Giving Back

December 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Toy Donations are down this holiday season all across America, so local civic action group 'Summit Marches On' has sprung into action to help fill the void. Comprised of Hilltop City residents, 'Summit Marches On' is asking the local and surrounding communities to support the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A collaboration with Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Vicky Demuth of Summit was one of six local women honored by the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, at its 18th Annual 'Tribute to Women' awards luncheon. Demuth was joined by fellow honorees Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Sales from the Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop's annual Holiday Boutique topped all previous marks, bringing in more than $41,000, funds which will be reinvested back into the community through the Junior League of Summit’s (JLS) scholarships and grants programs. “The JLS had ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Raising funds that will have a direct benefit to individuals through youth scholarships for the AfterSchool program, dance, gymnastic teams, supporting of special needs aquatics classes and the English as a Second Language program, the Connection raised more than $12,000 on 'Giving ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Local nonprofits are invited to register now to Participate in the second-ever 'Volunteer Fair' at the Summit Free Public Library, an event that will be held March 9, 2019. Last year's inaugural event was a supercharged success for nonprofits looking to recruit volunteers and for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Inboxes and mailboxes are filled with invitations to myriad fundraisers -- especially during the holiday season. The Overlook Auxiliary, a volunteer nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate a compassionate and comforting environment throughout the entire medical center community via ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On a day that a late score cemented the state championship for the town's high school football team, another drive in the Hilltop City also scored big. The annual Summit Frozen Turkey Drive, founded and administered by the Other Fellow First Foundation, collected three tons of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the eleventh year running, SAGE Eldercare's Meals on Wheels program is participating in the Subaru 'Share the Love Event'. Beginning today through January 2, 2019, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Robert Marbut Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness and homeless transformation, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Marbut is the embodiment of Family Promises' assertion that family homelessness is a bipartisan issue, having both served as a White ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For a decade, Hilltop City residents have displayed the collective heart and compassion that makes Summit unique and special by doing something special for those who are less fortunate. Begun in 2008 by the Other Fellow First Foundation, the Summit 'Frozen Turkey Drive' collects ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Grants from the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Summit Area Public Foundation have enabled Summit nonprofit Giving and Receiving Assistance for Our Community's Essentials (GRACE) to deliver more than 1,500 pounds of shelf stable food from the food bank to Lawton C. Johnson ...

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SUMMIT, NJ. Bridges Outreach Inc. is seeking donations of new or gently-used winter clothing, with a goal to have items collected by December 14 to allow the organization's volunteers time to sort and distribute the items. Outerwear and clothing is needed in the following ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A group of approximately 50 runners and walkers from Renaissance Church in Summit, through participation in a half-marathon in Brooklyn and fundraising via 'Team World Vision', have generated donations that will bring clean water to more than 1,220 people in Africa. The Church team ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Bob Kelly, an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Summit and a resident of Cranford, has joined the Board of Trustees of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss. Imagine provides free year-round peer support groups for children age 3-18 who have had a parent or ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Honoring cancer survivors and their support systems, a 'Support Survivor's Soiree' will be held November 1, from 3 - 7 p.m., at Place Vendome Salon & Spa in Summit. The event and accompanying activities benefit The Tutu Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to help ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Summit residents Gloria M. Ron-Fornes and Emily Segal of Short Hills were each honored as the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance hosted their 18th Annual Recognition Event Dinner in New Brunswick. Ron-Fornes was awared the Martin Bartner Award -- which recognizes a diverse YMCA ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Neale X. Trangucci has joined the Board of Directors of Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation. Trangucci, who retired from Wall Street in 2013, joins current Board members Jim Greberis, Jordan Glatt, David Haire and Brett Haire. Trangucci spent 35 years investing in distressed and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the 52nd straight year, The Santa Claus Shop will open its doors to area low income families and senior citizens, offering complimentary holiday 'shopping' to those who are referred by local social services agents.  The Santa Claus Shop guests personally select a household item, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Time for some big yucks to raise some important bucks. The Summit Area YMCA is set to host its Seventh Annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Charity Auction & Comedy Night, a fundraising event headlined by New York City-based comedian Adam Sank -- who hails from Summit -- on November 2, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A Hilltop City salon is joining forces with Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center to help support women in their fight against breast cancer. Ateliers 113 will donate all proceeds from haircuts and blowouts provided on October 29, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. to The Carol G. Simon ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Madison Hobbs, a senior at Kent Place School and a South Orange resident, and Ka’Mari Williams, a junior at Hillsborough High School and a member of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit -- both members of 'Strong Teens Against Racism' (S.T.A.R.) -- recently spoke to a crowd of 150 people, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the sixth consecutive year, all 12 Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) locations in Northern New Jersey -- including the Summit and Short Hills offices -- are once again partnering with 'Move For Hunger' to host a fall food drive through December ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Anastasia Dekantios, co-owner of temporary tattoo website jewelflashtattoos.com, will be hosting a special 'pop-up shop' in remembrance of her mother and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Connection in Summit October 17, from 3 - 6 p.m. The event will benefit ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - 'Garden State Quilters' (GSQ) has been in existence for nearly 40 years, meeting monthly to make quilts. At the beginning of the year, members receive a starter kit that contains one square of fabric from which to begin a quilt of their own design which, according the head of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fourth annual McNany Charitable Foundation corporate fundraiser -- supporting the Foundation's charitable initiatives -- will be held October 18, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks in Springfield. The McNany Charitable Foundation provides support ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Connection in Summit has was honored by Our House Inc. (OHI) with its Community Partner Award at Our House's 28th Annual 'Achievement Awards Ceremony' on September 20. The Connection was recognized for “believing in the cause and broadening the awareness of Our House’s mission” ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three 'Healthy Kids Nights' -- each designed to provide food insecure families in Summit with healthy food and their children with healthy play -- were hosted during August at Mabie Playground by The Summit Area YMCA, The Connection, G.R.A.C.E.'s Refrigerator, The Summit Area Public ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life. That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In recognition of 'National Diaper Need Awareness Week', the Summit Area YMCA is -- beginning today and running through September 30 -- hosting a diaper drive wherein ommunity members can drop off packages of diapers and baby wipes at the bin located in the Summit YMCA lobby. Collected ...

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