Giving Back

August 12, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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EAST ORANGE, NJ - MEND, a non-profit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is accelerating its commitment to making fresh and healthy food available to its food pantry patrons, through the appointment of an Executive Director, enhanced programming, and a revitalized logo and website ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Fifteen volunteers joined a community of advocates dedicated to speaking up on behalf of Essex County's foster children with CASA for Children of Essex County. The latest class of advocates gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex in Newark on Tuesday, February 13 as they as they ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — For the seventh consecutive year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges—which includes the West Essex YMCA and six other branches—has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted Green and members of the staff of the City of East Orange stood in solidity for women’s heart health by ‘Going Red’ on February 2, 2018. This demonstration of unity was prompted by a campaign created by the American Heart Association to dispel the myths and raise ...

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ORANGE, NJ – February 9, 2018 – The Housing Authority of the City of Orange kicked off its Black History Month festivities with a dance performance that brought generations together to the community room at the HACO headquarters on Thomas Blvd., February 7. Students from the Orange Conservatory, ...

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Orange Housing Authority Manager Cristina Mateo Buys Her First Home in Orange ORANGE, NJ – In so many ways, Cristina Mateo embodies everything the Orange Housing Authority stands for. An employee of the OHA since she was 20, Cristina rose through the ranks, all in the service of her community.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Hundreds of Montclair residents and women from our area boarded buses sponsored by local non-profit organization BlueWaveNJ headed for the Morristown Women's March on Saturday. BlueWave sent five bus-loads of people from all over to the march. Thousands of men, women and ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Emerald and ivory lights illuminated the breathtaking grand ballroom of The Hanover Marriott in Whippany, New Jersey, as over 400 distinguished guests from near and far, arrived for the 13th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion, hosted by the Essex County (NJ) Chapter ...

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East Orange, NJ - With over two years of planning and advocacy, the East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) was awarded financing on December 13, 2017 for the construction of an affordable housing project within the City of East Orange. The award was granted under the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – New York Jets players Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana, Brent Qvale, Ben Braden, and Terrence Brooks, along with Donald and Lisa Shauger of the prominent East Orange property services firm The Shauger Group, will spend Christmas morning with families at the Apostles' House, a shelter ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are planning their first Share A Hug, Share A Scarf initiative; taking on a concept that is quickly spreading across the country. The Hugging Trees trend that began in Seymour, Indiana, has people from all across the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House has a long history of service in East Orange as a homeless housing provider and advocate for residents in economic trouble. Recently however, the agency has faced financial difficulties of their own.  In an effort to diversify their funding options, the ...

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