FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- One of the monthly activities of the College Club of Fanwood Scotch Plains is to select a local organization for community outreach. In October, the club collected supplies for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation in Scotch Plains to assist families in celebrating the birthdays of girls and boys battling cancer.

The club donated 13 Birthday bags each filled with festive table covers, napkins, cups, wrapping paper, decorations, balloons, cake mix and icing, utensils, candles and novelty items along with $60 in gift cards.  

The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) has been serving New Jersey children and their families since 1983. Its mission is to provide a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer.  

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ECF is asking the SPF community for help in being a wish grantor by adopting one of their cancer children/young adults for the Holiday season. Contact Barbara Kopel, Central Regional Director at (908) 322-4323, ext. 17 or

The College Club also hosts a monthly program that is free and open to the public. Visit for details of upcoming activities.