Giving Back

January 18, 2019

County also announces drop off sites for diapers and feminine hygiene products; residents encouraged to make financial contributions to Community Food Bank of NJ The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced on Friday an online assistance guide for Federal employees who are experiencing ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Take a look at some upcoming events in Plainfield that will honor and remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Saturday, Jan. 19, Plainfield's Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity will hold its annual family-friendly event at Hubbard Middle School, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO today announced that it will be sponsoring a monthly series of Italian and Italian-American movies to be shown—free to the public—at the South Plainfield Library. The first movie, "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" featuring Marcello ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated hosted its annual "Kids Deserve Toys" event on Saturday at Plainfield High School to support less fortunate local families. Founded in Plainfield, NJ in January 1955, Omicron Chi Chapter is an unincorporated local ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison gather the many items collected during this year’s holiday coat drive. Pictured, from left: Ryan Brace of Scotch Plains, Alvari Mhya of Carteret, Elizabeth Ostrowski of South River, Vincent Alvarez of South Bound Brook, Director of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Laura Allen always knew her father had only one kidney, a condition present from birth. As a child, she promised he could have one of hers, if he ever needed it. “I said it as kind of a joke,” Laura said. A few months ago, that joke turned into reality.  Her father, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Netherwood Heights Neighbors, a Plainfield neighborhood association, is seeking donations for its 12th annual food drive to benefit local families in need. Neighbor Laura Kayser is again spearheading the initiative, working as the liaison with Plainfield Action Services, or PAS, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to appreciate time with family and friends, and enjoy a holiday feast.  Some Plainfield organizations are offering those in the community who have no place to go a chance to escape the cold and have a hot meal. Here are a few: First ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Thanksgiving holiday might be right around the corner, but there are still a few events on TAP this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and more. MONDAY The City Council's combined agenda session will start at 7 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Save the date for Dairy Queen's final bike and helmet giveaway of the year for those in need.  This Plainfield event is always popular, and bikes go quickly.  Owners Donna and Rich Albanese say the work is rewarding.  "The smiles and lives we touch are too numerous to count.  ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield residents launched Project Blanket, an initiative to benefit homeless individuals around the train stations in Plainfield, New Brunswick and Newark Penn Station. The group is collecting new and fairly used blankets, as well as new travel-sized toiletries for both men ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's First Unitarian Society is supporting the Plainfield Musical Club with producing the 2018 Scholarship Benefit Concert at the historic church. Celebrating its 126th year of remarkable music making, the Plainfield Musical Club will present a lively concert of ...

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Teams of Rotarians and volunteers are fanning out to the three elementary schools in North Plainfield, and the ten elementary schools and three charter schools in Plainfield during the months of October and November to give a dictionary to every third grade student.  A total of twelve hundred ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church will be the site of a gala event being held to support the reopening of the church's kitchen, which is used, in part, to aid the CAPC soup kitchen mission.  The night will include live music, a cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. According to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Star Fish food pantry in Plainfield is seeking volunteers to help with their holiday initiatives.  They also have some exciting news regarding space upgrades and grants. THANKSGIVING MEALS: Star Fish is preparing for Thanksgiving, ordering in turkeys and canned goods and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- NFL players are coming to Scotch Plains-Fanwood to raise money for two good causes on Saturday, Oct. 20. The All-Star Basketball Game sponsored by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will be a great family FUN-raiser in which NFL players from Giants, Jets, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Applications for holiday gift and food baskets will be available through Plainfield Action Services, or PAS, on Oct. 1.  Those Plainfield residents who would like to apply should pick up an application at PAS, located at 510 Watchung Ave. on the first floor.  The office is open ...

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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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