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FirstEnergy Foundation’s 'Christmas in July' Campaign Donates $10,000 to The Seeing Eye

August 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The FirstEnergy Foundation delivered a special $10,000 grant to The Seeing Eye as part of its 'Christmas in July' campaign, a giving initiative that supports deserving community organizations with unexpected gifts.

The Seeing Eye provides seeing eye dogs for the blind. Founded in 1929, the organization is expanding and FirstEnergy subsidiary Jersey ...

'Rotary for Community' Initiative Makes Inaugural Stop at SAGE Eldercare

SUMMIT, NJ - The Rotary Club of Summit - New Providence-- whose motto is “Service Above Self” -- has been involved with projects in both the communities they serve and represent since 1922. Along with community service, the Rotary has been awarding financial scholarships to college bound seniors for 92 years., including six that were awarded this year.

As part of the ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Moving Headquarters from Summit to Parsippany

SUMMIT, NJ - After more than two decades of calling Summit its home, Susan G. Komen North Jersey will be moving its headquarters to Parsippany.

The organization started in the basement of their founder and grew quickly, moving to a small office in downtown Summit. Not very long afterwards, it moved into the familiar gray-and-pink-shuttered Komen House on ...

Summit's McCullough, Cornell Among Riders in Upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge

NEEDHAM, MA - Summit residents Patrick McCullough and Michael Cornell will be among the more than 6,300 cyclists set to ride up to 192 miles in the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), which is aiming to surpass last year’s record-breaking gift that raised $52 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Cyclists from 43 states and 10 ...

Saying G.R.A.C.E.: Junior League Receives Grant to Support Its Signature Initiative

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit (JLS) has received a $9,429 grant from the local Board of Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) -- in partnership with United Way of Greater Union County -- in support of G.R.A.C.E.'s Refrigerator, the Summit-based nonprofit's signature community outreach project.

The EFSP began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation ...

Summit Area YMCA's 'Togetherhood' Charity Drive Yields Provisions for Four-Legged Friends at St. Hubert's

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 15 bags of pet provisions are now in the trusted hands of St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Shelter thanks to the generosity shown by YMCA members that participated in the Summit Area YMCA's 'Togetherhood Committee' collection drive.

The community donated foods, treats, blankets, and towels through an initiative that was part the Summit Area ...

Junior League of Summit Recipient of $20,000 Bauer Family Foundation Grant to Benefit G.R.A.C.E. Initiative

SUMMIT, NJ - The George W. Bauer Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Junior League of Summit (JLS) in support of G.R.A.C.E.'s Refrigerator, the JLS' signature community outreach project. The funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for local families provisions which the families would not otherwise be able to purchase for ...

Summit Arboretum Receives Grants Approaching $30,000 in Support of Accessibility, Education Efforts

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) has received two separate grants -- totaling $29,950 -- which will benefit its Accessibility and Education initiatives from the E.J. Grassman Trust and Novartis Corporation, respectively.

In 2017, the Arboretum initiated, funded and completed Phase One of a two-phased Accessibility Project. The $20,000 grant from the E.J. Grassmann Trust, ...

Summit's Erika Melchiorre Named President as Junior League's 2018-19 Board Unveiled

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit 2018-19 Board of Directors will be led by Hilltop City resident Erika Melchiorre -- who will serve as President -- and include Danielle Valliere, Administrative VP; Kelsey Espinosa, Treasurer; Andrea Caserta, Community VP; Stephanie Wilson, Membership VP; Tara Gulla & Tracey Tango, Sustainer VPs; Stephanie Giblin, Thrift Shop Committee ...

Summit's Lynn and Jeffrey Altschuler Honored by JVS for Philanthropic Contributions

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Lynn and Jeffrey Altschuler have been recognized for their "leadership and generosity" by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) at its 'Taste & Toast' gala. The event is held annually to recognize local community leaders who provide vital support that enables the Livingston and East Orange-based nonprofit ...

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