Giving Back

August 15, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop the Essex County chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW/Essex) from providing 1,000 local children in need shop freely for school supplies, clothing and personal care items through its annual Back 2 School Store (B2SS). Although ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, 200 Coral Springs students and their families got backpacks stuffed with school and coronavirus safety supplies, courtesy of the police department. Typically, the backpack giveaway is part of the Summer Youth Program hosted by the police department. But because ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dara Seidman, a rising junior at Livingston High School (LHS), recently established a community-based instructor platform in Livingston called “Talenthood” that helps connect high school students who excel various areas of expertise with local youth looking to improve their skills ...

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In the era of COVID-19, Essex County's free food distributions have popped up nearly every week in various locations throughout the county. On Thursday, Saint James AME Church on Martin Luther King Blvd. was ground zero for the distribution of more than 1,000 boxes of food. Those seeking food ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic -- and the economic hardships that came along with it -- have resulted in layoffs, permanent job losses and financial stress for many families in the area. These difficulties have resulted in a substantial increase of the use of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Eager to avoid morning showers Jenny Toro, a Camden mother, lined up on Viola Street early — a cast on one foot. “Vengo cada semana,” Toro told TAPinto Camden. “I come every week.” That she’s less preoccupied with those in her household becoming sick, as they’ve grown accustomed ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough announced that TTP Liquidation, a Paterson-based business, has partnered with the municipality to provide up to three surgical masks for Prospect Park households at no cost to residents. The donations are a limited supply and thus "first come, first served," ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The City of Paterson is expanding its volunteer-run grocery delivery service for senior citizens to include single mothers with infants, officials announced Thursday. Launched in April as a pilot program, Neighbor Express links seniors with volunteers who can shop at local ...

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For four young men in Chatham, this was not the summer they had planned.  Returning home early from their colleges and universities due to COVID-19, and with summer internships and jobs on hold or uncertain, Owen Calvert, Justin Hayes, Gianmarco Mignogni and Brenden Steigerwald hatched a ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Hungry? Want to help the PTO? The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization,( PTO ) food truck extravaganza continues this Friday, Aug. 14. at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, from 4 to 8 pm, rain or shine.   The vendors for the Dine-To-Donate community ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to duplicate or exceed last year’s fundraising total of $200,000, a team of 72 U.S. Navy SEALs, joined by several veterans and military supporters, swam across the Hudson River last week. Along the route, the SEALs stopped at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ –   Two local nonprofit organizations received a helping hand thanks to Korean American benefactors on Tuesday afternoon.  Leaders of the Ocean County YMCA and the 21 Plus, Inc. both welcomed the donation of thousands of face masks. Minsun Kim, President of the Korean American ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Through the coordinated efforts of Marco Howington, vice president of Public Relations and Governmental Affairs of Enburg Group, with their supplier Craftline Cabinet Corporation, and John Westervelt, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, 30 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Back in March the knitters and crocheters from the local organization, Knit Crochet With Love, put down their knitting needles and sat down to cut and sew fabric masks for front line health care workers.   Over 100 volunteers from multiple New Jersey towns rallied to fill the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Severe structural damage to their home, caused by a tree that fell Aug. 4 during Tropical Storm Isaias, has forced a Roxbury family to live in a hotel in Rockaway. The Molinas, whose house is on Logan Drive in Landing, "have been relocated two times already and will be in a hotel ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of the Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter(BLIA-NJ) on Aug. 11 donated more than two dozen backpacks filled with school supplies to the South Plainfield Department of Social Services. "We realize the difficulty and hardship more people may ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Friends of the Olean Library Inc. have invited folk to “Read Between the Wines” and to “Booktoberfest” and “FeBREWary” beer samplings. Those after-hours annual Friday events are the more recent fundraising endeavors of the Friends, who started the wine tastings in September 2018 ...

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What: Hometown Heroes Banner Program Honorees Family Presentation Event Who: The Hometown Hero Banner Committee, Borough of South Plainfield, American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW Post 6763, Elks Lodge 2298, Joe Sacco When: August 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. Where:  Monument Park, Plainfield ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  The coronavirus emergency swept like a financial tsunami through Guerline Williams’ life in Coral Springs, wiping out her family’s saving and forcing her to ask the community for help. Weeks into the pandemic, the 44-year-old mother of three lost her job as a legal clerk.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Table of Hope has now served close to 1500 families each week at their food pantries. The organization will be hosting a free food distribution to area residents in need of food on Thursday August 13 between 1pm and 2:30pm at 59 Spring Street, across from Bethel Church of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School’s Senior Citizens Outreach Club has perhaps never been more important. Pre-COVID 19, the teens regularly visited senior-care facilities in Yorktown, where they would spend time doing crafts, playing games, painting nails, and decorating for the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As senior citizens across the world battled against isolation over the last five months due to their population’s vulnerability to the novel coronavirus, Livingston’s Senior Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) department has kept local seniors connected through virtual fitness ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The MAPSO Youth Coalition accepted the Villager of the Month award, complete with a proclamation from South Orange's Board of Trustees, and clapped back at the governing body while doing so. After the proclamation was read, praising the group for having "an important impact in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Members of the Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland delivered Tuesday four SUVs filled with food to a Broward County center that feeds the homeless. The group collected non-perishable foods, such as canned goods, cereal, snacks, and granola bars, at Congregation Kol Tikvah ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Massage Envy owner Greg Robertson, his staff and clients on Tuesday presented gift cards worth $78,000 to representatives from three central New Jersey hospitals, each of which will distribute the cards to front line hospital workers and EMTs as a tribute to their selfless ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs church is hosting a drive-thru, household-items giveaway event on Aug. 22 for struggling families. Parkridge Church at 5600 Coral Ridge Drive has announced on its social media that it is working with Food For the Poor and their suppliers to collect household ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday afternoon, members of the Hawthorne community banded together yet again to raise money and awareness for resident Diane Vigilanti who is fighting a battle with metastatic breast cancer. Despite the August heat, friends of the Vigilanti family set up a lemonade stand and ...

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PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) – Ariel Falck Ponce, a native of West Orange, N.J., is serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is continuing to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region. Falck Ponce is a machinist’s mate Second Class petty officer, maintaining and operating the air conditioning ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - This week's Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be Thursday, August 13, at St. James AME Church in Newark to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who are suffering ...

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