Giving Back

August 10, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- When the Girl Scouts in Troop 71439 needed to choose their group project, their mutual love of reading made creating a Little Free Library an easy choice. With the help of troop leaders, the support of Robbinsville Township recreation, and the encouragement of the community, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (ECHH) has announced a total revamp of their website and logo as they near their 40th year of operation in the community. ECHH will now be more accessible to those looking for housing because applications can now be filled out ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On Friday, July 31, 2020 Fellowship Senior Living was presented with a check for $110,107.00 from the Fellowship Foundation, the total raised from the recent Healthcare Heroes Program campaign.  The Healthcare Heroes Program was launched in March of this year in response to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury High School Interact Club is collecting items on behalf of a Ledgewood family that lost its home to fire Saturday as money pours into an online fundraising campaign created soon after the incident. The club, the high school arm of the Roxbury Rotary Club, will give the ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Mayor Mohamed Khairullah announced that the borough has joined with the Palestinian American Community Center to give away boxes containing produce on Tuesday, August 11, between noon and 4:00 p.m. Those in need must register by visiting www.tinyurl.com/produce2020 There ...

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Get into the spirit of Chowderfest by getting outdoors for the inaugural event that includes the official Virtual Chowder Run, Walk & Bike Challenge 2020 medal, Finisher Certificate, exclusive runner FB Group, and participant runner bib. SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -  Due to restrictions currently in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The BHVRS is happy to introduce one of our newest cadet members, Roshni Datta! Roshni has lived in Berkeley Heights since she was in the fifth grade, and she currently attends the Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences in Scotch Plains, NJ.  After being intrigued ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- With the weather cooperating this weekend, the classic car show food drive/fundraiser at the Fanwood train station to support St. Bartholomew and Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM)’s food pantries helped both churches replenish their shelves.  The owners of more than 100 ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Want to get a little exercise and help out those in need at the same time? The Red Bank Family YMCA, 166 Maple Ave., Red Bank, will be distributing boxes of fresh produce to those in need each Tuesday, from 12pm to 2pm, until August 25. 2 volunteers are needed to move the boxes ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Retired American flags will receive the treatment befitting the symbol.  Sparta residents have two new flag collection boxes to dispose of flags no longer fit to fly; one at the library and one at the Sparta VFW. Sparta VFW Commander Peter Litchfield said the township manager ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club is proud to announce that we have rescheduled our 2020 Golf Fundraising event for Monday, August 31st at Fox Hollow Golf Club. Although our initial thought was to cancel the 23rd Annual Pizzi Memorial Golf Tournament, based on inquiries and ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Three Highland Park sisters donated more than $1,100 to Parker Health Group, a nonprofit New Jersey-based aging services organization in the borough, to provide PPE for its nursing home staff.  Sophia, Olivia and Gabriella Cohen raised the funds by selling snow cones at their ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden woman received recognition by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County for her volunteerism efforts as a child advocate. Mureen Allen started her journey as a CASA volunteer after discovering a flyer while attending jury duty.  After letting the flyer ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The nonprofit Hunterdon Land Trust is inviting residents to participate in its first-ever Treasure Hunterdon Virtual Move-a-thon, from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25. The event is looking to raise funds to benefit the work protecting and caring for local forests, fields, farms and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Two drive-up food distributions for Union County residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Thursday, August 13 and Thursday, August 27. Both events will begin at 9 a.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue. The distribution will take place in the parking ...

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Need for school supplies even greater due to the pandemic United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking help from volunteers and donations of new school supplies for its annual United Way Tools for School drive, which provides students with the basic tools needed for learning in any classroom — ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Taking over the helm of the Spotswood 5K from longtime Spotswood Recreation Department volunteer Paul Wasserman left Robert Hilse with mixed emotions. He was excited at the prospect, but sad that his friend was retiring from the Spotswood Recreation Department after many years of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Silver Liming Foundation members provided out of state visitors with treats to spread kindness. Berkeley Heights has many out of state visitors this week, most of whom are utility workers and first responders helping after Tuesday’s storm.  Friday, a few Silver Liming ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Several towns throughout New Jersey have installed banners on their Main Street honoring Veterans. Anyone driving through the downtown corridor in West Orange will notice a new addition on many of the utility poles. The Downtown West Orange Alliance recently installed Hometown ...

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In answer to the serious problems Chatham faced with the coming of the Coronavirus pandemic in March, The Friends of the Library of the Chathams launched its “1,000 Masks Challenge,” an idea proposed by Library Director Karen Brodsky, which entailed building kits to make the masks, each kit ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - As the power outage continues in Morristown, Mayor Dougherty has called upon the community to help one another. "There are a lot of houses and neighborhoods that didn't loose power", said Dougherty. "If you have a generator and you want to share your generator with someone ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Massage Envy owner Greg Robertson, his staff and clients are saying thanks the best way they know how by offering one-hour massages at no cost to central New Jersey hospital workers and EMTs for their selfless dedication to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fabio’s Bistro has organized a classic car show to support the food pantries at St. Bartholomew Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sunday, August 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fanwood train station (South Ave.)   St. Bartholomew and  Immaculate Heart of Mary ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Karen Ann Peterson, 58, local life-long resident, volunteer and "fixture" at many town events, passed away on July 6. There was an outpouring of kind sentiment on Facebook for Karen who was well-known as a faithful parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn, a member of the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For those looking to adopt kittens in Coral Springs, they can potentially find their match at the Petco store under a new program managed by a nonprofit pet rescue agency. This summer, Good Karma Pet Rescue began displaying kittens at the store at 9200 Wiles Road meant for ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ—At the 68th Street Beach in Brant Beach, of Long Beach Island, NJ, a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) named Waves of Strength will again be holding their special needs surf camp.  They are devoted to helping people accomplish the seemingly impossible. This Sunday, August 9 the ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. — Jean Mulch still chokes up a little when talking about the June 24 accident that took the life of her husband, Curtis, as he piloted a weed harvesting machine on Lake Hopatcong. That’s to be expected. The Mulches were married for 44 years. What wasn’t expected, at least by ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - There will be a food distribution event on Friday August 7 at St. Margareth Church located at 6 Sussex Avenue in Morristown. The event, sponsored by I'M Morristown/Yo Soy Morristown,  will begin at 10am. Those attending are asked to wear a mask and bring a large ...

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RUMSON, NJ: The Rumson Crab Tournament is on! Benefiting Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited, Cystic Fibrosis and the Special Olympics of NJ, the tournament will be held on Saturday, August 22, 6:00pm till 10:00pm August is when the big boys come out! Awards are for the largest crab caught, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, is delighted to announce the trio of food truck vendors for their Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser, this Friday, August 7th, at Bayberry School, 131 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. On hand will be ​Angry Archies, ...

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