Giving Back

May 24, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A fully operational Branchburg daycare center recently closed down, and all of its contents were left behind.  Members of Jerusalem Lodge #26, located in Plainfield, joined together with Plainfield PBA #19 for a community service project to save the items. A large truck was ...

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May 8, 2020 - At a time when money and diapers are at a premium and hoping to ease the anxiety of the teen parents and the families they serve, the Plainfield Public Schools Family Success Center and the Plainfield High School Teen Parenting program held a diaper distribution event to assist the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A group of volunteers gathered at duCret School of Art on a brisk Saturday to pack trucks with food to be distributed to those in need in the Plainfield community. The boxes, assembled earlier in the week, were packed with 12,000 pounds of food received from Community FoodBank of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The number of lost lives in New Jersey has topped 6,000, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily press conference on Monday.  Locally, six Plainfield residents have died, the highest daily number to date, according to city officials. This brings the total to 32 in the Queen ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to a Friday update from the administration, Plainfield COVID-19 cases now stand at 1,261.  There are also 1,670 individuals who are self-quarantined.  According to the Mayor's update, two more people have died, a female 70-years-old, and a female 91-years-old.  The number ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — One of the ripple effects of COVID-19 that is being felt in local communities is an increase in food insecurity due to sudden job losses and school closures. On Monday, several Plainfield non-profits benefited from a partnership between the Union County Freeholder Board, Sheriff ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Residents are joining together to provide the Plainfield Rescue Squad with personal protective equipment.  Ocean Reef snorkel masks are being purchased and retrofitted to protect squad members who are running low on proper masks. The "PPEs for Plainfield Rescue Squad" campaign ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's 2 Much Sauce Food Truck is offering police, firefighters, EMT/EMS, doctors and nurses, and anyone else on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, free wings and fries on Wednesday, April 8. Pick up or delivery is available. Find them at 1220 Park Ave.  This ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Here is a simple way to make someone's day.  AristaCare at Norwood Terrace, the skilled nursing facility in Plainfield, is starting a Pen Pal Club.  The staff is reaching out to the community to ask for participation. They want to help keep the residents connected to the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Coffee Box is giving back to those working on the front lines in the fight against coronavirus.  The Plainfield business has walk-up window service, or items can be brought to your car window. Owner Jeff Spelman said, "Plainfield continues to be vibrant in these ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield resident Robyn Whalen is answering the call for more personal protection equipment (PPE) as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic hits home. As of Monday, March 30th, the City of Plainfield reported that there are now 73 reported individuals with a positive diagnosis. This ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maxson Middle School students in Plainfield are holding a shoe drive to support New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, an organization that promotes responsibility and development of healthy active lifestyles for students, educators and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Kayla Spooner was supposed to graduate from high school in 2020; instead, at just 15-years-old, she passed away in September 2017.  Friends and family are determined to keep her memory alive by holding a basketball tournament fundraiser this Saturday, and proceeds will help fund ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Local organizations are stepping up this holiday season to collect needed items for the non-profit Plainfield Area Humane Society, in operation since 1933.  The group's income comes from donations, animal control service contracts, adoption fees, fund-raisers, bequests, grants and ...

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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?  You can reduce or wipe out that debt, and give back to those in need all at the same time.  The annual Food for Fines program is going on now, and will run through the end ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield PBA Local 19 is hosting a holiday toy drive for families in need because it's the most wonderful time of the year.  But they need your help.  Unwrapped toys are being collected for children ranging in age from infant to 13-years-old. Donations can be dropped off ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc. is sponsoring a blanket drive in Plainfield.  The Early Childhood and Family Services Center will distribute the blankets that are collected to those who are homeless in Plainfield. New, cozy and plush fleece blankets are needed, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Fire Division is helping out Santa this holiday season, collecting gifts for boys and girls in town.  The unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Plainfield Fire Headquarters, 315 Central Ave., through Saturday, Dec. 21. Another chance to contribute is at the Annual ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Netherwood Heights Neighbors, one of Plainfield's neighborhood associations, is seeking donations for its 13th 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 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when communities come together to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of people. Through advocacy and awareness events, the diabetes community aims to bring attention to the severity of the life-threatening ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Donnie DeMary, owner of The Studio at D3Fitness believes it takes a village to support those in the local community who are in need. So in the spirit of giving back and celebrating the season of thanks, DeMary and a host of volunteers will be offering a pre-Thanksgiving holiday ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Here is a round-up of this week’s events in Plainfield. There is something for everyone in the Queen City.  Did we miss anything? MONDAY, 11/18 The Easy Reader Book Club meets at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., in Room 2 at 4 p.m. TUESDAY, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Dairy Queen in Plainfield is a go-to place for delicious soft serve and ice cream cakes; it is also known for its bicycle giveaways held several times a year.  Owner Donna Albanese recently sent an email to volunteers stating that the goal of the giveaways is to get more bicycles ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week, it's going to be a busy one!  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Spirit Week starts at Plainfield's high schools, with "Jersey Day" - wear your favorite team jersey. The Easy ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Have you ever wondered about the Rotary Club of the Plainfields, serving the communities of Plainfield, North Plainfield and South Plainfield?  The club, chartered in 1921, aims to serve others, and members have a willingness to work on various projects to achieve that ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Earlier this summer readers were introduced to Joshua Lang, a 16-year-old Life Scout from Troop 73 in Westfield who lives in nearby North Plainfield.  Lang is working on his Eagle Scout project at the Drake House Museum in Plainfield. The Eagle Scout Service Project is an ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Discover the wines of South Africa at the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library 2019 Wine Discovery fundraiser. The annual FOPPL event will feature two reds, two whites, two sparkling and two ports, and proceeds will benefit library programs. South Africa has become one of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - If you have ever attended a Plainfield Symphony Orchestra concert, you have surely seen several young people busily attending to the concession stand in the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church entrance foyer, or greeting guests and taking tickets from the patrons. These are the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Dairy Queen in Plainfield is not only known for its delicious soft serve and ice cream cakes, it is quickly becoming known for its bicycle giveaways held several times a year. And as summer winds down with fall crisp weather on the horizon, there's no better time to grab a bike, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – A total of 250 book bags filled with school supplies were distributed to children and families throughout the City of Plainfield on Sunday, August 4.  Those who attended enjoyed a fun-filled day with hot dogs, burgers, and bounce houses. Plainfield Education Association, in ...

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