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Family Promise Holds Informative and Inspiring Community Breakfast

Cary Hardy, President of Board of Trustees, addressing attendees
Karen Olsen, Founder of Family Promise

An SRO crowd of local elected officials, community leaders, and supporters, both new and old, attended a breakfast hosted by Family Promise at Baltusrol Country Club Thursday October 28.  Welcoming remarks were provided by Cary Hardy, Chairman of the board of the non-profit. President and Founder Karen Olsen introduced Shawnee Vassar, a former guest of Family Promise, who spoke movingly of the circumstances that prompted her to seek out assistance by the organization and how that assistance has helped her to regain her footing in employment, housing and education.  

Summit-based Family Promise was founded by Karen Olson in 1986. Olsen spoke movingly of her motivation to build the non-profit, built by her simple experience of buying a woman a sandwich.  Today, Family Promise comprises 182 Affiliates across 41 states, motivating 150,000 volunteers to help families realize their potential.

Contact Family Promise, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income and homeless families achieve sustainable independence.

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Some of the services provided by Family Promise include

Interfaith Hospitality Networks (IHN): provide shelter, meals and support services to homeless families.

Family Mentoring: provides trained volunteers to assist low-income families.

Community Initiatives: foster IHN program development that prevents homelessness.

Just Neighbors: educates communities about poverty to motivate volunteers and advocates for families in need.

Voices Uniting: mobilizes volunteers and former guests as advocates for public policy change.


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Millburn/Short Hills

Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at or go ...

Letter to the Editor: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a Huge Blow to the Middle-Class

April 8, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

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Cardinal Tobin to Speak at B’nai Jeshurun

April 23, 2018

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, will welcome Cardinal Joseph Tobin on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm.  Cardinal Tobin currently serves at the head of the Archdiocese of Newark. Members of the community are invited to hear Cardinal Tobin speak about how Pope Francis is forging a culture of encounter by renewing the dialogue between Christians and Jews.  In the pope’s ...

Middle School Presents Shrek the Musical, April 27-29

Middle School presents Shrek the Musical, April 27-29

The Millburn Middle School Spring Musical, Shrek the Musical, will be held on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at 7 p.m.  A Sunday matinee will be presented at 1 p.m. on April 29th.

Shrek the Musical opened on Broadway in December 2008. It is based on the DreamWorks Animation’s film Shrek and William Steig’s ...

Millburn Road Closures for April 20

MILLBURN, NJ - Parsonage Hill Road closed between Long Hill Drive and White Oak Ridge Road until approx 4:00pm Officers working

Troy Drive closed to all traffic between Lawrence Drive and Troy Lane until approx 4:00pm Officers working

Old Short Hills Road has a changed traffic pattern between Silver Spring Road and Dorison Drive no closures expect possible delays until approx 4:00pm ...