Giving Back

February 20, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ—The Food Bank of South Jersey received a 500-pound boost from the Camden County Board of Freeholders this week. The freeholder board donated 500 pounds of food to the local food bank Tuesday that county employees had collected for federal employees during the government shutdown at ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden County Library System is offering free tax return assistance and for low and moderate income residents, especially senior citizens, living in Camden County. “Preparing an income tax return can be challenging for anyone that has specific financial questions,” said ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Camden nonprofits and community organizations could get a large boost this fall. Today, George E. Norcross, III, the executive chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew and chairman of Cooper University Heath Care; John J. O’Donnell, CEO of The Michaels Organization; Sidney Brown, the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Furloughed federal workers in need of a doctor's appointment will be able to see a doctor within 24 hours of calling one of Cooper University Health Care System's primary care providers. The health care system announced today it is offering furloughed federal government employees, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. will be hosting a free screening of the film “The Hate U Give” on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Camden County Conference Center at Camden County College. The screening will be part of the Camden-based nonprofit’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A new fund has been started to help five families who lost their homes in a large fire right before Christmas. Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc. [CLHI] has started the Cedar Street Family Fund at the South Jersey Federal Credit Union to gather monetary donations for each of the families.

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CAMDEN, NJ— A program that provides mentoring, college preparation and academic training in environmental and life sciences for select students in Camden just received a holiday boost from Covanta. Earlier this month, the sustainable waste management company donated $10,000 to the Center for ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning, Jeannette Hernandez was woken up by a knock on her window. It was her neighbor Victor Ammanzar, and he was holding his baby. His home at 947 Cedar St. was engulfed in flames. “I hear banging at the window, and I have to save somebody’s baby,” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The American Water Charitable Foundation [AWCF] announced that it donated $25,000 to LUCY Outreach, a Camden-based organization that provides services to underserved Camden County youth and young adults and their families. With American Water’s move to Camden, employees were given ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— It's not every Monday you will find a two-time Super Bowl champion and his family in your living room. So when Philadelphia Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins showed up with his parents to Carmen Ortiz’s front door in East Camden bearing gifts, she was a little surprised — and very ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— As part of its Subaru Loves Learning initiative, the Subaru of America donated over 5,000 science books to 20 Camden schools earlier this week. Subaru executives and employees volunteered to deliver the new books to 20 elementary, middle, and high schools across the city in honor of ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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CAMDEN,NJ— Cathedral Kitchen serves over 100,000 meals to the impoverished and homeless in Camden over the course of one year. It enrolls nearly 60 students in its culinary arts and baking arts programs, which lead to 80 percent of those students finding jobs. It cooks 1,600 meals a day for ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Salvation Army recently honored individuals and business who have had an impact on the Camden community at its 4th Annual Expect Change luncheon. The event was held on Oct. 24 and sponsored by U.S. Facilities, Babst Calland, Rondo-Pak/Contemporary Graphic Solutions and Holman ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Kristin Prinn was driving down Federal Street around midnight one night earlier this year when she noticed a “For Sale By Owner” sign on the front lawn of the century-old home at the corner of 32nd and Federal streets. “We realized this was definitely it,” Prinn said on Thursday, ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden-based outfit that has helped homeless men get off the street and was recently featured in a PBS documentary series is in now search of a new office space as it gears up for its 27th year helping the homeless. The Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council [IHOC] is set to begin ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Throughout the month of September, over 200 employees from American Water volunteered across 11 events in the City of Camden. The month long effort was part of American Water’s company-wide AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service. Ahead of the company’s move into its new Camden ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Philadelphia Eagles fight song “Fly Eagles Fly” rang throughout the Camden City Council’s chambers on Monday afternoon. Those wishing the Eagles along the “road to victory” were gathered at Camden’s City Hall to watch as Mayor Frank Moran honored the philanthropic work of ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden-based Center for Family Services and the Egg Harbor-based Family Service Association of South Jersey have formally agreed to merge operations, creating one of the largest nonprofit organizations in New Jersey’s southern region. The merger plan has been approved by ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The three-story single family home standing at 543 State St. is fairly unremarkable in the North Camden neighborhood. It has a faded brick facade, a cement porch and a burnt orange front door. Next to that door hangs a small wooden sign with “Hopeworks” singed across. However once ...

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Camden, NJ—The Camden County Freeholder Board honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country at its annual Memorial Day service in Harleigh Cemetery Saturday morning, the Camden County Veteran Cemetery. As part of the ceremony, the board announced the launch of the ...

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Camden, NJ—What would you do if you won $50,000? For Lanning Square West resident Pino Rodriguez, the answer was simple–buy an $18 pair of work boots. Rodriguez was recently the awarded the top 2018 Russ Berrie Making A Difference Award—which comes with a cool $50,000—for his work with Camden ...

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Camden, NJ—Three Respond Inc. daycare facilities in Camden will be renovated in the near future thanks to Wells Fargo and the Camden-based Cooperative Business Assistance Cooperation [CBAC]. Wells Fargo & Company announced Friday morning at the Salvation Army Kroc Center that it was awarding ...

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Camden, NJ—The Parkside neighborhood has received more than $1 million for its revitalization. The Parkside Business and Community in Partnership [PBCIP] announced Thursday that it has been awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant by the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation to support a collaborative ...

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North Camden residents will have an opportunity to learn about the city's green initiatives, along with volunteer some time to clean up the neighborhood. The second Team Up! Clean Up! event will be held this Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The staging area will be at Northgate Park, Sixth ...

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