Giving Back

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemoraties 11th Anniversary; Volunteers Invited to Help Assemble Care Packages for US Troops

45c465559f95ae77a350_a561c42ea8ad22da39ac_cc34f052d6b2cabc6fcc_d09eda4f22c968516188_njarmybahrain2014__1_.JPG
Volunteers are invited to the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Saturday, Feb. 13 to assemble care packages for shipment to US troops overseas. Credits: Courtesy Operation Shoebox New Jersey
c339f1a20d968d3f80bc_opshbxnjlogodina__1_.jpg
45c465559f95ae77a350_a561c42ea8ad22da39ac_cc34f052d6b2cabc6fcc_d09eda4f22c968516188_njarmybahrain2014__1_.JPG

MANVILLE, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 11th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Volunteers are invited to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to US troops deployed around the world.
The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough, expects to pack at least 1,000 or more care packages beginning at 11 a.m.
Operation Shoebox New Jersey volunteers have shipped 100,200 care packages overseas since its inception in 2005. 
The packing is a good opportunity for students to earn service hours.
Those who attend are asked to bring personal care and food items that can be included in the boxes shipped overseas. Check the website at www.opshoeboxnj.orgfor a full listing.
A light lunch will be served. Show your support for the men and women of the US Armed Forces. Call (908) 698-0333 for further information.
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Upcoming Events

Sat, July 21, 10:00 AM

NJ Convention and Exposition Center, Edison

82nd Annual Garden State Cat Show & Expo

Giving Back Other

Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Free Music in the Park | Princesa - Pop / Latin

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, August 1, 7:00 PM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Free Music in the Park | Rockabilly Roadhouse

Arts & Entertainment

Nearly $900K Bid Received for Construction of New New Brunswick Park

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Only one company submitted a bid to build a new city park on land where three abandoned houses once stood.

A-Tech Concrete of Edison submitted a bid of $897,316.25 to construct a park on Welton Street, near Drift Street.

This was the only bid that city Purchasing Department received before the deadline this morning.

New Brunswick demolished three abandoned home on the ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy Receives Summer Camp Scholarship Funds from Macy’s

July 18, 2018

It is with great excitement the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy announces the receipt of camp scholarship funds from Macy’s that will send children to camp this summer. From May 1-22, 2018, Macy’s customers were able to “Make Good Cents” and round up their in-store purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help send local kids to ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Source: Many small start-up businesses and tech ventures in search of capital turn to popular online platforms for crowd fundraising of financial resources to get their concept off the ground and launched into market. Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe, to name a few, offer solutions in generating cash to fund new ideas. How do you get people to contribute to your cause?  Sam Burlum ...