Giving Back

May 30, 2020

CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) announced that it has been awarded the President’s Award by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Council. According to the release, the President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team whose exemplary service in support ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Care One at East Brunswick Assisted Living is dishing out a sweet fundraiser in June to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month and nine popular Middlesex County ice cream shops have joined Care One at East Brunswick Assisted Living in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When a 17-year-old Livingston resident discovered that even the simplest of toys can help sooth shelter animals, many of which have likely been mistreated and have difficulty trusting humans, she decided to work with students from her former elementary school to make as many pet ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School teachers and coaches Scott Bray, Ed Knapp and Sean Foley are organizing a walk for the Class of 2020 to raise money for a legacy donation. They will be walking 20.20 miles to raise funds for the Class of 2020, and all money raised will go ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Count Basie Center for the Arts, the not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “Inspire, Educate and Entertain,” announced today the availability of a limited-edition t-shirt to raise funds for the organization, shuttered since mid-March due to the ongoing ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has left infants, particularly those from low-income and at-risk communities, without necessities like formula, diapers, and baby wipes. Panic buying, unemployment or underemployment, and social distancing has made it nearly impossible for many Passaic County ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Wearing his Dress Blues uniform to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day, United States Marine Veteran and Commander of Fairfield VFW Post 7925 Brian Gallagher held a three-hour silent salute to raise funds for the VFW, which was forced to close due to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  The Society Helping our Infirm and ELDerly of Summit (SHIELD) will host a 'Disinfectant Drive' for residents of Summit's Senior Housing Authority senior housing on June 4 and 5, collecting aerosol disinfectant spray, liquid bleach, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Many people find themselves using their talents to give back to their communities. For Morristown resident Elizabeth Ostendorp, her talent in ceramics inspired her to make a special gift to raise money for those in need: magnets. “I speak for any parent, it’s terrible,” said ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – An Exercise Science student at County College of Morris (CCM), Alayna Kreilis, of Millington, recently put the first aid training she learned in class to good use when she was driving and noticed a woman on the ground who had been out bike riding with her husband. “I pulled over ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Undocumented Camden families will be able to apply for “bank cards” this Sunday at the Salvation Army-Kroc Center as part of an event to help provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, organized by New Beginnings in partnership with First Lady Tammy Murphy and the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – An Exercise Science student at County College of Morris (CCM), Alayna Kreilis, of Millington, recently put the first aid training she learned in class to good use when she was driving and noticed a woman on the ground who had been out bike riding with her husband. “I pulled over ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The history of New Jersey's - and indeed East Brunswick's - slave-holding past is a heavy memory, yet it is one that must be recognized and addressed.  That is the mission of the Lost Souls Memorial Project and its annual effort to keep the names of human beings lost to slavery ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Super Bowl Champion and former New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Allen Marshall, Jr. has been tapped an honorary member of the CarePlus Foundation Board of Trustees.  For the past 22 years, The CarePlus Foundation has worked to support programs and services that help ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Hope is in Hamilton through the hard work of front line health care professionals and first responders. Hope is also found in Hamilton resident Harold Laudien who set out to run a total of 500 miles in May as his own way of supporting the Hope is in Hamilton community ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the COVID-19 lockdown, many local families have been doing a lot of food drives for those in need. But a month ago, Morristown’s Crofford Family felt there was something else that families needed: dental, first aid and hygiene kits. “We all came up with the idea over ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - In the beginning of the month, the community became aware that a couple of local churches joined together to collect a food drive. Apparently, the May 6th event was a tremendous success. The Waretown United Methodist Church (WUMC), conducted the Town Wide Food Drive in ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Around town, some locals have begun to embrace the warmer weather and offer some free giveaways to those walking past as well. As Hawthorne is a particularly dog-friendly community, a "puppy pit stop" was found, written out in chalk, indicating a water bowl for preambulating ...

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UNION, NJ - A food donation event, sponsored and hosted by the Portuguese American Civic Association of Union (PACA) will be held Saturday, May 30, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m According to PACA, over the last few weeks, they have donated 100 bags of food, containing a week's worth of groceries.  ...

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STAFFORD — This has been a very difficult time for so many people in the Southern Ocean area.  Especially for so many of our neighbors affected by unemployment particularly in the food and drink industry, medical industry and many others.  The Manahawkin Elks Lodge, located at 520 Hilliard Blvd ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Racquets Club of Short Hills partnered with FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group), a Millburn based nonprofit organization, to provide supper for Millburn Township First Responders yesterday. The club has a rich history, including having been the site of the very first school ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School's sixth annual Rox-THON fundraiser for children with pediatric cancer, canceled in March a day before it was supposed to take place, is rescheduled to happen - albeit virtually - on Friday. Starting at 7 p.m., the YouTube live stream will feature interactive ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the state's largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, was awarded a grant of $635,994 from Feeding America in April, helping to continue the FoodBank's statewide aid efforts amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. These funds, part of a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Thousands of restaurants have closed for good because of the coronavirus shutdown, but one New Jersey nonprofit agency is a buoy for Union County area restaurants, making over $15,000 in food orders thus far during the crisis. The food orders are part of the CAU Challenge, an ...

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UNION, NJ – A pop-up Community Table on Stuyvesant Avenue has been the scene of much activity since the pandemic hit this area as residents from Union and surrounding neighborhoods stop by to drop off or pick up much-needed pantry items. Holly Schneider said the Community Table began as a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – New Jersey has recently hit the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history.  Unemployment benefits are helping, but the state’s system has caused a backup and there are many who wonder how they will continue to feed their family. Lauren Bauer, a Brookings Institute researcher ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is hosting a week long Drop-off Food Drive from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29. The food drive will help support the First Baptist Church of Madison's Food Pantry.  Residents can drop off non-perishable items at the Family Center just outside the front ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — With help from non-profit Touch New Jersey, freeholders will provide fresh food to the residents of Camden County this Friday. The weekly food drives, aiming to lessen the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on local families, began last week at Antioch Baptist Church and at St. John ...

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Oil your bicycle chain, dust off your helmet, pound the mud of your sneakers and ride, walk or run anytime during the first week of June, urge the organizers of this year's Veggie Wheels ride. All monies raised June 1 through 7 will be used for the sustainability of Veggie Wheels via the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - With social distancing and other protocols in place, Raritan Borough held a short ceremony at Veterans Park for Memorial Day Monday to honor those who gave their lives for this country. Veterans gathered in a ceremony that was not open to the public, and they had a salute and ...

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