Giving Back

March 30, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK – You can find “The Mother of Elder Care” buried in Elmwood Cemetery at the base of a Roman-style monument. On Monday, the ivy-white statue was pointing toward a cloudless sky as leaders from Parker Health Group quietly walked over to Henrietta Parker’s grave and placed a bouquet ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Make-A-Wish New Jersey is joining forces with over 90 Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the state for the 11th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities. This is the 5th year of the sub shop’s partnership with Make-A-Wish New Jersey. Since their partnership began ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With food banks and soup kitchens across Middlesex County running low on supplies as more residents have turned to them for support due to the pandemic, officials with MCFOODS held a drive-in food drive in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement where Piscataway residents could drop off ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Services (MCFOODS) will once again hold a drive-by food drive event in the Lowe’s parking lot on Centennial Ave. on Sat. March 27. From 10 am-2 pm, Piscataway residents will be able to donate canned and packaged goods without ...

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One year after COVID-19 struck New Jersey, shutting the entire state down and precipitating an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is releasing a special report on a year’s worth of activity in response to the pandemic. The report, titled “We Are ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Volunteers with the James O. Bryant Food Pantry joined forces with the Piscataway PBA Local 93 on Saturday, handing out donations of cereal, vegetables, beans, and personal items to those in need, and signing up residents for the COVID-19 vaccination registry. “I felt that it ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Rosemary Petriello set up the GoFundMe page, Gianna's College Fund to help the only child of Marlene Lynn Petriello, a Piscataway resident who passed away February 15 due to COVID-19. “In lieu of flowers, contributions towards Gianna's college education can be made here,” said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with the WeLoveU Foundation and South Amboy YMCA to host a blood drive Sunday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drive takes place at the South Amboy YMCA at 200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard in South ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ, - In celebration of Black History Month, the Lost Souls Memorial Project (LSP) is releasing the official Request for Design Proposals (RFP), seeking design teams to submit their ideas about what the future Lost Souls memorial will be.   The LSP seeks to create a permanent ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Stock up on winter clothing items at the upcoming Winter Dollar Days sale at the St. Peter's Thrift Shop. All winter clothes will be on sale for $1 on Tuesday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Like many Holocaust survivors, Larisa and Anatoly Rabinovich suffered from a lack of food and medical care as children. The impact on their health lasted a lifetime, including problems with their teeth and gums. After years without proper oral health care, the Sussex County ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Muslim Center of Middlesex County (MCMC) recently conducted an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup event along a section of Route 18 in Piscataway, coinciding with the MLK Day of Service. “This is a great opportunity for us to serve the community,” said Muhammad Ali Hashmi, president of ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hello, Online Family! I am partnering with The Food Architects in Piscataway to adopt local NURSING HOME STAFF to feed them a delicious meal on 12/31 and 1/1/21. A huge thank you to all who donated to feed the Nursing Home staff at two local facilities! Because of your ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Santa’s on his way! Thanks to the generous donations from many Piscataway residents and now the athletics department at New Jersey City University, 15-year-old, Mikey Wojcik continues his mission to send a smile to the pediatric cancer patients at the Cancer Institute of New ...

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FORT DRUM, NY — Far from his home in Hillsborough, NJ, Army 1st Lt. Jake Ciattarelli spread some holiday cheer provided by the volunteers of Operation Shoebox New Jersey with 50 soldiers under his command. The 23-year-old platoon leader received a shipment of OPSHBX NJ care packages on Monday, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 pieces of winter apparel were recently donated to the Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation (ZBEF), courtesy of Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's "Head to Toe" clothing drive.  ZBEF will distribute the clothing to local children in need, according to organizers. “Due to ...

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MADISON, NJ – The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on tens of thousands of families across the country, many of which who will be ‘celebrating’ the holidays without their loved ones for the first time. So when local law enforcement officers of the non-profit SUP BRO found out the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Saturday's drive-by ham giveaway event was scheduled to start at noon at the Holmes Marshall Firehouse. Two hours before, the line was wrapped around the corner on Deborah Drive as carloads of Piscataway residents waited to receive what could be the main course for their holiday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks invites residents to participate in Wednesday's Holiday Heroes Parade, a drive-by down Rehill Avenue to salute the 2,400 employees of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset who continue their battle on the front lines against the COVID-19 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – With more and more families faced with food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic constraints, many across Piscataway drove up to various MCFOODS collection sites this weekend to donate what they could to help those in need. “When we heard about ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thanksgiving, we give thanks. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we get deals on things we want to buy. Now, we have #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, “charities, families, businesses, community centers, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — In the spirit of the holiday season, Stelton Pharmacy in Piscataway is collecting new, unwrapped toy donations for the US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program.  “My 13-year-old, Simran organized the toy drive because she wanted to help bring joy to children during the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Three Piscataway Township Girl Scouts from Troop 80329 earned their Silver Award, the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA and the highest a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve.  The three awardees who are now Girl Scout Seniors in 9th grade completed ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, have announced that the team will collect toys at TD Bank Ballpark for Central Jersey Toys For Tots. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, TD Bank Ballpark will be a drop-off site for new, unwrapped toys that will be ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Members of Piscataway PBA Local 93 were on hand in front of the Walmart on Centennial Ave. for their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Saturday morning. As part of their community outreach, members passed out 100 frozen turkeys to Piscataway residents who needed one for their ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Over $8,500 has been raised so far in a GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral expenses for Ashley Guevara, a Piscataway High School sophomore who was killed in an accident earlier this week. “It’s so devastating to say that my little sister has passed away due to a terrible ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — The Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) today received a donation of 1,500 Thanksgiving turkeys which were distributed to two dozen partner agencies throughout the County, helping feed families throughout Middlesex County this ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — As a show of goodwill and gratitude to the community, the Piscataway PBA Local 93 has partnered with Walmart for their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway this Saturday, Nov. 21. Starting at 10:00 a.m., Piscataway families in need can stop by the Walmart on Centennial Ave. where ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has canceled many traditional Veterans Day commemorations, including the township’s annual wreath laying ceremony at the memorial flag poles in Possumtown Park, some have turned to other ways to honor those who served in the various branches of ...

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