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Donated Toys Given at Essex County College Brings Smiles to Youngsters

January 13, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Multiple groups collaborated to bring toys to hundreds of mostly local children this past Saturday at Essex County College.  

Joi’s Angels, an East Orange-based organization founded by Mark and Joi Smith, sponsored a Christmas carnival in the college’s gym, while a non-profit known as Christmas Is For Children distributed donated toys to pre-schoolers at the ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

West Orange Mother Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

JLOSH Brings Holiday Cheer to FAFS Children

More than 125 children and their families from Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) joined JLOSH on December 15th  to share in the holiday spirit. At the A Holiday Celebration for Every Child event, New Jersey Foster children had a chance to enjoy games and holiday-themed activities including JLOSH's "ugly holiday t-shirt" design ...

Parents Association of Christ Church Nursery School in Short Hills "Adopts" 38 Children for Christmas

SHORT HILLS, NJ - 'Tis the Season for Giving!

The amazing parent group at Christ Church Nursery School showed their true
colors once again. This dedicated group coordinated a very special
collection for The Apostles' House in Newark. 

The PACCNS' (Parent Association of CCNS) outreach committee adopted
thirty-eight children this Christmas and every single one of them ...

Amanda Reflects on Her 'Journey of Hope' in the Final Episode Released by Birth Haven

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, releases its fifth and final “Journey of Hope” video series. 

In the final episode, released today, watch Amanda reflect on her time spent at Birth Haven and share details of how her baby has brought her closer to her family.  Watch all five videos in the series by ...

New Jersey Devils Deliver Toys to Young Saint Barnabas Patients

LIVINGSTON, NJ ‚ Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team.

As RWJBarnabas Health is the official health care provider for the New Jersey Devils, current players, team alumni and the NJ ...

Fourth 'Journey of Hope' Video Released by Birth Haven

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its fourth feature of the series. 

In the fourth part of this series, Amanda gives birth to her daughter two weeks early.  Discover how Amanda is learning and adjusting to life as a mother, in the first week of ...

Hartshorn School in Short Hills Spread Holiday Cheer to Children in Foster Care

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Hartshorn School eagerly shared holiday spirit once again this year through the “Embrace a Child” outreach program, a collaboration with the NJ Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

The Hartshorn community provided holidays gifts -- including toys, clothes, winter coats and accessories and luggage -- ...

Amanda's Baby Comes Early in Third 'Journey of Hope' Video Released by Birth Haven

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series. 

In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life as a mother. Early morning chores, meetings, doctor appointments, and classes, all ...

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New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills Seeking Jewelry Donations

January 17, 2019

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Doing a winter clean out and looking for a local resale shop that will use your donations to help those in need? New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop, in Short Hills, is seeking donations of new and used jewelry, watches, and fine housewares that will be sold to raise funds to purchase prescription glasses for the poor in the US. New Eyes is ...