Room to Read Info Meeting December 3rd at Bernards Township Library

The New Jersey Chapter of Room to Read formed in 2011. We have hosted book swaps, bake sales, a breakfast and so much more. We look forward to celebrating our tenth year by growing our volunteer base and giving more children access to quality education.

Join us on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, at the Basking Ridge Library for an overview of this dynamic global organization and our local Chapter plans for 2020. Philanthropy is the new community. Find our tribe and thrive personally, locally and globally through helping others.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

10:30 - 11:30am at the Bernards Township Library

32 S Maple Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 

Tue, December 03
10:00 am — 11:30 am
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The New Jersey Chapter of Room to Read formed in 2011. We have hosted book swaps, bake sales, a breakfast and so much more. We look forward to celebrating our tenth year by growing our volunteer base and giving more children access to quality education.

Join us on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, at the Basking Ridge Library for an overview of this dynamic global organization and our local ...

32 S. Maple Avenue Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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32 S. Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Prosecutor: Bridgewater Man Had Four Firearms When Arrested in Monday's Standoff with Police, No One Injured

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater man has been charged with firearms possession and aggravated assault following a standoff Monday night after shots were fired from a garage on Country Club Road, according to a report from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

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Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

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Date Set for Children's Hospital Benefit: 'Fore Goryeb'

December 4, 2019

To the Editor:

It is with great excitement that we announce the date of the third annual Juniors Fore Goryeb event to benefit Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Mark your calendars for June 10, 2020, once again at Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham.

This is the only event of its kind in the area where junior golfers play in a charity outing. It’s an example of philanthropy at its best ...

The Gifted Child: Born or Bred? HudsonWay Immersion School Sheds Light on the Question

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The Gifted Child: Born or Bred?

Many parents of elementary age children want to ensure their children have the richest learning experiences possible and may search for gifted and talented programs. Are children born gifted? What can we do as parents to nurture a child’s potential for giftedness?

Barbara Clark, author of “Parenting Gifted Children” defines giftedness as ...

End of Year Checklist

December is a busy time of year preparing for the holidays and new year, but don’t let the chaos distract you from your financial to-dos. From a Roth conversion and qualified charitable contributions (QCD) to taking your required minimum distribution (RMD), there are many important financial moves to consider before year-end. To make this end-of-year planning a little easier, we have a ...

Navigating Qualified Charitable Distributions

It’s the charitable season which means you may be getting ready to donate to your favorite charity or nonprofit. Since new tax laws were implemented in 2017, you may want to reconsider how you make your donation (if you haven’t already). 

A qualified charitable distribution, or a QCD, is a distribution from an IRA that goes directly to a qualifying charity and is not included ...