Giving Back

May 13, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Sangeetha Rai and Pinky Shah decided back in April that they needed to do something to give local restaurants a boost and help those struggling financially because of the coronavirus shutdown. Their "Dinner is on Us" initiative was born. Rai and Shah partnered with Gennaros and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, a New Jersey native and a mountain of a man whose accomplishments on and off the basketball court are legendary, took the time Tuesday night to call the Critical Care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to extend thanks and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - To keep his team connected and motivated, Immaculata Boys Lacrosse Coach Ryan Licht of Branchburg meets with his 27 players via Zoom every Wednesday.  They discuss keeping in shape and game strategies and Licht also has guest speakers (college coaches and professional players and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mr. Brian Zhang, the father of a Hammarskjold student, reached out to the East Brunswick Police Department looking to donate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE.) "We believe this was a truly generous offer from a child who was willing to utilize his own money and wanted to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will be holding the third of its annual Recitation of the Names of those souls lost to a diabolical slave ring in 1818, run by a Middlesex County judge who lived in what is now East Brunswick.  This event, which begins on Saturday, May 30 ...

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The Franklin Township community continues to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. On Saturday, May 9th at 7pm, the Township of Franklin and the Franklin Township Food Bank will offer a virtual Indian music concert to raise funds that will benefit the Food ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two East Brunswick, NJ Girl Scout Daisy troops (#81624 and #81920) came together to donate hundreds of water and Gatorade bottles our heroes at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.  The two troops also put together enough money to donate additional water and Gatorade bottles to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At the forefront of the conversation was a question the world is now asking: When will we reopen, and how? Unity in the Community, a virtual component of the East Brunswick Human Relation Council’s ongoing community engagement program, Coffee and Conversations, is answering ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- With the call for Americans to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which has proven deadly, many hospitals have turned to donations in order to meet the challenge of stocking adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors, nurses and other ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An act of kindness by a South Plainfield native went viral earlier this month, garnering him some unexpected fame in the Virginia town he serves.  On April 11, Robert Sacks Jr., a member of South Plainfield High School’s Class of 2010, was on the day shift for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the operating room and beyond the classroom, acute care surgeon Dr. Joseph Hanna is one person who has made a difference Make that two - a second person who has chosen to make a difference - Chanyoung Oh, a 13-year-old 7th-grader in Montgomery. And a third - Somerville ...

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NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) today announced JERSEY 4 JERSEY a one-night broadcast fundraiser to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities. This special evening will feature New Jersey’s biggest champions and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – MCFOODS, which has been distributing food and other necessities to food banks, houses of worship and other community partners for 26 years, is continuing to serve Middlesex County’s hungry during the COVID-19 crisis. MCFOODS, through its partnership with LogistiCare, the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  There was a drive-by on Route 18 of a different sort today, as local first responders from the East Brunswick Police Department and the East Brunswick Fire Districts drove to each of the major supermarkets in town to say thank you to the "frontliners": workers who interact ...

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EDISON, NJ - A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been started to help support the family of Captain Richard "RP" Campbell, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19 earlier this week.  The campaign, organized by Edison Fire Captain Richard Schreck, aims to raise money to support the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick residents have spent the past week decorating signs to show their appreciation for healthcare workers who are on the frontline combating the COVID-19 pandemic. A “Wall of Thanks” will be on display outside of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, Robert Wood Johnson ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Wednesday, police in South Brunswick assisted in celebrating a local eight-year old’s police-themed birthday party. When Insiyah’s party was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her mother reached out to the police department to help them celebrate.             Available ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- East Brunswick resident Simon Chu, owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies on Route 18, secured a donation of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the East Brunswick Police Department and first responders yesterday.   Ten boxes were donated to Mayor Brad Cohen's office ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  the Township of East Brunswick is calling upon the community to show unity by turning on an outdoor light in support of first responders, health care providers, truck drivers, grocery store workers, gas attendants and everyone affected by the pandemic and shutdowns: "Be the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Christine Munoz began making masks on a small scale to help a local urgent care. The 30 face masks she crafted quickly morphed into a much bigger endeavor. Munoz and her crew of volunteers has been fashioning face masks and headbands for healthcare workers at area hospitals through ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -In a week, over 100 PPE masks were sewn by Zainab Joarawal  of Hammarskjold Middle School.  She and her mom delivered them to friends who shipped them to medical personnel at the facilities listed below: Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, PA Bronx Care Hospital, NYC Karuna ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Elks delivers...even in a pandemic! The East Brunswick Elks Lodge #2370 "Feed the Hungry" Committee held their Easter /Passover Food Drive on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Eleven food-insecure families consisting of sixteen (16) adults and twenty two (22) children received ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Paris?  Mexico?  Wildwood?  Let's go there this week and share some fun with the Care One family of residents. Below is a link for a Virtual Spring Break Week for families presented by CareOne East Brunswick Assisted Living and sent to you by Senior Administrator Christopher ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Christine Munoz began making masks on a small scale to help a local urgent care. She fashioned 30 masks for the doctors and nurses to put over their N95 protective gear. It didn't take her long to realize there was a much larger call for this simple gesture as area hospitals ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rainbows line the sidewalks. Multi-colored Lite Brite designs twinkle in the windows. Children pose next to their creations with smiles and messy hands. In times like these, it’s a welcome light. The Rainbows Across East Brunswick Facebook group, created only one week ago, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick PBA 145 & 145a are taking this year's Easter Egg Hunt virtual. Print off sheets of an Easter egg from the website, spend time coloring them and stick them to the front window/door of your house that will be visible to others facing the street. Snap ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Mayor Cohen’s Charity Fund, a NJ Nonprofit Corporation (“MCCF”) is appreciative of both East Brunswick restaurants and healthcare professionals serving East Brunswick residents and the greater Middlesex County area during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, MCCF arranged for ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management will be hosting their second food drive for the local pantry since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, their first one was two weeks ago in coordination with Social Services. Since then, the department has been organizing and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, the South Brunswick township saw multiple charity drives that were organized by department heads, restaurants, and private citizens to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations have been stacked up all around the community and been given to hospitals and those ...

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