Giving Back

June 12, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Hamilton-Robbinsville Rotary Club is holding its annual bike collection drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County. Used bikes are being collected and will be refurbished and sold through the Boys &Girls Club Bike Exchange program.  The Rotary Club ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- In keeping with the annual tradition, Robbinsville Township announced on Monday their "Pay it Forward" beneficiary for this year's State of the Township address. For 2021, the Township has chosen to support Kelly Breden - a 17-year-old resident who is just one of 157 individuals ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township is participating in a joint humanitarian effort to provide personal care and other basic items to the 108 individuals recently impacted by activities at the BAPS Temple. On May 11, federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple to ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Rotary Clubs across New Jersey will be stepping out and stepping up awareness of mental health and substance use disorders to fight stigma through a series of walks on Saturday, May 22. The Awareness Walks strive to eliminate stigma associated with mental health and ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township Meals on Wheels program has some to really smile big about. Supporters can help them with the touch of a finger through the Smile.Amazon Program! The Robbinsville Meals On Wheels, Inc., program was recently approved to be part of the Smile.Amazon.com ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Food Pantry at Hamilton's CYO Bromley Center got a big boost of support recently from ACME. As part of ACME's 130 Days of Nourishing Neighbors Campaign, Bromley Center received a $5,000 grant for its Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is designated to distribute free, ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ -- Hamilton's community-minded superwoman Rachel Holland is now leading the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey (GSCSNJ). Holland has been named chair of the GSCSNJ board of directors which consists of 22 members committed to advancing the organization’s mission to ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Area YMCA and Mercer Street Friends will be hold a drive-up food distribution event on Wednesday to help provide food to families facing food insecurity. Each family will receive one bag of "shelf stable" food and one 10 pound bag of produce. The fresh produce bag ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Mercer Street Friends will receive $1.1 million from the overall $10 million fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA), thanks to a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy. “Our ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- In celebration of the many hours he has spent in the pool at the Hamilton Area YMCA, and to help keep the center's programs strong for other swimmers, Roberto Hernandez set  a goal of completing 100 laps per day to raise money for them. On his Go Fund Me page, Roberto ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- In the early hours of March 15, Hamilton Township's firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at a duplex on Grand Avenue that left the home uninhabitable. But, in the few days following the blaze, the community rallied around the family raising more than $25,000. Family ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Even though they never met their uncle who died from the disease when he was just five years old, for Arianna, Tyler, and Peyton DelGrande the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma is personal. Now, through an online fundraiser that will feature Justin Tuck, a defensive end ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- In a year when so many members of the community have stepped up to lend a helping hand, the Rotary Club of Robbinsville and Hamilton is looking for nominations for the annual Vern Applegate Community Service Award.  The award is named after the longtime club member the late Vern ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- A Hamiltonian and long-tome volunteer with CONTACT of Mercer County is being honored with the 2020 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award for “Volunteer Leadership.”  Michael Cilino has been a volunteer with the non-profit organization that provides crisis and suicide ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Mercer County Board of County Commissioners is teaming up once again with the Mercer County-based non-profit  -- Shine and Inspire -- for their annual winter donation drive. In year’s past donation boxes would be found throughout the County, but as with most things, things are a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- This weekend individuals who want to join the fight against life-threatening blood cancers and other blood illnesses can get onto the field at a Be The Match event held in conjunction with The Trenton Thunder and the Icla da Silva Foundation. A donor event like this can save the life ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Many things have changed since the Hamilton Area YMCA opened its doors in 1951. The sense of community, and the need to serve children and families in it, during the 70 years has not.   In this time, the Hamilton Area Y has transformed from a small organization providing ...

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ROBBINSVILLE - HAMILTON, NJ -- The Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary Club is working to keep kids warm and cozy during the chilly winter months. They have partnered with Lala & Mim's Pajama project to provide new sleepwear for children as young as newborn up to age 18. “We are privileged to ...

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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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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ  ‒ Mercer County Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Hamitlon) is partnering with the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, Inc to keep area families warm as the cold winter continues. In order to help as many families as possible, DeAngelo and the Wilson Center in ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Hamilton Area YMCA and the Mercer Street Friends are partnering up to provide necessary food to area families through March. The drive-up food distribution program will help area families struggling with food insecurity.  The food, which is being donated by Mercer ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- What is normally one of the most anticipated events for Rutgers University students - Dance Marathon - has been paused because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. So, one of the most famous pizza restaurants in New Jersey - DeLorenzo's -- is stepping up to help raise money for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Led by the Mercer County Park Commission Rangers, with full support of County Executive Brian M. Hughes and Parks Executive Director Aaron T. Watson, the annual Mercer County Toys for Tots campaign recently wrapped up following a year when the pandemic has caused distress for so many ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Regardless of the circumstances, including the ongoing health pandemic, Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties (Habitat BMC) continues to bring homes, hope, and healing to families in need. When the agency recently received a donation of N95 masks, it was, therefore ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County (BGC Mercer) is looking forward to a "bright and more secure future of helping Mercer County" thanks to a donation of a national company with a regional home. Through Newark-based Audible, Amazon, which has a regional distribution center in ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- After a month going without shaving in support of No-Shave November, the Robbinsville Township police officers donated a check for $9,600 on Thursday night to Tyler's Tribe -- a local charity to support Tyler Odman. The Robbinsville 4-year-old is battling Stage 4 ...

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HAMILTON-BORDENTOWN, NJ-- With the financial impact of the ongoing pandemic, many families have been unable to support their favorite non-profit or community organization.  While shopping for holiday gifts for friends and family, don’t forget Giving Tuesday as a great opportunity to give a gift of ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department kicked off their annual Toys for Tots drive on Thursday. The program provides new toys for children between the aged of 4 and 17 who may not be able to otherwise have something special to unwrap on Christmas morning.  Saying that the drive ...

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EWING, NJ -- The Arc Mercer, the County's premier agency that provides resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 70 years, is recognizing local non-profit organizations that have gone above and beyond to help the special needs community during the COVID-19 ...

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