Giving Back

May 25, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Middle School students set up a lemonade stand over the weekend to benefit frontline workers. Julia McCarron, 14, and 12-year-old Lena Clark set up their stand on Robin Hood Lane, serving freshly prepared drinks while wearing gloves and masks, and handing out the cups from ...

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Despite the closure of school and the cancellation of related events, the Chatham High Key Club will still be holding a food drive to benefit Norwescap Food Bank. It is the hope of the Key Club, that in lieu of the meal packing effort, they can do something else to battle food insecurity and serve ...

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It wasn’t enough to make a donation. Or send a thank-you card. Chatham resident, Susan Shah felt a need to say thank you in a way that was big enough to represent the feelings of all Chatham residents: feelings of gratitude for the service of so many people who make it possible for others to be ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - When Chatham resident Bill Heap heard that Hanes Corporation was planning to battle the Coronavirus pandemic by mass-producing masks, he teamed up with business partner Phil Pantusco to get involved. Heap and Pantusco have over 90 years of combined experience providing the apparel ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Eighth-grade Girl Scout Cadettes Katie Markley and Laurel Hamilton, both aged 14 and residing in Chatham, are adding the finishing touches to their Silver Award. The project: helping to raise awareness about the struggles that food-insecure families with allergies and other dietary ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham 12-year-olds Seamus Kelly and Lukas Kleinle are paying it forward by helping raise funds for FLAG, the Front-Line Appreciation Group, donating 20 percent of any sales they make from "Love @1st Bite". Kelly and Kleinle began selling their fresh smoked dog bones after they ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Two Chatham teens - Matthew Gallop and Ali Dorrego - have taken action to help those who may be experiencing food insecurity during the Coronavirus pandemic. The teens coordinated a food donation delivery to the interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center in Morris Plains. In just ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - They say the people most at risk for the coronavirus are those with comprised immune systems, those undergoing chemotherapy and those of the elderly. For the third group in Chatham Borough and Township, it’s important to stay home and keep social distancing. However, for many ...

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During these troubling times, many people and even whole establishments take on new challenges to support their local community. For the Library of the Chathams, their challenge involves making 1,000 face masks. Since March 28th, community volunteers and members of the Friends of the Library ...

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Aside from raising funds and donating them to health care centers in the county, other individuals in Chatham used their monies to make essential items for people combating the coronavirus pandemic. One such individual is Jason Mariano, a technology and engineering teacher at Chatham High School ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - FLAG - the Front Line Appreciation Group - continued to spread the news about its positive impact in support of health care workers on Thursday with FLAG of Chatham and Madison co-founders Liz Bernich and Gina Mcguire featured on Fox News. FLAG was started two weeks ago to deliver ...

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The Chatham Chinese Association (CCA), a not-for-profit organization which is comprised of nearly 300 residents in Chatham and surrounding communities, has donated $1,500 to the Chatham Emergency Squad to help in its efforts to provide pre-hospital care to residents in need, especially during a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - If this was a normal year, members of the Chatham Twig, a branch of the Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center, would be decorating Goryeb Children's Hospital for special events in the pediatric playroom. But this is no normal year and members of the Chatham Twig knew ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - It started out as a germ of an idea and seemed to spread faster than any virus. Just 10 days ago, Chatham resident Liz Bernich posted an idea on Facebook that she learned from a friend in Huntington, Long Island, about helping feed health care workers on the front lines of the ...

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Timely Donation Greatly Helps Reduce Cross-Contamination During Covid-19 Outbreak CHATHAM, NJ - Local area gyms - The Chatham Club and the Madison Area YMCA - are doing their part and pitching in to help offset the spread of Covid-19 by donating their excess supply of disinfectant materials to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Clemente Pellis, an eight-year-old third-grader at Chatham's Southern Boulevard School, decided to deliver a positive message and read aloud a book to help people cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. "I know we are going through tough times but if we follow the guidelines, wash our ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Ava Tesoriero put her passion for art into creating a "Sensory Art Program" for special needs adults at Corpus Christi. The culmination of the program came Sunday night with an art exhibit at Corpus Christi, where the various works of art connected to the "five senses" were on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High junior ice hockey forward Declan Curry is raising money for pediatric cancer research this season. Declan Curry explains the cause and how you can donate To learn more or donate go to the Chatham Hockey Fights Cancer Facebook page.  

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Grace Nugent, a 16-year-old Girl Scout from Chatham High School, is seeking her Gold Award, through her project, “Giving Gardens”. Nugent chose to focus on helping to increase the number of fresh fruits and vegetables that families in need have access to by building six hydroponic gardens, using ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Athletic Boosters Club handed over a check for $6,000 to ECLC between games of a basketball doubleheader held Saturday night at CHS. The Chatham Athletic Boosters raised the funds during its annual Cougar Classic basketball tournament held over the holiday break.  

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On New Year's Day, 130 residents started a new tradition in Chatham with a "First Day Walk" for Open Space.  The walk raised over $1,300 for local youth projects aimed at stewarding our open spaces, such as tree planting and trail work.   BSA Troop 280 sponsored the walk and plans to host a second ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Students from ECLC opened a Winter Pop-up Shop Thursday, offering Chatham shoppers a chance to do some final shopping before Christmas. The shop was made possible by Yo Lotta Luv owner Jeffrey Burnett, who offered the space while his business takes a winter respite. "It's going ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Founding trustee members of the Chatham Athletic Foundation - Bob Budlow, Thomas Winter and Karl Schmidt - presented a $100,000 check to the mayor and Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night. According to Chatham Township Administrator Robert Hoffmann, The funds will go toward ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - It's a story Kayla Friedman has been pulling out of her mother, Christine, little by little. "She was born in Vietnam and lost both her parents at a young age," Friedman said. "Since I was young, I always wanted to go back and give to people who were in the same position as my mom ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Brad DeMarco paced the field at the 11th annual Chatham Turkey Trot, crossing first in 16:44 to win the 2019 Thanksgiving Day race. Lindsay Hausman was the first woman to cross, finishing in 19:30. Sean Burns was the 5K boys' winner in 21:30 and Juliana Falzarano was the 5K girls' ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Volunteer blood donors saved Michael DiMaggio's life when the Chatham sixth-grader was struck by a car while walking home from school in 2014. He needed numerous surgeries after the accident. According to his mother, Nicole DiMaggio, Michael received seven pints of blood during the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Girl Scouts came out on the final day of the 2019 Chatham Borough Farmers' Market to raise funds that will go towards purchasing playground equipment for the CHIP (Chatham Inclusive Preschool) program run out of Milton Avenue School. Girl Scouts Katie Markley, Sophia ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Children could be seen playing on the restored train on Thursday that now stands in the middle or Reasoner Park near the Gazebo. Once again, longtime Chatham resident Jeff Davis has come through for his hometown by taking the old Stanley Church children's play structure and making ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Claire Tunny, a 16-year-old Girl Scout from Chatham High School seeking her Gold Award, titled her project, “They Were There For Us, Let Us Be There For Them.” Tunny chose to work with Community Hope, Lyons, a private charity which gives transitional housing to 95 homeless ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High football team and the CHS cheerleaders helped unload and set up the 13th annual "Pumpkin Patch" at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township on Tuesday. All the proceeds from the sales at the "Pumpkin Patch" go the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in ...

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