Giving Back

May 30, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When a 17-year-old Livingston resident discovered that even the simplest of toys can help sooth shelter animals, many of which have likely been mistreated and have difficulty trusting humans, she decided to work with students from her former elementary school to make as many pet ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly after Livingston High School (LHS) Key Club President Priela Safran approached Livingston’s Senior, Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS) about what the club could do to help senior citizens during the health crisis, club members compiled a handful of video messages into the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, the Township of Livingston reminds residents that all township buildings and facilities, including all fields and courts, remain closed to the public through the holiday ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rather than wasting “the extra time [they] have been given” due to the pandemic, four Livingston High School (LHS) juniors—Nicki Depalma, Lauren Belcuore, Jamie Porigow and Becca Cullen—have “decided to take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local comediennes Jennifer Bahler and Ilana Saltzman recently produced an 18-day series called “Livingston’s Got Talent” (LGT), which will feature daily video clips of Livingston residents showcasing their expertise from May 16 to June 2 and will benefit Livingston Philanthropies, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of this week, the “Technology for a Change” initiative being led by Livingston Public Schools (LPS) teachers and students to help keep medical staff and first responders safe during the COVID-19 outbreak has donated more than 4,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Livingston UNICO chapter met in person to present awards to former mayor Al Anthony and resident Billy Fine, chairman of the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, for their leadership in getting the township to raise the Italian ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Like many non-essential stores, Livingston’s Camp Stuff 4 Less was forced to close its doors as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak; but in addition to offering online shopping during the health crisis, owner Lori Stern is also selling homemade face masks in an effort to give back ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thanks to recent personal and private donations from residents and community organizations, the Township of Livingston has been able to supply several long-term care facilities, local first responders and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) with necessary personal protective ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In support of the medical professionals working around the clock to treat their patients during the global health crisis, Livingston Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) is offering free 15-minute guided meditation sessions twice a week for eight weeks to all health care ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to allow community members to continue playing the game of soccer while still adhering to social-distancing recommendations, the Livingston Soccer Club (LSC) has designed a free, virtual training program for players of all ages and is also organizing a town-wide FIFA 20 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A musical telethon organized by Livingston residents in support of Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN), which works with nearly 60 local families in need of food and financial assistance, raised more than $25,000 for the organization while also bringing joy to thousands ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last several weeks, a Livingston family has distributed more than 2,000 homemade face shields that have been delivered to emergency departments, nursing homes, first responders and other agencies throughout the area that father Joshua Commer said have been “equally in need ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to recognize the hard work and bravery of medical staff battling the coronavirus at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), the Livingston Police Department (LPD) led a procession of more than 50 police, fire and first aid vehicles from more than 20 municipalities in a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Many Livingston residents, including kids and teenagers, have heeded the call to help make personal protective equipment (PPE) masks and other items for first responders and healthcare workers. Students and staff from the Livingston High School (LHS) Technology and Family ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center is accepting donations of iPads and tablets for quarantined patients who are unable to get visits from family members. "People who cannot see their family can still do Facetime with them if they have an iPad or a tablet," said Jolly Kuruvilla, a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Beagy Fils-Aime recently founded a non-profit organization called “Honey Babees” that collects supplies to be donated to pregnant mothers in need. Fils-Aime shared that her objective is to “help expecting and young mothers and to make motherhood a little ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the Livingston community approaches its third week of quarantine, which will also begin spring break for Livingston Public Schools students, some parents are concerned about the emotional impact of isolation on their younger kids.  As the senior community is also in great ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to help Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) assist local families in need during the global health crisis, community members are stepping up to produce a live, music-based fundraising event that will feature performances from local singers and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A second shipment of face masks collected by a group of Chinese residents has been delivered to the Livingston Police Department, which has shared these supplies with two senior living facilities and hospitals. According to the department, the 8,000 face masks will be used to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to assist both local businesses and local healthcare professionals during the global health crisis, Livingston resident Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt has devised a plan to feed the hungry and weary employees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) while also stimulating the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston’s Chinese community, with help of Chinese residents from the townships of Warren and Montville, recently mobilized to collect 9,000 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to be donated to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s emergency room. The ...

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UPDATE: Bansal has also added a Venmo account (@Charu-Bansal-1) for a simpler way to donate.  LIVINGSTON, NJ — As more and more Livingston residents step up to help those in need during the global health crisis, Livingston High School (LHS) freshman Anusha Bansal has launched an online campaign ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The number of Livingston residents, organizations and businesses stepping up to assist those in need during the global health crisis is increasing daily, with the latest services focusing on local senior citizens, who are considered among the most at risk of contracting novel ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) Automotive Technology program was recently awarded a $500 Exxon Excellence in Education grant for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related automotive projects. According to LHS automotive technology teacher Dave Richards, the grant ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For three years, Livingston resident Michelle Lemieux has been collecting prom gowns for Catherine’s Closet, Inc. to benefit hundreds of local teens who cannot afford to purchase them new. This year’s drive is currently underway for the organization’s annual distribution days, which ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 60 friends, family members and local dignitaries recently celebrated the retirement of Livingston Committee of Diversity & Inclusion (LCDI) co-chair Keith Hines during a special ceremony held at Nero’s Grille in Livingston. LCDI member Mike Ramer served as master ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two members of Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN)—one longtime township volunteer who recently died and another who recently announced her retirement from the committee—were honored for their contributions to “the betterment of Livingston” during Monday’s township ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — By collecting pet photos from local dog parents, Livingston resident Staci Ruderman Weiner has come up with a unique, collaborative way to fundraise for animal-related causes such as Wise Animal Rescue, Seeing Eye Dog, North Shore Animal League and NYC Rescue Dogs Rock. After ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In support of the 26,000 athletes who train and compete year-round for Special Olympics New Jersey, a handful of physical education (PE) teachers at Livingston Public Schools are currently raising funds ahead of this year’s Polar Bear Plunge to be held on Saturday in Seaside ...

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