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Giving Back

May 11, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) will launch its eighth annual Food Drive on May 13, collecting items that will, in turn, be donated to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry of St Teresa of Avila Church. The drive will continue through June 3.  The SPD is asking for ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) will host a spring luncheon featuring special guest interior designer Thom Filicia at the Maplewood Country Club on May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Millions of Americans fell in love with interior designer Filicia -- and his ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Philip Ross of Summit is among the latest class of 14 volunteers trained as advocates for Union County foster youth and who have now officially taken their oath before Union County Superior Court Judge Lara DiFabrizio and become the newest volunteers with Court Appointed Special ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit based national nonprofit addressing the issue of homelessness, will celebrate it's third annual 'Giving Day' on April 28. The 24-hour online campaign seeks to raise awareness and support for families battling homelessness. Family Promise’s national office ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Summit residents Leigh Rosoff and Sue Logan were among three volunteers recently recognized by family bereavement nonprofit Good Grief for 15 years of service at the organization's annual Spring Institute symposium. Rosoff, Logan and the third honoree, Pam Sullivan of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department is, effectively immediately, no longer accepting donations at City Hall as part of the Union County Prosecutor's Office led County-wide donation drive for the people of Ukraine. Donations may be made to: Office of the Union County ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Brownie Points Bakery in Summit will host a March 26 fundraiser -- donating 50% of that day's sales to the World Central Kitchen (WCK) -- to help feed the people of Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians have fled, and continue to flee, the country or relocate west to the city of Lviv. In ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office have partnered to organize a County-wide donation drive for the people of Ukraine. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has uprooted families, injured citizens, and left thousands of Ukrainian ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City resident Amanda Parrish-Block, who founded Summit-based Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community's Essentials (GRACE) in 2016, is among a group of eight women announced as recipients of the Union County Commission on the Status of Women's 2022 'Women of Excellence ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a year when one famous Brady decided to finally shut it down, another one is getting ready to make another run. And, again, it's going be quite the run at that. Summit 14-year-old Brady O'Shea completed his first '4x4x48 Challenge' a year ago -- running four miles every four ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Foundation, which fosters philanthropy by identifying local needs and offering donors flexible ways to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors, has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board and the retirement of three longstanding ...

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RIVERDALE, NJ - Summit resident Carol A. Vargas, Vice President, Integrated Care - Atlantic Health System, is among the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey's 'Women of Achievement' honorees. For more than 40 years, the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ) has recognized extraordinary women ...

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY - A Plainfield man who was working at a construction site in Brooklyn Heights fell to his death on Friday, Feb. 11. Angel Pilataxi was on the roof of the 10-story building at 124 Columbia Heights. The New York City Department of Buildings has since imposed a stop work order for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After a successful first year of operation, Summit-based Eleven+ is ramping up its programming significantly for the summer of 2022 and has named Carolyn Parelli as Program Manager. During the summer of 2021, the nonprofit piloted its diversity internship program with 10 students ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Begun 40 years ago on just a handful of streets, The Summit Luminary Fund initiative has now evolved into an all-encompassing community effort. Summit residents on 173 streets were assisted by over 209 street captains, and on December 24th, the Hilltop Ciity's streets were lined with a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper sophomore Bridget Grennon is a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) 'Students of the Year' campaign, and has assembled a team of nine to help her accomplish her fundraising mission. The campaign's primary goal is raising money to help LLS find a cure ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) has launched a new grants program, which will distribute awards to nonprofit breast cancer organizations and initiatives that support the underinsured and uninsured women in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Amanda Langner-Hurewitz, wife of Cranford Firefighter Robert Hurewitz, has launched a GoFundMe to save their home after severe medical complications have ended his career. "Being a firefighter was Rob's dream job and he got to live that dream", Amanda told TAPinto Cranford. As a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - Staff members at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., (Lindabury) in Westfield came together this month to deliver the holiday spirit to local children. Together, they purchased 90 toys to donate as holiday gifts to children served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation will distribute a total $42,500 through nine grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The Drive for Autism Foundation held its 20th annual Golf Event in 2020 with 122 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An estimated 500 toys are packed and ready for delivery thanks to the community's continued generosity and support of the United States Marine Corps Reserve 'Toys for Toys' holiday toy drive. Hosted locally by the Summit Policemen’s Benevolent Association #55 (PBA) and Firefighters ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Michael John Callahan has joined Bridges Outreach as the Director of Social Work Services at its Project Connect office in Newark. Callahan was most recently with the Department of Veterans Affairs where he was a researcher in the Office of Mental Health Research and Program ...

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ANN ARBOR, MI - Former Summit resident, Summit High School Class of 1984 alum, and University of Michigan Class of 1988 graduate Maria Reinhardt DeCesare died almost twenty years ago, succumbing to acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Prior to her death, she left her two young children instructions: ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Liberty Group has extended its 2nd Annual Coat Drive until December 2, and asks that all coats be dropped-off by 4 p.m. that day. Collection bins are located at the front entrance of the Liberty Group's headquarters, located at 50 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Offering their own take on a 'Giving Tuesday' initiative, the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) is introducing 'Giving TEN$day', a 10-day campaign wherein SPARC asks all performing arts supporters to consider a $10 gift to help support Summit’s performing arts ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Residents can help 'Checkout Hunger' this holiday season with donations to one of five local Food Drives being sponsored of the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC). Beginning November 26 through December 17, select local public libraries will be accepting donations of ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss hosting its 10th annual 'Season of Hope' fundraiser, with nearly 400 guests registered and supporting Imagine's mission to provide year-round grief support for children age 3-18, young adults, and their parents/guardians through a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit community has once again has answered the call to help their neighbors who are struggling, as four tons of turkeys, two tons of groceries and $3,700 in cash donations were collected by the Other Fellow First Foundation at its 14th Annual Frozen Turkey Drive. The retail ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On perfect fall evening, members, volunteers, and friends of The Connection came together amid the twinkling lights of the Beacon Hill Club in support of the organization’s annual benefit fundraiser. Nearly two years since they last gathered, two things were abundantly clear ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly two years after it began, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the community. Some have weathered the storm while, sadly, some neighbors continue to struggle with the pandemic and other issues.  Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation -- founded to help bring together ...

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