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Residents Answer Springfield Rotary’s Call to Rise Against Hunger

December 14, 2018

Springfield, NJ—Chisolm Community Center was bustling Thursday evening as more than 200 volunteers worked rigorously to pack just over 50,000 healthy meals in about two and a half hours for Rise Against Hunger, an organization that distributes meals to those who are less fortunate.

Managed by the Rotary Club of Springfield, the volunteer event is in its second year. Last year, ...

PHOTO COVERAGE: Rise Against Hunger Event in Springfield Packs 50,000 Meals

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of the Rise Against Hunger volunteer food packing drive, members of the Springfield community came together to pack over 50,000 meals.

The event, which was held in the gym of the Chisholm Community Center was co-sponsored by Rise Against Hunger, an organization that distributes food to those less fortunate around the world, and the Springfield Rotary Club. In the ...

Springfield H.O.P.E. Toy Drive Winds Down, Heads for Distribution Phase

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As the holiday season kicks into high gear, the joy of Christmas cheer will be spread to children in need.

The Springfield Helping Other People Endure (HOPE) toy drive ran through Dec. 10 and collected toys for those in need. The drive was run by Dr. Gary Hecht, who is a trustee with Springfield HOPE and is also a member of the rotary club.

The drive started slowly, but ...

Springfield Rotary Club Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In this season of giving, the Springfield Rotary Club is all about sharing the love and kindness. In its 8th year, the Thanksgiving turkey drop is an annual tradition for the community service and philanthropy organization.

As part of their charitable initiatives, on Thursday, Nov. 22, the Rotarians were able to donate 20 turkeys with all the trimmings to needy ...

Toys for Springfield Kids Drive Collecting Donations Through Dec. 10

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The eighth annual toys for Springfield Kids Toy Drive is underway.

The event, which is sponsored by Springfield Helping Other People Endure (HOPE) accepts donations of new, unwrapped and unused toys for boys and girls. Financial donations or gift cards for the event can be mailed to or dropped off at Hecht Chiropractic, located at 201 Mountain Ave. Springfield, ...

Springfield Library to Participate in County-wide, Library Sponsored Annual Food Drive


SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC). From November 26 - December 16, the Springfield Free Public Library will accept donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries. Collection bins will be ...

Union County Seeking Volunteers in Springfield

For more than 30 years, Union County residents have gained personal growth through community service as volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. New volunteers are welcome to join now and receive a free training course that qualifies them to serve with the Rape Crisis Center as confidential advocates for victims of sexual violence.

The Rape Crisis Center began in 1984 as a ...

Springfield Hometown Heroes Group Raise Money for Veteran Banners

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - How does a town honor its veterans? If Springfield has any say, the answer involves putting up banners recognizing citizens in town who fought in wars from the American revolution all the way up through the war on terror.

The banners are currently located on Mountain Avenue near the intersection with S. Springfield Avenue, and in Veteran's Memorial Park, at the ...

Taste Of Operation Warm Heart Garners Over $2,000 To Support Winter Homeless Shelter

ELIZABETH, NJ - Though the rain came down in sheets on Sat, Oct 27th due to incoming Tropical Storm Oscar, that did not dampen the spirits of the patrons of the 4th annual Taste of Operation Warm Heart, a fundraiser to benefit the emergency winter sheltering program for the homeless, run by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (ECHH).

“Operation Warm Heart is a ...


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