Giving Back

May 1, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - During the current pandemic, the St. Agnes Food Pantry has stepped up its efforts to help those in need. For many years, it has served local families by providing supplemental groceries to people who cannot afford enough food to sustain themselves and their families. It is solely ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - It was a picture perfect moment when Lauren Verdi decided to do something to give back to the Township. The local resident wanted to find a way to help businesses, which were economically impacted this past month due to the coronavirus outbreak, as well as helping health care ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano has reached out to the senior community through a letter that was mailed, posted on social media, and even hand-delivered to residential homes by members of the Little Falls Police Department. The goal was to see if anyone is in need of assistance amid the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park fifth grader Jayden Perez, founder of the non-profit charity From The Bottom of My Heart, was concerned that many of his friends and students did not have hand sanitizer because stores are all sold out.  The 11-year-old decided to donate 1,000 hand spray ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council are once again sponsoring the annual Easter basket drive. Materials to make Easter baskets for less fortunate children in the area are being collected at Woodland Park Borough Hall, 5 Brophy Lane, the Alfred Baumann Library, 7 Brophy Lane, ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The Totowa Public Library and Kohl’s of Woodland Park have joined together for a program called "Recycle Beyond the Bag." The library will be collecting household plastic bags and wraps that will be recycled and used by a company named Trex to make composite products.  If the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council bestowed Bill and Karen Broadfield at its Feb. 19 meeting with the Mayor's Award for driving toy donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The couple, formerly of Woodland Park, now residing in Totowa, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The local school communities recently concluded their annual Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger" collection drives.  The Charles Olbon School community collected 1,178 non-perishable food items. With the generosity of the students and staff, the total almost tripled the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Friends of the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library, otherwise known as FAB, is hosting a Casino Night fundraiser on “lucky” Friday, March 13 at The Brownstone. All proceeds from this event will go to the library construction project. Last year, over 200 people attended ...

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TOTOWA, NJ – Through the month of February, Senators Kristin Corrado and Kip Bateman will be hosting their annual “Sock for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by heroes serving around the world. Donations of clean, unworn socks can be dropped off their district offices at ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Alfred H. Baumann Library, in partnership with Mayor Keith Kazmark, Passaic County Senior Services, Passaic Valley High School and the Woodland Park School District, launched a community service project to provide persons experiencing ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Charles Olbon School and Beatrice Gilmore School are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger and they are asking the community to help supply canned and dry, boxed goods to the less fortunate in the area. Can and dry pet food is also welcome. As the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This holiday season, a number of charitable efforts were held in the local schools. Both Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools took part in the annual Giving Tree initiative for the Family Reach Foundation.  This is the 15th year that teachers have organized this charitable ...

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TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park and Totowa firefighters recently helped load up a trailer full of over 600 toys that were collected at their Nov. 30 Holiday Lights Parade. Firefighter Bill Broadfield and his wife Karen, of Totowa, drove the trailer to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library recently held its annual appreciation night to honor its resident, community, business, program and school partners. The library Board of Trustees and staff would like to send thanks to everyone who contributes their time and talents to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Rotary Club of Passaic Valley members Maria Martini Cordonnier and Sonia Roman and club President Gregory Liss visited Beatrice Gilmore School on Dec. 4 as part of the annual Dictionary Project. The club provided every third grader with their own dictionary. Students learned ...

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WOODLAND PARK/TOTOWA, NJ - The West Paterson and Totowa Fire Departments on Nov. 30 hosted their first Holiday Parade much to the delight of hundreds of people who lined up along the streets in both towns to watch. Over 140 trucks, apparatuses, and floats drove down Union Boulevard and Totowa ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, Dec. 3. Help build a library of possibilities by making a charitable donation to the Friends of the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library to help fund its renovation and expansion. It's easy to help. Send a check to the library (7 Brophy Lane, Woodland ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park distributed 30 turkeys and the fixings to local families who need a helping hand this Thanksgiving. The Borough sends its thanks to Fairway Market, who generously donates turkeys every year to the collection drive. Thanks to School ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson and Totowa Fire Departments are extremely excited to present their first Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 30. It is not to be missed, they say, as over 140 trucks, apparatuses, and floats are expected. The parade will start at 6 p.m. Roads along the area of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Since the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the West Paterson and Totowa Fire Departments wanted to let its followers know how they will be handling the gifts collected during the Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 30.  All the gifts collected from registered participants ...

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TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In light of Wallington canceling its annual fire department parade, a 17-year tradition, the Boroughs of Totowa and Woodland Park have joined together to host their first holiday parade through both towns.  The Totowa Fire Department and West Paterson Fire have picked ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including more than 174,000 throughout the U.S. this year alone. This November, members of the Woodland Park Police/PBA Local 173 will be putting down the razor and picking up the cause by participating in the Grow & ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School will once again honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as the girls’ soccer program takes a lead role. Head coach Kathleen Berthold, a PV grad and former standout student-athlete for the Hornets, has done a tremendous job in putting together a special ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - This October, the Little Falls Police Department is joining in the fight against breast cancer by going pink. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the department will be wearing pink patches to show their support. It is also reaching out to the community and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The 14th annual tricky tray fundraiser and super 50/50 sponsored by West Paterson Volunteer Fire Department Co. 3, serving the Borough of Woodland Park, will be held on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, 822 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Doors open at 6:30 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Join Save the Animals Rescue Team for its 19th annual tricky tray! The event will be held at the Double Tree Hilton, 690 Rt 46 east, Fairfield, on Sept. 22, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $58 per person. Ticket price includes one sheet of of lower level tickets and brunch with ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough sends its thanks to the “50 Red Swings” organization and founder Lucienne Merkatz, for donating our new adaptive red swing at Zacarria Park. Lucie, 18, wanted to find a way to encourage inclusivity, beginning at a young age, by making playgrounds across the U.S. more ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Local fifth grader Jayden Perez, president of the non-profit charity From the Bottom of My Heart, has completed his mission on donating backpacks full of school supplies to less fortunate in the community and surrounding area. A number of volunteers helped Jayden fill the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Local fifth grader Jayden Perez, president of the non-profit charity From the Bottom of My Heart, is concluding his summer school supply drive with a collection day and backpack filling event on Sunday, Aug. 18 starting at 2 p.m. at the WP Boys & Girls Club on Memorial ...

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