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Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains Awarded Allstate Foundation Grant

August 15, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Nancy Fela Parenti and her son Matthew volunteer at Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains every Monday evening, serving ice cream and visiting with patients and families at the Center for Hope Hospice. 

The Fanwood residents do the same once a month at Father Hudson House, the Center’s Elizabeth residence. Their community service not only provides a ...

Drive for Autism Foundation to Hold 17th Annual Drive for Autism Golf Event

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Drive for Autism Foundation has announced that its annual golf event, Drive for Autism XVII will be held at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ on September 17, 2018.

The Drive for Autism Golf Outing, which has been held since 2002, has raised and distributed over $700,000 to local school programs. Previous beneficiaries of grants were Morris ...

Imagine Trains New Volunteer Facilitators

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine peer support groups are available for New Jersey children and families coping with loss due to death or illness. Support groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a  4-day training and ongoing continuing education programs.  Volunteers come from all walks of life and need no special background other than a willingness to listen, ...

Immaculate Heart of Mary Hosts Senior Breakfast on Aug. 30

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- This summer, the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) 8th graders will once again host a summer brunch from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. on Thurs., Aug. 30, for senior citizens who live in the area. 

This is a free event, but RSVP is needed in order to plan for refreshments. Call the parish office at 908-889-2100 or email faithformation@ihmparish.net ...

After Losing Son, Couple Creates Charity to Help Grieving Parents

WESTFIELD, NJ — “On every ultrasound we had throughout the pregnancy, my son’s face was always hidden by his hands,” Francine Magrone wrote on her website, WalkinSunshineCharity.org. “The technicians would tease me and say he was camera shy.”

Francine was 30 weeks pregnant when she noticed that her baby’s movements had slowed. 

“Well ...

Volunteers Sought for Scotch Plains Farmers Market's 'From Farm to Table' Fundraiser Sept. 15

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market's highly-anticipated From Farm to Table benefit dinner will take place on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018, outside at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.).

The proceeds of this special event will benefit Operation Chillout Homeless Veterans Outreach, as well as other local veterans efforts.

Anyone interested in ...

Downtown Fanwood Businesses to Raise $ on Thurs, July 26, for North Shore Animal League

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Thursday, July 26, will be a "Dog Day of Summer" in downtown Fanwood.

Three local businesses -- at Nick's Pizza, Rocko's Ice Cream, and Fanwood Grille -- are joining forces to raise money for the North Shore Animal League on Thursday, July 26,  when each will donate 10 percent of their sales from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to the ...

The Chelsea at Fanwood Raises $2,400 for Alzheimer’s New Jersey

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea at Fanwood assisted living residence raised $2,400 for Alzheimer’s New Jersey at its second annual Tricky Tray fundraiser for Alzheimer’s on Thursday, July 19.

Gift baskets with donated goods of all kinds were auctioned off. Those participating included many people from the Fanwood area, Chelsea residents and their families. Chelsea Senior Living does a ...

GoFundMe Page Established to Help Inspiring AIT Student's Family

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Friends of 17-year-old Fenov Pierre-Louis have set up a GoFundMe page to help the family of The Academy for Information Technology (AIT) student, who lost his long battle with Stage 4 Nueroblastoma cancer this week.

Diagnosed when he was a second grader, Fenov fought the disease for about half of his lifetime, yet always maintained ...

An Evening with Dianne Grossman, Mallory's Mom & Founder of Mallory's Army

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life on June 14, 2017, after enduring horrific bullying. Following the pain of this senseless tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army™. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to parents, and create enrichment ...

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Drive for Autism Foundation to Hold 17th Annual Drive for Autism Golf Event

August 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Drive for Autism Foundation has announced that its annual golf event, Drive for Autism XVII will be held at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ on September 17, 2018.

The Drive for Autism Golf Outing, which has been held since 2002, has raised and distributed over $700,000 to local school programs. Previous beneficiaries of grants were Morris ...