The Franklin Gazebo Fund Raises more than $18,000

December 15, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Members of the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council (FTCAC) and donors gathered at the Franklin Township Library in the Butterfly Room for a check signing ceremony for the Franklin Gazebo, Thursday night. 

"This will be the symbol in Franklin Township to present peace and harmony," Philanthropist and President of the Sodhani Foundation, Vimal ...

Franklin Food Bank Benefits from Venus Jewelers' Holiday Campaign

SOMERSET, NJ - Venus Jewelers presented the Franklin Food Bank with a check for $1,500 Tuesday afternoon thanks to donations made during the "Feed a Franklin Family for the Holiday" campaign. 

Venus Jewelers' customers were given the chance to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar from Nov. 24 to Dec. 9. Their donations were matched by Venus ...

Franklin Township: Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party Benefits the Center of Great Expectations

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce held its Masquerade Holiday Party at the Imperia on Easton Avenue Dec. 6. 

Its members, their friends, and local businesses networked over cocktails, dinner, and live music provided by the B-side while supporting this year's "Give Back Honoree" the Center of Great Expectations. 

"On behalf of the ...

Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

Somerset Patriots Host Holiday Toy Collection Dec. 9

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The US Marines will be on hand Saturday as the Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle host the team's annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark from 10 am-noon.

The donated toys will be collected and distributed by the US Marines Toys for Tots program.

Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Patriots' Team Store located at the ...

Cut-A-Thon & Toy Drive Generates Donations for Cancer Research

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – On Dec. 2, cosmetology instructors Julie Francis and Paige Garruto, along with their students, held the yearly Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Cut-A-Thon & Toy Drive. 

“This year was the most successful Cut-A-Thon that we have held to date,” Francis said. “We are extremely proud of all of the students who ...

Somerset Patriots To Host Holiday Toy Drive For Toys For Tots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New ...

Elijah's Promise holds annual Thanksgiving soup kitchen, brings out hundreds of guests

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchen’s in the Central Jersey region​.​

​This Thanksgiving, organizers had another go at living up to that title.

The numbers are now in: ​More than 500 meals were served to guests who came and went over the course of Thanksgiving day, many of them homeless, or among the ...

Franklin Resident, Somerset County Freeholder Seeking Donations for Homeless

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents are asked to donate personal and clothing items to be included in packages that will be distributed Wednesday, Jan. 24,  when the county conducts its annual Point-in-Time survey of homeless individuals and families in Somerset County.

Point-in-Time volunteers will interview the homeless as part of Project Homeless Connect. Social ...

Piscataway Youth Donates New Toys to CINJ; Thanks the Public for Fundraising Support

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Mikey Wojcik, a 12-year old Piscataway student suffered tremendous loss in his short life. On January 21, 2015, he lost his dad to pancreatic cancer and shortly after also lost his uncle to cancer.

However, through all of this tragedy, he was able to start a fundraiser to raise money to purchase new toys for the children at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey ...

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Franklin Woman's Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 16, 2017

Franklin Woman’s Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

Santa’s elves are not the only ones preparing to spread holiday cheer. The Franklin Woman’s Club, a local non – profit organization, has been hard at work volunteering, raising funds and/or generously donating to achieve their annual charitable giving goals with the hope of making the holidays brighter for many. During this ...