Giving Back

May 6, 2021

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Amid the pandemic, nonprofits throughout Ocean County acted as a tremendous resource to local residents. Now, Ocean County officials want to give back to those who helped others in need. “We have hundreds of nonprofits in this county that really take on and get involved,” said ...

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Editor's Note: We are taking the liberty of sharing a beautiful story in advance of Mother's Day that was written as a gift for a Little Egg mom's 90th birthday. Sadly, Faye Arizzi passed in 2019 — but it seems fitting to remember those who have impacted the lives of local residents. Writefully ...

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STAFFORD — On April 27, it was opening day for the Southern Regional High School Boys Lacrosse squad. It was also a special day as Parker's Army and Tim's Tribe donated a brand-new scoreboard for the team.  The money was raised by both organizations in 2019, but sat idle for a year due to ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The numbers are glaringly coincidental. A 5K race sponsored by Recalibrate, a group that helps vets raised just over $5K in donations. “We’d like to thank and recognize all those who supported our 5k Race for Just Believe Inc. Together, we raised awareness for the cause,” said ...

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OCEAN COUNTY — At a special “Drive By” Eagle Court of Honor to be held on May 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in Bayville. Benjamin and William Danielak, of Bayville, will earn the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve and two new Eagle Scouts will take flight.  This honor is but one of the many achievements ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – An organization that supports disconnected veterans and first responders is on a mission. They’ve come up with a plan to contribute to a charity group that helps the homeless and disenfranchised in Ocean County. Recalibrate announced earlier this month plans to host a 5K ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — A community in shock and feeling helpless has decided to come together to honor the memory of Corey Micciolo, a first grade student at the Collins School. The circumstances of Corey's death remain under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's office. More than one person ...

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STAFFORD — A few weeks ago, Mike Rank of M. Rank Roofing started reaching out to those who would be interested in helping out a local disabled veteran, Donny Russel, his wife Fran and his service dog Marco. Rank was at their home for a roof leak when he learned about this gentleman who served ...

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STAFFORD — The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 will be having their Annual Fish Fry on Friday, April 2, 2021. This will be a drive-through event only. The cost is $15 per meal and includes scallops, fish, coleslaw and french fries. All proceeds benefit Elks Camp Moore for Special Children. The ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY —  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County is holding a Community Wide Food Drive from March 22 through April 30.  Numbers of businesses are collection food items to assist in this important outreach.   The list of locations includes Taylor Made Cabinets at 516 ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The competition starts off fierce for nine Ocean County pooches nominated the 2021 Hero Dog Awards. They join a pack of more than 400 other heroic dogs, vying for the “top dog” crown. This year marks the eleventh annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, an event sponsored by ...

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STAFFORD — At Tuesday's Stafford Township Council Meeting Stafford EMS Chief Michael J. Essig received a Life Saving Valor Award along with Officer Chris Smith. Both Chief Essig and Officer Smith pulled an unconscious victim from a residence that had really high gas readings inside. The ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A United States Army veteran plans to donate 36 acres of land on Route 72 in Barnegat to set up transitional housing for homeless vets. Martin Weber and his late partner, Jeff Poissant, purchased the property in October 1994. Weber attributes Poissant’s death a few years ago to ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café is currently looking for friendly, caring individuals who would like to volunteer 1-2 days a week. Barry's Do Me A Flavor, owned by Barry & Nicole Baxter at 309 Centre Street in Beach Haven will be this year's host location.  Employees will serve ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Centenarian Rose Cordasco lives on a quiet cul-de-sac west of the parkway in the Pheasant Run retirement community. The last thing she expected this afternoon was the blaring of horns outside her home. Then, someone important looking came walking towards the garage door where ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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STAFFORD — The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 held a food drive and collected over 1,300 items. These food items were donated to the food bank at the Southern Regional High School, in Manahawkin, New Jersey.  The staff at the high school runs this food bank and makes sure that no local family ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – An army of volunteers hits the internet daily on a quest to find COVID-19 vaccinations. What makes these individuals “vaccine angels” has everything to do with them booking appointments for complete strangers. A Barnegat senior’s wife became extremely frustrated when she could ...

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SURF CITY — The very popular Scojo's Restaurant in Surf City faced a fire overnight on Wednesday, January 20. Despite it being a tough year for restaurant businesses due to COVID-19, Scojo's adapted and made sure they operated safely for their customers and employees. This fire is another huge ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Bells will ring across the United States today at 5:30 pm today as communities join together for the National Moment of Unity and Remembrance. Waretown United Methodist Church has extended an invitation to Southern Ocean County residents of all denominations to join in honoring lives ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has raised more that $545,000 as of Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2021. To contribute to the page, click here.  Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following ...

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STAFFORD — A heartwarming Christmas story comes from a young student in Stafford Township. Eight-year-old Lucas Johann had it on his heart to assist families in need this holiday season. Lucas gathered enough food to feed for 38 needy families in our area. Lucas attends St. Mary's Academy in ...

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STAFFORD — The Tide Table Group ownership is committed to expressing thanks to their employees who worked hard and sacrificed so much during this awful Covid-19 pandemic.  Bar and restaurant workers have been hurt significantly this year. The Tide Table owners have decided to donate all profits ...

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STAFFORD — Do you believe in miracles?  2020 the year of the Covid 19 pandemic has left us with extreme challenges. Non-profits especially have suffered significantly due to the inability to hold fundraisers with a decent amount of people allowed to attend and give.  The Hunger Foundation of ...

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR — Jay Zimmerman is no stranger to hard work. He is currently a Captain with Great Bay EMS, owner of two area businesses, and also volunteers with other local organizations. After experiencing months of quarantining along with multiple event cancellations, he decided ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - On this #GivingTuesday show your support for this new extraordinary non-profit coming to LBI next year!  Compassion Café’s sole mission is to employ local adolescents and adults with special needs by providing a work environment catered to training and support, so each ...

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BEACH HAVEN TERRACE — Check out today's (Saturday, 11-28) special sale going on from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Terrace Tavern's Backyard.                 

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Compassion Cafe announced today that they have a home for summer 2021.  The group reported the following on their Facebook Page on Thanksgiving morning. Compassion Cafe OFFICIALLY has our 2021 season location!!! Barry's Do Me A Flavor (Beach Haven) will be our host for ...

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STAFFORD -  As the holiday season approaches, giving will be an important way to support community and causes that mean the most to the individual giver.  The Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs is available to help answer questions on scams and whether a charity is legitimate. Freeholder ...

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