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Volunteer Opportunities Exist for 55+-RSVP Information Sessions

September 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ-The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Union County will hold two information sessions for all adults 55 and older in Union County.

Opportunities exist throughout the county for volunteers in friendly visiting, community gardens and school-age tutoring and more.

The information sessions will take place at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian ...

2017 Annual Happy Hour-Assemblywoman Quijano's Back to School Kick-Off

ELIZABETH, NJ-Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is hosting her 2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off.

The event collects school supplies for the at-risk and homeless children of the Children's Program at Bernice’s Place.  The event will take place on Wednesday, September 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Coalition to House the Homeless, ...

September is Hunger Action Month-Raising Awareness About Hunger in America

HILLSIDE, NJ – The Community FoodBank of New Jersey along with Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks combine forces in an effort to end hunger. During the month of September, Hunger Action Month, these organizations are mobilizing the public to raise awareness, take action and to face the reality of hunger.

42 million Americans, including 1 million New Jersey ...

Day of Remembrance Ceremony-Honoring Our POW/MIAs

Elizabeth, NJ – A Day of Remembrance to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action will be held Friday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony is being held at the plaza in front of the Union County Courthouse.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to gather with veterans and their families to join in the POW/MIA Remembrance ...

Union County Employees Organize Drive To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

ELIZABETH, NJ—In the wake of the devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, Union County employees have banded together to get donations to the victims of the storm.

The employees collected and donated hundreds of pounds of non-perishable items in a regional drive that was sponsored by “Be the Change,” a non-profit community organization that collaborates on a local and ...

Hurricane Harvey - How to Donate Safely

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many residents have been asking what can I do to help? Where are donation sites located? What can I donate?

As fast as we try to create a list, there are people starting donation pages and donation sites in many towns all across the country. 

While there are some donations spots and charities locally that you ...

Community Mourns Westfield Teen Killed in House Fire Monday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jake Tooley, a Wesfield High School class of 2016 graduate, died Monday morning in a fire at his home on Prospect Street, according to a post on the Westfield, NJ Facebook  group* by his brother, Sam Tooley.

To reader our earlier story about the fire, click here.

Jake Tooley had been a member of the WHS golf and cross country teams.

 “My brother was ...

‘Bestfield’ School Supply Collection in Downtown Westfield to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

WESTFIELD, NJ — From now until Sept. 14, Athleta and The Town Book Store in Downtown Westfield are collecting school supplies for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

“The mission of the ...

Backpack, School Supply Giveaway Comes to Elizabeth Today

ELIZABETH, NJ - A book bag and school supply giveaway will be held at six locations throughout the city today.

The 10th annual city-run event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and is available to Elizabeth residents only. The child must be present to receive school supplies.

The giveaway was created by Councilwoman-at-Large Patricia Perkins-Auguste about 12 years ago. She expanded it two ...

Annual Fundraising Event to Help Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ - Transportation industry professionals will gather in October to network and raise funds for Bernice’s Place, an after-school program that helps children struggling with homelessness.

The sixth annual Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) Recognition Breakfast on Oct. 4 will also honor local business leaders who are dedicated to ending homelessness in their ...

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2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off, Hosted by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano

September 15, 2017

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is hosting her 2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off. The goal of the event is to collect school supplies for the homeless and at-risk children of the Children's Program at Bernice’s Place, a program of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. A list of needed school supplies can be found in the event ...