Giving Back

June 11, 2021

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Feed the Frontlines celebrated the conclusion of the widely successful campaign of the last year where the community gathered together to support local businesses and deliver 100,000 meals to those in need.  Feed the Frontlines was a joint effort of Health Barn, the New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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MONROE TWP., NJ - Make-A-Wish New Jersey posthumously honored the wish of 2 ½ year-old Penelope (Penny), who recently passed away after her courageous battle with neuroblastoma during a private ceremony on Tuesday.  Penny’s wish was to provide a contribution to Tackle Kids Cancer, a ...

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Ridgewood Feed the Frontlines, a program that began in March after HealthBarn USA’s Stacey Antine secured a $1 million grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), has prepared and delivered 29,330 healthy meals (and counting) throughout Bergen County - while helping to provide ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A United States Army veteran plans to donate 36 acres of land on Route 72 in Barnegat to set up transitional housing for homeless vets. Martin Weber and his late partner, Jeff Poissant, purchased the property in October 1994. Weber attributes Poissant’s death a few years ago to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Food Security Task Force has joined with a Hackensack vertical farm to provide ongoing healthy food options to families in need throughout the county. Greens Do Good, a four-season hydroponic, vertical farm in Hackensack, NJ and the Bergen County Food Security ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack elementary school teacher is using crowdfunding to help create special t-shirts for the students in her class. Maria Karsos is a teacher of Pre-KD children at Jackson Avenue Elementary School. She has a project on the crowdfunding website DonorsChoose called "Let's ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  Hackensack residents are invited to the monthly Food Drive at Mount Olive Baptist Church on Saturday, February 20. Mt. Olive Baptist Church is located at 260 Central Avenue. The event will run from 9 a.m. through noon. There will be drive up lanes and walk-up lanes. Masks will ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ - It was a community effort to put smiles on children's faces this past holiday season. The Chit Chat Diner, the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce and Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union partnered once again on their Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toy collection bins were ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As physicians and hospital personnel at Hackensack University Medical Center provide around-the-clock care for an influx of coronavirus patients in the Intensive Care Unit amidst wave two of the pandemic, the last thing the exhausted hospital staff need to think about is ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Youth Consultation Service in Hackensack, an over-century-old nonprofit that provides behavioral health services to New Jersey families who have children with special needs, was one of 14 recipients who received a portion of a $1.5 million donation from PSE&G and the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The economic, social and emotional toll brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 didn't dim the Christmas spirit for one city organization. This year, The Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union partnered with the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Chit Chat Diner, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The YWCA of northern New Jersey has received a $3 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to support the nonprofit's commitment to make racial and gender equity a reality. The Y is one of 384 highly-vetted recipients of a total of $4.2 billion — including YWCA USA ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving communities across northern New Jersey, has donation $20,000 to the Hackensack Public School District to aid in the district’s efforts to supply elementary school students with iPads to ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Close friends recall a young Anthony Adams fondly as the ardent sports fan who was paid to keep score for the Hackensack Junior Basketball Team at the turn of the 21st Century; the cherubic little boy from Central Avenue. These days he’s a man of God with his nose in the Bible ...

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NORTH BERGEN, N.J. -- DT Allen Contracting, one of the area’s leading real estate development firms, is again offering free Christmas trees to police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders, as well as frontline medical workers and teachers, this time in Bergen County. In ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) hosted another successful Thanksgiving Turkey Drive to benefit local food pantries and families in need. For the last 15 years, Bergen County PBA Local No. 134 and the BCSO Community Outreach Unit have worked together with community ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Salvation Army of New Jersey held a successful Thanksgiving Breakfast To-Go (Plus All the Makings for Thanksgiving Dinner) pick-up event at Eastwick College in the city on Wednesday, November 25. Volunteers provided 235 Bergen County families with a free nutritious ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Volunteers of the ASEZ WAO World Mission Society Church of God young adult worker volunteer group delivered care packages and letters of appreciation as part of their Heart-To-Heart campaign to a first responder unit at Hackensack University Medical Center Friday. “We’re ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Members of IAFF Locals 2081 & 3172 of the City Fire Department donated 100 turkeys, nearly 1,000 pounds of dry food, and Thanksgiving dinner fixings to the Center For Food Action in Hackensack and Saddle Brook. The Center for Food Action informed the department that ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Do you need a turkey for Thanksgiving? Chabad of Hackensack is facilitating a Kosher turkey giveaway for families and individuals in need in our area. “As Covid 19 numbers continue to spike, many individuals and families lost their jobs. Some of them cannot even afford a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Uplifting music blared and rays of brilliant sunshine shown down on the City of Hackensack Saturday morning on rows of cars that lined Central Avenue and 1st Street to obtain turkeys and grocery bags and boxes filled to the brim with food ahead of Thanksgiving.  This year, the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Leave no trash left behind. With these words, a dozen city 501(c)(3) organizations spent the brisk, sunny Saturday morning breaking out into groups with trash bags and grabbers in hand to pick up the city’s parks. Sponsored every year by the Hackensack Cultural Arts ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office hosted a thank-you breakfast for veterans and active duty military personnel employed among the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office on Veterans Day. Officers from the agency attended the breakfast in the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — On the grounds of where General George Washington was headquartered during the American Revolution in the mid-1770s — an area that is today known as The Green situated across from Hackensack’s historic Courthouse, then the center of community life in the City in Motion — ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The coronavirus pandemic may have robbed people of their livelihoods, but to a band of church leaders, never their spirit. On Saturday, November 21, just in time for Thanksgiving, 13 churches from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware will distribute 500,000 pounds ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities across northern New Jersey, has awarded $30,000 in grants to the first five recipients of its inaugural grant program:  Alpine Learning Group, Inc. -- Based in ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Halloween came early this year for the patients at Joseph M. Sanzari's Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. Donning funky hats, the New York Giants rookies paid the patients a virtual visit given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “Our long-standing ...

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