Giving Back

January 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Leg warmers are optional. As Arnold Schwarzenegger said -- well before he became governor of the Golden State -- in 1984’s “The Terminator”: “I’ll be back.” Now, Family Promise is echoing that sentiment and celebrating its 30th year of serving children and families battling ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $38,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”. The Drive for Autism foundation ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Meaning of Christmas ~ "Peace on Earth, Good will toward Men, for the Savior has come to show us how to love, and to give us the greatest gift of love."  For many, the true meaning of Christmas is to help others who are less fortunate. For believers, Christmas is everyday. When ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A collaboration with Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and ...

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More than 235 hourly staff members received a gift. Residents of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, raised $110,296 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The campaign was launched to provide a way for residents to show their gratitude to ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.-The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored six local women at their 18th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son accepting award), Alexandra Picozzi (New Vernon), Nancy Washington (Manasquan), ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In the spirit of the holiday season, New Providence PAL partnered with Skin Deep Salon Spa to support CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN,  a 501(c)(3), non-denominational organization dedicated to providing local children with gifts that might not otherwise be possible for Christmas. By ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – There were more cookies at the American Legion Post 433 Cookie Walk on Saturday, than there were last year…more than 150 platters, an estimated 8,000 cookies.  The sad news for many is the cookies were all gone by noon. That's about 133 cookies a minute going into ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Raising funds that will have a direct benefit via the provision of youth scholarships for the AfterSchool program, dance, gymnastic teams, supporting of special needs aquatics classes and the English as a Second Language program, the Connection raised more than $12,000 on 'Giving ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Star Fish Plainfield, a local food pantry, had over 500 bags and boxes of food, paper goods and cleaning supplies delivered by Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence on Saturday.  There were thirty-five volunteers who were on hand to help unload the donations, and they finished ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the vast majority of us shared Thanksgiving Day with family and friends feasting around the table and reciting our thankful blessings -- for many, the world kept on turning and didn't break for the holiday. ​​​​​ The team of employees at NJ Sharing Network work around ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- On Saturday, November 17, 134 members of Faith Lutheran Church and the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack into boxes more than $36,000 of canned and packaged food, designated for the needy. The food had been collected by Boy and Cub Scout troops ...

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And then away went Rudolph a whizzing like a shooting star Run, run Rudolph, Santa's got to make it to town Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry SUMMIT, NJ - The elves who magically make the Summit Santa Claus Shop appear each year, and have for the past five-plus decades, are getting ready to lace ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The big event is almost here!  Join Us at the Holiday Festival on Nov. 23. The Holiday Festival, featuring the Christmas Walk, Santa’s Grand Parade, International Celebrations, and fireworks, takes place on Friday, Nov. 23.  It is followed by Small Business Saturday on Nov.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be hosted by the NJ Sharing Network located at 691 Central Avenue, New Providence. Blood donors can make appointments ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 11th annual Toy Drive event, co-hosted by the Don Jones Foundation and the Jules Podell Foundation, was held on Wednesday, November 14 in the new outdoor heated patio enclosure at Providence Bar & Kitchen in New Providence.   This year’s attendees contributed 400 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Robert Marbut Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness and homeless transformation, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Marbut is the embodiment of Family Promises' assertion that family homelessness is a bipartisan issue, having both served as a White ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Once again members of American Legion Post 433 in New Providence gathered with friends and family to commemorate Veterans Day. On Sunday the post chaplain welcomed everyone and offered a prayer, which included a wish that people of every land “may form a brotherhood which ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Join the 11th Annual Toy Drive from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Providence Bar and Grill located at 1288 Springfield Avenue in New Providence for a night with light appys, discounted cash bar and music.  Bring new unwrapped toys or gift cards for local families ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops of New Providence and Berkeley Heights and the Community Service Association of New Providence are again teaming up to conduct a fall food drive for needy families. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – On Oct. 18, a Berkeley Heights family lost everything due to a fire in their rented home. Less than two weeks later, the family is settled into a home, with new clothes, food in the pantry, school supplies and a deep appreciation for the people of Berkeley Heights. Louis, ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Achieving contributions of $7,000, the 2018 New Providence Crop Walk,  in spite of the high winds and mid-40s temperature, was a large success.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.  Since 1974, the town has had this annual walk. Planned by Faith ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The annual New Providence Street Fair will be in downtown New Providence on Sunday, October 28. The fair, presented by the NJ Sharing Network, will be held on Springfield Avenue, between South Street and Livingston Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.. The family-oriented ...

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Downtown New Providence merchants invite all ghosts, goblins, princesses, and other characters to come downtown to trick-or-treat in their costumes on Saturday, October 27, from 1-3 PM. Stores with orange pumpkins on their doors or in their windows will greet trick-or-treaters with candy and fun ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Peak Medical held its Grand Re-Opening event on Saturday. While the expanded facility has been open for business throughout, Saturday was the official celebration. Residents of the township and surrounding communities stopped in and took tours of the facility which has ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- No ghosts showed up, but a variety of superheroes, a puppy, soldier, princesses and even a unicorn dropped by Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights on Saturday afternoon.  The occasion was a Community Costume Halloween Gathering for local children. Since it was ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — An energetic group of student leaders and two advisors from New Providence Middle School walked out of school, down South Street to Centennial Park a little after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. They were armed with red ribbons and determination, as they undertook the mission to ...

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