Giving Back

September 2, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Start your Sunday in Plainfield at duCret School of Art with the Freedom Church and Gentlemen Making Changes book bag giveaway event. One hundred book bags, along with school supplies, will be given away to area children. Stop by from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1030 Central ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tickets are now on sale for the second annual "From Farm to Table" fundraising dinner with food artfully prepared by local chef extraordinaire, Brian Kirpan, from BK Private Dining and Catering on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Chef Brian will create an ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Dairy Queen in Plainfield is holding another bike giveaway this Saturday, Aug. 25. Over one hundred bikes and helmets for those in need will be distributed at the free quarterly event on a first-come, first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. Can't make it?  The next giveaway ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The TAPinto Plainfield spotlight series continues.  Today, read about Mrs. Archibald, a Maxson Middle School teacher who participates in the national Project Lit initiative, and her campaign on DonorsChoose.org. Our series highlights local teachers who need help funding ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The TAPinto Plainfield spotlight series is three for three.  We have shared the stories about three teachers' DonorsChoose.org campaigns, and all of them are now fully funded.  But we're not done yet! The series focuses on local teachers who need help funding classroom ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Before students head back to school on Sept. 6, they will have the opportunity to collect school supplies and backpacks at events thrown by generous Plainfield organizations. Take note, and save the following dates. This Friday, Aug. 24, there's a Back2School Block Party.  The ...

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UPDATE:  This project has been fully funded! PLAINFIELD, NJ - Today's teacher being featured in the TAPinto Plainfield spotlight series is Ms. Urquizo of Evergreen Elementary School. The series is focusing on local teachers who need a little help funding classroom projects they've posted on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield news and events. MONDAY There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  The interpretive ...

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UPDATE:  This project has been fully funded! PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield is continuing its spotlight series focusing on local teachers who need a little help funding classroom projects they've posted on DonorsChoose.org. Yesterday we told you about Mrs. Hutchinson of Hubbard Middle ...

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UPDATE:  This project has been fully funded! PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students and parents are enjoying the last days of summer, while teachers are preparing lesson plans and organizing classrooms for the upcoming school year. TAPinto Plainfield is shining a spotlight on Plainfield teachers who need ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network, a non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant, is throwing a National Minority Donor Awareness Kickball and Cookout event at Plainfield’s Milt Campbell ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual school supply drive conducted by Netherwood Heights Neighbors is now underway, and the collection will benefit elementary students in Plainfield.  The fundraiser will run through Aug. 31st.   Items being requested for the school children include: colored ...

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CRANFORD - Plainfield area families served by Homefirst will once again benefit from Daniel Serna's annual school supply drive. Serna, a Cranford High School student, has hosted this drive over the past five years and through the generosity of Cranford residents he has been able to provide enough ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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EDISON, NJ - Two graduates from Edison area high schools received a total of $6,875 in scholarships recently from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund. The scholarships, financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, a longtime Plainfield resident, author of 75 books, journalist and arts activist,were ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maggie Grabko, a North Plainfield mom of two, underwent a successful liver transplant on June 13, according to an update on the family’s GoFundMe page by her husband, Shawn Grabko. The Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music ...

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Elizabeth, NJ (June 12, 2018) — Among the latest class of community volunteers to complete child advocacy training and take their oath from Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County are residents of Cranford, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Linden, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend in Plainfield?  Here’s a rundown of what’s on TAP! Donations are now being collected for victims of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire.  Towels, blankets/bed sheets, and clothes, and new/unused items such as diapers and toiletries, can be ...

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Senior Space is a place for older adults to take a class, read a book, find information, or just enjoy the company of others. United Methodist Communities at Covenant Place and AngelaCARES, two organizations committed to older adults, have joined forces with the Plainfield Public Library to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has donated $10,000 to Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc. (Homefirst) which will be used to support Homefirst’s mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to homelessness by ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - United Way of Greater Union County will present Ravenell Williams, President and CEO of the Plainfield YMCA, with the 2018 Dell Raudelunas award at its 2018 Annual Celebration event on June 13. Williams has held this position at the Plainfield YMCA for nearly ten years; ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Parkland Cares will hold a Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17 at Parkland Golf & Country Club, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Jason Taylor Reading Room and Parkland Cares.  The event is presented by StevenDouglas and former NFL player and Hall of Famer Jason ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – An event to promote mental health awareness will be held at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Flemington.  Click here for more information. "Hold on to the Light” is sponsored by Safe Harbor Child Access Centers and Hunterdon Central High School’s Strides Against ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 12. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is the country's largest single-day food drive, and it provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC. Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ⎯ The oldest service club of the three Plainfields will hold its most important annual community service project on June 6 at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield. Long a mainstay in supporting the North Plainfield and Plainfield communities, the Rotary Club of ...

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