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Rutgers Football Players Assist at Operation Shoebox New Jersey Packing

February 18, 2017

 

MANVILLE, NJ  - More than 300 volunteers helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey commemorate its 12th anniversary Saturday by packing  1.200 personal care packages that will be shipped to United States military personnel stationed around the world.

Several members of the Rutgers football team came to help, as did several other groups, including the Boy Scouts, Troop 193; Girl ...

Party Dress Sale in Westfield will Benefit The Paul Jackson Fund

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Paul Jackson Fund will hold a party dress sale for teens in Westfield on Saturday, Feb. 25, featuring new and gently used dresses at bargain prices. Money raised will help provide financial support to families in crisis because of a catastrophic illness or disability.

Prices range from $15 for short dresses to $20 for gowns.

“This is a wonderful ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Families Provide Community Service

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison continued their community service program by volunteering at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on Feb. 11. Students and their families stocked shelves, organized supplies and prepared food packages at the warehouse.

The mission of the CFBNJ is to "fill the emptiness caused by hunger with food, ...

Registration Open for Greta’s Run in Westfield Apr. 23

WESTFIELD, NJ — Registration for the fourth annual Greta’s Run, a 5K for people of all abilities coming April 23, is open. To register, click here.

The annual race was created in memory of Westfield High School student Greta Schoenemann. Co-founders Ben Nanna and Jayne Ruotolo skipped a year in 2016 when they decided to move the 5K from September (the month Greta ...

Imagine Open House at New Center in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has moved into a dedicated home of its own at 244 Sheffield Street in Mountainside and invites the public to an Open House on Feb. 22 to see and learn more about Imagine. Sessions are 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Imagine is a free, year-round grief support ...

NJ 2-1-1 Supports Struggling New Jerseyans, Connects Low-to-Moderate Income Earners to Tax Assistance Sites

East Hanover, NJ - Every year at this time, NJ 2-1-1 staff is helping to ensure that the refund is not left “on the table” by answering calls for information on locations where free tax filing assistance is available. Hundreds of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) locations are listed on the organization’s website, www.nj211.org/nj-vita-centers. “There isn’t a ...

Playball for Miracles Honors Elizabeth Fire Chief Kelly with Division for Police, Fire, and EMS

ELIZABETH, NJ – Former Elizabeth Fire Chief Lou Kelly is being posthumously honored by Playball for Miracles with a division named in his honor, organizers of the fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announced.

In the past, this one-pitch, softball tournament has consisted of two divisions, Men’s and Co-ed. On May 6, 2017, Playball for Miracles will launch the ...

Memory of North Plainfield Resident Joshua Helck Lives On Through Family-Run Non-Profit

(Editor's Note: Heather Hernandez is a senior at North Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto North Plainfield.) 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In 2007, shortly after Joshua Helck passed away, the North Plainfield resident’s sister Jane and some of her friends wanted to do something to help raise money for cancer research and soon she and her friends began ...

Holy Trinity Students Learn How Plainfield YMCA Provides Assistance to Union County Residents

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 7th grade class from Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield visited the Plainfield YMCA Housing Division to learn first-hand how the shelter operates, and to see the facilities that are used to house an average of 25 families and individuals each night.

Theresa McCoy, the YMCA’s Housing Director, explained how the shelter provides assistance to Union County ...

Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Distribution of Coats Held Jan. 19 at Plainfield's PAAAS

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools’ Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) had been selected as the recipient of the 10th Annual Burlington Coat Factory, KIDS Fashion Delivers and Good Morning America’s “Warm Coats and Warm Hearts” coat drive.

On Jan. 19th, the coats were distributed, with over 100 new coats donated to students from ...

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Sixteen local at-risk youth celebrate finding stability

February 18, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ -

Sixteen local at-risk youth this week celebrated finding stability and security as they marked their first full year as members of the Transitional Opportunities Program of Community Access Unlimited (CAU).

The Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP) provides housing, life skills training and other support services to youth aged 13-21 being served under the Department of ...