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Giving Back

April 25, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Donations are being sought to help a 24-year-old Succasunna man whose once-active life, including college and career plans, has been derailed by a serious case of ulcerative colitis that began when he was 19 and was complicated by the COVID-19 crisis. The GoFundMe site, accessible ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Plainfield Public Schools Special Education Department is hosting a walk to increase awareness within the community. The walk on Friday, April 8, will be held at Hub Stine Field, 1410 Randolph Road, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Used, broken or otherwise unwanted ice hockey sticks are getting a second life —keeping local waterways clean. NY/NJ Baykeeper, along with several Hudson County-based organizations, are collecting hockey sticks and then plan to repurpose them into oyster habitat units that can be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Brighten up your day with a bouquet of flowers that fights hunger in the community. Star Fish Food Pantry, feeding Plainfield for over 50 years, has been selected by store leaders at the Stop & Shop Watchung location as the benefiting hunger organization in the Stop & Shop ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has uprooted families, injured citizens, and left thousands of Ukrainian refugees without access to basic necessities. Over 2.5 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, many leaving behind necessary supplies. To support individuals in need, the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Sharing Network Foundation Board of Trustees announced the election of new Board members to support its strategic efforts to increase the number of lives saved through clinical advancement, family support, public awareness and education about the life-saving benefits of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield resident Aliyah Saleem​ is the founder of Hope For Health & Hygiene, an organization she founded in January that is dedicated to providing hygiene products for the underserved community in the Queen City. The group's first event took place Saturday at Masjidullah ...

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY - A Plainfield man who was working at a construction site in Brooklyn Heights fell to his death on Friday, Feb. 11. Angel Pilataxi was on the roof of the 10-story building at 124 Columbia Heights. The New York City Department of Buildings has since imposed a stop work order for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Netherwood Heights Neighbors, a nonprofit community group in Plainfield, is collecting hot and cold cereal, shelf-stable milk and cans of soup for Children Eating Right Excel At Life, its 2022 C.E.R.E.A.L. Bowl, to aid the Star Fish Food Pantry's efforts. Each month, Star Fish ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Sleepy Hollow Neighbors organization is conducting its second annual community outreach project, supporting the efforts of United Family Services, to benefit the residents of the Park Hotel in Plainfield. The group was able to help 170 people at the residential facility in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the nonprofit organization responsible for the recovery of organ and tissue donation in the state, announced the number of organ donors in a single year reached an all-time high as 233 individuals in New Jersey gave the gift of life in 2021. Last year’s ...

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These readers need engaging texts to help them become lifelong readers! PLAINFIELD, NJ — Mrs. Aguirre is a 7th grade ELA teacher at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies, or PAAAS. According to her current DonorsChoose.org campaign, she says, "Our school is unique in the fact ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield community is rallying to support a family who lost their husband and father by raising funds to help with funeral costs. Rosauro Herrera was with his wife when he was fatally struck by a motor vehicle Saturday on South Avenue at Atlantic Street. In addition to his ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - January 17th would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. The Plainfield Area Humane Society is joining hundreds of shelters and rescues across the country by inviting everyone to take the #BettyWhiteChallenge. Whether we first met her on Password, as "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann ...

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POSTPONED: We received the following message from Club Director Hollingsworth. Thank you for running an article about our MLK Day of Service Project, #BrownBag. I apologize but, I am writing to inform you that the event has been postponed to ensure the health and safety of our Club members and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club is planning to celebrate its 46th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be hosted live on both its Facebook and YouTube channels. The event’s guest speaker ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – This upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend will be dedicated to service and commemoration in Piscataway. On Monday, January 17th from 3:00pm-4:00pm, Zion Hill Baptist Church located at 410 Highland Ave. in Piscataway will commemorate King’s birthday with a day of service, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Queen City Coffee Roasters, a neighborhood coffee shop and local roastery, announced their collaboration with The Salvation Army in Plainfield during this holiday season. Their initiative to collect toys for children in need is a way to bring joy back to the community. “Adopt a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 7th Annual Joanne Hollis Christmas Toy Giveaway will take place on Thursday, December 16. The event is held each year in memory of Joanne Hollis, who passed away in September 2014. She had served as a Plainfield Housing Commissioner, and was also a councilwoman in the 4th ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A number of local groups provided meals for the Plainfield community in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday in order to ensure everyone had a holiday meal. One organization, the Sisters of Solomon, prepared a Thanksgiving lunch, complete with turkey and all the trimmings, at duCret ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Principal Gwynetta Joe of Charles H. Stillman Elementary School in Plainfield is overseeing a coat drive, requesting the community's help to donate lightly used or new coats in children's sizes 5 to 16. The items will benefit students in need at the school, and can be dropped ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Netherwood Heights Neighbors, one of Plainfield's neighborhood associations, is seeking donations for its 15th Annual Food Drive to benefit local families in need. Neighbor Laura Kayser is spearheading this initiative, working as the liaison with Plainfield Action Services whose ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the Plainfield Police Department, along with New Jersey's Muslim American Law Enforcement Association, the City of Plainfield, the Union County Sheriff's Office, the Union County Prosecutor's Office, and sponsors spent Tuesday afternoon distributing food items for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Salvation Army Plainfield Corps, which offers a soup kitchen three times a week at its 615 Watchung Avenue location, augmented its services over the summer with a Mobile Canteen feeding program for additional outreach to the area's homeless population. Volunteers serve food and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Back in May, a group of volunteers descended upon Spruce Street in Plainfield for a Women Build day to work on a new single-family home. The land had been purchased from the City of Plainfield in October 2018, and Union County awarded the Morris Habitat for Humanity a HUD HOME ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Let's talk turkey. The upcoming holiday is a time to be thankful, to be with family and friends, to feast on stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, and to watch football. But for some, it can be difficult to celebrate when times are tough and there is financial strain and job ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students in the School Based Youth Services program at Plainfield's Hubbard Middle School will distribute 1,000 free Thanksgiving food boxes to residents on Friday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first come, first served, no contact drive-thru service will be available on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Netherwood Heights Neighbors Association is holding a book drive to benefit the Plainfield Housing Authority Family Unit. Donations of new children's books are being accepted. Want to contribute? Drop off books through December 10 at 701 Belvidere Avenue. For more ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Sleepy Hollow Neighbors Association is holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the third year in a row. The organization's goal is to surpass last year's collection of $2,100, and the food drive runs through Saturday, November 20. Proceeds will benefit Star Fish Food Pantry, ...

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