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

December 10, 2018

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 ...

Sparta Elementary School Families Turn Out for Holiday Service Night for Sussex County Foster Children

SPARTA, NJ – The Helen Morgan School cafeteria was buzzing with the energy from the busy hands of Christmas elves at the third annual Family Service Night.  On Friday night, December 1 students and their families donated their time wrapping a mountain of toys for children in foster care in Sussex County.

This year the initiative collected toys and gifts for 141 children.  ...

Birth Haven's 'Journey of Hope' Documentary Video Series Launches Today

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, has launched a video series following the life of one expecting mother to generate awareness and donations during the holiday season.

Historically, Birth Haven has had an annual large-scale fall fundraising event. Now, for the second consecutive year, Birth Haven is raising funds in a more ...

Pass It Along Plans Move to The Shoppes of Lafayette

SPARTA, NJ  - Pass It Along announced the new location of their facilities at ‘An Evening for Pass It Along’ benefit event held at Perona Farms, in Andover, on October 25. Pass It Along will be moving their facilities to The Shoppes of Lafayette, located in Lafayette.

The new facility will be located at 75 State Route 15, Unit 62.

The Pass It Along Youth ...

Hampton Township Fire and Rescue Holds Tree and Wreath Sale

HAMPTON, NJ – The Hampton Township Fire and Rescue will be holding their annual Christmas Tree and wreath sale.  The sale begins on Friday, November 23 and will continue “until we are sold out,” according to organizer Amy Dolan.

Purchases can be made on weekends between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and weekdays from 4:30 until 9 p.m. at the Hampton Fire and Rescue, 189 Halsey Road ...

Sparta VFW Hosts Veterans Day Ceremony: 'Do Not Let Us Be Used as Tools'

SPARTA, NJ — A large crowd assembled in front of the monument at the Sparta VFW on Main Street on Sunday. Precisely at the eleventh hour, the Veterans Day ceremony began.

“Do not let us be used as tools,” was one of three points made by the guest speaker, Howard Burrell, Air Force retired. 

After the playing of the national anthem, Commander Pete Litchfield began ...

Marine Corps Toys for Tots Collections Set to Begin in Sussex County

SPARTA, NJ – The Marine Corps Toys for Tots organizers are gearing up for the season.  In the county there will be several locations where new unwrapped toys can be donated, according to Jim Brady, Toys for Tots Chairman.

From  November 25 through December 18 collection boxes will be at Sparta Town Hall, Greene's Beans, Liquor Factory, the UPS store, Chiropractor Dr. Eric ...

Students Help with Sparta Woman's Club's Vial of Life Project

SPARTA, NJ – The ladies of the Sparta Woman’s Club were joined by Sparta Ambulance Squad Cadets and Boy Scouts from Troop 95 and St. Kateri Knights of Columbus Squire Roses and Squires in their efforts to make and distribute free Vile of Life kits.

Club members Arlene Kayne and Marjorie Strohsahl worked with Cadets  Kae DeGiovanni, Aaron Lopex, Henry Flint, Matt Cernek, ...

Newton High School Junior Helps Students with 'Weekend Bags'

NEWTON, NJ — While most high school juniors are consumed with classes, classes, tests, activities, graduation and college, one Newton students is also thinking about helping others.

In many ways Isobel Costello is a typical 11th grade student but her Weekend Bag Program is anything but typical.

Two years ago as a freshman, Isobel Costello created a program, now known as The Weekend ...

Elves Wanted to Help with Project Self Sufficiency

NEWTON, NJ – Volunteer Elves are wanted to help with Project Self Sufficiency’s Season of Hope Toy Shop.

Saturday, December 1 – 3 p.m.-- Sparta Train Station to unload 18,000+ toys from the Toys for Tots train to trucks to be transported to Project Self Sufficiency in Newton.
Saturday, December 1 – 3:30 p.m. – Project Self Sufficiency in Newton to unload ...

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Fourth 'Journey of Hope' Video Released by Birth Haven

December 17, 2018

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 ...