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Giving Back

June 5, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of its ongoing work to help those impacted by the Russian invasion, as well as highlight Ukrainian culture, Ukrainian JC recently hosted a fundraiser gala highlighting the Eastern European country’s dancing, music and art. Held May 20 at the historic Grace Church Van ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — There’s still time left to give where you live. The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives online fundraiser campaign is off to a strong start, having brought in more than $687,400 since its initial 24-hour push on May 12. “We’re very pleased with this ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives 24-hour online fundraising campaign is set to kick off at midnight May 12. This year, more than 100 charities are registered in the campaign, including arts organizations, animal rescue groups, environmental entities ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At four years old, Jersey City resident Anjali Minocha looks as happy-go-lucky as any kid her age, skipping around, hugging her brother, smiling at the camera. It would be hard to guess that she has spent nearly half her life fighting cancer.  Dressed in a white sweater, blue ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – As part of an ongoing effort to support the good work being done by local non-profit organizations, the Hudson County Chamber Foundation is set to kick off its annual #HudsonGives campaign. This year, the 24-hour online fundraiser has more than 100 charities registered, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Since the start of the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, an estimated 3.7 million Ukrainians have fled to other countries and many have found ways to bring cherished members of the family — their pets. But, there are an untold number of animal companions who haven’t been so lucky, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Muncipal Council recently recognized the Jersey City chapter of the Women of the Moose, an auxiliary of the Loyal Order of the Moose and formed in 1952, for celebrating its 70th anniversary. “Women of the Moose throughout the pandemic have worked tirelessly for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Living up to the old adage about something only being used once, State Senator Sandra Cunningham donated a stationary bicycle worth $1,000 to the Maureen Collier Senior Center. Cunningham had apparently acquired the Solo Exercise Bicycle for her personal use but later found she ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Marta Chybowska and her mother Jolanta had very good reasons for starting to collect needed supplies for Ukraine from Jola Polish Deli. “Ukraine is next to Poland, we’re neighbors,” Marta said. “We need to help each other. People need to be united.” With shelves stocked with ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, Jersey City’s Ukrainian community is ramping up efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the war-stricken Eastern European country. Starting Friday, the Ukrainian Community Center will begin an ongoing collection of supplies and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Efforts are underway to help John Amato, a longtime Jersey City resident and owner of Doggie’s Playmate Pet Sitting, recently diagnosed with a rare nasal cancer. Organized on Amato’s behalf by Vanessa and Liz Freeman, the GoFundMe page aims to raise money to help him cover ...

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HUDSON COUNTY — Do you enjoy spending time in the kitchen? Are you looking for a way to help members of the community who may be facing emotional or financial struggles, especially in these uncertain times? The organization "Lasagna Love" may be for you.  Lasagna Love was founded at the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ –NJCU student-athlete Jake Sisk recently held a fundraiser at his college to support the annual holiday toy drive of Mary and Mikey Wojcik. He rallied his wrestling and track teammates to get involved with the fundraiser, collecting hundreds of new toys for the children at the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - 500 Jersey City children will be warmer this winter thanks to a $20,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare that allowed the Dreambuilder Foundation to purchase and donate new coats.  The organizations, with an assist from New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton, as well as Dr.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Although slated to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 3, Jersey City’s 25th Annual Toy Drive started letting kids in early, as hundreds of the city’s neediest children swarmed city hall to meet Santa and collect their share of the holiday cheer. “More than 1,600 signed up this year,” ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - With his team on the road this year, Sacramento Kings forward Louis King could not attend the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Meal and Coat Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 20. at Audubon Park. But his family was well represented, and the event drew even more people than last year when held ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Volunteering took on a whole new meaning over the last year for employees of Jersey City-based Verisk as the traditional helping hands contended with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers of the Jersey City-based leading global data analytics provider helping ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A fire that ripped through businesses on Colgate Street just after midnight on Friday has the community coming together in support of Cisco’s Auto Repair Shop. A GoFundMe page that has been established describes the company’s namesake as someone who “poured his heart and soul ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For years, there was no answer for the hundreds of patients who had only a projected three-year survival rate after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone marrow cancer. That is until the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation discovered drugs that could prolong a patient’s ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Joyce Sweeney was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, and in 2002, she was granted a life-changing wish to be a model for the day with the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School. Today, Sweeney, who was born and raised in Jersey City, remains connected to Make-A-Wish New ...

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