Giving Back

Top Stories


Operation Cookie Swap Spreads Holiday Cheer To Area Military Families

December 10, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township. The yummy holiday event is organized by long time borough resident Kimberly Ollis-Loschiavo ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...

Somerset Patriots Host Holiday Toy Drive with Santa and Sparky Lyle Dec. 8

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon.

Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New Jersey.

Lyle will be at the event ...

Hillsborough Rotary Invites Volunteers to Pack Holiday Gifts for US Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad.

That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing US troops serving abroad with their favorite snacks and toiletries. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is proud to ...

4-H Gift Drive Looking for Donations

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you want to help a Middlesex County family have a happy holiday? Consider donating to Project GIFT!  Since 1997, Middlesex County’s 4-H’s Project GIFT has provided a free day of holiday shopping for over 140 needy families in our community.

Over 70 4-H teens assist with the fundraising and running of this event. These students also donate many ...

Sock And Mitten Drive Aims To Help Winter Warmer For Middlesex County Residents

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are once again holding a sock and mitten drive to help make winter a bit warmer for Middlesex County residents. The Friends are leading their second annual Sock and Mitten Drive to benefit the more than 400 families who utilize the Alice's CUP Food Pantry.

Alice's CUP, located on Main Street in the borough, assists any ...

Local Runners and Walkers Seek to Turn Black Friday into Track Friday

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - For many, Thanksgiving has become a day of heading to the mall for doorbuster deals. In Highland Park, NJ, residents will be doing a different kind of running around. On November 23, with support from the Raritan Valley Road Runners they’ll be walking and running laps around Highland Park High School’s track to raise funds for the Central Jersey Diaper Bank, ...

Hillsborough Comic Makes You Laugh for a Cause

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band.

He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist dummies.

A veteran headliner at Atlantic City’s casinos, Lombardi’s also got a ...

Holy Savior Academy Gives Back

Holy Savior Academy has begun its Season of Giving with three traditional initiatives that allow faculty, students and families to support those in need.

Our Veterans Day collection serves the NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park.  This campaign, spearheaded each year by our school nurse, Mrs. Pinto, provides the students and faculty an opportunity to discuss the importance of giving ...

Help a Veteran Go Back to School When You get a Haircut at Sport Clips in East Brunswick Now through Veterans Day

East Brunswick, NJ (November 1, 2018) – Sport Clips Haircuts’ annual “Help A Hero” scholarship campaign starts today, and you can be a part of the mission to help service members and veterans take the next step toward civilian careers through education by visiting the East Brunswick location. Today through Veterans Day, November 11, you can “Help A Hero” when ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News