Giving Back

January 18, 2019

KENILWORTH, NJ - Are you a federal employee effected by the partial shutdown?  Ava's Kitchen & Bar wants to help.  Locals only need present their government ID to receive a free $10 gift card. No purchase necessary.  Ava's Kitchen & Bar is located at 1 North 21st Street in Kenilworth. 

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic continued its strong commitment to social justice this holiday season as students, faculty, and the UC Community joined together to help those in need. The annual Christmas Drive, coordinated by Union Catholic faculty members Ms. Samantha Scutieri, Mrs.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  In another great example of Union Catholic’s social justice initiative and its commitment to helping those in need, the school collected 28 baskets of food and several turkeys for its Holiday Food Drive, which were donated to the Starfish Food Pantry in Plainfield. Union ...

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CLARK, NJ - In the early morning hours after the Clark UNICO Italian American Feast ends  each year,  Cub Scout Pack 145 heads to the grounds of the municipal center to clean up. Led by Cubmaster Scout McCabe, the boys and their parents walk the area cleaning debris. Recreation Director ...

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CLARK, NJ - Samsel and Associates Real Estate Services is helping to paint October pink with a little extra green.  Samsel and Associates will donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the name of their buyers and sellers throughout the month in honor of Breast Cancer ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Senior Girl Scout, Ashley Rose Breien, of Troop #40537 in Clark presented her “Musical Therapy Cart” to the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.  The project earned Breien the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the second highest award ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “On every ultrasound we had throughout the pregnancy, my son’s face was always hidden by his hands,” Francine Magrone wrote on her website, WalkinSunshineCharity.org. “The technicians would tease me and say he was camera shy.” Francine was 30 weeks pregnant when she noticed that ...

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Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, Community Based ...

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A group of student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program visited the Deserted Village of Feltville last month, but not to search for ghosts. They were there to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project. “Our Adopt-a-Park ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Brett Bramble, along with walking partner, John “Stick” Azerolo, passed through Westfield on a months-long journey from Key West, Fla. to Calais, Maine in an effort to raise awareness of opioid overdose and addiction. Bramble walks for his sister Brittany, who died of an overdose ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thanks to the Cub Scouts of Pack 145 in Clark, hundreds of sandwiches went to the Saint Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth to feed the hungry. Scouts along with their leaders and parents donated bread and sandwich meat, and then assembled the sandwiches.  According to scout ...

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CLARK, NJ – First observed on May 30, 1868, Memorial Day – or Decoration Day – was a day set aside to commemorate the sacrifices of those who died in service during the United States Civil War. “We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Hailey Rachko, a 2015 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, sets her sights on something she aims high. Now a junior at Boston University, Hailey plans to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, shortly after taking her final ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Several Clark residents joined more than 7,000  participants to ‘get freezing for a reason’ in the 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, held by the Special Olympics of New Jersey.    According to the SONJ, thousands of folks plunge into the frigid waters of the ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo presented the third annual “Volunteer of the Year” award to Scott McCabe at Tuesday evening’s township council meeting. “So many residents offer their services and volunteer their time to help the recreation department throughout the year,” ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and ...

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