Giving Back

August 21, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Officer Mylis 'Bernel' Harrison, a school resource officer at Plainfield High School, has been named 2018 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) ...

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NEW YORK, NY - In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt. Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and their story was picked ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Monday, Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; here's a look at some of the commemorations of the life of Dr. King in Plainfield. On Saturday, Jan. 13, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp will host the 10th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive in their home at 535 West ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tyrone Johnson, a former Plainfield High School basketball player, is giving back to his community.  He is hosting "Feed the City" on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at the Gumbo House & Grill from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Johnson told TAPinto Plainfield that his motivation for this event is, in ...

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NEW JERSEY -- With local hospitals and residents in need of blood this winter, Community Blood Services, will hold 47 community blood drives throughout January, in seven New Jersey counties to address the shortage. The process is quick and easy, and no advance registration is required. All ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's WallynZavy’s Autistic Kids Can Do! is hosting a bowling social event on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Bring the kids to socialize with their peers and have some fun.  Bowling is a family fun game anyone can enjoy.  All are welcome, but children must have an adult present.  ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two very special people took time out from their busy schedule in the North Pole last weekend to spend some time at Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield. On Dec. 17, the Holy Savior Academy Family Student Partnership (FSP) held its first ‘Breakfast with Santa’ ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Sanya Sidhu of Edison and Samantha Phillips of Scotch Plains, Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, visit the Angel Tree to select ornaments with gift suggestions for autistic children at The Crossroads School in Westfield. The gifts were delivered to the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans. The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Cabinet Salaries A Mixed Bag Academy of Continuing Education for adults with disabilities enrolling for January classes Rutgers suffers ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members from the Union County chapter of the Sisterhood of the Salaam Shalom spent a Saturday afternoon serving a meal at the Muslim Community Soup Kitchen in Plainfield. Sixty people, on average, show up for a hot meal each week.  Costco donates the breads, and Pepsico donates ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Each year the Plainfield PBA holds a holiday toy giveaway for Plainfield children. This year, the group is seeking to get the community involved, and to help make this a joyous season for even more families in need. The Plainfield PBA is seeking donations of unwrapped gifts ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Save the date!  Dairy Queen, located on South Avenue in Plainfield, has announced its next Bike Giveaway event. The 100-bike giveaway will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, starting at 8:00 a.m. Earlier this year, Donna Albanese-DeMair said the program began eight years ago ...

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