Giving Back

April 29, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – In the face of COVID-related financial troubles, a group of Paterson women continues to fight for individuals facing homelessness by providing access to clean showers and other resources. On May 31, Muture Sisters Organization (MSO), a Paterson-based, women-run nonprofit dedicated ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A New Jersey man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney Disease.

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PATERSON, NJ – Skillfully helping to steer Eva’s Village through a global pandemic has earned Howard Haughton the permanent position of Chief Executive Officer of the expansive non-profit organization that has been serving the Paterson community since 1982. Earlier this week the Board of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Easter Bunny hopped on over to NJCDC and left a special Easter treat for students at the Paterson Family Center Preschool (PFC) on Friday. More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, much still doesn't seem normal, and for many Paterson families, holidays like Easter are ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Victor Hernandez, Senior Branch Manager at M&T Bank in Paterson, has become Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children’s newest board member, a statement from the non-profit serving women, teens, and children living in need in the Greater Paterson area announced Thursday. An ...

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2020 was a year like no other, bringing forth unprecedented and unforeseen challenges—but also many reasons to be hopeful. Just a few months into 2020, we were confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenges that have long confronted Paterson—including poverty, hunger, and homelessness—were ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mamma’s Kitchen, located on Vreeland Avenue on the city’s east side, was a hub of activity shortly after noon, on Tuesday.   The eatery, which features Caribbean cuisine, saw a steady flow of local health care workers, teachers, and first responders stop by for a free takeout ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Once again expanding their efforts to provide critical support to Paterson families in need, the New Jersey Community Development Corporation, NJCDC, is launching a program to provide monthly boxes of non-perishable food to 500 families across the city. The boxes of household ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a lot of change throughout the world. However, for newly elected President of the Elizabeth Chapter of the NAACP Shawn McClain, the pandemic has been an eye-opening experience, leading to a personal revelation to get even more involved in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While a long line of area residents waited for the daily food distribution at Paterson’s Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC) on Monday morning, the non-profit organization’s warehouse was abuzz with activity as a forklift hoisted pallets of non-perishable food ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With images of deadly rioting in the U.S. Capitol still fresh in everyone's minds, and law enforcement officials gearing up for further protests, or worse, as we inch closer to the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden, one Paterson organization is taking step to “bring healing ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As they’ve done since the spread of COVID-19 started in March, including last month when they distributed Thanksgiving meal kits to hundreds of Paterson families, the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) adapted past traditions to continue serving local families in a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando has rescued a plethora of animals over the years, including at least one boa constrictor, a cow that halted traffic for hours by escaping on Interstate 80; a large, wild African cat; and, most recently, an emu, initially reported as ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson native, and Super Bowl champion, Victor Cruz was back on familiar turf Thursday, and once again showing his generosity and commitment to serving others. Building on a connection that started more than a decade ago when he volunteered with fellow New York Football Giants ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Dozens of children, accompanied by family members, reacted with beaming smiles as they received brightly wrapped gifts at the annual Toy Drive sponsored by local businesswoman Elsa Mantilla and 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz. The gala event, held along the vibrants 21st Avenue ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Perhaps taking a page out of his father’s playbook, Paterson entrepreneur Justin Wimberly, under the banner of his sports startup Zone6ix, provided Christmas blessings to 10 Paterson children in the form of new sneakers. "Growing up I was fortunate to receive sneakers that I ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Amid one of the greatest periods of need in U.S. history, PSEG and the PSEG Foundation announced Monday that they are donating $1.5 million to nonprofits in New Jersey and Long Island that support those hit the hardest by the pandemic.      The impromptu holiday donations will help ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock barber Casey Terramoccia was listening when his customer, Frank Petrelli from the Paterson Fire Department, told him they were collecting toys for Paterson families in need. Terramoccia, owner of Iconic Barber, located in the Galleria just off the corner of Rock Road on ...

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PATERSON, NJ - If it was hope Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Paterson) and his team of volunteers set out to provide Wednesday they succeeded as hundreds gathered at Eastside School and moved through a line that would end with them collecting a bag full of groceries to prepare a warm and hearty ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A vacant parking lot at 103 Fair Street was transformed  into a winter wonderland for Paterson children Monday, courtesy of Charles Florio, one of Paterson’s most prominent property developers. The organizers, made up of Florio’s family and staff, beat Mother Nature to the punch ...

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PATERSON, NJ – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Paterson Animal Shelter. John DeCando, the city’s longtime chief animal control officer, and his staff are once again trying to make the holidays a little brighter for pets whose owners may not be able to afford gifts for their ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - For most people, birthdays are about celebrating themselves. Even though we don’t admit it, we all are expecting to unwrap a present that our friends or family have bought us. Most of us get jewelry or clothes to show off, but for Clifton resident Grace Stephenson, 85, one of her most ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While the spread of COVID-19 may have altered their plans for Thanksgiving, the virus couldn’t break the spirit, or desire to give, of either Eva’s Village or 4th Ward Councilwoman Ruby Cotton Thursday. As they have since 1982, then operating as a humble soup kitchen, staff and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Thousands of Paterson families that otherwise may not have will enjoy Thanksgiving meals in their homes thanks to the generosity of several individuals and organizations across the city. On Tuesday, TAPinto Paterson was on hand at the NJCDC Great Falls Youth Center where cars ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 100 JFK High School families will enjoy an even more special Thanksgiving this year following a special food distribution last week that included a free turkey and a bag of non-perishable food items. The effort, Michael Hill, Principal of Operations at JFK said, is part of a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Pride Alliance concluded a successful clothing drive Saturday, acquiring dozens of donated packages destined for the Essex county-based Reaching Adolescents in Need Foundation (RAIN) which provides a shelter for displaced and homeless LGBT youth, many of whom have been ...

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PATERSON and UNION CITY, NJ - Keeping up their tradition of giving back to the community, IBEW Local 827’s Hudson unit hosted its annual Thanksgiving food drive throughout the first part of November. With demand for food higher than ever at food pantries union members doubled their efforts and made ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in The United States, donated 300,000 pounds of food to the people of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala last month, TAPinto has learned. "We have been faced with an unprecedented global crisis that has affected us all. Our ...

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PATERSON, NJ –  Though 2020 has proved to be a challenging year on many fronts due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Paterson Alliance still wanted to highlight the efforts of community members, especially those who are working to help the city make it through this incredibly difficult time. Each ...

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