Cranford Business Collecting Pajamas and Books for The Pajama Project

December 13, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Doctors Alex and Wendy Lyubarsky, owners of A & W Chiropractic Center, are collecting new pajamas and books for Union County children in need. This is the 9th year that the practice has held a clothing and book drive for the holiday season.

The collected items will be donated to The Pajama Program, an organization that collects new pajamas and books for kids in ...

March in Westfield Saturday Will Benefit Homeless Veterans

WESTFIELD, NJ — American Legion Post 3 in Westfield will hold its second Annual March-a-Mile to benefit homeless and in-need veterans Saturday, Dec. 9, in Tamaques Park. The march will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“The American Legion Department Convention is in Wildwood New Jersey every year,” American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 President Sharon Knight said. “Last ...

Dog Photos with Santa Help Raise $ for Canine Rescue Organization

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Santa Claus ditched the reindeer for photos with dogs at the Knights of Columbus Hall on North Avenue in Westfield to support the seventh annual fundraiser for Brendan's Meadows dog rescue organization. 

Pet owners paid a suggested fee of $10 for a picture with St. Nick to help the all volunteer, non-profit, no kill dog ...

Cranford Residents Seek Holiday Donations for Missions Possible

CRANFORD, NJ – Missions Possible, a local outreach program that aids women and children transitioning out of Elizabeth’s YMCA women’s shelter, seeks donations for its 7th annual holiday party.

The holiday party, held for homeless mothers and their children, will provide these families with brunch, gifts, music, crafts and pictures with Santa.

“This year, there will ...

Children at the JCC’s Early Learning Center Give Back to the Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The concept of “tzedakah” or charity is a core component in the JCC’s Brody Family Early Learning Center curriculum. Each year in preparation for the holiday season, the children and teachers at the JCC’s preschool and kindergarten undertake a “Thanks-for-Giving” project to help the community.  For the third year in a row the Brody ...

Cranford Business Owner Raises Approx. $25,000 for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

CRANFORD, NJ - Approximately $25,000 will be donated to Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico due to a fundraiser led by Tammie Ramos-Crispino, owner of Fire Me Up! Studio in Cranford.

Crispino organized a painting fundraiser that was held in sync at multiple studios across the country. The proceeds will go to Harimau Conservation, a non-profit organization founded and based ...

Cranford Public Library to Hold Food Drive for NJ Community FoodBank

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) are sponsoring a Food Drive to help “check out” hunger this holiday season. 

The Food Drive goes from November 27 to December 18 at local public libraries in Union County.  The libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community FoodBank and other local ...

Hundreds Participate in Cranford's Track Friday

CRANFORD, NJ – More than 250 runners and walkers hit the Ray White Track on Friday to earn money for the charities of their choice during Cranford’s 5th annual Track Friday event.

Although Track Fridays were held across the country, the biggest meetup was in Cranford, where the Cranford Jaycees hosted the event to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and new instruments ...

Cranford Teen Honored by Homefirst

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fifteen-year-old Daniel Serna of Cranford was among the honorees during last week’s Evening of Thanks Award Dinner, held by Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services Inc. at Shackamaxon Country Club.

The event raised more than $35,000 for Homefirst, which provides transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homelessness prevention assistance and ...

Crane's Ford DAR & Cranford Dramatic Club Team Up to Entertain Veterans

BERNARD TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Crane’s Ford chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently teamed up with the Cranford Dramatic Club Community Theater of Cranford to entertain hospitalized veterans at the VA Lyons Medical Center.

The visit was planned by DAR Veteran Committee chairwoman Alice Birtwistle, Chapter Regent Mary Leonard and Barbara Krause, the leader of ...

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Local nonprofit members celebrate the 25 days of Christmas

December 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ--The nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) is celebrating the 25 days of Christmas by posting on its Facebook page Christmas memories and feelings from its members with disabilities. Each day another posting shares the thoughts of a different member.

“Christmas is my favorite holiday because my family gets together and we talk to one another," Mary ...