Meet Melissa

We are all dancers in our respective communities and hopefully we do it fearlessly and with a little grace.

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Why I dance (from Melissa)What is more fun than learning a new skill, undoubtedly making people laugh, and representing something you believe in wholeheartedly?  I'm proud to represent the Volunteer Center of South Jersey, Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce and Gateway Regional High School because what they all have in common is so important-connecting and supporting wonderful people.

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In it's 14th year, the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce hosts Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars, an event where local dancers support a local nonprofit in Gloucester County.

Melissa Eckstein, a VCSJ Board of Directors member, is dancing to support the Volunteer Center of South Jersey this year. Support Melissa, which in turn, supports VCSJ.

With the money raised, VCSJ will use it to:

  • Connect volunteers to local nonprofits.
  • Empower nonprofits through capacity building education.
  • Build a strong sense of community through service projects like Project Appreciation and Crocheting for a Cause.
  • Strengthen families through volunteerism and civic engagement opportunities.

Donations for this event can be made online here or by sending a check payable to:

Volunteer Center of South Jersey

1400 Tanyard Road

Sewell, NJ 08080



September 26, 2019: Finale Event. Tickets available for purchase ($55 pp) through Melissa Eckstein. Email her at