Giving Back

May 11, 2021

Demand for food assistance expected to remain high as pandemic begins to fade This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Almost 300 ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Additional emergency food distribution events are scheduled for Union County residents through May. The Union County Board of County Commissioners are holding these events to aid those affected by COVID-19. The next Plainfield will be held on May 25 at Gerald B. Green ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Three individuals are recipients of a 2021 Volunteer Spirit Award by the Greater Somerset County YMCA for the role they played as leaders of the Plainfield YMCA Food Security team when COVID-19 brought everything to a halt in March 2020. The group award was presented for their ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Star Fish Food Pantry racked up another accolade in celebration of its 50th anniversary. In addition to receiving a resolution from the Union County Board of Commissioners to recognize the organization's service to the community, board members and volunteers were presented with a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Star Fish Food Pantry, located in Plainfield, is celebrating 50 years of service to the community. The organization was recognized by the Union County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, with Commissioner Rebecca Williams doing the honors onsite at its East Front Street ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Star Fish Food Pantry has been serving the Plainfield area for fifty years, and Executive Director Patricia Bixel, a longtime volunteer for Star Fish, reflects on the non-profit's history. STAR FISH BEGINNINGS: In the early 1960s, Plainfield experienced a traumatic period ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A dog named Bo captured the hearts of people in his Plainfield hometown and in neighboring communities when he went missing for ten days. Luckily, Bo’s story had a happy ending after he was found with the help of the Plainfield Residents' Association for Animal Rescue and other ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day event starting on Friday, March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph. The event will be an interactive day filled with live broadcasts, video interviews and more according to organizers. Gifts provided on #SJGivingDay support the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Though many of us may not realize the grave disparities that exist in our own communities, people struggle with hunger in every part of New Jersey. They could be our neighbors or the kids in our children's classes. In the state, 774,860 people are struggling with hunger, and of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Sleepy Hollow Neighbors group is collecting toiletries for residents in Plainfield's residential health care facility, the Park Hotel. New items being collected include socks, face masks, soaps and personal hand sanitizer. The Sleepy Hollow Neighbors organization is made ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Most folks spend their weekends running errands. Thirteen-year-old Hilltop City resident Brady O'Shea spent his weekend running 48 miles. That's right. Forty-eight miles. And, to boot, he selflessly accomplished what for many would be an unimaginable feat to benefit Goryeb ...

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Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis at events in Scotch Plains, Union, and Plainfield The Union County Board of County Commissioners will hold three additional emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in March, and its first food distribution event ...

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Emergency food assistance expected to stay at record levels for two years or more. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Get in on the action, and join the 2021 COVID Relief Virtual 5K. You can walk or run the 5K course of your choice — outside, on a treadmill, stationary bike, or however you choose. There is a $20 race fee to join (with a $2.16 sign-up fee). All proceeds will benefit the New ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Friday walk-up food distribution events at Plainfield High School and Maxson Middle School will include some extra giveaways, and a drive-up Union County sponsored event on Saturday will be held at Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains. FRIDAY, FEB.

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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UNION, NJ -- The Union County Board of Commissioners will hold a food distribution event for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, February 20. A drive-up distribution will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Kean University’s parking lot in Union ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Neighborhood Health Center in Plainfield will offer free dental care to children one-year-old to 16-years-old for Give Kids A Smile® Day. The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation's event is an annual volunteer initiative that provides free educational, preventive and ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Netherwood Heights Neighbors non-profit community group is collecting hot and cold cereal for Children Eating Right Excel At Life, its 2021 C.E.R.E.A.L. Bowl to help in need families and students learning at home who typically receive breakfast at school. Star Fish ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Weekday food distribution will resume on January 4 at public schools in Plainfield. The meals are available for those residents 18-years-old and younger, and can be picked up by a parent or guardian. Evening hours will be available on Mondays and Thursdays, from 4:00 to 6:00 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Just hours after a food distribution event at Plainfield High School, on a brisk and slightly windy afternoon, Assemblywoman Linda Carter presented resolutions to both Nalit Patel of the Livingston Lions Club, and Chef Andre James of Maschio's Food Services, who is the Food ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — An event to provide holiday gifts for the children of Plainfield was held at Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar in North Plainfield Friday evening. Bridget Rivers, a former Plainfield councilwoman, sponsored the annual event in memory of her sister Joanne Hollis, who ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A group of South Plainfield teens attending Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen recently set out to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need. Looking to expand upon the philanthropic efforts taking place in their school, Keagan Edmondson, Jayden Hunter, and Rocco ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Netherwood Heights Neighbors Association is once again collecting items for four-legged friends this holiday season. Donations will benefit the Plainfield Area Humane Society. The PAHS organization provides programs on pet care and responsible ownership in addition to caring ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Netherwood Heights Neighbors Association is holding a toy drive this holiday season, and it benefits the Plainfield Housing Authority's Joanne Hollis Gardens. The drive runs through December 17, and unwrapped toys can be dropped off in the decoratd container at 701 Belvidere ...

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