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Prayers for Amanda: Community Rallying to Help Franklin Kindergartner, Family

December 12, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield resident Amanda Van Der Werf and her family are in need of community support and prayers. On Dec. 7, the Franklin Elementary School kindergartner suffered multiple strokes during open heart surgery and while doctors anticipate she will make a full recovery, it will be a long road and months of rehab and therapy. 

Amanda was born ...

Senior Center Holds First Ever Tree and Menorah Lighting

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - A late morning brunch, festive tree lighting and menorah blessings filled the South Plainfield Senior Center with holiday joy on December 4th for their first ever Senior Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting.

“The holiday season means so much to all of us,” said Tree Olano, Director of the Senior Center.  “It’s not just the presents, it’s ...

South Plainfield Seniors Celebrate Friendships for “Friendsgiving”

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Thanksgiving week is always an exciting time in South Plainfield. Families come together to celebrate what they are thankful for. College students make the trek home to see family and friends after being away at school. The celebration of friends, however, is not limited to college students on Wednesday night. This year the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the South ...

November 15th Proclaimed World Pancreatic Cancer Day

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During the November 19th Council Meeting, Mayor Matthew P. Anesh proclaimed November 15, 2018 to be “World Pancreatic Cancer Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield.  With staggering statistics and facts about the growing numbers of pancreatic cancer victims, the proclamation described the importance of raising awareness and bolstering support of ...

BLIA-NJ Continues Mission to Help the South Plainfield Community 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For the third consecutive year, a large donation from the Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter(BLIA-NJ) will benefit South Plainfield families in need this holiday season. 

On Nov. 8, representatives with the borough-based temple arrived at the South Plainfield Senior Center and began unloading carloads of non-perishable food ...


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N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

December 4, 2018

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...