No Child Wet Behind: Help a Local Outreach Earn a $25K grant

August 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:  The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win one of 40 $25,000 grants.  

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Clothing Drive Set To Help Local Families Shop For Back-To-School Clothes

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Back-to-school clothes shopping can put a huge strain on many family budgets, which is why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds their annual clothing swap early in September.

"We set up a store at our church," explained Spotswood resident Jenalyn Engstrom. "People can shop for free for what they need."

As a mom of three school-aged ...

Urgent 'Back-To-School' Donations Call, Backpacks, Calculators Needed

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With an unprecedentedly high number of families seeking help, the New Brunswick Corps of the Salvation Army is making a plea for donations of back-to-school supplies.

As result of the large number of requests, the Salvation Army this year has started a waiting list of family asking for assistance.

Among the items being sought are backpacks and calculators for high school ...

'Plays in Park' Brings in a Half a Ton of Food Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders had one request of people attending stage productions during the annual Plays in the Park program: bring non-perishable foods to donate.

During those performances this year, the residents responded generously, the freeholders say, bringing in more than a half a ton of food.

"Over the course of three shows, 25 bins of food, which equals ...

Spotswood Shop-Rite to Host Back-to-School Fair

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's back-to-school time whether it is the annual ritual of the school supply list hunt or clothes and shoe shopping. In honor of the usual August quest for back-to-school items, the Spotswood Shop-Rite is hosting a Back-to-School Fair on Wednesday, August 15 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. to help parents get ready for the first day of school and beyond.

The family-friendly, free ...

August Race For Veterans In Memory of Fallen Spotswood Soldier

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends.

The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in need, especially veterans, service members and their families. The non-profit organization is comprised ...

Sparky Lyle Pitches In to Help Operation Shoebox New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets.

A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will be sold during Bodnar’s auction at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday, July 29 following the ...

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