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Giving Back

December 24, 2022

BELMAR, NJ — TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como wants to wish its readers a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. We are very grateful and proud to be able to provide our readers with fresh news stories daily.  The season of giving is about appreciating your loved ones and celebrating with them. Many people ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For the month of December, Belmar Elementary School’s students and staff have been challenging themselves to do several acts of kindness for a special celebration organized by the BES Counseling Team. The School-Wide Kindness Challenge encouraged participants to engage in at least one ...

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NEPTUNE CITY, NJ — Roll out the red carpet, because the Dress to Impress Holiday Ball is returning for its second year this Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. The event will take place at The Headliner, located at 1401 NJ-35 in Neptune City.  Eight bands/musicians will perform throughout the day, and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For just over a century, NJ State Troopers have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving residents. While doing so, it’s important to remember that they protect us and their own families while putting their lives on the line. The State Trooper Fraternal Association, more ...

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Red Bank, NJ: HABcore.  Funny name for a non-profit. You have to wonder how the moniker came about. In the late 1980s, several LunchBreak (a charitable organization dedicated to feeding the hungry in the greater Red Bank, NJ area), volunteers conducted a survey and found that a large ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — The Vin Gopal Civic Association is once again hosting a Christmas toy giveaway for Monmouth County families in need.  State Senator Vin Gopal is asking families in need in Monmouth County to sign up online to participate in the holiday giveaway.  The toy distribution will ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Friendly Sons of Shillelagh have again partnered up with the Belmar Police Department to ensure children and families across the state have gifts to unwrap for the coming holidays.  For 23 years, the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh have collected toys for underprivileged children ...

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Photo above is of MPCF Board and Committee Members who were in attendance at the 75th Annual Roberta O. Fox Distribution of Funds Tea, held at the Monmouth Park Racetrack.  MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: It's the season of giving! The Monmouth Park Charity Fund (MPCF), one of NJ's longest running ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Residents and visitors will be braving the autumn ocean this Saturday, when the second annual Doggy Paddle Polar Plunge will take place. Hosted by D'Jais, located at 1801 Ocean Ave, the event is slated to kick off on November 26 at 10 a.m.  Presented by the Monmouth County Society ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — With Thanksgiving just around the corner, families across the country are gearing up to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other holiday favorites. However, not all families have the opportunity to put on such a feast, which is why Salty’s Beach Bar will be hosting its ...

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Red Bank, NJ: The Atlantic Club Downtown in Red Bank and The Atlantic Club in Manasquan are offering a drop-off location for ‘Fulfill,’ the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. You can stop by either location beginning this Monday, November 14 through November 23 and drop off non-perishable ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Scouts of Pack 40 and Troop 40 are carrying out their annual Scouting for Food food drive, and have left yellow plastic bags outside homes in Belmar, Lake Como and West Belmar hoping residents will put nonperishables within the bag for donations. This Saturday, Nov. 12, the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Air Experts, which provides residential heating and cooling services, has announced a call for nominations for its Air Experts Cares program, which awards a free HVAC system to a deserving military veteran in the communities Air Experts serves. Founded in 1994, Air Experts provides ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — This Sunday, residents have the opportunity to enjoy good music, to enjoy good food, and to help a good cause at The Columns’ Wave of Hope Annual Benefit and Season Closing Party. The event, which is slated for 1 to 6 p.m. at 601 Ocean Ave. N, is raising money in honor of ...

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TINTON FALLS — A.J. Perri is continuing its tradition of community support by participating in a variety of charitable initiatives throughout the fall.   The plumbing, heating and cooling, and indoor air quality services company is supporting Students Change Hunger (SCH), a friendly competition ...

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BELMAR, NJ—The  second annual Fiesta Fundraiser will be held at D’Jais this Wednesday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The event will benefit Ocean Health Initiatives  (OHI) and includes a mariachi band, silent auction, live DJ, maracas, sombreros, and a pig roast. OHI is a nonprofit which consists of ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ— The weather was perfect for an outdoor event on the sand at Bar Anticipation on July 7th.  In what could best be described as a beach chic, non-formal environment, Mayor Kevin Higgins was the host for the first ever Lake Como Mayor’s Ball. Over 170 attendees enjoyed a night of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Twins Delilah and Nathenial Adams of Newark are on a mission to encourage people to understand the value of service to one another. So when the 7-year-olds began brainstorming ideas two years ago as to how to influence as many people as possible, they approached their mother, ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A 38-year-old Paterson woman took her advocacy for organ donation a step further earlier this year when she made the decision to become a living donor. The mother of two teenagers, Johanna Sosa, 38, has been employed full time as a donation resources coordinator at NJ Sharing ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, The Brooke Healey Foundation is asking people to "Go Gold" to help get the word out about a disease is the leading cause of death among American children. "Childhood cancer is the No. 1 disease killer in children, yet is ...

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NEW JERSEY — On World Blood Donor Day on June 14, Vitalant — which supplies donated blood to more than 900 hospitals across the United States, including 21 in the New Jersey/New York area — announced that it has a critical blood shortage. The nonprofit organization urges all eligible donors to make ...

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NEW JERSEY — Science in Donation, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting, educating and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Although the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights went virtual this year, it didn’t stop the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore from making a real splash of their own on Saturday, right here at home. Led by its own Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shore and under ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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One executive fears a ‘perfect storm’ with higher demand amid possibility of more business closures, job losses. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident, who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay beach.  Alicia Bivins says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it. “He told me just to pay ...

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RED BANK, NJ — The Stone Foundation of New Jersey and four other nonprofit organizations are combining resources to provide emergency funds to those facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Stone Foundation of New Jersey and these four nonprofits — HABcore, Parker Family Health ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar food establishments extended their generosity this week to students in borough schools — one with tasty treats and the other from sub sandwich sales.  At Main Street Donuts, owner Joe Rizzuto gave a class of Belmar preschoolers a lesson in doughnut decorating the way he ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For years, the Belmar Food Pantry/Clothes Closet has served the community from its location at 503 Seventh Avenue. But that is about to change as the former First United Methodist Church building, which now houses the Belmar Community Center/Library Annex, will be closing its doors for ...

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Closet Shop Looking for Community to Help Clear Its Shelves by December 30 BELMAR, NJ — For years, the Belmar Food Pantry/Clothes Closet has served the community from its location at 503 Seventh Avenue. But that is about to change as the former First United Methodist Church building, which now ...

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