$10 registration fee before April 20, $15 registration fee after.

April Information Sesh

April 27, 2018
9 - 10 AM

Join us Friday, April 27 from
9:00 to 10:00 am at Township Bagel Café

288 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell

For Community Event, Bereavement Sup- port, and Pre-Planning Information and coffee and a bagel!

From your friends at McGuinness Funeral Home.

Coffee Clatch Tuesday

April 24, 2018
2 PM

Enjoy an afternoon cup of Joe as we learn about Angels of God—a Pitman-based non-profit that helps thousands of young people and families every day. This amazing organization was started in 2009 by a 12-year-old student who wanted to give back to the community after so many people came to the rescue of her and her mother. It is a touching and remarkable story. You don’t want to miss this event! Located at 573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080.

Bring a donation for Angel’s of God and enter to win a Wawa gift card!

Please RSVP to Elisha Elliott at 856.582-3800 or by April 16. 

Tea at Ten on Tuesday

April 17, 2018
10 AM

Tea, bagels, and fruit will be served as we learn about Angels of God—a Pitman-based non-profit that helps thousands of young people and families every day. This amazing organization was started in 2009 by a 12-year-old student who wanted to give back to the community after so many people came to the rescue of her and her mother. It is a touching and remarkable story. You don’t want to miss this event! Located at 573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080.

Bring a donation for Angel’s of God and enter to win a Wawa gift card!

Please RSVP to Elisha Elliott at 856.582-3800 or by April 16. 

Care & Comfort Bundle Event

April 14th
1 - 3:30 PM

Volunteer for a free fun-filled family event and bring cheer to Cancer Heroes! No registration required. Sponsored by McGuinness and hosted by Hearts united Against Caner at Pitman United Methodist Church, 758 N Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071.

Journey of Hearts Balloon Release

April 14
12:30 PM Registration
1 PM Program Begins

The McGuinness Family invite you and your family to a Journey of Hearts Balloon Release for a Unique Afternoon of honoring and remembering.

Registration begins at 12:30 pm; the program begins at 1 pm at McGuinness Community Care, 573 Egg Harbor Road, Washington Township, Sewell.

Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating your loved ones. Everyone attending will receive a balloon onto which all family members can write memories and special sentiments. Fellowship and light refreshments will follow the release.

Kindly RSVP no later than April 4 to ensure that we have the correct number of balloons. Seating is limited, this is a rain or shine. 856-582-3800 or

Free Community Shredder Event

April 14
9-11 AM

McGuinness Funeral Home is helping you shred your sensitive documents so that they don't wind up in the wrong hands. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing non-violent crimes in America. Proper destruction of confidential documents is a critical step in ensuring that you and your family members do not become victims of identity theft. We are teaming up with ProShred Security to ensure that your personal and confidential materials are securely destroyed in a state-of-the-art mobile shredding vehicle. The following items can be shredded: all types and colors of paper; staples, clips, metal fasteners; report covers. The following items cannot be shredded: any large and chunky plastic or metal items; any electronics (these can't be accepted for security purposes-- there is no way to trace the electronic back to the original owner to complete the chain of custody), binders, or X-rays.

So bring your confidential items to our upcoming Shredder Event, to be held at our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road! You can, with confidence, know that your materials will be securely destroyed! This event is free to the public! Limit: 5 boxes per turn in line.
If you have any questions, please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, Aftercare Coordinator, and Bereavement Counselor at 856-582-3800. 

Coffee Clatch Tuesday

March 20
2-3 PM​

March's special topic is "Get to Know Hearts United Against Cancer." Bring a donation for Hearts United Against Cancer and be entered to win a Wawa gift card! Donations can include: Journals & note cards, body lotion & shower gel, reusable water bottles, handmade blankets & pillows, books (new/gently used), crayons & colored pencils, small toys, hand sanitizer, coffee mugs, hats for men, word search books, coloring books & art kits.

Contact Elisha Elliot to register or for more information 856-582-3800.

Friday Freebies

February 23
9-10 AM

Join McGuinness Funeral Home at Township Bagel Cafe at 288 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell (Harbor Plaza) for a special breakfast treat!

Learn about community events, pre-need services and have all your McGuinness-related questions answered!

We'll even treat you to a bagel and coffee to "thank you" for your support!

For more details, contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director for McGuinness Funeral Home at 856-582-3800 or email

Hearts Full of Memories Valentine's Day Lunch

February 14
11:30 AM

For folks enjoying their Golden Years (age 60 and over), we invite you to a free Valentine's Day lunch at the Whitman Diner! 
You must RSVP with your choice of entrée:

*rustic grilled chicken sandwich--grilled marinated chicken, roasted peppers, sauteed spinach, basil pesto, served on rustic bread with melted mozzarella 
*french dip--hot roast sirloin of beef, caramelized onions, melted imported swiss, served on rustic bread w/ natural au jus 
*grilled 3 cheese--Served on grilled sourdough w/ melted American, cheddar & mozzarella 
All options are served with French fries, cole slaw, pickle, and a beverage.

This very special lunch will be held at Whitman Diner on Wednesday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m.
4990 Black Horse Pike
Turnersville, NJ 08012

Seating is limited and RSVPs are required no later than Monday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. to Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager. Call 856-582-3800 or email to secure your spot. 

February Coffee Clatch​

February 13
2-3 PM

Please join us for a celebration

Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday are great reasons to prepare for Lent!
Join us for King Cake and Homemade Pizzelles!

