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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Send Cards to Detention Camp

December 14, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Middle and Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created Christmas cards to send greetings and positive thoughts to adolescent immigrants who have been detained for several months at the Tornillo detention camp in West Texas after fleeing violence in Central America.

The facility, which was supposed to be temporary, houses 2,400 currently and the ...

Plainfield Residents Can Keep Warm with Help from Local Organizations

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Wintry temperatures are cool, but both a local Plainfield business and a non-profit group are providing resources for residents to keep warm.

Employees at the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority are coming together to help local children keep their hands toasty this holiday season.  Parents can stop by the PMUA office at 215 West Front Street beginning Dec. 17, from ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Attend Teen Hunger Summit

EDISON, NJ -- On Tuesday, December 4, a group of 25 sophomores and juniors from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended the Teen Hunger Summit at Seton Hall Prep in South Orange. This is the second year that W+H students have attended the summit, an event organized by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.  

Students participated in breakout workshops related to ...

NJ Sharing Network Holds Send Off Event for Liver Recipient as New Year's Rose Parade 'Donate Life' Float Honoree

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.

"Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to America's ...

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 Pancreatic ...

Plainfield First Responders Holding Holiday Toy Drives, Fundraisers for Education

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's police and fire departments are holding toy drives to spread cheer this holiday season, and collections will benefit local area youth.

Plainfield PBA Local 19 is collecting toys that are suitable for both boys and girls, for infants up to 13 years old, through Wednesday, Dec. 19.  Items can be dropped off at Police Headquarters, at 200 East 4th ...

Star Fish Food Pantry of Plainfield Receives Large Donation from New Providence Church

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Star Fish Plainfield, a local food pantry, had over 500 bags and boxes of food, paper goods and cleaning supplies delivered by Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence on Saturday.  There were thirty-five volunteers who were on hand to help unload the donations, and they finished stocking newly built shelves in record time.

According to Secretary and Asst. Treasurer ...

Holiday Drive for Plainfield Area Humane Society

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The non-profit Netherwood Heights Neighbors organization is collecting items for our four-legged friends this holiday season, and will benefit the Plainfield Area Humane Society.

PAHS provides programs on pet care and responsible ownership in addition to caring for stray, abandoned and unwanted animals.  It serves towns in Somerset and Middlesex counties.

Requested pet ...

Plainfield PBA Holds Annual Holiday Toy Drive for Local Youth

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield PBA Local 19 is again running its annual holiday toy giveaway for Plainfield youth.

This year, the PBA seeks help from the community to make this a joyous season for even more local families in need.  The group is asking for donations of unwrapped gifts that are suitable for both boys and girls, ages infant to 13 years old.

Toys can be dropped off ...

Plainfield Public Library Accepting Food for Fines

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Do you owe money for overdue books, videos or other items you checked out of the Plainfield Public Library?  Here's a chance to reduce or wipe out that debt, and help those in need at the same time.  The annual Food for Fines program is going on now, and will run through the end of this year.

Every canned or boxed non-perishable, new food item equals one dollar ...

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Union Catholic's Holiday Food Drive Reaffirms Commitment to Social Justice

December 6, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  In another great example of Union Catholic’s social justice initiative and its commitment to helping those in need, the school collected 28 baskets of food and several turkeys for its Holiday Food Drive, which were donated to the Starfish Food Pantry in Plainfield.

Union Catholic’s Student Council Executive Board and Homeroom Representatives carried out ...