Giving Back

May 8, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - A group of enterprising Summit High Schools students has -- with more than a little help from their friends both locally and in Jersey City -- collected over 500 pounds of shelf-stable groceries for St Teresa of Avila Church's Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Hilltopper junior Joe ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Through the generosity of the community, more than $27,000 was raised by the Overlook Auxiliary through its 'Phantom Ball', funds that will support Overlook Medical Center patients impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and help sustain the work of the Overlook Auxiliary.  The 'Phantom ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three-year-old Matthias Cedeno will soon undergo another surgery to address complications from congenital heart defects. The surgery will be performed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and his family is preparing to temporarily move to the City of Brotherly Love to be with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Get ready to 'Move in May'. SAGE Eldercare and the Junior League of Summit are partnering to raise money for SAGE through a 'Move in May' event that encourages participants -- from May 1 - 16 -- to raise funds by moving their bodies and collecting donations along the way. Movement ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After collecting more than one ton of food -- the equivalent of 5,500 meals -- for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) during its previous food drive in December of 2020, the Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty regional offices in Summit and Short Hills are ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the eighth straight year, Summit-based Family Promise has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This year, Family Promise earned a perfect score of 100 points, one of only 71 nonprofits across the nation to do ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, the Summit-based nonprofit, will host its annual 'Bridgefest' fundraiser virtually on May 5, with 'attendees' able to tune in and support Bridges and its mission to end homelessness through volunteer-driven outreach and individual case management focusing on health, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection has received a $100,000 grant from Richard Orenstein, on behalf of The Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust, a contribution that will support a lobby refresh, fund racial justice workshops and trainings, and see $30,000 earmarked to provide financial assistance for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Looking back over the last 12 months, SAGE’s Meals on Wheels staff say they have much to be grateful for. Along with a record number of community donations sent to the nonprofit, including frozen meals, masks, paper goods (even hard to come by toilet paper), offers to make phone calls ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School's 'Family Promise Club', which supports Family Promise of Union County families, has -- prior to the COVID-19 pandemic --  provided hands-on assistance. While the pandemic has restricted in-person access, the Club's members have found other ways to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The little Other Fellow First Foundation has completed another successful fundraising effort, with the latest benevolent endeavor benefiting the 'Summit Warm Hearts' initiative. The Foundation provided a matching gift of $10,000 to help 'Summit Warm Hearts' reach its goal of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA will host a 'Annual Campaign Virtual Kickoff' event on April 12, from 7 - 8 p.m. 'Attendees' will hear impactful Y stories, play Y trivia, win prizes and help the Summit Area YMCA reach its goal of $375,000 to support the SAY’s financial assistance program. The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Rebecca Muston and Amy Saunders of Summit are among nine community members who comprise the most recent class of CASA of Union County volunteer child advocates. Superior Court Judge Marc R. Brown presided over the class' recent swearing-in ceremony via Zoom, and each advocate will ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary, comprised of 250 active members and with the goal to support Overlook Medical Center and the vital services it provides, is seeking to raise funds for those impacted by COVID-19 and sustain the Auxiliary's work through its unique 'Phantom Ball', a stay-at-home ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Frontline Appreciation Group (FLAG) of Summit, an all-volunteer nonprofit supporting frontline workers and local restaurants during the pandemic, has been awarded $171,000 from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). The grant is part of the 'NJDEA's 'Sustain and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Most folks spend their weekends running errands. Thirteen-year-old Hilltop City resident Brady O'Shea spent his weekend running 48 miles. That's right. Forty-eight miles. And, to boot, he selflessly accomplished what for many would be an unimaginable feat to benefit Goryeb ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit Foundation has renewed its $50,000 grant for the Summit Speech School’s 'Parent-Infant Program', the School's early intervention program, which provides critical services to Summit-area families whose babies are diagnosed with hearing loss. The program provides ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City resident Rowan Carpenter was on a Zoom call with parents, fellow students and counselors from his school -- Union County Vocational-Technical -- discussing the challenges of remote learning and how they all agreed that they felt disconnected and "virtually isolated." The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The home of a 74-year-old Summit resident was rendered unlivable by an early-morning fire on February 27 and -- while the City of Summit Fire Department again performed exceptionally to quickly contain and extinguish the blaze -- the woman and her son lost virtually ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Catherine Wilson has been appointed to the Bridges Outreach, Inc. Board of Trustees. She serves as the President and CEO of United Way of Greater Newark (UWGN), a position she has held since May 2016. In 2018, she led the UWGN board of trustees to adopt a new mission, vision, and ...

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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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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family promise is the recipient of a $25,000 gift from Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care, a nationally-recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs. The grant is part of a partnership that will see Kiddie Academy and Family Promise work together to develop a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In the face of a surging pandemic, and in response to a growing demand for its services, SAGE Eldercare's 'Meals on Wheels' delivered a record-breaking 50,000 meals in 2020, an increase of 7,000 over the previous year. Family members who were unable to visit and offer support to their ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. The NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Summit's Kenneth Schneider, Ph.D, has joined the Board of Trustees of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss. Schneider is a licensed New Jersey professional psychologist with a practice in Springfield and is an ally for individuals considered less able by many segments of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt by all, with many neighbors struggling financially and losing their employment while worrying about their personal safety on a daily basis. The frontline healthcare and public safety workers at local and national health care systems ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 'Summit Marches On' is collecting packs of sanitary pads to benefit The 28 Days Project, a local organization that provides menstrual products to women in need. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Seventeen local and area nonprofit organizations will receive a total of more than $305,000 in grants from The Summit Foundation, support which will help provide food, shelter, education, arts, culture, and health programs and services. In 2020, The Summit Foundation’s support of ...

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