Giving Back

July 25, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - At age 11, Jojo Petruzzelli began watching YouTube videos about sneaker culture, kicking off his passion for streetwear. He decided to turn that love into a business, setting up Elite Kickz—an online platform to buy/sell/trade sneakers and other items. Meanwhile, Jojo and his ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - With schools out, the importance of nutrition in the home becomes all the more critical. With the added socioeconomic pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, the Hoboken Family Alliance 2020 Summer Food Drive takes on even greater importance, as families look for ways to keep hunger off the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Rotary International Clubs in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City saw a changing of the guard on July 1 as new presidents took control of the community service group’s local chapters.   The recently elected leaders have the next year to assess their cities’ needs and determine ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Charity beings at home, and in the spirit of that proverb, there are numerous options in our hometown for those looking to give locally. Stevens grad Frank DiCola wanted to learn more about Hoboken charities, and in the process developed an app that helps others find the most ...

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HIGHTSTOWN, NJ - FeedNJ, an initiative by SoupKitchen411, announced the receipt of several large grants from local and national companies to help combat food insecurity while supporting local restaurants. AT&T, New Jersey Manufacturers, New Jersey Bankers Association, O’Toole Scrivo LLC, and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken University Medical Center was one of 17 hospitals through Hudson, Bergen, and Essex County to benefit from the generosity of IBEW Local 164, the Paramus based union that represents more than 3,000 electrical workers. In total the union donated more than $50,000 worth of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Across the state, an exceptionally challenging school year is coming to a close in most districts. Here in Hoboken, the challenge began in March for crossing guards—who were furloughed by the City once COVID-19 restrictions closed school facilities altogether. In all, 32 crossing ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, New Jersey's recently lifted shelter-in-place restrictions created a nightmare scenario for domestic abuse. Forced to quarantine with their abusers, many victims literally had nowhere to go. Sadly, that nightmare became a horrifying reality ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — This Thursday, May 14, the Hudson County Chamber Foundation Inc. (HCCF) kicks off its second annual #HudsonGives campaign—a 24-hour online fundraiser for nonprofits serving the local community. With an unprecedented need for community support, HCCF announced that 75 non-profit ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ– In an effort to meet the urgent needs of local families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, TRUE Mentors, a nonprofit that provides free mentoring services to Hudson County youth, will launch its annual #GivingTRUEsday campaign on Tuesday, May 5th. TRUE Mentors, which helps young ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A local Hoboken businessman is making an impact by using his talents to keep his employees paid while also helping feed frontline responders battling the spread of coronavirus. Anton David, local resident, and owner of Hoboken Custom Craft and AVID Handyman Services, was feeling ...

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