NEWTON, NJ—The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event, which is now in its seventh year, is all about joining together as a community.

“It is our goal to have as much participation as possible,” town manager Thomas S. Russo, Jr. said.  “By working together we can help keep our town clean for all to enjoy.”

The event takes place on Saturday, April 29 and will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The day will start behind the Municipal Building at 8:30, with an appreciation continental breakfast, which includes bagels, coffee, and juice, and free t-shirt distribution to the first 100 volunteers.

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Once assignments are given according to age and safety, volunteers will move to their respected locations, which can range from parks, parking lots, and ponds, to neighbor’s homes. Garbage bags, rakes, and gloves will be provided by the town’s Department of Public Works employees.

“Join your neighbors as they help clean up our parks, schools, streets and parking lots of litter and recyclables, as well as helping our neighbors in need with various lawn, property maintenance, and clean-up issues”, reads the flyer provided by the Newton Recreation Commission.

Following the conclusion of all the volunteer activities at noon, there will be a social event with pizza and refreshments at Memory Park in Newton.

“This will provide us with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the day, discuss ways to improve the event for next year, as well as an opportunity to meet and greet new friends and neighbors from around town,” stated Newton Mayor Sandra Lee Diglio. 

Pastor Frank Leone and Christ Community Church will once again be co-sponsoring the event. Volunteers are still need for the event, if interested in volunteering or if you are a resident who needs assistance (senior citizen, disabled resident, or veteran), please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 973-383-3521 x224 or via email at