Giving Back

January 23, 2019

RANDOLPH, NJ – Ten club members of the GFWC Woman's Club of the Denville-Rockaway area participated in its fifth year of volunteering on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Morris Habitat ReStore in Randolph. The women cleaned and re-arranged items on the shelves in the Knick-Knack Nook section of ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday on which we honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It has also become known as a Day of Service in the United States. TAPinto Denville is eager to hear about your efforts on this year's ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Denville/Rockaway and Boonton have partnered  to organize a new and like-new children’s book drive, which is running now through March 2. Children's books for all ages, especially Dr. Seuss books, are being accepted so long as they are in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center on Jan. 16 to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer. "We don't forget," Morris County Sheriff James Gannon said. "Lisa di Palma ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The partial shutdown of the federal government is now in its third week. The Interfaith Food Pantry believes that the partial shutdown has impacted the lives of many federal employees and their families. As time goes on, the need for additional resources, such as food, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Laura Wagner and Linda Rodriguez, co-chairs of the Vamp Up Vets Field Committee, accepted $18,000 in donations from three recreational sports groups during the Denville Township Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Hub Soccer and Renegades Lacrosse gave $5,000 each, and Denville Blue ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The holidays are very special for restaurateur Mike Dey, owner of Weenies in Denville and Fatty's in Morristown. He believes that the holidays are a time when you should focus on family and be generous to those around you. Dey, who proudly states that he comes from a very good ...

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WHARTON, NJ – Operation Toy Train will make stops in Morris County for the third consecutive year on Dec. 8 and 9. Operation Toy Train is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a special annual collection train for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation in northern New Jersey ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge. Susan G. Komen has ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Struck by the determination of a man who rides a bicycle to work each day on Route 46 in all types of weather, a Roxbury policeman has so far purchased the fellow two replacement bikes. The generosity of the officer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, was heralded today by the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Denville has begun collecting new, unwrapped toys for the 86 children, ages 0-13 years, registered with Denville Social Services. Drop-off points in Denville through Friday, Dec. 14, include: True Value Hardware, Flowers by Candle Lite, Denville Vacuum and Appliance, Highlands State ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Thrift Barns of Morris County donated $64,600 from a total of $185,850 to three service departments of the Township of Denville. The Denville Police Department received $8,600 to purchase tactical vests for its officers. The Denville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ – Notre Dame has its “Four Horsemen” … the Yankees have their “Core Four” … today’s Beatles fans have their “The Fab Four” tribute band. No T-shirts have been made yet, but Potbelly’s Riverside Café owner Rob Grow has his own “Fab Four” these days -- the four volunteers who ignored the ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa, will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Currently there is a severe blood shortage, said the American Red Cross. The organization is seeking blood and platelet donors to avoid delays in medical care for patients.  During September and October, the Red Cross collected more than 21,000 fewer blood and platelet ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The annual Denville food drive is underway and concludes Friday, Nov. 16. Donations are needed to help local families in need. Requested items include the traditional Thanksgiving fixings like frozen turkeys and hams, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, canned yams and sweet potatoes, root ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – A benefit concert will take place Sat., Nov. 10, for Scott Miller, a local drummer and percussion instructor who became partially paralyzed in January after suffering a stroke during a performance. The 7:30 p.m. concert will happen at St. Mark’s Parish in Long Valley. Tickets ...

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Morris Habitat for Humanity Chief Executive Officer Blair Schleicher Bravo has been appointed to Habitat for Humanity International’s U.S. Council, which guides growth for the global organization’s work in the United States. Bravo is one of 24 leaders selected to the group that oversees policy and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month, encouraging communities to support the thousands of children across the country in need of permanent families. In New Jersey, there are approximately 11,000 children in the foster care system. These children ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph YMCA, one of four YMCAs in Morris County, raised more than $66,000 at a series of events to benefit its 2nd Annual “Swim for Sally” charity fundraiser to build a new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Locker Room. “Swim for Sally” is an annual event held in memory ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Denville Mayor Thomas Andes issued the following statement on Oct. 25 concerning assistance for the families impacted by the Dover fire: “A couple days ago, Dover suffered a devastating fire which destroyed the homes of 14 families and 6 business. Forty people are permanently ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey (VLA) hosted Dining in the Dark for the second straight year on Oct. 25 at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, New Jersey. One hundred and forty people attended the award dinner, which afforded sighted guests the opportunity to walk in the shoes of ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -- Hundreds of people came out on Saturday, a beautiful crisp Fall day, to honor the legacy of Mallory Grossman at the Garden State Harley Davidson spot on Rt. 10 to begin their Ride for Mallory.  It was a ride dedicated to Mallory's Army, an organization with a mission to stamp ...

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DENVILLE,NJ -- Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey, one of the state’s longest-serving nonprofits for adults with vision loss, will honor Bruce Van Buskirk at its 75th anniversary celebration, Dining in the Dark, on Oct. 25. Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey is a 501(c)(3) organization that ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home. "The Halloween ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Junior League of Morristown (JLM) is now accepting grant applications from community organizations in the greater Morris and Somerset Counties. The grant program provides community grant awards to nonprofit community organizations to support projects that are consistent with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Military veterans could have a free place to work out in Morris County thanks to Warrior Strong. Warrior Strong, a nonprofit organization, is considering a Morris Plains site for a fitness center where veterans could be members for no cost, said founder Tom Tice. Warrior Strong ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Richard Yobs Sr. and Richard Yobs Jr. received Denville Challenge Coins and certificates of appreciation from Mayor Thomas Andes on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for their honorable military service to the country. The father and son duo each served four years in the military; Yobs Sr. in the ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council Scouts have begun their fundraising season with the always expected and delicious popcorn sale. Across Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties you will find Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crews selling ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - An effort by Denville Social Services to help underprivileged local families with school supplies will continue until Aug. 21. The project, which began Aug. 1, provides a number of places where generous people can bring school supplies and gift cards (to Target, Walmart or ...

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