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Drive for Autism Foundation Distributes $38,000 in Grants to Programs Helping Individuals with Autism

December 30, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $38,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”.

The Drive for Autism foundation holds an annual golf outing each September, as well as several other smaller fund-raising ...

True Meaning of Christmas Shines Bright at St. Joseph's Social Service Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Meaning of Christmas ~ "Peace on Earth, Good will toward Men, for the Savior has come to show us how to love, and to give us the greatest gift of love."  For many, the true meaning of Christmas is to help others who are less fortunate. For believers, Christmas is everyday.

When you spend time with the employees, volunteers and supporters of St. Joseph's ...

Sunnier Days: Sesame Street Partners with Summit's Family Promise, Produces Digital Resources for Homeless Advocates and Caregivers

SUMMIT, NJ - A collaboration with Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and other providers better serve children experiencing homelessness.

When they ...

Governor Livingston’s Interact Spreads Holiday Spirit at Toy Drive

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On December 15, Governor Livingston’s Interact Club once again helped to sort, bag, and pack mountains of toys for the community of Elizabeth. St. Joseph’s Church participates in a toy drive annually, helping to bring smiles to the faces of families in-need. The Co-chair of the St. Joseph toy drive said, every year a long line forms outside of the church of ...

Morristown's Goryeb Children's Hospital Marks 5 Years of Liam’s Rooms

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Children who are seriously ill or facing end-of-life care decisions spend long periods of time in the hospital and their families require new routines while their loved one is away from home. Liam’s Room, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing pediatric palliative care resources and support for families of young patients who spend great lengths of time ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Celebrates 50 Years by Giving Back: Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives $250

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program.

Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is committed to donate to four different charities or nonprofits throughout ...

Summit Resident Among Outstanding Women Honored at the 2018 Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.-The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored six local women at their 18th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son accepting award), Alexandra Picozzi (New Vernon), Nancy Washington (Manasquan), Trisha Swift Mahoney (Tewksbury), and Vicky Demuth (Summit) were honored on Friday, ...

Val’s Valiants, Scout Pack 368, and BHEC Members Brave the Cold to Clean Up Locust Avenue

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Braving the freezing temperatures on Sunday, December 9, members of Val’s Valiants and the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission put on their reinforced gloves and led Cub Scouts and Scout members from Pack 368 to clean up litter along both sides of Locust Avenue, between Russo Place and Timber Drive.

The group of 10 consisted of five children, Sambhav ...

Cadets Complete Work at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights for Silver Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Cadette Troop #42035 completed work for the Silver Award at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights. Since last spring, the troop visited Autumn Lake eight times to form project ideas, present possible projects to staff and residents, and carry out the tasks to complete the approved projects.

Stained small wind chimes and hung ...

Berkeley Heights Girl Scouts Prepare Meals at Community Food Bank

HILLSIDE, NJ - Girl Scout Troop #40568 volunteered on Sunday, December 9 at the Community Food Bank in Hillside. The girls prepared 1328 meal kits to be distributed in student backpacks. The kits included chicken, pasta, sauce and oatmeal.  The girls worked for hours to sort the donated food, check for damage to packages and organize the meal kits.

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Registration Open for American Ninja Warrior Fundraiser Benefiting Berkeley Heights Ed Foundation

January 17, 2019

The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation is excited to announce that registration is now open for our kids American Ninja Warrior Fundraiser on Sunday, February 24th!  The event runs from 1pm – 3pm at Centercourt in Chatham, NJ.  The cost is $30 per child which covers a one hour time slot; two time slots are available.   Children ages 5-14 will have the opportunity to spend ...