Giving Back

October 20, 2018

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 ...

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LOIZA, PUERTO RICO — RWJBarnabas Health and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team recently brought baseball back to young athletes in Puerto Rico by hosting an equipment drive at First Energy Park after collecting dozens of baseball bats, balls, gloves, helmets, hats and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fourth annual McNany Charitable Foundation corporate fundraiser -- supporting the Foundation's charitable initiatives -- will be held October 18, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks in Springfield. The McNany Charitable Foundation provides support ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – As the official healthcare provider of the New Jersey Devils, RWJBarnabas Health will present the second annual “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) team on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Essex County’s South Mountain ...

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SPRINGFIELD N.J.- Runners gathered on a chilly September morning for the second annual Salute to Veterans 5k and Fun Run. The event, which started at Jonathan Dayton High School and ended in front of the Springfield Municipal Building brought competitors from all age groups to test their physical ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the areas of volunteerism, public ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families ...

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On Saturday, September 15th, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their 5th Annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence will take place on September 8, 2018 in Canterbury Park, Montclair, NJ from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Organizers are requesting for participants to help raise awareness about domestic violence by either attending the 8th Annual Walk Against ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Elijah Goldberg left for his third trip last week to the Dominican Republic with Homerun Hopefuls. During the year he and a group of other student volunteers collect used baseball equipment from their local leagues and schools then delivers them to communities in the DR. With the ...

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Union County residents who are looking for a powerful way to give back to the community can apply to volunteer with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. The Rape Crisis Center provides intervention, advocacy, medical and legal accompaniment, and other support services for victims of sexual violence ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Every Tuesday, at Springfield’s Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks on Morris Ave., the Springfield Rotarians take over the back room and meet to enjoy some comradery among neighbors – but more importantly, to discuss ways they can help those around them. The Rotary is a global ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What do you get when you take 6,000 cyclists from 41 states and seven countries, and put them in a two-day charity bike ride across Massachusetts? The answer is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an event that has been going on since 1980. Since its founding by Billy Starr, the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ –Caitlynn McTernan will be a senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in September.  Right now, she is focused on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  The Girl Scout Gold Award Webpage says, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford Junior Chamber of Commerce (“Jaycees”) held their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The outing raised $8,000.00 which will benefit two worthy community organizations, the Cranford Baseball and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield mom and teacher Sara Liptack is continuing her family’s “Summer of Kindess” with an infant clothing for Furniture Assist, an organization in Springfield that helps formerly homeless people, veterans, the elderly, fire victims, refugees and people fleeing domestic ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Earlier this year, four local residents of New Jersey set off on an “adventure of a lifetime”.  They climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.  Two of the four, Sonali and Ashu Chahal, live in Springfield and the other two, Margaret Brody and Kathleen Theriot, live in Summit.  All are members of ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School (MHS) Girl Up Club is making a difference as they raised awareness, and $1500, with their most recent event, hosting a walk for the Global 5K Walk. Millburn High School students came together hosting the event on June 10 at the South Mountain Recreation ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Thursday evening June 7, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. senior students and their proud parents packed the auditorium at Jonathan Dayton High School to witness the presentation of scholarships and awards to members of the senior class of Jonathan Dayton High School. Jonathan ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Jonathan Dayton High School’s Senior Awards Night many of the scholarships and awards given were given by community organizations of Springfield.  Separate articles highlighting the teacher of the year, athletic awards, memorial awards and those for other achievements are ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Thursday evening June 7, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. senior students and their proud parents packed the auditorium at Jonathan Dayton High School to witness the presentation of scholarships and awards to members of the senior class of Jonathan Dayton High School. Jonathan ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Many of the awards given at Senior Awards night were memorial awards meant to award a student for specific endeavors at Jonathan Dayton High School while also helping keep the spirit of an individual alive.  This article is the first of two highlighting the memorial ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America will be conducting its inaugural 5K run/walk June 16 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m., and THE race will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event is open to everyone over 7 years old. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. While all the volunteers at Calvary Episcopal Church serve Union ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Friday June 8, the 10th Annual JDHS Alumni Hockey Game will be played.  This year the game will be played at Codey Arena in West Orange from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For the second consecutive year, the event will honor the memory of Daniel Triano.  And for the second ...

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