Giving Back

October 17, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has selected New Jersey Tree Foundation to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program that expands urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers of NJ Tree Foundation will join ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Britnee N. Timberlake will host the “Covered with Compassion” Wig Giveaway for women who have hair loss due to diseases like cancer. The event will take place in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Susan G.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Humanitarian Michael Gray and Save Our Nations. Inc. presents the 4th Annual Dream Maker Scholarship Awards to honor leaders in public service, business, and civic life in Newark, NJ. The event will be hosted on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Rutgers University, Paul Robeson Center, ...

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More than 400 Students from Garvin Elementary School in East Orange Receive Donated Backpacks Filled with Back-to-School Essentials.  EAST ORANGE, NJ - This back-to-school season, Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, joined the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – On Monday September 17, The East Orange Public Library (EOPL) is proud to announce a grant reception for its participation in the state-funded, “Fade to Books” literacy initiative featuring a video conference with Derrick Barnes, author of the award-winning picture book, “Crown: ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House will celebrate its 30th anniversary October 11, 2018 with a ‘high profile’ gala at the EO Golf Course Par 440 Restaurant in Short Hills. The event will highlight those individuals and organizations that have supported the agency over the year(s) with hope of ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Though the start of the 58th Annual Men of Essex Golf Classic was delayed  a few days, it appears the rain and inclement weather conditions could not damper the spirit of this joyous occasion. Even with the disruption caused by the change of date from Monday until Thursday August ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Scores of northern New Jersey’s corporate and civic leaders along with a host of celebrities plan to join the Men of Essex, in their efforts to raise $50,000 at its 58th Annual Golf Classic. The prestigious charity event will be held at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The 10th Annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29th as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County, NJ. “I love my new backpack and I got to ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Bank of America announced that five high school juniors and seniors from the New Jersey community, including Orange resident Jenny Rodriguez, have been selected as Student Leaders (#BofAStudentLeaders). This Bank of America signature philanthropic program offers young people who are ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Every Friday morning between April and November, a truck filled with fresh fruits and vegetables pulls up to the Ironbound Community Corp. (ICC) Family Success Center on Cortland Street in the easternmost section of Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. As jets bound for Newark Liberty ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -  The youth group at Holy Name of Jesus, East Orange, are collecting gently used and new shoes for a fund-raiser to assist needy people.  You can help by donating your sandals, heels, boots, athletic shoes/sneakers, casual and work shoes.  They need men’s, women’s and children’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction. McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Men of Essex, Inc. recently celebrated their 60th year of service, making them one of the oldest athletic scholarship organizations in the state. And for 57 years golfers from all over the area have supported the Men of Essex Golf Classic at their various golf fund raisers ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city today announced the temporary homeless shelter on Sussex Avenue has reopened for at least the month of July following outcry after it closed earlier this week. The city received a commitment of funds for the shelter from multiple, unspecified corporate sponsors. The ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange-based Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) broke both attendance and fundraising records at its annual Taste & Toast gala held on June 20 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.  The event attracted more than 300 attendees and generated ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Poofs of green, yellow, red and purple filled the sky during the first  ever 'Color Run Community Event' hosted by the Gordon Parks Academy PTO and the Character Counts Committee on June 7th. Almost 80 participants including students, parents and teachers joined in on the fun ...

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NJRA Board Maintains Commitment to Transforming Communities in Urban Centers EAST ORANGE, NJ – A $350,000 New Jersey Urban Site Acquisition (NJUSA) loan for Sierra House, a mixed-use project in East Orange that will serve homeless women and their children, was approved by the New Jersey ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82. New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Precious Little Ladies (PLL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will host its first ever Family Empowerment Fair on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event, which will be located at 344 Prospect Ave East Orange, NJ, looks to give participants the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Saturday June 2, 2017 marks the 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower.  This event is a special collaboration between the City of East Orange, Department of Health & Human Services - Director LaDonna Johns, Joi’s Angels, the Angel Project and Bessie Mae Women and Health ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition and appreciation of nurses everywhere, during National Nurses Week, the Honorable Ted Green, Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey will present a proclamation in recognition of historic nurse Clara Louise Maass (1876-1901), a native of East Orange, who was inducted into ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Desiree Jacobs of East Orange and Sherry Caesar Johnnie Jones Tucker of Orange were sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen on May 18, 2018.  Desiree and Sherry recently completed 33 hours of training to become ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, his staff and members of the City Council have taken cleaning up the City as a personal challenge. Recently, the Mayor along with over 500 volunteers, took to the streets to clean up targeted neighborhoods throughout East Orange during the Earth Day Citywide ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — In only six weeks, staff and members at the seven Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges branches—West Essex, East Orange, Fairview Lake Camps, South Mountain, Sussex County YMCA, Wayne and Greater Bergen—raised 70 percent of the organization’s $1,125,000 annual campaign ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Angelina Killane-Sims, Founder and CEO of AAngelsNJ, a Montclair based nonprofit, supporting and supplying much needed resources to underinsured, uninsured and individuals/families in our communities, in need of breast health education, breast cancer awareness and their every day ...

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Building Homes, Changing Lives Campaign will unveil new branding, outdoor banners, the Diamond Jubilee Gala and the start of construction on $30 Million in redevelopment projects. EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) will celebrate 60 years of service to the East Orange ...

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