Giving Back

December 16, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With only eight shopping days until the big day, what better week to skip cooking and head out to a dine-to-donate to support Project Graduation/Senior Week 2019. Diners heading to Chipotle in East Brunswick on Tuesday, December 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. will have 33 percent of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - He's a mean one, but the Spotswood Police Department has been working hard all year to rehabilitate the Grinch and his band of holiday-haters. To show just how much progress the Grinch and his gang have made, the boys are holding a Holiday Food Roundup on Thursday, December 20 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

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MILLTOWN, NJ - In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Pasquale Brick Oven Pizza has partnered with Feeding Middlesex County to host a Raise the Dough fundraiser on Sunday, December 30. Fifteen percent of all take-out and dine-in orders placed between 4 p.m. and closing on December 30 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A dine to donate to support the upcoming May eighth grade semi-formal will be held on Sunday, December 9 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Chipotle. Thirty-three percent of each receipt will be donated to the annual eighth grade semi-formal which brings together the eighth grade ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA will be holding its hugely popular spring tricky tray on Saturday, March 23 at Spotswood High School. Presale tickets will be available at the Appleby School Media Center on Tuesday, January 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. This year's ninth annual tricky tray's theme is ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The Purple Peg Pallet Party fundraising event being held on Friday, December 7 at the Helmetta Community Center is in need of volunteers. Teenagers interested in earning community service hours should contact Gina Perez at ginaperez@verizon.net and Shanon Nason at ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Central Jersey Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Barbara Santoro, will perform a benefit concert for the Milltown Historical Society on Saturday, December 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Milltown Senior Center. The holiday musical event will also feature members of the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As winter approaches, many area residents will go without the necessities to stay warm. To help folks in need bundle up this winter, local Girl Scout Troop 80372 is asking for donations of new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves from now through December 13. All donations will be ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mark the calendar for Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, February 1 at Spotswood High School. This always-popular fundraiser helps the senior class fund their Senior Week celebrations. The event will include several bingo games, a 50/50, games of chance and a mini tricky tray basket ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each blood donation helps three patients and NJ Blood Services is hoping to assist as many patients as possible this holiday season by holding a Holiday Blood Drive at the Spotswood VFW on Monday, December 3 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are once again holding a sock and mitten drive to help make winter a bit warmer for Middlesex County residents. The Friends are leading their second annual Sock and Mitten Drive to benefit the more than 400 families who utilize the Alice's ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Just two days before Christmas last December, Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek heard a borough family's holiday was not going to be very merry. Slavicek took to Facebook, asking residents to lend a hand. They did and within hours Slavicek had a mountain of presents to wrap. "I ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood PBA Local 225 is holding a food drive to benefit M.C.F.O.O.D.S. this month. A collection bin is located in the lobby at the Municipal Complex, which also houses the Spotswood Police Department headquarters. M.C.F.O.O.D.S. distributes nonperishable food items to more than ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Cub Scout Pack 35 is hosting a holiday fundraiser that is sure to be a splash. From now through December 21, tickets for the Adventure Aquarium can be purchased at a discounted price using the special promo code PACK 35. The discounted tickets are $23.50 for an adult and $19 for ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is once again setting up a Pie Patch at each of the Spotswood School District's four schools on the last day of school before the Thanksgiving holiday. Teachers, support staff and administrators can choose a pie from the patch to take home to their families to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - 'Tis the season where many area folks in need find themselves without the items they need to combat the cold weather. To help, Spotswood VFW Post 4589 is holding a Shoe Drive. Gently used or new shoes can be dropped off at the post from Monday through Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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MILLTOWN, NJ - On November 3, the borough unveiled a new street sign at the intersection of Herbert Avenue and East Lawrence Street. The spot was renamed Ariella Way in honor of the memory of Ariella Hopkins who died at the age of six after a sudden illness. Hopkins had just completed her ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek is inviting residents to help him give a special thanks to Helmetta's heroes and helpers this Thanksgiving season by donating a dish. The mayor is hosting a "pot-luck style" luncheon/dinner for borough first responders, volunteer agencies and community ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Helmetta Borough Council members will join Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely and the Spotswood Borough Council on Sunday, October 28 from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589 for the tenth annual Mayor-Council Community Pancake ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's Touchdown Club took center stage at the October 1 Borough Council meeting when Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely honored the organization along with Spotswood High School Head Coach Andy Cammarano and 26 members of the Spotswood High School football team for their ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since many cancer patients often require blood transfusions during treatment, New Jersey Blood Services is hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, October 1 at Spotswood VFW Post 4589 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. All donors will receive a ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - Spotswood High School's DECA chapter will be lacing up the sneakers for the Sunday, October 14 Autism Speaks Walk. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at Educational Testing Services in Princeton. Spotswood DECA will be walking as a team and is inviting students, parents and Helmetta, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Lion's Club will be serving up a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's on Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All of the proceeds from the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Enjoy a lunch or dinner at Otilia's Cafe on Thursday, September 20 and help the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library. A portion of each diner's receipt will be donated to the Friends who host numerous lectures and programs throughout the year at the library, including Monday ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As the East Coast watches the path of Hurricane Florence, New Jersey Blood Services prepare to help out impacted areas if needed. However, sending blood south means the supply in the tri-state area would be tested. "Cancer patients are the number one users of blood," explained ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood DECA will hold its second annual mun sale from now until Wednesday, September 26. The nine inch mum pots are $5 for an individual pot or $20 for five mum plants. Mums can be ordered in burgundy, orange, yellow, white or purple. This year's mum sale is being organized by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Immaculate Conception School students will be treated to a new classroom this year. An outdoor classroom was unveiled last week as the 2018-19 school year got underway. The inviting outside learning environment is the product of an Eagle Scout project completed by Spencer Mochari in ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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