Giving Back

December 11, 2018

NEWTON, NJ — Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies located in Newton, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series.  In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Often the season of giving is flooded with shopping, preparing, shipping and stressing. It becomes easy to forget that there are many in need, especially uring the holidays. For two local college students who have lived in East Hanover their whole lives, Christmas morning was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Wintry temperatures are cool, but both a local Plainfield business and a non-profit group are providing resources for residents to keep warm. Employees at the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority are coming together to help local children keep their hands toasty this holiday ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The East Hanover PBA are collecting toys for their Annual Holiday Toy Drive. To support their efforts, donations of new, unwrapped toys and games can be dropped off at the Police Department, 2 Deforest Avenue. Donations will be collected until Sunday, December 16. All donations ...

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Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series.  In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community came together in the spirit of giving as the Tice Family held their annual Toy Drive and Santa Meet and Greet on Sunday evening outside their home on Bolten Place in Bloomfield.   The Tice Family, Steve and Lorajean, along with children Kyle and Emily, have ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Elf will hop off his Shelf for a few hours on Saturday, Dec. 15th, for the 7th annual “Elf on the Shelf Run for Awareness” sponsored by Steps Together. Accompanied by fellow runners, the Elf will be on the loose for several hours and will do his best to stick the ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Girl Scout Troop #40568 volunteered on Sunday, December 9 at the Community Food Bank in Hillside. The girls prepared 1328 meal kits to be distributed in student backpacks. The kits included chicken, pasta, sauce and oatmeal.  The girls worked for hours to sort the donated food, check ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Little miracles happen every day during the Christmas season. Folks from all walks of life need a hand and so many are willing to lend one. This is such an opportunity. Each year, so many boys and girls write letters to Santa. They ask for many fun things like games and toys and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains police department's toy drive was very successful in 2018. The following organizations were the recipients: Saint Bartholomew’s Church, which distributes directly to 13 Scotch Plains families in hardship. The remainder of the gifts go to Newark for ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

Read more »

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

Read more »

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series.  In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life ...

Read more »

MILLTOWN, NJ - In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Pasquale Brick Oven Pizza has partnered with Feeding Middlesex County to host a Raise the Dough fundraiser on Sunday, December 30. Fifteen percent of all take-out and dine-in orders placed between 4 p.m. and closing on December 30 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - About 5,000 toys were given to children last year at the CityPlex 12 movie theater, and the Believe in Newark Foundation expects an even bigger turnout this year. Santa, elves and raffles will be on hand at the same theater on Dec. 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. The foundation collaborated ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night. The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Over 400 toys were collected on Saturday when the Morris County Republicans held their annual Toys For Tots drive at Zeris Inn.   The toys were donated by members of the Republican Party and Elected Officials throughout Morris County.  Larry and Debra Casha representing UNICO of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Sales from the Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop's annual Holiday Boutique topped all previous marks, bringing in more than $41,000, funds which will be reinvested back into the community through the Junior League of Summit’s (JLS) scholarships and grants programs. “The JLS had ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."  The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include "High School Musical 1 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to West Orange Schools students. For the past few years, students and teachers have created unique, handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The ...

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MIDDLETOWN NJ: The 12th Annual  Holiday  Bake  Sale is about to get underway. According to information posted on the school website: "We are looking forward to our 12th annual bake sale. Last year, we raised approximately $9,000, and were able to support The Frances Foundation, the Jamie Levy ...

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MIDDLETOWN NJ: The 12th Annual  Holiday  Bake  Sale is about to get underway. According to information posted on the school website: "We are looking forward to our 12th annual bake sale. Last year, we raised approximately $9,000, and were able to support The Frances Foundation, the Jamie Levy ...

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PARKLAND, FL  — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns, an alumnus of Miami Carol City High School in Florida, has chosen to honor the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims as the NFL season closes out. Hurns wore cleats with all 17 victims’ names written on the side of the shoes, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The multi-purpose room of the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson was transformed into a holiday marketplace Friday and Saturday creating an “opportunity to bring the joy of Christmas to children and families all over Paterson.” The event, organized by volunteers from the Bergen ...

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