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: McGuinness Community Events Room
573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell

February’s special topic is “Everything in Moderation.”
Contact Elisha Elliott to register or for more information 856-582-3800.
Contact Elisha Elliott to register or for more information 856-582-3800.

If you would like to help support Mother's Cupboard, please bring a non-perishable food item for our bin!

ShareLife Open House at McGuinness Washington Twp.​

February 2
2-5 PM

February 2 is "Wear Red Day!" and we at McGuinness want to treat you to some heart-healthy snacks as you tour our Washington Twp. location and see for yourself how we celebrate life and encourage you to do so, as well. 

573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager, to register--856-582-3800.
Please RSVP no later than Thursday, February 1.

When it’s time to remember your loved one, McGuinness Funeral Home is the area’s only place to offer families ShareLife®, a truly unique way for you to recreate the special story of your loved one, using sight, scent and sound. Gathering in a room devoted exclusively for your remembrance, you can use ShareLife’s large projection screen to display photos or scenes that recreate some of your best memories together. Then, add music, sound effects and scents to enhance the experience, helping you and family members recall the good times you shared together. ShareLife allows you to personalize the funeral setting and celebrate a life well lived, making your remembrance one-of-a-kind…just like your loved one.

Register when you arrive and you'll be entered to win a heart-healthy gift basket of goodies!

Heart-healthy snacks will be provided by Washington Twp. Five Star Senior Living.

LifeSteps Grief Support Workshops​

January 17
7-8 PM

The unique 5-week LifeSteps workshops afford the surviving spouse, companion, parent, child, sibling, or friend of someone who has passed on the opportunity to come together with others who have experienced loss, in a small group setting.

LifeSteps™ is a set of five weekly workshops designed to encourage healing for those who have lost a loved one. In this small group setting, we will share practical tips and expert advice on healing through your own journey through grief. Pet therapy is available during each workshop courtesy of FurEver as Friends. 

Participants have found these workshops to be therapeutic and helpful on their journey to their “new normal.”

Where are the workshops held?
McGuinness’ Community Events Room: 
573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080

Registering is easy. Workshops are free, but seating is limited. Please register by contacting:
Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager (856) 582-3800 or

Coffee Clatch Tuesdays​

January 16
2-3:30 PM

Tea at Ten is now Coffee Clatch Tuesdays! Start the new year off right by joining a brand new social group! Our monthly Coffee Clatches will enlighten, entertain, and give you that afternoon coffee fix most of us need!

When: Tuesday, January 16
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Where: McGuinness’ Community Events Room:
573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080

January special topic is "Simple Yoga Moves You Can Do While Watching TV."

Please register by contacting:
Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager (856) 582-3800 or

FURever As Friends Pets Helping People Fundraiser

January - February 15

It's 2018! Time to clean our closets and start the year off fresh, while raising money for FAF! The more bags we collect, the more money is made for FAF. Clothing Drive is a charitable organization that collects clothes, toys, stuffed animals and household items by the bagful and sends them to needy folks here in the US and around the world (see

So, please gather some kitchen size trashbags full of stuff you no longer need and let us know! We can arrange to get them and donate them or give you a location drop off. 

The Drive ends February 15, so start clearing out!

Contact us at:

Impact100 South Jersey Collective Philanthropy Powered by Women

December 21

This information session, hosted by Marisa Betancourt of Care Right There, will be held in the Community Events Room at McGuinness Funeral Home.

Thursday, Decemver 21, 8:30 a.m.
573 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Enjoy breakfast as you learn about this new and philanthropic group for women in business!
Space is limited and your response is required. Please register by going to Impact's website:

For additional information, please email

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

December 21

McGuinness Funeral Home, together with Caring Hospice, invite you to attend a special workshop: Coping with Grief During the Holidays.

There will be two identical sessions available. Please choose the one that best fits your schedule.

Monday, November 27, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm or
Monday December 11, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Both will be held at:
McGuinness’ Washington Twp. 
(Sewell) location: 573 Egg Harbor Road

Please RSVP to Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director for McGuinness at 856-693-3628 or

Registration is required. Please respond no later than November 24 for the first session and no later than December 8 for the second session.

December Tea at Ten on Tuesday

December 6

Join us on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for a Tea at Ten on Tuesday that’s full of GoodWill!
McGuinness Community Care~573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080

Tea, bagels, and fruit will be served during our presentation from Lorraine Melani, Director of Business Development for GoodWill of Southern New Jersey. Whether you donate undersized clothing or underused household items, a car, a computer or you make a financial donation to Goodwill, you can take immense satisfaction in knowing you are helping local residents with disabilities and disadvantages discover the pride of 
independence that accompanies the power of work! 

Our newest division Goodwill Home Medical located in Lawrenceville, NJ sanitizes and refurbishes donated medical equipment and unopened medical supplies.

Your donations fund education, job training and employment services that prepare individuals with special needs for competitive community employment.

Bring a TOY for Toys for Tots and enter to win a Wawa gift card!
Please RSVP to Elisha Elliott at 856-582-3800 or by December 11.

Coffee Talk with Miracle Ear

December 6


Come join a new group that will discuss different topics every month. Join us Wednesday December 6 to discuss grief and the holidays. We will be welcoming Elisha Elliott, Bereavement Counsellor from McGuinness Funeral home to discuss this very sensitive topic. Coffee/Tea and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP if you can attend, or just show up!

Miracle Ear 
245 Fries Mill Road
Ste. B
Turnersville, NJ 08012
RSVP 856-302-1506