Giving Back

May 30, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ -  The Society Helping our Infirm and ELDerly of Summit (SHIELD) will host a 'Disinfectant Drive' for residents of Summit's Senior Housing Authority senior housing on June 4 and 5, collecting aerosol disinfectant spray, liquid bleach, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Recognizing the current public health crisis has significantly impacted the community’s ability to serve those most vulnerable,the Junior League of Summit (JLS) has granted $15,000 to five local community partners to assist their needs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department will host a 'contactless' community food drive to benefit the Junior League of Summit’s G.R.A.C.E. Pantry program, which helps feed 500 families each week. The initiative will be held on two consecutive weekends -- May 30-31 and June 6-7 -- from 9 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It's in their nature. Every day, the dedicated and selfless healthcare workers Overlook Medical Center staff the front lines in the battle to combat COVID-19, putting their mental and physical well-being at risk to help others get and stay safe and healthy.  Shifts are long, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary's 'Hope & Gratitude' lawn sign fundraiser has now seen more than 3,000 signs purchased from more 30 towns -- and it is still going strong. The last day to order the rainbow-adorned placards is May 8 at midnight.    The Auxiliary and its NP Twig 10 launched ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection -- in celebration of National Volunteer Week -- is shining a light on the dedicated leaders, mentors, teachers, planners, instructors, cooks, and drivers who help its mission come alive and add to its deep history of serving the community.  In sum, the committed members ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Summit-based Area Baby Center (ABC) is continuing to help young families in need with monthly distribution of diapers and wipes. As of last month, the ABC has altered its distribution method to observe social distancing and other safety ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, the Summit-based nonprofit which delivers meals, seasonal clothing and other necessities to the homeless in Summit, Newark, and Irvington, will host its second 'Virtual Town Hall' meeting on April 17, from 12 - 1 p.m. via Zoom. Bridges will discuss the current state ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Due to the sizable increase of people in need during the coronavirus outbreak, St Teresa of Avila Parish is asking the community for help in stocking the shelves of its Loaves and Fishes pantry. The Church has been busy livestreaming Masses daily and checking in on their parishioners ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Requests for 'Meals on Wheels' continue to come to SAGE Eldercare, whose services to the community's most vulnerable are needed more than ever during the coronavirus outbreak. Likewise, SAGE’s dedicated staff and volunteers are still coming in, packing up meals and delivering them to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Like a lightning-quick boxer whose trainer is shouting "stick and move, champ," Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation is leading with a one-two punch in the efforts to rally the community in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of their ongoing efforts to 'Keep UNITY in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Staking the message that "hope and gratitude are more contagious than ANY virus" firmly in the ground, the Overlook Auxiliary is inviting the community to display its appreciation for healthcare and essential workers by purchasing a 'Hope & Gratitude' lawn sign. The $25 per sign ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA) -- a Summit-based nonprofit that supports low-income, urban high schools in the greater Newark and Jersey City areas -- has raised more than $70,000 to support emergency tuition assistance for its students whose parents are ill or have lost their jobs as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Since launching an effort to help those who make it their mission to help others, the GoFundMe page originated by Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation has -- when factoring in the Foundation's $25,000 pledge -- now exceeded $48,000. The initiative benefits: SAGE Eldercare's ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Among the vulnerabilities the coronavirus pandemic has shined a harsh light upon is the tenuous status of personal protective equipment (PPE) inventory, vital equipment that is needed to ensure the safety of healthcare professionals who are exposed to the contagion while treating ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a teleconference held March 23, the Summit Lions Club Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-time $3,000 allocation from its Endowment Fund to help needy local residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The allocation will be directed towards the Junior League of Summit’s ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering with the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL), a group of kind-hearted and determined community members from the Hilltop City have initiated a 'Front Line Appreciation Group' (FLAG), which purchases individually-packed meals and food items locally -- thereby supporting local ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Over the past two decades, Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation has responded to myriad community needs, helping families and individuals that were in distress. Facing unprecedented circumstances presented by the coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation is asking for the community's help ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - February Fun Fest -- the annual charity event founded by Summit couple Ryan and Dana Felmet -- has, in just its fourth year, set a new fundraising mark by raising $11,500 for charity and more than doubling the proceeds from the 2019 event. Held at the Summit Elks Lodge, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents are invited to join elected officials and members of community organizations in partnering with SAGE Eldercare as it participates in the 18th annual 'March for Meals', a month-long, nationwide coming together of local civic groups, businesses, government ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) has awarded a $20,000 grant to Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise, funds that will support Family Promise's expansion of its volunteer management program to include new technology that will assist the organization with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Courtney Zanelli has joined the Board of Directors of Summit’s Other Fellow First Foundation. The longtime Summit resident is the owner of Courtney Zanelli, LLC. She joins current Board members Jim Greberis, Jordan Glatt, Neale Trangucci, David Haire, Jamie Haire and Brett ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Carey Foundation, DBA The Tutu Project™, has awarded a $7,500 grant to Pathways Women’s Cancer Support to benefit breast cancer patients who receive financial assistance from the Pathways Financial Assistance Fund. This grant will be used to allow the Pathways Financial Assistance ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) is the recipient of a $2,850 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF), a gift that will support the NJJS 'Generations of Jazz' traveling jazz history program.  The nonprofit New Jersey Jazz Society exists to "promote and preserve ...

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\SUMMIT, NJ - A boutique jewelry shopping event -- entitled 'Sparkle, Shine, Shop, Support' -- will benefit Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise on February 6, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., at Kendra Scott at The Mall at Short Hills. The retailer will donate 20 percent of all sales to Family ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - While 'Be Prepared' is the better known of the two, 'Do a Good Turn Daily' is a Girl Scouts pledge that proactively positively impacts others in the community. Jefferson Elementary School-based Girl Scout Troop 41120 takes this more-than-a-century-old creed to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The day after Christmas, Martha Ramirez and her family were burned out of their home on Weaver Street. Some of the residence's occupants were forced to leap from second-story windows and ended up in the hospital. Mercifully, there were no life-threatening injuries, and all are now ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit - New Providence Rotary Club will host a Red Cross blood drive on January 20, from 1 - 6 p.m., in Bramwell Hall at Summit's Christ Church. The event is part of the Hilltop City's Martin Luther King, Jr. 'Day of Service'. To schedule a donation appointment time, visit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Speaking to a group of junior high students in the autumn of 1967, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked his audience, "What is your life's blueprint?" For more than two decades, the Summit community made honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. part of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reprising the event they established in 2017, Summit residents Dana and Ryan Felmet will once again host 'February Fun Fest', an annual charity fundraising evening that sees 100 percent of the monies raised benefiting designated charities. The Felmets are inviting the community to the ...

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