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Giving Back

February 5, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Newspaper Photography Project continues to make progress, with more volunteers joining the effort to create a digital record of people, events, and places recorded in Somerville’s now defunct weekly newspapers, some dating back to the 1850s. Volunteers work at home ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline January 31, 2022.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Elle Foundation out of Bridgewater. Laurie and Dean ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s Board of County Commissioners will hold its annual TD Bank Ballpark drawing for community nonprofits and organizations. Winners will receive free tickets to a 2022 Somerset Patriot’s home game and reserved seating in the Commissioners’ community box at the TD Bank ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - It's back. One of Franklin's oldest community charity events is scheduled to come back this Spring. The 33rd annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is planned to be in person this year on Apr. 24. The Tour de Franklin is the Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event and in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Volunteer Squad, based in Bridgewater, has posted an Amazon Wish List for anyone wishing to donate to the Stani family after mother Michelle died of COVID complications three weeks after giving birth to her youngest child. According to the Squad, her oldest child, a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All it takes is a great cause, passion, and a lot of donated dresses. Girls empowering girls across the world while promoting sustainability equals huge success.  Dress Express Boutique is gearing up for their second event offering donated, gently-worn formal and semiformal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The family of Anthony Accola, a 25-year-old Roxbury High School graduate who died on New Year’s Day, is collecting money that will fund enrollment into a substance abuse rehabilitation program. Donations to the Anthony R. Accola Scholarship can be made with checks payable to Desert ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – TAPinto, a network of more than 90 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida, announced it has a created “TAPinto Gives Back,” a new program to enable its local franchise owners to further give back to their community by providing a local 501(c)(3) ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - There is an on-going blood shortage, announced the NJ Blood Services. To help with the blood emergency, Atlantic Health System will hold 7 blood drives this January. All donors will be automatically entered to win a Mirror Home Gym +12 months membership. The blood drives will ...

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NEWARK, NJ- Volunteers from across New Jersey gathered on the morning of Christmas Eve to provide hot meals, gift bags, good cheer and and some Christmas rock ‘n’ roll for the less fortunate at St. John's Soup Kitchen in downtown Newark. “As a parish, our tradition has been to serve the homeless ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, located on Union Avenue (Route 28), was broken into between late Sunday night and Monday morning. An unspecified amount of cash was stolen, and the bar area was ransacked. "There was money taken and destruction of property inside the lounge," ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It's been little more than a week since a devastating fire swept through a home on Eastern Avenue in the early-morning hours of Dec.19, killing an eight-year-old girl and sending her nine-year-old sister and two adults to the St. Barnabas Hospital Burn Unit, yet the outpouring of ...

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Public Asked to Help ‘Rebuild the Boardwalks’ with a Tax-Deductible Gift for Outdoor Fun BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Somerset County Park Foundation and the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Science Department have received donations totaling $7,875 for the “Rebuild the Boardwalks” ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Santa has millions of flight miles under his big, black belt, but that experience wasn't enough to overcome dangerous crosswinds that forced cancellation of his flight into Central Jersey Regional Airport Sunday. But that didn't prevent Santa from settling into a hangar ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Because "Cece" loved the color purple, the Somerville community and her classmates at the Van Derveer Elementrary School are paying tribute to the third-grader, who died in a house fire Friday, with a wave of purple ribbons tied around trees, posts and light poles throughout ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A GoFundMe account has been created online to help raise money for the funeral expenses of an eight-year-old girl and the three surviving family members displaced by a horrific fire that destroyed their two-story home on Eastern Avenue early Friday morning. In the first six ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting against severe disease and can help keep you and your family safe. The Bernards Township Health Department aims to vaccinate as many members of the community as possible. To aid in this mission, licensed medical professionals are ...

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  BEDMINSTER, NJ - Independence for Veterans, the NJ based 501c-3 nonprofit, has launched its first, “Holiday Home For A Hero,” campaign.  Coinciding with their tremendously successful, 10th annual, “They Kept Us Safe, Let’s Keep Them Warm,” new winter clothing, toiletries, bedding and ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The inaugural "Dress Express Boutique” pop-up was held on December 3rd at St. James School. The boutique offered donated, gently-used formal and semi-formal dresses that are repurposed for environmental sustainability. All proceeds of this event will go to the Mercy Girl Effect, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Liberty Group has extended their 2nd Annual Coat Drive to the end of the week and ask to drop off coats by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 2.   Drop off bins are located at the front entrance of their 50 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights headquarters. Let's give a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Following a highly successful food drive held jointly by Bernards Township and the Basking Ridge Business Alliance, the Food Bank of Somerset County has asked the township to conduct another collection for toiletries, household cleaners and other non-food items "desperately" ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - ELLE Foundation is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Laurie and Dean Richmond at Valairco headquarters in Manville.  Valairco ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - The annual tree lighting ceremony will return to the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum on Saturday, Dec. 4, along with other holiday activities, including photos with Santa, that will be part of the holiday celebration. Festivities also will include live holiday music, ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Food Bank Network of Somerset County (FBNSC) has hired Steve Katz as its new Executive Director, replacing founding Executive Director Marie Scannell, who served in the position for 34 years. The FBNSC is hosting an open house at its Bridgewater warehouse at 7E Easy ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Alex Cleveland is following in the footsteps of his father, Larry, who became an Eagle Scout in 1984, and his brother, who earned his Eagle badge in 2017. "I am hoping to continue the legacy," he said in the midst of his Eagle Scout Community Service project which he ...

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  BEDMINSTER, NJ -  To celebrate Veterans Day, Mrs. Stacia McDonough, and her 501c-3 nonprofit, “Independence For Veterans,” has kicked off their 10th annual Christmas, “They Kept Us Safe, Let's Keep Them Warm,” new winter clothing drive to benefit the formerly homeless and disabled veterans ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Liberty Group is holding their 2nd Annual Coat Drive from November 8 through November 23 from [Mon. - Fri.] 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off bins are located at the front entrance of their 50 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights headquarters. Let's give a helping hand to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ — Due to inclement weather, the Trunk or Treat planned for Saturday in the parking lot of Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home will be moved to the following day, Sunday, Oct. 31, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Trick or Treaters will now be able to enjoy the free Halloween Trunk or Treat event ...

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Josh Handler, a resident of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s group home in Frelinghuysen, NJ, was one of the first participants 28 years ago in Matheny’s innovative Arts Access Program, which enables individuals with disabilities to create fine art, working with professional artists who ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Excess Halloween candy is being collected by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a volunteer, non-profit organization that ships personal care packages to members of the US military stateside and those deployed overseas. The sweet treats are a welcome addition to the care packages, ...

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