Giving Back

December 17, 2018

PATERSON, NJ-  Student’s at Paterson’s Edward W. Kilpatrick School will be warmer this winter thanks to a special delivery from Santa Claus. The man in red, along with several elves, who double as members of the Paterson Rotary Club, the city’s oldest service organization, delivered 380 new winter ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— It's not every Monday you will find a two-time Super Bowl champion and his family in your living room. So when Philadelphia Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins showed up with his parents to Carmen Ortiz’s front door in East Camden bearing gifts, she was a little surprised — and very ...

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The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions to learn more about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor. The sessions will be held Jan. 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Township Library; Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library; and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The mayor will be joining stars from “The Wire” and “Love & Hip Hop” for a holiday dinner in the South Ward that will be geared towards Newark’s homeless. Michael K. Williams, who starred in “The Wire” on HBO, “Love & Hip Hop” producer Mona Scott-Young and others will be at ...

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More than 235 hourly staff members received a gift. Residents of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, raised $110,296 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The campaign was launched to provide a way for residents to show their gratitude to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Christmas trees can be a delight, but once the holiday passes you might not want one crowding your living room. Solution: The Westfield High School Music Christmas tree pickup. For $20, Westfield residents can register to have Westfield High School music students pick up ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Tuesday Dec. 18 is the last day to drop off toys under the Nutley Public Library's Christmas Tree for the Marine Corps 'Toys for Tots' program. Donations must be new and unwrapped. Used and wrapped gifts are not accepted. The tree is located just inside the library doors, in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset is holding a blood drive this month in honor of Thomas Gorman, of Middlesex, a longtime donor who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and his brother, John Gorman, of South Plainfield, whose life ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On April 29, 2018, as Reanna Nelson played in a Hillsborough Soccer Club game, her grandfather, Romano Borgobello, was stricken while watching from the sidelines. When he became unresponsive, Hillsborough residents Kris Cauda and Alex Wnorowski both registered nurses, along with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Rotary Club hosted the drawing of the winning ticket for their annual 50/50 raffle on Thursday, December 13 at the club's Christmas luncheon held at the Madison Area Y.  The proceeds of the sale of 600 tickets at $100 each is the Club's major fundraiser. Along with ...

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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 fourth feature of the series.  In the fourth part of this series, Amanda gives birth to her daughter two weeks early.  Discover ...

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MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise ...

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MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset is holding a blood drive this month in honor of Thomas Gorman, of Middlesex, a longtime donor who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and his brother, John Gorman, of South Plainfield, whose life ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On April 29, 2018, as Reanna Nelson played in a Hillsborough Soccer Club game, her grandfather, Romano Borgobello, was stricken while watching from the sidelines. When he became unresponsive, Hillsborough residents Kris Cauda and Alex Wnorowski both registered nurses, along with ...

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Blood Shortages Being Answered by Lower Merion and Narberth Blood Drives But Donors Still Needed Lower Merion, Narberth, PA  — The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations after harsh effects of this year's winter weather have caused blood supplies to dwindle across major sections of the ...

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VILLAGE SCHOOL GIVES BACK!   HOLMDEL (December 11, 2018): Holmdel Village School. The name alone takes you back to a time where folks were closely connected and communicating on their child's education. It is still that way with young children in their beginning years in the school system and ...

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ORANGE, NJ - The North Jersey Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. capped off its 2018 Christmas party focused on the spirit of giving back. On December 15, the children gathered at The Woodland in Maplewood and put their heart and soul into a community service project dubbed ‘Operation Love ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It is rare to see one person successfully combine so many skills and aptitudes, especially when some of them seem diametrically opposite. But that's what Jamie Lemberg, president of the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and also the director of digital and social ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While stories abound of holiday generosity throughout Paterson one took on special meaning Saturday, not just because of the children it celebrated, but also because of the driving force behind the annual event. Now in its eighth year, the Holiday Family Event hosted by The Jahmier ...

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MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union Knights of Columbus, JFK Assembly #666, cosponsored a Wreaths Across America event on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Elizabeth with the Elizabeth Garden Club, members of Troop #25 Boy Scouts from Staten Island, Girl Scouts from Union’s Troop #40024, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With only eight shopping days until the big day, what better week to skip cooking and head out to a dine-to-donate to support Project Graduation/Senior Week 2019. Diners heading to Chipotle in East Brunswick on Tuesday, December 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. will have 33 percent of ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A collaboration with Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Family members and volunteers from Roxbury and surrounding communities placed wreaths on the graves of more than 600 veterans on Saturday as part of the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony. The Roxbury event was one of more than 1,400 similar events in all 50 states, at sea and ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots Baseball Club, led by Chairman Emeritus Steve Kalafer and Co-Chairmen Jonathan Kalafer and Joshua Kalafer, presented a ceremonial check to Somerset County elected officials in the amount of $20,276,654.26 at the team’s annual Holiday Reception Dec. 4th ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For Jashina Green Jackson, a mother or two, the help of 4CS means that her son and daughter can participate in a summer program as well as financial support for her own continued training as a certified teaching assistant. On Saturday, the Paterson based nonprofit child-care ...

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