Giving Back

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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – With four children and a husband who coaches youth athletics, Jeannie Dillon cheered on local youth sports teams religiously on weekend mornings, her older sister said. As can happen in youth sports, parents would sometimes become overly engaged, but Dillon had a way to quell the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Library’s Kennedy branch was open for blood donations on Monday, where technicians from the New York Blood Services collected 34 pints of blood from community supporters. “Blood donations support breast cancer warriors and survivors,” said account manager, Lynne ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County police will host a benefit softball tournament Saturday, Oct. 13 at William Warren Park in Woodbridge. Entry fee is $600 per team with funds being raised for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The first ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Philadelphia Eagles fight song “Fly Eagles Fly” rang throughout the Camden City Council’s chambers on Monday afternoon. Those wishing the Eagles along the “road to victory” were gathered at Camden’s City Hall to watch as Mayor Frank Moran honored the philanthropic work of ...

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MONMOUTH, NJ - Bella Vista Country Club Marlboro, NJ MONDAY OCTOBER 1, 2018 10:30 am This year, Family First Funding LLC is honored to host a day and night on the golf course to raise money for Make-A-Wish® New Jersey. nj.wish.org Wishes are more than just a nice thing... A wish experience can ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Nearly five hundred individual women runners and walkers are expected to join together at Holmdel Park on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend to raise funds for and promote awareness of organizations that provide essential services to women and their children in Monmouth and Ocean ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The VII annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally is just around the corner on Sept. 8th.  Cyclists from all around the tristate region will enjoy one of five Sourland region routes: Five Mile (almost flat) Family Fun Ride, 28 miles, 37 miles, 53 miles or 66 miles.  The longest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:  The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will welcome retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Yeaw of SEAL Team VI to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s game against the York Revolution scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday, Aug.17th. Yeaw will be the team’s special guest and will throw out a ceremonial first ...

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Piscataway, NJ - In a post on the Piscataway Township Schools’ website, district officials thanked the Piscataway Knights of Columbus for their recent fundraising efforts for special needs students. The post states: “Thank you, Piscataway Knights of Columbus, for your breakfast fundraiser and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends. The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It’s a great time to be a Girl Scout and a Girl Scout volunteer. On July 1 the Girl Scout volunteers in East Brunswick merged with volunteers in South River and Milltown to provide even more opportunities for girls. Troop leaders and other volunteers will get increased ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The six-day Rotary Fair/Business Showcase, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14- Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, begins its second decade of operation under Rotary leadership this summer. Attendance has averaged 15,000 annually, making it one of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's Polish American Club will be the site for the Fight the Fight for Janice benefit on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. The event is to help Janice Cooper, a longtime kindergarten teacher at the Spotswood School District's Schoenly School, in her fight against colon ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A group of earnest West Coast cyclists determined to provide clean drinking water to impoverished regions of the world will stop overnight at a supporter’s 58 West End Ave. home before heading to New York City on the last leg of their coast-to-coast fund raiser. Kelley Allen ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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