Giving Back

September 13, 2018

MADISON, NJ - A Madison family has launched a nonprofit organization called Student Wish List Project (SWLP), which is designed to help local charities increase their wish list fulfillment by tapping into student volunteers. Tania Lee, the Student Wish List Project’s cofounder and executive ...

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MADISON, NJ - The 35th Annual Benefit for Covenant House, hosted by the Morris Area Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, September 29 from 7p.m. to -11p.m. at The Noe Pond Club in Chatham, NJ. The catered benefit will include festive cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction.  The ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Rotary hosted their first corn hole tournament event Saturday July 21 to benefit Gift of Life NJ.  A total of 16 teams of two players each began the competition at the 10:10 a.m. start in the parking lot of St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Road.  Gift ...

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Mayor Bob Conley often says Madison is a giving town, and it seems the same is true for its young students.  PJ Giglio’s giving nature can be traced back to two special people: his parents. As student council president at Madison Junior School, this eighth-grader has had a hand in almost every ...

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The renowned Madison-based band Running Late was the featured performer for the second straight year at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, held on May 6 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.  Members of the band, managed by Madison resident and bassist Mike Hall, include Lauren ...

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The date for the sixth annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event in Madison has been changed again, and will now take place Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at DownTown Salon on 20 Waverly Place and at The Bottle Tavern, formerly known as Poor Herbie’s, on 13 Waverly Place.  “We are very sorry for ...

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Morristown, N.J.  – The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center located in Morristown received a $15,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of Travelers. The proceeds of the grant will be used to purchase nutritious, healthy foods to prepare and serve at breakfast and ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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MADISON, NJ – As the sirens approached and the sun shone brightly in the center of downtown Madison on Wednesday morning, a small crowd gathered there. As the bikes passed by—leading an army of cyclists behind them—onlookers took photos and waved as the officers passed, thanking each officer for ...

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Community beautification has been a springtime staple in the Madison community for 20 years. Through the annual May Day volunteer effort, Rose City residents, public officials and organizations come together to participate in volunteer projects that keep their town pristine.  Held on May 5, this ...

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A handful of people gathered at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub on Sunday afternoon for the closing Paint the Town Yellow ceremony and silent auction. Many of them dressed in yellow attire, signifying their support for this townwide optimism initiative, spearheaded by Whitny Sobala ...

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All kids need a safe and secure home, but not every child is this lucky. Some are vulnerable; removed from their homes as victims of alleged abuse and neglect.  Dr. Lisa Firkser is a champion for these youngsters. As executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocate of Morris and Sussex ...

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Job interviews often require a certain type of attire and knowledge, but not everyone has the access—or the financial means—to attain these. One organization has been providing that access for those in need for 20 years: Dress for Success.  During its 20th annual EmpowHERing Lives Gala on ...

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Registration is still open for the Madison Education Foundation’s 15th annual 5K run and walk, set for Sunday at 10 a.m. at Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave. Racers can run or stroll through the tree-lined streets of Madison as they raise money for borough schools. Those who wish to ...

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The ninth annual Madison Community Bike Swap is set for Sunday, May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Central Avenue School, 50 Central Ave.  Drop off gently used bicycles in advance at 218 Central Ave. until Saturday, May 12 or bring them to the Bike Swap event at Central Avenue School by 8:30 a.m. on ...

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Just in time for spring cleaning, the Rotary Club of Madison will host another Community Shredding Day on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at municipal parking lot no. 1, on the corner of Prospect Street and Kings Road near the police station. Security Shredding, Inc. will provide secure, ...

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Madison’s first Town Swap will be held on April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the municipal garage on John Avenue. Madison Department of Public Works Superintendent Ken O’Brien will pull town trucks out of the garage to give volunteers a rainproof space to setting up tables for the swap. The only ...

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A free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo is scheduled for all Morris County veterans on Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the third-floor Senior Citizens Room at the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South St. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served. “We urge our veterans to take ...

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The Madison and Morristown Whole Foods Markets will be donating 5% of net sales to support The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s gardening program for kids, “Branching Out!” on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Throughout the year, Whole Foods Market designates days to donate 5 percent of net sales to ...

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In addition to the activities surrounding May Day, The Shade Tree Management Board of the Borough of Madison and its sister organization, the nonprofit Friends of Madison Shade Trees, invite the public to attend an annual Arbor Day celebration on the steps of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building.

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In May of 1998, the Madison Downtown Development Commission spearheaded the first May Day in Madison. Residents, businesses, organizations and civic groups came out to participate in what has become an annual town wide clean-up. Streets and parks are cleaned, trash is removed, flowers are planted ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The HOPE ONE van provides addiction and recovery services for Morris County residents. On Tuesday at the Morristown Green, public officials and area residents alike gathered to speak on the impact of these services one year after HOPE ONE made its maiden voyage.  Last year, the ...

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The Rotary Club of Madison invites business professionals, community leaders, neighbors, volunteers and all other members of the public to its next networking social on Thursday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill, 522 Southern Blvd. in Chatham.  Several professional ...

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The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center is one of the oldest and most successful fundraising organizations in the country. And it's celebrating 125 years of service this month. To date, this organization has raised nearly $30 million to support Morristown Medical Center. “I ...

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Good Grief is this year's host for the 5th annual 5K Run and Walk for Hope at Giralda Farms on Sunday, June 3.  More than 1,000 community members attended last year’s event. Many who participated showed up wearing superhero costumes of their own design, designed to reflect their resilience and ...

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It’s that time of year again. Hundreds of residents will descend on downtown Madison for the 20th annual May Day event on Saturday, May 6—and several spots are still open for those interested.  Organizers have extended sponsorship and volunteer deadlines to Friday, April 6 for this year’s May ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives and friends.  Susan G. Komen was one of these women. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her ...

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MADISON, NJ – On March 16, 2018, students and faculty from Madison High School spent the night in the dark outdoor courtyard, on the cold ground, with no comforts of home. The temperature dipped into the teens and with snow on the ground. It was an uncomfortable and freezing night. The group ...

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Thursday Morning Club members continued on March 1 the annual tradition of providing “treats” for local care institutions, part of the club's Operation Cookie Candy. Club members donated a total of 175 containers of homemade and sugar-free cookies, as well as individually wrapped candies to the ...

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MADISON, NJ – Depression has touched many of our lives in some way. Persistent feelings of sadness can make day-to-day activities a struggle, and it may be hard—or seemingly impossible—to feel “normal” again. This disorder is quite common among Americans: At least 16 million adults in the ...

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