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GIVING TUESDAY—A Great Way to Give back to the Community

Tuesday, November 27th is Giving Tuesday, a day for giving to nonprofits.

Today is Giving Tuesday.  You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  But what is Giving Tuesday? 

#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. It was initiated by Henry Timms, the executive director of the 92nd street Y, a New York community and cultural center.

“We hope that area residents looking to do some good in the community will think about giving to a local charity on Giving Tuesday, “ says Micki Chaput, executive director of senior services of the Chathams which runs the senior center, a transportation service for those that don’t drive and support groups for men and women going through life transitions.  The organization welcomes 7,000 visits to the senior center annually and provides 1,200 rides to those that don’t drive so they can get to the grocery store, pharmacy and nutrition site among other places.

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The organization, which was started by Chatham’s Interfaith Council of Churches, was spun off into its own 501 c 3 organization 22 years ago.  “We depend on the generosity of individuals, family foundations and local businesses and civic groups to meet our budget,” said Pam Mansfield, director of development at Senior Services. 

To make a donation online,, or mail a contribution to 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham, NJ 07928.


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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...

Chatham Residents Corry, Garavente, Myler, Radigan and Robbins are 2018 Graduates of Loyola University Maryland

July 14, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD -- Loyola University Maryland recognized the class of 2018 at its 166th Commencement Exercises on May 19, 2018, which included Chatham residents Bridget Corry, who received a BA degree in Communication; Elizabeth Garavente, who received a BBA degree in Business Administration; Jacqueline Myler, who received a BA degree in Communication; Leigh Radigan, who received a ...

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