Giving Back

April 18, 2019

CLIFFSIDE PARK/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge High School junior varsity and varsity baseball teams have teamed up with Cliffside Park baseball to play a pair of games to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The benefit, Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer, are scheduled be played Friday, with ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- An area Rotary Club is hosting a diaper drive for families in need through mid-May. Rotary District 7490, which covers Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties, is collecting diapers to donate to several area organizations, according to Forrest Elliott. The group has given diapers ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- There were some special guests at the Wood-Ridge Lions Club annual pancake breakfast Sunday morning at Wood-Ridge High School. About 25 military veterans and their families were treated to a complimentary breakfast by the organization. All tickets were donated by club ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- In a show of brotherhood, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department donated gear to fellow firefights in the Dominican Republic last week. The effort was spearheaded by fellow Hasbrouck Heights firefighter Miguel Gonzalez, who is originally from Santiago in the Dominican ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scout is working on his Eagle Scout project to help area veterans and is seeking the public's assistance in helping those who served the country. Declan Sonzogni's Eagle Scout project is to build custom cabinets for veterans at the Paramus ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It was the culmination of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive as Hasbrouck Heights music students and their families assembled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless. It is the second year that the school group has partnered with Meals with a Mission. The ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Meredith Family Agency is partnering with Wood-Ridge High School's Project Graduation 2019, in an ongoing effort to give back to the community. Throughout the month of March, Meredith Family Agency with donate $15 for every car insurance quote completed. Just bring the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Cub Scout Pack 17 and Boy Scout Troup 17 will be “Scouting for Food” this Saturday, March 9, collecting donations of food for the Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry.  Residents who want to donate are asked to place their donations in bags in the front of their house. Scouts will ...

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March 1, 2019 – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that Dun & Bradstreet, Steven Bitterman, Principal, Gensler and Summit Medical Group will be recognized at its 2019 Pink Tie Party on Friday, March 22, 2019 at The Grove in Cedar Grove. This year’s signature event, chaired by Michael ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  --  The Contemporary Club of Hasbrouck Heights is partnering with the non-profit organization Soles4Souls in hosting a shoe drive to help fight global poverty. The goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of shoes to help create jobs in developing nations. If the goal is reached, ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ -- Local residents joined thousands of others for a brief but brisk dip in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey on Saturday afternoon. New to the event was Jillian Vorisek, daughter of Ray Vorisek, owner of the Heights ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/SEASIDE, NJ -- For the past 25 years, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside has been a marquee fundraising event hosted for Special Olympics New Jersey. Since its inception, the Polar Bear Plunge has raised over $21 million and has had over 80,000 Plungers jump into the Atlantic ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Members of Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scout troop 94750 held a Body Positivity workshop as part of their Silver Award project. The event was attended by over 35 girls from second to fifth grade.  The two-hour workshop included an introduction of the host troop's girls and ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Several donation drives are underway for both active military soliders and veterans. Rose Pagan, coordinator of A Hero's Welcome North NJ Chapter is overseeing the events, and partnering with other organizations. Below is a listing of drives and needs. Adopt a ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Again through the month of February, the Hasbrouck Heights Music Parents will again hold its Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive which benefits Meals with a Mission in Garfield. The food drive runs from February 1 to  28. Collection boxes will be located in the Middle School ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Lincoln School Student Council is holding a First Night Kit Collection Drive for the organization Jersey Cares. It is the first year they are working with the non-profit. "We are just trying to collect as much as we can to help give those less fortunate than us," ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. But their challenges continue in refugee settlements in Bangladesh, where limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene creates poor health outcomes for these vulnerable communities.  Doctors ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It has also become known as a Day of Service in the United States. TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro wants to hear about your efforts on this year's Day of Service. Is your company, organization, youth ...

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NEW YORK CITY, NY -- It's been about two months since the New York City Marathon in early November. And while some of us would still be recovering from the 26.2 mile race through the five boroughs, Wood-Ridge's Mallory Garvin had a speedy recovery on the way to raising thousands of dollars for the ...

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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 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Not everybody gets Christmas Day off.  Police, fire and ambulance squads are all working on the holiday.   To show its appreciation, New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Deborah Viscona is offering a free holiday meal at the hospital's Bistro Cafe to all on-duty first ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -- Again this year A Hero's Welcome North Jersey Chapter partnered with Wreaths Across America to honor veterans at Rahway National Cemetery during the Christmas season.   Saturday, December 15 was Wreaths Across America Day. Rose Pagan, coordinator of AHWNJ, said 110 volunteers from ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Corpus Christi School held its Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in conjunction with the Office of Concern Food Pantry. The food drive ran between October 30 through November 13. Students collected 32 full boxes of food from the nearly 400 students at the school. Donations ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department will again participate in the 30th annual P.B.A. Toy Drive during the holiday season. New unwrapped toys for children can be dropped in collection bins located at Police Headquarters at 248 Hamilton Avenue or Borough Hall at 320 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Sunday morning volunteers from Hasbrouck Heights participated in the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce's seventh annual Basket Brigade at the New Jersey Friendship House in Hackensack.  Volunteers included over 30 members of the Hasbrouck Heights marching band and music program, ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Contemporary Club of Hasbrouck Heights is partnering with the non-profit organization Soles4Souls and hosting a shoe drive to help fight global poverty.  Bring gently used shoes of any kind to the Central Avenue Parking Lot of the Municipal Building on Friday, ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- This Sunday is the 48th running of the New York City Marathon, pitting runners strength and stamina against a course that takes participants through the five boroughs of New York. This year, among the 50 thousand plus runners, will be Wood-Ridge resident Mallory Garvin, who’s ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same. Through their nonprofit ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Once again this year A Hero's Welcome Northern NJ is partnering with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths at the graves of veterans at Christmas time. Wreaths Across America "coordinates wreath­-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at ...

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