Giving Back

November 13, 2018

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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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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