Giving Back

February 1, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Another township family was devastated by fire this week when flames ripped through a home located in a development just minutes away from South Brunswick High School on Thursday. The Datla family was not home at the time of the fire. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Volunteer Sandy Harris was honored at the Springfield Offices of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) early last month on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Harris was recognized for updating a statewide online database called the New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse.  She ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - When heading to the supermarket for the all of your big game party needs, pick up a can or three of soup to donate to those facing challenges. Canned soup is an excellent choice for donation because, other than adding a can of water for some varieties, it is full meal with little ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In July 1976, the Borough of South Plainfield held its first ever Safety Town program. Back then, 125 preschoolers completed the two-week age-appropriate safety awareness course held at the former South Plainfield Board of Education offices on Cromwell Place. "The goal was ...

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CLARK, NJ - Senior year of high school brings with it the excitement and anticipation of being an upperclassman, going to prom, graduation and planning for the future.   No one heads into that year expecting to spend it fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For Christian Ferrao, that is exactly what ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Domestic Violence Response Team holds a fundraiser every other year.  The revenues generated from the fundraiser support a number of services offered by the Team to victims and their families.  To help meet their funding goals, the Team announced that an "Italian ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is making special arrangements for food pantry clients who may have missed food distribution this week because of the extreme weather.  The extremely cold weather that enveloped the region this week affected almost everyone, including our most ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The Indian Hill school PLG has a donation collection for the Flannery family under way. The Flannery family lost their home on January 30th in a fire in Holmdel on Blue Hills Drive. A donation Box will be set up in the Indian Hill Shool main office - they are collecting gift ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Do you crochet? Do you like giving back to the community? We need your help! The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library, in partnership with Mayor Keith Kazmark, Passaic County Senior Services, Passaic Valley High School and the Woodland Park School District, have launched a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), more than 300 people are expected to pack the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School (WOHS) on Friday at 7 p.m. for the girls basketball team’s 33rd annual NGWSD event honoring female student athletes and ...

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RED BANK, NJ – The Community YMCA is inviting local residents and businesses to join forces to help strengthen vulnerable neighbors in Monmouth County at its Annual Community Campaign fundraiser. When: Wednesday, February 6th Time: Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: The Red Bank ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the third consecutive year, Summit's Dana and Ryan Felmet will host the philanthropic event they created, entitled 'February Fun Fest', with all monies raised benefiting select charities. 'February Fun Fest' will be held on Saturday, February 16, from 7 - 11 p.m., at the Summit ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Students in the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School are continuing their work with the Children’s Tumor Foundation, an organization advancing research on neurofibromatosis. Juniors Ritu Peddinti, Michelle Masiello ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A networking event sponsored by the West Orange Rotary Club at Nicholas Anthony Family Kitchen Restaurant on Wednesday provided an opportunity for small business leaders and civic-minded community leaders to meet each other while learning of the many service projects in which the ...

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The youth at the First Presbyterian Church of Verona, located at 10 Fairview Avenue, will celebrate the “Souper Bowl” again this year by collecting cans of soup (and other canned goods) as well as and monetary donations, at the 3end of the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday, February 2.  The Souper ...

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When Dana Chernock, Old Master Painting & Sale Coordinator of Sotheby’s international auction house in New York, visited the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program last year, she was struck by “the thoughtful process through which each piece of artwork is made. The fact ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Student Council at West Orange High School (WOHS) invites the community to attend the annual Black History Scholarship Dinner in the Tarnoff Cafeteria on Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dr. Janice Johnson-Dias, founder of the Grassroots Community Foundation, will serve as the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden County Library System is offering free tax return assistance and for low and moderate income residents, especially senior citizens, living in Camden County. “Preparing an income tax return can be challenging for anyone that has specific financial questions,” said ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — In an effort to build community relationships and promote good citizenship, Caldwell residents from the local Caldwell Democrats teamed up with Jack's Super Foodtown of Caldwell to hold a the first of what the groups hopes to be an annual food drive on Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) ...

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Devon, PA — The Board of Directors for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair have pledged to donate $2 million to the Bryn Mawr Hospital, just one short month after completing a $2 million donation plan over the previous five years. In December 2018 the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair ...

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WEST CREEK, NJ - This Friday night join the Barnegat Girls Basketball Team for a fun family night at Calloway's Restaurant & Bar. From 7-10 p.m. enjoy all you can eat pizza, wings and cold beverages.  Bring your family, friends and neighbors for a great time while supporting the Barnegat ...

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LITTLE FALLS/TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - February is “Food For Fines” month at our local libraries. The Alfred H. Baumann Public Library, the Borough of Totowa Public Library and Little Falls Public Library will be accepting food donations in lieu of fines during the month of February. Help local ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Crestview Swim and Tennis Club recently awarded its 2018 annual scholarship to Summit High School Class of 2018 alum Jordan Goldberg. "This year’s scholarship recipient was a familiar face, Jordan Goldberg. Jordan was a record-holding swimmer for Summit High School, the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The artic weather and an outbreak of flu in Central Jersey have caused a blood shortage at area hospitals. To address the shortage and to welcome American Heart Month, Spotswood VFW Post 4589 is hosting a Community Blood Drive on February 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donors will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Local student-athletes will benefit from two renovated athletic training rooms thanks to a $38,000 donation from the Westfield Boosters Association. One room at Westfield High School has already been completed while work on another at Gary Kehler Stadium is planned in the next ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization, will be offering a free yoga session for beginners on February 10, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The session will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 50 Raritan Center Pkwy in Edison.  Adults and children over 7 can participate ...

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RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Regional (RBR) SOURCE Foundation will hold its annual Fashion Show and Gift Auction on Sunday, February, 10, 2019 to support the Andrew Kroon Memorial Scholarship Program. This will be a great luncheon event being held at the Oyster Point Hotel overlooking the ...

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The Community Service Association of New Providence (CSA), together with the New Providence Lions Club, will host its 6th Annual Pasta Dinner & Basket Raffle on Sunday, February 24, 2019. This fun, family-friendly event will take place at the DeCorso Community Center, 15 East Fourth Street, New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department each received a check for $250 from a holiday shopping event hosted by resident Donna Aflalo. Six vendors generously donated a portion of their proceeds to this important cause.   Aflalo, a community member ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - When Keturah Muhammad tried to prepare her own taxes to save about $200, she realized she had to pay the state of New York about $400. Her mom recommended she go to a free tax preparer in Newark under the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program offers ...

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