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Giving Back

August 16, 2022

RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils have teamed up to honor RWJBarnabas Health's 38,000 healthcare workers across New Jersey who, after more than two years of navigating a global pandemic, continue to provide essential care to our communities throughout New Jersey. Together, with you, the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ.-- Following up on last week’s story about three Bloomfield sisters who ran a Lemonade stand on June 4 to raise money for the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, on June 11 the sisters—six-year-old Aubrey, a Kindergartener at Demarest School, Emery (age 3) and Callie (age 13 months) brought ...

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Bloomfield, NJ. June 2022: Three enterprising youngsters raised $162 in donations for the Bloomfield Animal Shelter during the Highview Terrace multifamily yard sale on June 4.  Six-year-old Aubrey, a Kindergartener at Demarest School, along with her sisters Emery (age 3) and Callie (age 13 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Timothy Smith, a retired Bloomfield, NJ police officer, is running in the 2022 NYC Marathon to help out a cause that he feels strongly about.  Timothy has committed to raising $6,000 on behalf of Answer the Call, an organization which raises funds for the widows of fallen NYC ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield students going into K-5th grade in the fall 2022 can register for the back 2 school program. Eligible children who are registered will receive a backpack, school supplies and a back to school outfit.  Registration is open online and spots are limited Form: ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield’s Division of Health & Human Services, in partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), is thrilled to announce that registration is open for the annual NCJW Back2School Store, which provides over 1000 eligible children entering ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – If you’re wondering why the streets and sidewalks around Bloomfield look noticeably cleaner this week…it’s not just your imagination, it’s thanks to the more than 300 residents who took part in the spring cleanup event this past weekend at over 40 locations throughout the ...

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NEW JERSEY — NJ native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is teaming with Gov. Phil Murphy to help raise money to feed Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine. Bon Jovi and Murphy hope to raise $2 million in total. Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, have committed $500,000 to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Girl Scout Troop 20340 will be at the Municipal Building Parking Lot on Sunday, March 14 from 12 noon to 4 pm with all your favorite Girl Scout cookies. Simply drive up, place your order, and the scouts will load your car with Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A beloved 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do ...

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A heartfelt thank-you goes to members of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church who made care packages that included energy bars and drinks, snacks, and handmade letters of appreciation for Clara Maass Medical Center healthcare heroes on the front lines who dedicate themselves to patient care since ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – This weekend, as part of the MLK Women’s Health Project, residents got together at the Bloomfield Public Library to make “fancy” gift bags for women at a local domestic violence shelter. 48 gift bags were made and delivered for Valentine’s Day that included body mists, shower ...

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Over the last 4 weeks, Birth Haven’s 2021 Journey of Hope Holiday Drive brought in much-needed donations for homeless expecting mothers and their babies.   Birth Haven, a shelter for Homeless Pregnant Woman and their Babies, invited former residents to send in their own video messages recalling ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - The Michael and Michelle Chieffo Annual Toy Drive was a huge success. With the generous help of community members who donate toys, families who spend all their available time at Clara Maass Medical Center visiting their sick children will have toys during the holiday.   For ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Birth Haven is a shelter for Homeless, Pregnant Women and their Babies located in Newton, NJ. It is a privately run, non-profit organization providing shelter, support and education for their residents. Historically, Birth Haven has had a large scale holiday fundraising gala. For ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Today, Mayor Venezia once again provided turkeys and other Thanksgiving related food to members of the community in need. The giveaway took place today in the back parking lot of the Municipal building between 9:30am-11:30am.  This year, an estimated 750 families received food, ...

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There's still time to register for 'A Tasteful Experience from Home' Virtual Wine Tasting to be held on December 9 at 7 PM via Webex. This year's event will be hosted by our friends at Bin 52 Wine and Gourmet of Paramus and will include a variety of tastings and pairings. Proceeds from this ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Forget Sunday Brunch, members of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield spent their day focused on Sunday dinner, and Monday breakfast, and Tuesday lunch - all for the clients of the Human Needs Food Pantry (HNFP) of Montclair.  Members of the temple regularly gather at the Brookdale ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- In speaking with any long time Bloomfield resident, the topic of former businesses that occupied Bloomfield Center inevitably comes up. Reliving the Center's past generally seems to spark a sense of nostalgia. Kevin Calhoun, a 62-year Bloomfield resident, came up with an idea ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - On the heels of completing a 21-day Food Equity Challenge hosted by RWJBarnabas Health and to help address food insecurity, Clara Maass Medical Center is organizing a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit local families. Members of the community are invited to participate in the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will once again provide turkey’s including other Thanksgiving related food to members of the community in need. The giveaway will take place on Sunday, November 21 in the back parking lot of the Municipal building between 9:30am-11:30am.  “Every year, we take part ...

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September is Hunger Awareness Month and as part of RWJBarnabas Health’s goal to address equity and systemic racism, the entire System is inviting its community partners and stakeholders to participate in a 21-Day Food Equity Challenge. The purpose of the challenge to gain insight into food equity, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- After an early threat of rain, the weather cooperated today to make the annual Bloomfield back to school backpack giveaway a success.  Approximately 300 backpacks were distributed to Bloomfield students during the event. Children also enjoyed ice cream, pizza, face painting and ...

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