Giving Back

Livingston Fifth Graders to Collect Items for Domestic Violence Victims on MLK Day

SOFIA reps Jazmine Parker, Mariam Zaidi, Wanda Edwards with Laney Drakulich, Alex Mann, Ciara Mc Guirk, Emily Sosa, Lila Goldstein, Zoey Culver, Aditi Pradhan, Sasha Aly, Mia Naggar and Kieran Eagen Credits: Girl Scouts Troop 20290
(L - R) Girl Scouts Grace Wang, Laney Drakulich, Zoey Culver, Lila Goldstein, Ciara Mc Guirk and Emily Sosa with SOFIA representatives Wanda Edwards, Jazmine Parker and Mariam Zaidi Credits: Girl Scouts Troop 20290

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In preparation for their service project of collecting items for The Safe House during Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, Harrison Elementary School’s fifth-grade girl scouts Troop 20290, in conjunction with the 4th grade girl scouts Troop 20484, recently hosted an outreach program.

Representatives from Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) spoke to the girls about healthy versus unhealthy relationships and promoted self-advocacy while providing valuable information on how to deal with bullying. SOFIA's goal is to bring awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence and to offer strategies for prevention and healing to our community. 

In a fun and friendly environment, the girls learned how to be good friends to others and how to deal with others who are not being kind. The program also helped the girls learn about a real but sensitive matter and encouraged them to help others especially fellow woman and their children.

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On Monday, Troop 20290 invites the community to donate much-needed items to The Safe House, which provides victims of domestic violence and their families with the basic comforts of home at a time when they are virtually homeless.

The shelter’s most-requested items include: paper products, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, batteries, flash lights, sheets, towels, umbrellas, alarm clocks, small appliances and gift cards.  

The Safe House, Essex County's only domestic violence shelter provides relief for victims and their children with temporary safe housing in an emotionally supportive environment. The organization also provides counseling services, advocacy services, group meetings, children's programs and support groups.

The shelter also has a 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 973-759-2154, which provides timely and immediate assistance to victims of domestic violence. All services are free and confidential.

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July 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Drivers can save $2.50 the next time they get their vehicle cleaned at Livingston Car Wash.

Come to Livingston Car Wash at 111 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue for a car wash and $2.50 will be discounted from the regular price.

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Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
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Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange

July 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

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