Giving Back

July 9, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For the past year, Tara Faulkner-Catalina, artistic director at Jo-Ann's Dance Studio – the Performing Arts Centre, has been working on a way to pay tribute to lifelong friend Michael Woskey.  The son of former South Plainfield residents Michael and Kathy Woskey, 'Mikey,' ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The life and legacy of Daniel Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen), will be honored on Saturday, July 17, with the inaugural “Love Is Light” 5K run/walk at the North Brunswick Community Park (2051 US-130, No. Brunswick), where Daniel played countless ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey residents are facing unprecedented economic disruption. As a result, many are dealing with unstable family finances, poor health, rocky relationships, and loads of stress. “In a time when people have lost so much, Impact ...

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SAYREVILLE – It’s as if you can already taste the sausage and peppers. The countdown is just two days until the grand opening of the “St. Stan's Bazaar and Food Fest," set for June 24-26 at 221 MacArthur Ave. in Sayreville. The carnival, known simply as “St. Stan’s” is the unofficial kick-off ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day event starting on Friday, March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph. The event will be an interactive day filled with live broadcasts, video interviews and more according to organizers. Gifts provided on #SJGivingDay support the ...

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LIVESTRONG® TODAY FOR A HEALTHIER TOMORROW! A Free Virtual Livestrong Program for Cancer Survivors Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Summit Area YMCA and the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy have teamed up to provide a free Virtual LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On March 13, 2021, East Brunswick Scout Jason Nicholas of Boy Scouts of America Troop 501 led a scrap metal donation drive for his Eagle Scout fundraising project. Donations from the public were sorted by Jason and other Scout volunteers to fill a large commercial ...

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Edison, NJ — Tracy Morgan, comedian and actor, presented the “Tracy Morgan Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Nursing” to Patricia Bosompem, RN, CRRN, at Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.  March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Bosompem has devoted the last two ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Amanda Lyons pulls up her file of thank you notes from Middlesex College students who have recently accessed the school’s food pantry. There’s a heartfelt message from a single mom. There’s a note from a young woman who was living in her car. There’s a letter from a person who ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dori Saypol, owner of Total Party in East Brunswick, joined the nationwide network of balloon businesses participating in the “Adopt-a-Grandparent” campaign.  The goal was to spread joy and love to those in nursing homes and long-term care facilities by gifting each patient ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - It's time to stuff the truck! Stop by Stop and Shop on Route 18 South in East Brunswick this Saturday any time between 10 AM and 2 PM and donate your much-needed food items to feed those in need in Middlesex County. Come visit the MCFOODS truck in the store parking lot with ...

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EDISON, NJ — Pines Manor has been a longtime favorite venue for proms, weddings, christenings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteen parties, graduations, Quinceañeras, corporate events and more. Unfortunately, COVID caused the cancellation of 1,000 events that were scheduled for 2020. In the absence ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sarah Collins Rudolph was 12 when a bomb ripped through the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In an instant, there was debris and destruction everywhere. Dozens of shards of glass pierced Rudloph’s body. Her sister, Addie, and three other girls were ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s most visible resource for food insecurity will need help of its own today. Elijah’s Promise, the community kitchen that served more than 200,000 meals last year, suffered a sprinkler system malfunction early this morning. Their kitchen and dining facilities at ...

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Edison Housing Authority (EHA), comprised of Robert E. Holmes Gardens and Julius C. Engel Gardens, provides low-income housing, rental assistance (Section 8 Vouchers), as well as vital resources and services to families living within the Edison Housing Authority community. According to Executive ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has raised more that $545,000 as of Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2021. To contribute to the page, click here.  Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Matthew Anesh, a lifelong resident of South Plainfield who was sworn in to his first term as mayor back in 2011, was recently inducted into the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJLM) Mayor's Hall of Fame.  "It is an honor to be inducted to the NJLM Mayor's Hall ...

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EDISON, NJ- Multicultural Community Services, Inc. (MCS), a bilingual establishment founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization that assists families with economic, social, health issues and other needs. According to its website, MCS is a “community-based human services and education program ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – COVID-19 could not quarantine South Plainfield’s generosity as 1,000’s of gifts were dropped off at Borough Hall in support of South Plainfield’s 8th annual Toys for Tots campaign. “None of this would be possible without the outpouring of support from our community, its ...

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EDISON, NJ - The YMCAs of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to help the community throughout COVID-19. Erin M. Siemers, Director of Operations, reported, “Even though we were experiencing a severe cutback in revenue, we were determined that ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A group of South Plainfield teens attending Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen recently set out to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need. Looking to expand upon the philanthropic efforts taking place in their school, Keagan Edmondson, Jayden Hunter, and Rocco ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Grant School is looking to spread holiday cheer to the men and women serving in Armed Forces.  Through America's Adopt A Soldier initiative, Grant students – and their families and friends, too – are being asked to make a card or write a letter or note of encouragement for ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - To help support an urgent call from New Jersey Blood Services about a blood shortage, Spotswood John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two emergency bloods drive on Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 29. Both blood drives will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donors should be ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thanksgiving, we give thanks. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we get deals on things we want to buy. Now, we have #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, “charities, families, businesses, community centers, ...

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EDISON, NJ — Sargent Donald Ship is launching the new Edison Community Oriented Policing Unit. It originated in California, and Chief of Police Thomas Bryan and Deputy Chief of Police Howard Askelson selected Ship to head the unit. The objective is for the police to gather feedback from ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Operation Full Bellies was a HUGE success this Thanksgiving. This past month, Operation full Bellies accepted donations of cooked food from East Brunswick residents so that those who were separated from their families or who were stressed out from being essential employees ...

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On Tuesday, Dec. 1st, Saint Joe’s and other nonprofit organizations around the globe will celebrate Giving Tuesday – a day focused on philanthropy and giving back.   As you know, Saint Joe’s is committed to providing the best possible educational experience for our students, regardless ...

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