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'Positive Action': SAPF Awards $10,000 Grant to County Boys & Girls Clubs

April 18, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) has presented a $10,000 grant award to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County in support of its 'Positive Action Program', which will impact 75 members at all grade levels in three Clubs: Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. The financial support from the Summit Area Public Foundation will enable the program to ...

Summit's Reid Phillips Earns 'Daughters of Ireland' Scholarship Award

CRANFORD, NJ - Hilltop City resident and Summit High School senior Reid Phillips was chosen as the inaugural scholarship award recipient as the 'Union County Daughters of Ireland' hosted their first annual Irish Heritage dinner. The organization, now more than 60 paid members strong, was established in 2017 by Kaitlin Mooney of Clark and Lori Connolly ...

Family Promise, KaBOOM! Partnership Brings Innovative Play Areas to Kids in Need

SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering to bring the communities it serves great, safe places for kids to play, Summit-based Family Promise has partnered with KaBOOM!, with the partnership focused on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! play products into communities across the country.

Family Promise is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping ...

Summit's Melinda Giffen Frater Among Newest Class of Foster Youth Advocates

ELIZABETH, NJ - Hilltop City resident Melinda Giffen Frater is part of a class of eight Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) who were officially sworn in by Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely. The individuals recently completed child advocacy training in order to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, ...

Summit's Central Church, Willis Mission Fund Award $20,000 Grant to Bridges Outreach

SUMMIT, NJ -- Bridges Outreach has been awarded a $20,000 grant to provide case management services to individuals in Newark who are experiencing homelessness by the The Lena Willis Mission Fund of Central Presbyterian Church of Summit.

The grant will provide seven individuals with access to job readiness, internships, employment and rental assistance and ultimately, independence. Each ...

Summit Lions Trot Out Seventh Annual 'Derby Party May 5

SUMMIT, NJ - The 'ponies' will be running for the roses at Churchill Downs, but Hilltop City community members can walk to the Summit Elks Club on May 5 to enjoy a fun evening for a wonderful cause.

That's because the Summit Lions Club, whose primary mission is programs and services for the blind and visually impaired, will host its Seventh Annual Kentucky Derby Party from 5 - ...

Five Honored as 'Outstanding Citizens' at Summit Good Scout Awards Dinner Apr. 26

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -  Five community 'difference makers' -- Celia Colbert, Diane Gallo, Pamela Gumport, Greg Hybl, and Paul Kieltyka -- will be honored by the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council at the 2018 Summit Good Scout Awards Dinner April 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Grand Summit Hotel.

Co-chaired by Annette and Terry Dwyer, the event will ...

Family Promise's 'Garden of Hope' Party Features Founder Olson and Program Graduate

SUMMIT, NJ - Family's Promise's first-ever 'Garden of Hope' Party will feature talks by the organization's founder, Karen Olson, and from a graduate guest who has published a book while in Famiily Promise's Union County shelter program. The event, set for May 10, from 12 - 2 p.m., will be held at Summit's Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Family Promise is ...

Catch a WAYVE: Teen Philanthropy Board Now Accepting Grant Applications from Union County Nonprofits

WESTFIELD, NJ - The WAYVE Teen Philanthropy Board is now accepting grant requests that will culminate in $5,300 in awards being presented to Union County based charities. The deadline for submissions is April 10, with grants announced on May 21.

The grant requests will range from $500 - $1,500 and are for a one-time, short-term project. The grants seek to support ...

Summit Mayor Radest, State Senator Kean Jr. Deliver Meals During SAGE Eldercare's 'March for Meals' Program

SUMMIT, NJ – If you ask the recipients of their efforts, they are likely to say that Summit Mayor Nora Radest, a Democrat, and New Jersey State Senator Tom Kean Jr., a Republican, along with their SAGE Eldercare volunteers -- Board of Trustees member Chris Glacken along with William and Karen Ayers, respectively -- truly deliver.

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Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

April 16, 2018

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

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