Giving Back

May 15, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Members of Clark’s Osceola Presbyterian Church joined with members of the New Providence Faith Lutheran Church to repair and process over 400 bikes into wheels of access for many in other countries around the world.  It all started in the parking lot of Faith Lutheran ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Trinitas Health Foundation will host its Annual Gala on Thursday, May 6 recognizing Fedway Associates, Inc. and Infineum USA L.P. This year, Fedway will be honored with the Celebrating Philanthropy Award and Infineum will be honored with the Humanitarian Award. Both companies ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -- The local supply of blood and platelets, critical for emergency surgeries and cancer treatment, is dangerously low. To help replenish the supply, the FLAG of Rahway (Frontline Appreciation Group, the City of Rahway, Rahway Public Schools and RWJBarnabas Health are teaming up for a ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day event starting on Friday, March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph. The event will be an interactive day filled with live broadcasts, video interviews and more according to organizers. Gifts provided on #SJGivingDay support the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Most folks spend their weekends running errands. Thirteen-year-old Summit resident Brady O'Shea spent his weekend running 48 miles. That's right. Forty-eight miles. And, to boot, he selflessly accomplished what for many would be an unimaginable feat to benefit Goryeb Children's ...

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CLARK, NJ – An army of volunteers hits the internet daily on a quest to find COVID-19 vaccinations. What makes these individuals “vaccine angels” has everything to do with them booking appointments for complete strangers. “I got started with the process when I spoke with my 82-year-old neighbor, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in her son Bryan, now in his 30s. Her pregnancy at the time resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system. In many ...

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CLARK, NJ – Mason, a five-year-old boy from Clark has become an overnight entrepreneur and philanthropist. Some might even say he is a downright ‘smashing’ success. It all began shortly after Christmas when Mason decided he wanted to donate money to kids who did not have as many toys as he did ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford United Methodist Church is holding a drive-thru food collection on Saturday, February 6 in their parking lot on the Walnut Avenue next to the library.    The drive runs from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m., and no contact is required.  Drivers can simply pull up, remotely open ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Town resident Rob Naulty is in need of a live liver donor. “Some of you may know that I have liver disease. Over time, my liver disease has gotten worse causing my liver not to work well enough to keep me alive,” Naulty writes in a letter, shared with TAPinto Westfield by his ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has raised more that $545,000 as of Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2021. To contribute to the page, click here.  Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following ...

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CLARK, NJ - When Bob and Mary Nilan passed the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad building recently, they noticed that the flag was torn and faded. Soon after, Bob sent a letter to the Squad, mentioning that he is the chaplain of the Colonia VFW Post #6062 and would donate a new flag to the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A group of South Plainfield teens attending Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen recently set out to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need. Looking to expand upon the philanthropic efforts taking place in their school, Keagan Edmondson, Jayden Hunter, and Rocco ...

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UNION, NJ – The seven-year-old daughter of a Union police officer made a difference in the lives of veterans recently with "Bella's Bracelets for the Brace" fundraiser. Second-grader Bella Loguidice taught herself to make Rainbow Loom bracelets by watching YouTube videos, made about 150 of them, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As a way of giving thanks and giving back, area teen Sebastian Nativo is helping to ensure that 16 families have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious mean this Thanksgiving holiday. Working with Family Promise Union County in Elizabeth, The seventh grader from Rahway has been ...

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On Tuesday, Dec. 1st, Saint Joe’s and other nonprofit organizations around the globe will celebrate Giving Tuesday – a day focused on philanthropy and giving back.   As you know, Saint Joe’s is committed to providing the best possible educational experience for our students, regardless ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) and Student Council came together in October to bring more awareness and raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The school held four Pink Out tag days, and opened up a virtual dedication wall that spread hope ...

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The community is invited to donate to the St. Agnes Food Drive on Sunday November 22 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Drive up, open your trunk and helpers will take your donations for a contact less event. Items Needed Include: Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixings Shelf Stable ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held in Union on Saturday, November 21, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The food distribution will be at the eastern parking lot at the Kean University campus, 1000 ...

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One executive fears a ‘perfect storm’ with higher demand amid possibility of more business closures, job losses. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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Elizabeth, NJ (October 15, 2020) — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County, the nonprofit that serves as extra eyes and ears for judges in family court cases involving abused, neglected and abandoned children removed from home and placed in foster care, has tapped Teresa LaStella ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Help Vets Pets is in dire need of monetary donations to cover the costs of emergency veterinary costs incurred over the past few weeks. The program, facilitated by Friends of Valley Brook, provides food and veterinary care for the dogs and cats of veterans living at Valley ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the current healthcare crisis affecting so many families in one way or another, Puleo International has been working to spread some pre-holiday cheer throughout the Garden State. Over the past two months, the South Plainfield-based Christmas tree company has ...

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CLARK, NJ - Concerned family, friends and neighbors are calling out to the community and beyond to consider helping a Clark family.   Julia Morreale, a 15-year-old Clark student has been fighting cancer and is in need of a bone marrow transplant according to a Go Fund Me Page set up to help her ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Nicholas Vicidomini, a young boy with autism, has been named an honorary fireman with the Hillside Fire Department.  Vicidomini was recently asked to leave Christ the King Church in Hillside because he was playing and making noise. Upon hearing the story, Hillside Councilman ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic's Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) was recently recognized for all their great work this past school year by being featured in the Chapter Spotlight in the first-ever National SMAC newsletter.   Under the direction of moderator Mr. Mike Conte, UC's SMAC ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A nurse tragically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic recently received a new roof thanks to a program through Morris Habitat for Humanity, Blue Nail Roofing and GAF Roofing.  John Hogan, a Clark Native and owner of Blue Nail Roofing is part of the group called Roofs for Heroes.  ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Reginald Amos visited the St. James Food Pantry in Newark to help feed his family from time to ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – When a student becomes a Saint Joseph High School Falcon, they are a part of the flock for life.    When times are hard for a member of the SJHS family, the group steps in to help physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. According to school officials, the COVID-19 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mobile Meals of Westfield, which provides delivery of hot meals to homebound residents, is back in action following its prolonged closure due to COVID-19. Ruth Maloney, president of the Board of Trustees of Mobile Meals, this week said the reopening of the volunteer service is ...

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