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Summit Junior Fortnightly Club Holds Roller Skating Fundraiser

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SUMMIT - The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) Provisional Class of 2018 has chosen UIH Family Partners of Trenton as its Class Fundraiser Recipient.

To raise as many charitable contributions as possible, the group has organized “Roll with Us:” a Roller Skating event on June 23, at the Florham Park Roller Rink, 192 Ridgedale Avenue. Florham Park, NJ The event will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and will include roller skating, complimentary refreshments and raffles. Tickets are $30 for adults; $5 for children under 13.

Children of all ages are welcome. If community members are unable to attend but would like to donate, please go to http://sjfclub.org/registration-page and select Roller Skating under "Events and Activites." For further inquiries, please email: sfjc@gmail.com.

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UIH FAMILY PARTNERS of Trenton empowers men, fathers and families to achieve self-sufficiency through workforce development, parenting education and family activities. The goal is to offer community-wide benefits of having engaged, responsible men as fathers and citizens. 

SJFC Provisional Class members have noted that all funds raised at the 6/23 event will be directly donated to UIH. The recipient organization has told SJFC that even small contributions can have a very real impact for these men. Examples of items the funds will be dispersed for include: bus pass to/from work ($10 donation), learning curriculum for two men ($25 donation);  one hour of case management for a father ($50 donation); online certification class ($100 donation).

Each year the entering members of the SJFC take on a “class-project” to raise funds for a New Jersey organization by means of an event or volunteer effort. More seasoned members note that this is an excellent way to have new members connect to each other as well as to the mission and practices of the group.


The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club is a women’s social and philanthropic club dedicated to community service and outreach, with a focus on improving the welfare of families and children within our communities.  SJFC also provides an opportunity to build lasting friendships on a foundation of common values and shared experiences. We meet monthly, September through May, in the historic Twin Maples House in Summit, NJ. These meetings are our platform for planning events and volunteer activities, socializing, and hearing from local speakers on topics of interest.

 

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The Grove at Connell Park Hosts a Home for Good Dog Rescue Adoption Event: Wednesday, June 27

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue presents an adoption event from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at The Grove at Connell Park located on Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights. (Rain Date June 28)

Click here to apply to adopt: bit.ly/hfgadopt

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