Giving Back

June 1, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While the unseasonable weather may have caused the turn-out for the Memorial Day services in Pershing Field to be smaller than in past years, the ceremony that included a posting of colors by the color guard of Vietnam Veterans of American, the pledge of allegiance, and the ...

Read more »

BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of the KW City Life Realty teams in both Bayonne and Jersey City spread out across their communities Thursday as part of a nationwide community service effort. According to Lidia Gabinelli, Broker Manager for the Bayonne office, May 13 marked Red Day, the ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ -  A group of high school students in Summit has collected more than 500 pounds of groceries for a local food pantry this year and continues to collect more, with the assistance of generous local families, Jersey City residents, and the NJ-based real estate company The KRE Group. The ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - When people talk about local unsung heroes, Shirley Rogers-Fields name comes up. The Jersey City Municipal Council recently honored Rogers-Fields, a mother of two, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of five, as Jersey City’s senior of the year. She serves as senior ...

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ  - Uber and the City of Jersey City announced Monday that their successful partnership in combating COVID-19 will expantod with $10,000 in mini grants awarded to local community outreach organizations to support targeted education efforts in vulnerable populations. The announcement ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Back in the early 1990s while organizing a team to raise funds for the annual MS Charity Walk, one of the founding members was a huge fan of the Star Wars movie. Seeking to create a name that incorporated the movie theme, while keeping in mind what the event was about, they came ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - First Lady Tammy Murphy’s arrival in Jersey City to help distribute winter coats to needy families at the Salvation Army Jersey City Corps on Feb. 25 was more than just a gesture, but something symbolic of communities coming together at a time of crisis. “The silver lining in ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A lifelong Jersey City resident and Rutgers University graduate, Jill Jones is an activist and Founder of White Can't Exist without Black Project. The initiative was established to challenge society to view people in a different way, and to bring about unity among all ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The snow started to fall just after 10 a.m. Sunday, the second serious snow to hit Jersey City in a week. Normally, on days like this, Frank Gilmore gets up as early as 3 a.m., before he has to report to his job with the city, grabs his shovels and goes out to the neighborhood ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to alleviate concerns over exposure, costs, and safety to those that might otherwise rely on public transportation, local officials are offering round trip rides to Jersey City senior citizens and frontline workers in order to make certain they can get ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Delayed a day by heavy rain, members of the Livingston Lions Club were in Jersey City on Sunday to deliver more than a thousand boxes of produce, chicken and dairy products for distribution to needy families. Local volunteers gathered outside the Maureen Collier Senior Center ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Calling Louis King, Jr.’s visit to Jersey City Saturday a “homecoming” would be wrong, the NBA great said, because he has never really left. In what appeared to be as much as a family gathering as an opportunity to help others King, known for his prowess on the basketball court ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Efforts to fight food insecurity in Jersey City are continuing this holiday week as the nonprofit SALT Foundation, in partnership with the Jersey City Alumni chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity host a Thanksgiving food drive on Sunday until 2:00 p.m. at 655 Ocean Ave. People ...

Read more »

PATERSON and UNION CITY, NJ - Keeping up their tradition of giving back to the community, IBEW Local 827’s Hudson unit hosted its annual Thanksgiving food drive throughout the first part of November. With demand for food higher than ever at food pantries union members doubled their efforts and made ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in The United States, donated 300,000 pounds of food to the people of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala last month, TAPinto has learned. "We have been faced with an unprecedented global crisis that has affected us all. Our ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Pointing to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic Jersey City officials have said that they are expanding their calls for donations for what will be Jersey City’s 24th annual toy drive. “We’re hopeful that those who can give will help us bring holiday cheer to the ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, 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 ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Mayor’s COVID-19 Community Relief Distribution Fund will distribute 154 grants in  the first round of funding made possible by $2 million in private donations raised since the effort’s April launch.  The grantees, selected after a “thorough selection process,” represent a ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ —  LIXIL Americas of Piscataway has teamed up with volunteers from Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group to manufacture and distribute thousands of face shields to first responders and medical workers in communities across the US that are battling COVID-19. The Jersey City Rapid ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be in Jersey City Sunday to distribute up to 300 bags of free groceries to those in need. The “Community Love” drive-through food pantry will take place at 575 Route 440 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. or until the food runs out. Volunteers will ...

Read more »