Giving Back

May 28, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Thousands of restaurants have closed for good because of the coronavirus shutdown, but one New Jersey nonprofit agency is a buoy for Union County area restaurants, making over $15,000 in food orders thus far during the crisis. The food orders are part of the CAU Challenge, an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A New Jersey trial lawyer and his son, a wealth manager, have stepped up to ensure a local food pantry can keep up with the increasing demand it has experienced because of the current COVID-19 crisis. Peter Till, of the Law Offices of Peter W. Till in Springfield, and Harrison ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - When Sima Farid, a social worker at UMDNJ/Rutgers Hospital in Newark, informed her thirteen-year-old daughter Sophia that Governor Murphy was sending 86 Army medics to the hospital to assist with COVID-19 patients, she began wondering how could she be of assistance. Sophia ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited is responding to help meet the needs of its members with disabilities and youth at risk by launching a fundraiser with a goal of $25,000 to support its new operations and COVID-19 safety measures as a provider of essential services across New ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - When Salaam Ismial, the chairman of the National United Youth Council Inc,. heard that a hospital in his hometown was experiencing a shortage of medical equipment similar to the other area healthcare facilities, he solicited the assistance of community advocate James Carey and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Last week, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Union County Freeholder Sergio Granados announced that the City of Elizabeth in conjunction with World Central Kitchen, International Rescue Committee, the Department of Health & Human Services and the Union County Office of Community ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Community Food Bank of NJ and the Elizabethport Presbyterian Center are two agencies whose names are synonymous whenever there's a natural disaster around the State of New Jersey. "This is like a drill to our staff", said James Carey the director of social services for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Seven school nurses from the Elizabeth Public Schools have volunteered their services at the Union County COVID-19 Testing Center at Kean University in Union Township to help patients who are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus. School nurses from Joseph Battin School No. 4, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth students Bailey Erez, 8, and Aaron Erez, 10, recently delivered face shields they made with their mom, Elena, for operating room staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.  The Erez family are neighbors of Leon Pirak, MD, Chairman of Anesthesia at the Medical Center. In ...

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As essential services continue through the nation’s response to coronavirus, one nonprofit agency is doing everything possible to bring structure and unity to members’ days, and bring smiles to their faces. At Community Access Unlimited, day programs are closed in compliance with state efforts ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Tour de Elizabeth, a 15-mile recreational bicycle ride around the business and residential neighborhoods of New Jersey’s 4th largest City. The ride is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020, and starts and finishes at Elizabeth City Hall, 50 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will mark The Rotary Club of Elizabeth’s 46th Annual Pancake Breakfast, set for Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria at Victor Mravlag School #21, 132 Shelly Avenue, Elizabeth.  Tickets are priced at $10 (student ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently made a $125,000 grant award to Community Access Unlimited as part of the foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. A total of $3.75 million was provided to 30 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Everyone has a dream, and for eight-year-old Marlon, it is to be a professional basketball player, “like Kobe Bryant.” Marlon was waiting with his fellow Boy Scouts from Bernice’s Place, a program of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, to perform the flag ceremony, at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - It’ll be the Clash of the Basketball Ball Titans, Thursday, February 6, when two top-ranked Union County high school powerhouses face each other for a good cause at the annual 26th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Charity Basketball Game. The event, a fundraiser for the Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Nine people living on the cold streets of Elizabeth early Wednesday morning were a little better off after being visited by youth members and staff of Community Access Unlimited (CAU), who were participating in the annual Union County Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of the Homeless. The ...

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Elizabeth, NJ - An Old Bridge High School senior has been recognized for her determination and willingness to give back to her community with a scholarship from the Ann Baran Mentorship Fund. Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth presented a check to Kimberly Barberio for $2,000 toward her ...

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ELIZABETH/UNION, NJ - There was a steady bustle backstage last Friday night at the Eugene G. Wilkins Theater for the Performing Arts at Kean University a half-hour before the curtain was set to rise. Musicians tuned their instruments while singers stretched their vocal cords and performers dabbed ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County High School basketball powerhouses are set to clash for a good cause Thursday, February 6, at the annual 26th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Charity Basketball Game beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street in Elizabeth. The Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - For the 10th consecutive year, the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration was held at Trinitas Regional Medical Center to support the children of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Program and the New Point Specialty Program. Inspired by her grandfather who emigrated from Puerto ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - What do the world’s religions tell us about the homeless and the needy? With the loss of funding, faith-based organizations and local agencies work together to help the many in need.  Leaders of different faiths shared prevailing teachings on charity, generosity, and poverty at Zion ...

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ELIZABETH/UNION, NJ - The final touches have been completed on a brand new house in Union built by Community Access Unlimited. The project supported in part by a $10,000 grant from Valley Bank, will soon be home to four women in a supported living program for people with disabilities. Community ...

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RAHWAY/ELIZABETH, NJ - On December 19, at 7 p.m., a group of non-profit agencies and interfaith congregations will gather at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rahway for the fourth annual Homeless Memorial Vigil.  This event, which is open to the public, is held on the eve of the day with the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - What does it mean to have your own car? For longtime Community Access Unlimited member Brian Shapiro, it means both stability and freedom. Before he had a car, Shapiro had to get a ride from a friend or take an Uber to his job driving a cab in Bloomfield. “It’s a lot easier,” ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Lab And VET4U are hosting Operation Helping Hands. An effort to collect Items for Dudley House, a Veteran’s male transnational home located in Plainfield, NJ, and YMCA Veterans. The items needed are as follows: towels, toiletries, laundry detergent, paper products, socks, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Health Foundation to participate in Giving Tuesday this year by asking everyone to help them “Help a Child” with mental illness. A gift to the Trinitas Health Foundation will help pediatric patients and will be doubled thanks to matching funds from Foundation ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Joyce Cargle was not sure how much she had to be thankful for five years ago after being diagnosed with cancer. Since then she has had chemotherapy, undergone an operation for a hernia and suffered a leg injury. Yet today, Cargle, a person with disabilities, is in full remission, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - From the Staff at TAPinto Elizabeth we would like to express our gratitude to all of our readers, supporters, contributors, fans and friends. It’s because of you that we can be great and continue to grow.  We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! TAPintoElizabeth.net is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) has been awarded a $15,000 grant by The Provident Bank Foundation through their Major Grant program in support of Community and Civic Engagement programming. The program aims to empower at-risk youth through advocacy and leadership training to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Food lovers had a lot to look forward to on Monday night at the Rotary Club of Elizabeth’s 13th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth” event. The event gives businesses from all over Union County and beyond a chance to come out and show off their culinary talents and products.  “Our ...

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