Giving Back

May 12, 2020

Dear Berkeley Heights Residents: We hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits during this challenging period. The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights has joined the fight to assist our local businesses who are struggling financially.  We value their businesses and ...

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With your generous donations, Silver Liming Foundation has been working diligently to spread kind gestures to community members. In January, we organized a collection for a young mother battling cancer while raising her 7-month-old, JoJo.  With your help, mom and baby were showered with food, ...

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  Dear Franklin Residents,   A recent Star-Ledger article headline in the 5/3 newspaper says it all:    NJ’S FOOD BANKS FACE UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND   Franklin Food Bank is no exception.  To put it plainly, the Food Bank will struggle now and will be doing so in the future as ...

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Help our small BH businesses stay open during COVID-19.  $25K in matching funds from The Connell Company are available to double your donation.   Small businesses in Berkeley Heights need our help.  While the coronavirus business restrictions remain in place, many businesses were required to ...

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Berkeley Heights has been my home for 25 years; it is where my children have grown up and serves as their foundation for social and civic responsibility.  During family time, together indoors, we enjoy looking at old photo albums.  It is interesting to note the many pictured ‘events’ that were ...

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Dear Editor: We love our first responders in Bayonne. That is why a group of us decided to sell t-shirts to show support for our essential workers. All of the proceeds will go towards supporting the men and women that are putting their lives at risk to protect us from COVID-19. Click here ...

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Over the past several weeks, I have witnessed the outpouring of your support to the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad in many ways. You have provided hundreds of much-needed personal protective equipment supplies, supplied us with lunch and dinners for months, written wonderful notes ...

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  Dear Berkeley Heights Community, I don’t normally ask for help, but in the time of a global pandemic, things don’t feel very normal right now. What does feel right, is trying to do something that will help Berkeley Heights, a place I have loved for 30 years, come thru this ...

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I’m not a runner, but have enjoyed the Annual Berkeley Heights Mother’s Day 5K Race for the last 18 years!  This week, I would be registering my family, doing some extra stretching and coordinating with my network of local Mom’s to be sure everyone is ‘In’.  I love this race, seeing all the ...

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To the Editor: I have been asked this question a lot these past two months: "How is dating an EMT any different than anyone else?" Well let me tell you! EMT's are first responders that are trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and ...

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Many EMS agencies across New Jersey have announced that they are "standing down" and either selectively choosing which calls to respond to or, in some cases, just not responding at all during this most critical time. The Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad, however, is reiterating our ...

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On behalf of the Westfield High School Helping Hands (WHSHH) Fund board, I wish to thank you for your recent support of the Westfield High School ‘A Day Without’ fund drive in February 2020, as well as our community outreach in December 2019.   Both drives collected over $2,700 for the WHSHH ...

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To the Editor: Dear Communities of Chatham and Summit: I am writing to you about Bridges Outreach, headquartered right here in Summit. Some of you have read my “love letters” to the volunteers who make brown bag lunches, the very young children who decorate the bags with rainbows and ...

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My twins, Jaylanie and Malanie, want to say thank you to all the front line workers and anyone who is out there helping in any way. God bless you all!  Stay safe. --

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The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry urgently needs donations to meet increasing demand. Please remember your neighbors in need when you shop for your families. Demand is up.  During the coronavirus event, Sparta Kiwanis members are no longer able to continue monthly collections at Stop & ...

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Let’s help those that go out of their way to help us. Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad (NVERS) is entirely funded by insurance payments and donations. The squad has grown lately to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the squad are volunteers, and thus are not paid.  We ...

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Dear Friends,  Today, I spoke with a struggling single mother in tears.  This morning, she visited three stores with her infant, unable to find formula anywhere.  She did not have the funds available last week to stock up on essentials in preparation for our current situation.  The mother was ...

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Consistent with Nutley Family Service Bureau’s history of responsiveness to community needs, we provide services and create workable solutions that allow continuity of operations while considering the health and safety of patrons, staff, and volunteers. Therefore, in this time of evolving public ...

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To the Editor: Dear Washington Avenue School third grade students and families, WAS staff and administrators and my hearty, hardy Bridges Outreach crew, Thank you for all you did to make this Bridges run to Newark today a success. Bridges Outreach, a Summit, NJ based homeless advocacy group, ...

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