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Giving Back

July 5, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — Two city scholars and sisters are the 2022 recipients of full scholarships to Rowan University recently awarded by Pennsauken-based MHS Lift, a national warehouse and distribution solutions provider. Sisters Emani Baines, 23, and Essence Holman, 19, will both enroll at Rowan ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden Schools Foundation has awarded $2,500 scholarships to 30 promising city high school scholars to help them pay for their college expenses. “These students are our heroes. They represent all five public high schools,” said Jack Tarditi, the foundation’s board president. “We ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Anna Marie Mayer-Wright, Camden County’s purchasing director, has received the 2022 Paul Porado Humanitarian Award for her tireless, longtime volunteer service to the Larc School in Bellmawr, NJ. The nonprofit special-needs school recently honored Wright, a county employee since ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Ten local students are each to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Battleship New Jersey at its annual awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday aboard the memorial museum, berthed on the city’s waterfront. This is the 10th year that the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial is ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Joseph Fund of Camden has been named “Nonprofit of the Year,” by the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey, a regional umbrella group that helps nonprofits network and accomplish good works in their various communities. The “Nonprofit of the Year” award comes as ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Even in death, Amadeus Brevard-Hall—who killed himself in 2012 at the age of 23—is changing lives. A balloon release at the city's waterfront on June 1, in memory of the Delaware Valley University graduate who was playing football on the Philadelphia Soul’s practice squad and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Homeowners sometimes need a helping hand. Senior citizens, people with disabilities and struggling families can have trouble keeping their properties shipshape. Mayor Vic Carstarphen gets it. As a result, their lawns and shrubs grow wild. Broken windows and doors get patched with ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Hundreds of talented New Jersey youngsters and teens will compete today in the Salvation Army’s annual “Star Search” at the Kroc Corps Community Center. Young performers – who participate throughout the year in the Salvation Army NJ Corps Music & Creative Arts programs – are ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Six city-based nonprofits are among 42 organizations nationwide to receive $1 million in new community impact grants from the Campbell Soup Company and its charitable foundation. The latest round of Campbell grants brings its 2022 charitable awards to over $2 million. The funds help ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County Commissioner Melinda Kane will be aboard the Battleship New Jersey today to celebrate “American Red Cross Month,” and highlight the vital services this organization delivers to city residents. Kane will join volunteers from the American Red Cross–New Jersey Chapter, including ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Camden youth sports mentor and a female African American business leader are among five honorees who will be inducted into the Camden Schools Foundation Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to Camden. The foundation is planning to honor Stacy Johnson, Nichelle Pace, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden-based LUCY Outreach is one of six U.S. organizations awarded a 2021 TD Ready Challenge grant, TD Bank’s annual grants program recognizing organizations that are creating a more inclusive and sustainable future. Six organizations nationwide are receiving grants totaling $3.025 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – An advocate for the city’s growing Latino population and a female business leader are among 11 recipients – including Mayor Vic Carstarphen – of the 2022 Camden County Freedom Medal Award for their selfless effort to enhance this South Jersey region. Camden County officials have, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A new “Camden Invincible” mural will now welcome commuters who cross the Ben Franklin Bridge into this city from Philadelphia along Admiral Wilson Boulevard.  The new greeting – updated from an earlier version that read: “City Invincible” – is the work of five local artists who were ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Local officials will celebrate the Martin Luther King holiday by promoting a community health initiative that highlights the importance of COVID-19 prevention, counseling and awareness. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, Mayor Victor Carstarphen, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1st ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Before the first snowflakes fell Sunday morning, four volunteers from Unforgotten Haven drove along Broadway in Camden handing out 450 packed lunches and hundreds of blessing bags filled with coats, scarves, and other winter supplies to the less fortunate. While Camden was spared ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —Self-proclaimed book nerd Tom Martin always intended to drive around Camden in a bookmobile and give away books to underserved readers who otherwise didn't have access.  Changing plans to avoid legal issues, he set up a cardboard table outside the Methadone Clinic with books on it ...

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CAMDEN, NJ  – Hometown football hero Haason Reddick – a rising NFL star linebacker for the Carolina Panthers – made sure a few hundred needy families would have new toys for their children to unwrap on Christmas morning. Reddick, 27, personally donated $15,000 worth of toys that got handed out ...

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CAMDEN NJ - Nonprofit Wholesome Riches is teaming up with the Camden City School district to host drive-through food giveaways as a part of its School Pantry program.  Both events will be held at select schools in Camden on Dec. 21 and again on Dec. 22. The food was provided by the Food Bank ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Christmas came early in Camden Saturday, as volunteers handed out gifts to families in the gymnasium of Uncommon Schools Camden Prep’s Mt. Ephraim campus.  About 800 families were paired with a personal shopper to receive gifts in the form of toys, blankets, and winter coats for ...

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CAMDEN - It will prove to be a very happy holiday for many Camden families, as The Salvation Army Kroc Center continued its toy giveaway in The Angel Tree toy shop Thursday.   The four-day giveaway, which ends tomorrow at the center, 1865 Harrison Ave., is expected to serve 1,500 families and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Twenty-one years ago Nyzia Easterling’s life changed forever as her husband James Brown was lost to gun violence in Camden. “My husband was a family man, he was a bigger and kind of stocky man, and loved children,” Easterling said about her late husband. “He was shot 18 times, and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — NJ Transit and the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey partnered again to recreate the children’s book “The Polar Express” for a magical expedition to the Burlington South Station, aka The "North Pole." Children who were staying at Ronald McDonald House of Southern New ...

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CAMDEN NJ, — For the first time since the ongoing pandemic, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) held its first in-person High School Heroes Day at Forest Hill School. On Nov. 9, 55 Camden High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students taught 300 Forest Hill Elementary ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. — The season of giving is underway in this city as Virtua Health continues a two-day turkey giveaway today, Nov. 23, and NFL defensive back Logan Ryan gives needy city residents an opportunity to get free holiday food for their families and pets. Virtua, a nonprofit healthcare ...

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CAMDEN, NJ –  If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That old adage might be Pastor Amir Khan’s new motto as he tries once again to persuade New Jersey to list Camden’s so-called “Martin Luther King House” on the state and national Registers of Historic Places. Earning landmark status ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A cop’s job can get pretty hairy. For the month of November, Camden County police officers can get hairy, stubbly and scruffy and still hit the streets in uniform, all with Chief Gabriel Rodriguez’s permission. The Camden County Police Department is, for the very first time, ...

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CAMDEN - October 22 promises to be a Dog Day Afternoon in the city, thanks to Subaru of America Inc., as South Jersey- and Camden-area canine lovers converge on Von Neida Park for Camden Make a Dog’s Day. The canine-and-people friendly, reservation-free event in partnership with Animal Welfare ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —The Salvation Army Kroc Center will provide Christmas gifts to families in need this December, as they do every year. To have their kids included, parents and guardians must apply at this link before Friday, Oct. 22. The program is open to families with kids aged 12 and younger.

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CAMDEN, NJ – The city’s small Haitian community is coming together in hopes of having a big impact on their home country. In response to the various humanitarian crises rocking the Caribbean nation, the Haitian Community Development Organization of Camden is collecting donations of bottled ...

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