Giving Back

May 12, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Throughout the month of May, the organization is holding information ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Livingston has partnered with the West Essex YMCA to host an outdoor community event to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s annual Cycle for Survival on Saturday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the tent on the front lawn of the West Essex ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex has announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits. On April 20, more than 60 organizations attended to learn about the grant application process. "We were ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime Livingston resident and volunteer extraordinaire Keith Hines was recently selected as the recipient of the 2021 Humanitarian Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Oranges & Maplewood Branch and will be honored during the local ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen, husband-and-wife founders of New Media Connection, along with Livingston residents Martha Ackermann and Alan Karpas from Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY) and Neeli Berger Margolis from LTown Lowdown reunited last weekend to produce ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a collective giving circle of 100-plus Essex County women, hosted a virtual panel earlier this month called “On the Ground,” which discussed inequities facing local nonprofits competing for funding. Members considered how changes in the grant-making process could ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of Heritage eighth graders who have been promoting autism awareness and acceptance since second grade as Jr. Autism Awareness Ambassadors for Autism New Jersey and members of Livingston’s Super 6, recently teamed up with fellow ambassador and advocate Timothy Rohrer to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Horseneck Motorcycle Riding Club, based in Livingston since 2014, kicked off its 2021 riding season this weekend with a Patch Rebranding Celebration. In addition to a members’ breakfast that include a presentation of the newly designed patches and banner, a spiritual ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Connie Breece is looking to establish a chapter of Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) in Livingston and is currently recruiting mom-and-son teams as well as board members and additional volunteers to join her efforts. The YMSL is an organization that helps ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A live, virtual, music-based fundraising initiative that aired on April 5, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to raise awareness and funds for Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) returns this Sunday in an effort to once again connect the Livingston community ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Krisitn Fless, Division Chief for Pulmonary Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, has been added to the list of women honored during this event for her dedication as a pulmonologist in the care of critically ill COVID-19 patients.  EDITOR'S NOTE: Livingston resident ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the recent spate of Asian hate crimes, the Livingston High School (LHS) Chinese Culture Club, Chinese Honor Society and Filipino Club have been fundraising for Stop AAPI Hate, a non-profit organization that tracks and reports hate crimes against Asian Americans and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston native Jason Cohen, a local realtor at Coldwell Banker who has been passionate about keeping litter off the streets of Livingston for the last few years, recently became known for these efforts as he started extending the invitation to other residents to join in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A virtual ceremony honoring Livingston’s most inspiring women of 2021 will act as the township’s culminating event for Women’s History Month on Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m. The Livingston Township Council and the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) invite the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly before the two-year anniversary of Livingston teen Jake Kestler’s death, the pediatric cancer foundation established in his memory officially funded its first trial, which is also a successor trial to the therapy Kestler received in 2017 that his parents believe extended ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) Chapter, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research, is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementias throughout ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon longtime Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health employee Louis LaSalle’s retirement, the Township of Livingston honored his contributions to the community with small ceremony outside the SBMC Community Field on Madonna Drive, which was a long-awaited ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Friends of the Livingston Library (FOLL) is inviting the public to “Take A Chance on the Library” during an annual spring fundraiser that began earlier this week in recognition of National Library Week and culminates on May 18. This fundraiser offers community members the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, a group of Livingston High School (LHS) students sent 50 gift bags to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) to show their appreciation to the hard-working and courageous frontline medical staff. Inspired by President Joseph ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Jeanne Silberman, her father and her daughter have recently enlisted more than a dozen volunteers to assist hundreds of senior citizens and others in need obtain appointments for a COVID-19 vaccination, such as teachers and other frontline workers who are busy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of Women’s History Month, the Livingston Township Council hosted a virtual ceremony on Monday to commemorate Essex County’s first-ever female mayor Doris Beck, who served as Livingston’s mayor twice during her eight years on the council and whose sons, Bruce and Steven ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Every week since June, a group of 10-to-15 Livingston women have been making 500 sandwiches to be delivered to the St. Ann’s Church food pantry in Newark with the help of Livingston UNICO members. The Sandwich Project was co-founded by resident Rita Riccardi, who was informed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A traveling sign display created by Family Advocate Care Experience (FACE) to raise awareness throughout the state about senior citizens languishing alone in long-term care (LTC) centers recently visited Livingston in an effort to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After multiple successful service projects beginning in the fall of 2020, the student-run nonprofit Livingston Youth Organization for Human Services (LYOHS) has continued its momentum with local humanitarian initiatives and hopes to progress with larger projects and greater ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s (LHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, which participates in community service activities throughout the school year, is currently leading a fundraising initiative to support Sunrise Association, an organization that supports children and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In memory of David Shomakia, a Livingston High School senior who died earlier this school year, Livingston resident Christy Sanborn and her daughter, Leena, have come up with a unique way to celebrate their neighbor’s life and bring comfort to his family. Over the next week, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As many continue to struggle as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Livingston UNICO recently spread joy to some of the area’s youngest and oldest residents by donating toys to children in need and stimulating activities to local long-term care (LTC) facilities. Continuing its ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston High School (LHS) freshmen sisters Kristen and Renee Ngai and their friend Annie Chi came to the realization that homeless individuals are likely struggling to afford personal protection equipment (PPE) this winter, they embarked on a mission to collect masks and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With remote/hybrid learning and other quarantine-related restrictions, Livingston High School (LHS) seniors are not having the senior year they expected. In recognition of this, Livingston residents Stefanie Lichtstein, president of the LHS Home School Association (HSA) and mother ...

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