Giving Back

January 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Volunteers from several organizations including St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation, New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), and Eva’s Village are set to take to the streets on Wednesday, January 23, to count homeless residents across Passaic County. The annual ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With the new year comes new efforts by several local organizations to help tackle the issues of hunger throughout Paterson and Passaic County. According to estimates, the United Way of Passaic County reported in announcing their partnerships with four local non-profit organizations ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With over 40 local unions under its umbrella, and a dual mission of growing the voices of working families while engaging in efforts to give back to the community, the December 19 event that paired the Passaic County Central Labor Council (PCCLC) with  local Paterson artists & ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In rapt anticipation, nine-year old Dafri Arias and two-year old Albert Arias sat patiently awaiting the presentation of toys at the annual Christmas celebration hosted by 4th Ward Councilwoman Ruby Cotton.  Held at the city’s Masonic Temple, the youngsters were accompanied by their ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Shelby Suttlen stood in line watching over her 11-year old sister-in-law, Anna, who was waiting to meet and have her picture taken with Santa Claus. The 4th grader at Paterson School 19 was one of over 500 children who came with their family to attend the 25th annual holiday party ...

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PATERSON, NJ- More than 500 Paterson children and families are expected to enjoy the joy of Christmas thanks to the 15th annual Toys for Kids event to be hosted by 3rd Ward Councilman Bill McKoy on Saturday. Doors at Martin Luther King School PS 23 will open at 11:00 a.m. with the toy giveaway ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Center City Mall’s IHOP opened its doors to nearly 100 city families in need on Tuesday as part of their fifth annual “Breakfast for Dinner” event. “It is my privilege to be able to give back to the communities that have treated me so well and honored me with their loyalty,” Adenah ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The holiday season is often recognized as a time of togetherness, warmth, and gratitude for another year gone by.  For Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and Team Hope, it’s also a time to give back. This was made clear again on Tuesday as Wimberly headed up their 26th Annual Dinner For ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson real estate investor Cesar Piña and DJ Envy from Power 105.1  will host a “Holiday Toy Giveway” for all Paterson children, 11 years old and younger, on Friday. The event at International High School will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. Special guests expected to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Fire Department arrived at Paterson School 21 with lights flashing and sirens blaring on Tuesday. While usually a cause for concern, when the first passenger exited the lead vehicle, donning a red suit and full beard, concerns were quickly quelled. Thankfully, the only ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Student’s at Paterson’s Edward W. Kilpatrick School will be warmer this winter thanks to a special delivery from Santa Claus. The man in red, along with several elves, who double as members of the Paterson Rotary Club, the city’s oldest service organization, delivered 380 new winter ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While stories abound of holiday generosity throughout Paterson one took on special meaning Saturday, not just because of the children it celebrated, but also because of the driving force behind the annual event. Now in its eighth year, the Holiday Family Event hosted by The Jahmier ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For Jashina Green Jackson, a mother or two, the help of 4CS means that her son and daughter can participate in a summer program as well as financial support for her own continued training as a certified teaching assistant. On Saturday, the Paterson based nonprofit child-care ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With their starched dress uniforms, bright white gloves, and polished shoes the Honor Guard made up of members of the Paterson Police Department and Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers stood in stark contrast to the gray, well-worn, floors of Dynasty Auto Body on Pennsylvania Avenue on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Not content to simply donate gifts to children that will spend Christmas separated from their parents and siblings, Paterson Firefighter Roshawn Davis, on behalf of the Bronze Heat, decided to do more to help given them all a special night. On Thursday, he and the organization that ...

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PATERSON, NJ- At 95 years old Vera Rosciano is a lifelong Paterson resident. It’s the city she was born in, raised her children with alongside her loving husband of more than 60 years, and still calls home. And while her daughter, also Vera, checks in on her every day it’s her large, and loud, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Just a week after the members of the Paterson Police Department made a contribution of $21,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Alex Cruz, President, PBA Local 1, the union the represents them, announced that their annual drive has yielded the collection and distribution of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Grinch's sneaky antics and attempts to steal away the Christmas spirit were easily overpowered by an outpouring of positive energy and love of more than nearly 100 local children and families that attended the annual St. Joseph's Health Community Christmas Tree Lighting on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The multi-purpose room of the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson was transformed into a holiday marketplace Friday and Saturday creating an “opportunity to bring the joy of Christmas to children and families all over Paterson.” The event, organized by volunteers from the Bergen ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For the second weekend in a row members of the Paterson Fire Department will be out in intersections across the city on Saturday collecting donations as part of their annual boot drive. Funds raised through the effort are used to purchase and donate toys to both local children in need ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Just hours before the City of Paterson officially ushered in the Christmas season by switching on the lights to the tree standing proudly outside of City Hall members of the Paterson Great Falls Rotary Club showed they were already in the giving spirit. Transforming the community ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Paterson firefighters Amer Alnatur and Frank Lozada launched FMBA Local 2’s annual breast cancer fundraiser last month they set out to surpass the success of past years. “Our union has strived to not only support the community, but also to involve the community directly in our ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With organizations such as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Humble Beginnings, and Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children collectively serving more than 1,500 meals, and countless other efforts, including one by the members of IBEW 827, to distribute turkeys and other meal kits to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A little over a year ago the Father English Community Center’s food pantry and clothing closet was totally destroyed by fire. A “total loss” is how a spokesman for the Catholic Diocese described it at the time. Going into Thanksgiving 2018 on Thursday, the rehabilitated and ...

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PATERSON, NJ— More than 650 local low-income women and children enjoyed a full Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday served by dozens of volunteers including Mayor Andre Sayegh, Councilman Luis Velez, and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter at Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children. The meal, now an annual ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Launched by local non-profit leaders that  “knew that they could accomplish more together than each individual organization could on their own,” the Paterson Alliance hosted its 20th anniversary gala on Friday. The founders, according to Inge Spungen, Executive Director, “had the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Paterson couple Damen Van Ginneken and his partner Elizabeth Estella Valverde heard the news that a family with longtime ties to Paterson had lost all of their belongings in a tragic house fire, they sprung into action, and are asking anyone who wants to help to join their ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Women’s Center is set to host their third annual Domestic Violence Awareness month Purple Ball fundraising event on Thursday, October 18. Billed as "Casino Night" the event, honoring the Paterson Police Department and sponsored by Columbia Bank,  will take place ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Though she may be too young to notice, when two and a half year old Carly returns to her Paterson home following her extensive treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia she’ll be welcomed into a newly planted front lawn, freshly painted porch, and a much cleaned up backyard ...

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PATERSON, NJ - NJCDC is seeking volunteers to aid in the construction of a playground at Westside Park on Thursday.   The event, said to be a partnership between the City of Paterson, PSE&G, and KaBoom will take place 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   “It’s a full day of volunteering, but ...

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