Giving Back

March 19, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The new playground equipment at James Caldwell School has taken another major step closer to being a reality. This past Friday, on March 15, the teachers of Caldwell played the Springfield Fire and Police Department in a fundraising game at the Jonathan Dayton high school ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As they are across the nation during the month of March, local officials -- including Springfield Police Chief John Cook -- are taking part in the 'Meals on Wheels America' campaign, raising awareness for isolation and poor nutrition among older Americans. Joining Cook are three ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Sarah Rodrick's Girl Scout Gold Award Project involved fitness and mobility. Therefore, it only made sense that the culmination of her project would be a gift that would allow the next generation to remain fit and healthy. Mid-Tuesday afternoon, Rodrick stopped by the Chisholm ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Call it luck, faith, the power of prayer or the reach of Facebook, less than 17 hours after Cindy Gelormini posted on Facebook about losing a cherished necklace, it was back in her hands. She lost the necklace, a silver chain with a disk of spun blue glass containing her son ...

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SPPRINGFIELD, NJ – Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither will Allison Klein's team. Braving the below freezing temperatures on Sunday morning, Klein held a can to collect donations from patrons as they visited Bagel Supreme on Mountain Avenue. A freshman ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Volunteer Sandy Harris was honored at the Springfield Offices of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) early last month on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Harris was recognized for updating a statewide online database called the New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse.  She ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Yesterday afternoon, Springfield resident Caitlynn McTernan donated a variety of adaptive technology and learning apps to the Springfield Free Public Library as part of a final push for a major award. McTernan's service project was part of her run towards a Girl Scout Gold ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. But their challenges continue in refugee settlements in Bangladesh, where limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene creates poor health outcomes for these vulnerable communities.  Doctors ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Early this morning, a van loaded up with food from Cioffi's made its way to Newark Liberty International Airport. The meals, which consisted of subs and other food provisions was provided by the local Springfield resturant in collaboration with Rapid Relief Team (RRT), an ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Temple Sha'arey Shalom, a reform congregation in Springfield, continued its long-running partnership with the Bridges organization earlier this month. Temple members and two troops of girl scouts came together to pack bagged lunches for charity. The bags are then packed up and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Caitlynn McTernan will be presenting at the Springfield Public Library on Jan. 27. McTernan, who is a member of Girl Scout Troup 40-739 and a senior at Jonathan Dayton High School has fundraised through a variety of sources, ...

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More than 125 children and their families from Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) joined the Junior League of Short Hills (JLOSH) on Dec. 15 to share in the holiday spirit. At the A Holiday Celebration for Every Child event, New Jersey Foster children had a chance to enjoy games and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ ‚ Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team. As RWJBarnabas Health is the official ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Alberto Goncalves, principal of GonSosa Development, was honored by the Hispanic Law Enforcement Association of Union County at the 27th Annual HLEAUC Gala, October 27, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course. Goncalves, a real estate developer, has devoted his career spanning 18 years to developing ...

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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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