Giving Back

Top Stories


Bergen County Introduces Smoking Cessation Resources

January 18, 2019

Roughly 14 percent of New Jersey adults smoke cigarettes.  Although this number has decreased since 2010, multiple organizations are working to give those who live or work in Bergen County the tools and resources to make the commitment to quit.  Quitting isn’t easy, however an estimated seven out of 10 current smokers wish to quit.  Counseling and medication are both ...

Group Will Host Community Service Event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

PARAMUS, N.J. -- A Bergen County-based organization will host a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for middle school aged students.

We The People, which was organized in 2016 by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur, is hoping 400 children in grades five through eight will be in attendance at this year’s event.

Activities will include making blankets for seniors and young ...

Bergen County Celebrates Korean American Day

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Monday night, Bergen County officials and local community leaders came together at One Bergen County Plaza for the annual Bergen County Korean American Day celebration.

Established by Congress, Korean American Day celebrates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the U.S. 116 years ago, as well as the contributions of Korean Americans to our communities in ...

Hackensack Woman Accepts $3,000 PSEG Award for the Junior League of Bergen County

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack woman is being recognized by PSEG for her volunteer efforts and received a $3,000 award for the Junior League of Bergen County.

Alyse Mihalik, an active member with the JLBC for the past three years, accepted the PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism award for the JLBC to continue its commitment to developing the potential of women and improve the ...

Bergen County Clerk's Office to Honor 'Five Star Student' Every Three Months

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Clerk's Office is introducing an exciting new program called "The Five Star Student Award."

Beginning this month, Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan will honor one student from Kindergarten through College every three months. An award will be distributed in March, June, September and December of 2019.

"These outstanding students ...

A Hero's Welcome Delivers Christmas Cheer to Area Veterans

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Once again this year A Hero's Welcome North Jersey spearheaded  Adopt a Vet, a program that brings holiday gifts to veterans and their families throughout Bergen County.

For the second year in a row, Rose Pagan's organization teamed up with Bergen County Veterans Services to deliver gifts to veterans, ranging from single parents, to families to ...

Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season, Blood Drives in Our Area

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice.
In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during ...

Hackensack Welcomes Harlem Globetrotters to HHS

HACKENSACK, NJ —  Deputy Mayor David Sims and Councilman Leo Battaglia helped welcome members of the Harlem Globetrotters, Zeus and Hoops, to Hackensack High School Friday as part of a basketball clinic for local children.

The Hackensack Recreation Department received a grant award from the SNY network, though its Play Ball initiative, which supports youth baseball, soccer, ...

Sunnier Days: Sesame Street Partners with Family Promise, Produces Digital Resources for Homeless Advocates and Caregivers

MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and other providers better serve children experiencing homelessness.

When ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


N.J. Department of Human Services: February SNAP Benefits to be Paid January 19

January 14, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on Jan. 19 on ...