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MCC's Democracy House Donates Coats

December 15, 2018

Democracy House, Middlesex County College’s volunteer service program, collected 42 coats from the College community and gave them to Jersey Cares, which will distribute them to people in need around the county. From left: Arianna Illa, Career Services coordinator who oversees Democracy House; Zaineb Haider (South Brunswick), Asad Faruqi (North Brunswick), Natalie Perera (Edison), Eileen ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Send Cards to Detention Camp

EDISON, NJ -- Middle and Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created Christmas cards to send greetings and positive thoughts to adolescent immigrants who have been detained for several months at the Tornillo detention camp in West Texas after fleeing violence in Central America.

The facility, which was supposed to be temporary, houses 2,400 currently and the ...

Operation Cookie Swap Spreads Holiday Cheer To Area Military Families

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township. The yummy holiday event is organized by long time borough resident Kimberly Ollis-Loschiavo ...

Terra Nova Garden Club of Edison Hosts Wreaths Across America

Edison, NJ -  On Sunday December 16th, promptly at noon, the Terra Nova Garden Club  will present the Wreaths Across America ceremony by laying a wreath on the grave site of every veteran resting at the St James Church Piscataway Burial Ground, located at 2136 Woodbridge Ave., in Edison.  The organization will also pay tribute to all who served and are still serving the ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...


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Union Catholic Students Attend Teen Hunger Summit

December 7, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  A large contingent of Union Catholic students attended the eighth annual Teen Hunger Summit on Tuesday at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange.

The UC students who attended were Grace Ollen, Chelsea Alves, Oluwafemi Asenuga, Kaylee Bertani, Joe Colamedici, Donovyn Diaz, Hailey Galvez, Richard Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, Katharine Hall, Isabelle McGovern, Clarise Rueda, ...