Giving Back

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; ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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EDISON, NJ - Two graduates from Edison area high schools received a total of $6,875 in scholarships recently from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund. The scholarships, financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, a longtime Plainfield resident, author of 75 books, journalist and arts activist,were ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - They came from all over North Jersey to show off their chromed-out, big V8s. By day's end, they'd raised big bucks for a sick boy. The annual North Jersey Street Rod Association (NJSRA) Father's Day Rod Run took place under sunny skies at Horseshoe Lake Park in Roxbury on Sunday.

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EDISON, NJ - Eleven U.S. Postal Service mail carriers will be honored Wednesday for, essentially, driving around the planet more than 40 times. The 11 letter carriers will be presented with the National Safety Council's prestigious "Million Mile Award" for accomplishing more than 30 years of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six days after receiving his degree from Rutgers University, Alexander Lopez-Perez on Saturday will be on the move, starting a bicycle trip to Florida, but it is not a vacation at the end of the school year. Lopez-Perez and four other university students are making the trip ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Edison resident Ian Galamay recently received the Servant Leader Award from Seton Hall University for going above and beyond the call for service. Galamay was one of four students chosen from dozens of nominees for his service close to home and abroad in Haiti and El ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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EDISON, NJ – Leslie Stivale took the call in her office at the Triple C Housing late in January and was surprised by the news. Amazon, which had opened a fulfillment center in Edison in October, was offering hundreds and hundreds of household items, from cleansers to slippers, to people ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Green Team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison sponsored its first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Recycling Event on Monday, Jan. 15. Local families donated their gently used clothing, household items, shoes, toys, books and electronics during the daylong ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison resident Courtney Zeng received a scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28. The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the scholarships, said festival chair and Montville resident Margaret Lam. Ten students are honored with the freshman ...

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EDISON, NJ - Amazon leaders joined with Edison Mayor Tom Lankey at the municipal complex on December 27 to present $5,000 checks to five local charities that serve township residents. The end-of-the-year donations came as a surprise for the non-profits, who received a call in the past week from ...

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