Religions and Spirituality

St. Michael Students Saving Change and Changing Lives

ba423594bd8773e8adb7_adjusted.jpg
Credits: SMS
ba423594bd8773e8adb7_adjusted.jpg

CRANFORD, NJ – The second and sixth grade classes of Saint Michael School are participating in “Houses for Change”, a part of a national campaign project to benefit homeless families, through the nonprofit organization Family Promise. The goal of the project is to not only raise funds for the families, but have the children participating come away with an awareness about homelessness.

The students each received a plain brown cardboard box in the shape of a house, which they assembled and decorated. The children took the houses home, where they will keep them for a period of six months and fill them with loose change. After six months, they will bring them back to school and the money they raise will be donated to Family Promise.

Saint Michael’s church participates in The Interfaith Hospitality Network. A program offered through Family Promise, it partners faith communities to help families facing homelessness. Families receive lodging and food in the houses of worship with the aid of volunteers. Families make up 40 percent of the homeless population and one in four of those people is a child. St Michael’s church will again host families in the end of December.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Cranford

Athlete of the Week: Ryan Malko & Hanna Capone

February 6, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Following leading performances in track and field and ice hockey, Hanna Capone and Ryan Malko are Cranford High School’s Athletes of the Week.

Capone, a junior on the winter track team, recently earned the North II, Group III sectional title in the pole vault with a height of 9 ft. 3 inches, her personal best.

“I’m motivated by my personal ...

Filthy, dangerous conditions, theft and assault alleged at recently-opened Newark shelter

February 13, 2018

Newark, NJ—Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home.

During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return after 4 p.m., even when temperatures drop below freezing.

When the ...

Olympic Spirit at Wardlaw + Hartridge

February 16, 2018

Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison show their creativity and enthusiasm for the Olympic Games during physical education class. Pictured, from left: Juandavid Argote of Scotch Plains, Phoebe Kaplan of Scotch Plains, Sammy Faust of Westfield, Kaya Singh of Piscataway and Anya Batra of Edison.

Cranford Police Blotter: Shoplifting Arrest & More

February 13, 2018

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1. 02/07/2018 12:38 p.m.

6 South Avenue West

Arrested: Earl Ayler, 61, Rahway

Arrested by: Sgt. Frank Williams

Charges: Shoplifting, Hindering Apprehension, ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_324736565a1e77afd508_inflatbles

Mon, February 19, 11:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

President's Day Jump

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Wed, February 21, 7:00 PM

The Cranford Hotel (hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church), Cranford

Beer & Bible

Religions And Spirituality

Thu, February 22, 1:15 PM

Calvary Lutheran Church, Cranford

Calvary Lutheran Church Invites You to Mid-Week ...

Religions And Spirituality

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

Scutari vs Mahr

February 16, 2018

I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection.  There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people vying for the “boss” position.

Although I am a democrat I am not a committee ...