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It’s a wrap for Moms Helping Moms 3rd Annual Snow Ball Gala

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Moms Helping Moms Snow Ball Board Members and Honoree From Left to Right: Jackie McCormack, Jerusha Oleksiuk, Honoree-Joanne Goldblum, Megan Deaton, Lorraine Dias-Sotiriou, and Bridget Cutler Credits: Aspen Leaf Photography
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The Moms Helping Moms Foundation held its 3rd Annual Snow Ball Gala on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.  Moms Helping Moms provides low income families with baby essentials like diapers, wipes, and clothing. The Foundation partners with social workers and other local organizations in New Jersey to assist thousands of families. 

“In partnership with Shackamaxon, Summit Soundz, Aspen Leaf Photography, as well as the help of our dedicated volunteers and staff, our goal was to put together not just another fundraiser but rather a fun-filled celebration of all we have achieved to date,” said Lorraine Dias-Sotiriou, Moms Helping Moms Board Member.   The evening featured delicious food, drinks, comic photo booth moments, and lots of dancing.  Many of the attendees went home with prizes and winnings from raffle prizes, silent auction items and a collector’s worthy wine chest. 

Joanne Goldblum, the founder and CEO of the National Diaper Bank Network, the honoree for the night, provided an overview of why organizations like Moms Helping Moms Foundation are so critical to fill the diaper gap in New Jersey. 

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“In 2016, we distributed approximately 75,000 diapers to almost 3,300 families. With the proceeds of this year’s Snow Ball we hope to continue to provide NJ families at those same levels or more.” said Bridget Cutler, Founder and Executive Director of Moms Helping Moms.

Moms Helping Moms would also like to thanks its Gold and Silver Sponsors for their support of the Snow Ball which included local businesses: D’Amico Landscaping, Investors Bank, and McCusker Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.

Moms Helping Moms Foundation next event is the New Jersey Marathon, Sunday, April 30th.  Runners are welcome to become part of this charity team for the full, half marathon and 5K. Email jackie@momshelpingmomsfoundation.org for more information.  Please also visit the Moms Helping Moms website www.momshelpingmomsfoundation.org to learn the various ways you can help to support the foundation.  

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Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

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Sinai or Sanctuary?

 

 

And in the beginning, G‑d was homeless, and so G‑d asked His people to set Him up with some digs. Where does it say that? Well, nowhere, actually. But it does say that G‑d instructed Moses to tell the people, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.”

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The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

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Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Acclaimed Refugee Film Showing at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church

February 22, 2018

The Acclaimed Disney Film, " Queen of Katwe" will be shown at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church 1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains 07076 on March 20th starting at 7:00 p.m.  It is a true story about a young African girl who discovers an ability and passion to play chess.  

This is a wonderful movie, uplifting, relevant, and an excellent fit for young people and ...

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