Giving Back

June 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Fire Department is joining forces with the Hoboken Food Pantry in an effort to collect and redistribute hygiene supplies to those in need in our community. Anyone willing and able may donate full-sized soap, deodorant, bodywash, shampoo, shaving cream, razors, tissues, ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A New Jersey man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney Disease.

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While others are just out there winging it, Sarah's Vaccine Angels have been working within the system to help eligible New Jersey residents secure vaccination appointments. The technology aspect of the rollout may seem daunting to some, but Sarah's Vaccine Angels can and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Food Pantry (HFP) celebrated its one-year anniversary of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday, as Hoboken Community Center (HCC) residents, public workers, and volunteers joined together to thank all those who have helped serve the community during this time of ...

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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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HOBOKEN, NJ - Small businesses and local charities have seen unprecedented struggles this year. Thankfully community is still community, as these organizations are able to lean on each other for support—with fulfilling results. In Hoboken, Little City Books, an independent bookstore owned by ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Shelter’s Annual Winter Auction is virtual this year, taking place Saturday, December 12th, from 6pm to midnight. The Hoboken Shelter provides meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and support services to move its guests into permanent homes. They shelter 50 ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Last weekend, a group of people "did squat" for the local food pantry. The "Battle of the Booty Squat Competition" went down on Saturday, November 21—and over 20,000 squats later, teams were able to raise a total of $15,591.95 for the Hoboken Community Center. Sponsored by FLAG ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - With all the colors of Autumn, Pink is the most important. Last week the City of Hoboken raised the pink flag, officially recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first-ever flag raising was initiated by Hoboken resident, cancer survivor, and advocate Nathalie ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The local team behind Main Street Pops, a Hoboken-based pop-up programming company, is popping up again-virtually, with an important purpose. With an original mission to activate unused spaces with events to create community connections, they quickly pivoted during the onset of the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Having been closed for the past seven months, the St. Mary Advocates Thrift Store is back! Open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 536 Garden Street, the shop is open for business and also accepting donations. Featuring some of the best bargains in town from a brand-new inventory, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Organizers of The Hoboken Shelter HoBOOken 5K Halloween Run and Kids Scary Scurry are celebrating the upcoming long weekend by offering another special discount code to register for the annual race in support of the Hoboken Shelter. As previously announced, this year’s race is ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers performed extensive service across Hoboken this past weekend as part of Hoboken Grace Community Church's 1Day Hoboken volunteer event.  This year, extra safety precautions with volunteers meeting virtually and at various outdoor launch spots across the city ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - There are now two additional incentives for anyone that needs more reason to get off their couches later this month to help raise funds for the Hoboken Shelter. According to organizers of the HoBOOken 5K Race and Scary Scurry, all participants at the $40 level and above will receive a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro was among the elected officials and volunteers that fanned out across the state Friday to help distribute meals to soup kitchens in seven counties. The #FeedingFriday event was organized by FeedNJ, the non-partisan campaign launched in April to fight ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Organizers of the HoBOOken 5K have announced that anyone who signs up for this year’s virtual 5K in support of the Hoboken Shelter over Labor Day weekend will receive $5 off their registration. Click here to sign up and use code:LABORDAY20 at check out until Monday, September 7 for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to duplicate or exceed last year’s fundraising total of $200,000, a team of 72 U.S. Navy SEALs, joined by several veterans and military supporters, swam across the Hudson River last week. Along the route, the SEALs stopped at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to ...

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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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