Giving Back

October 19, 2018

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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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to Family Promise in support of its homelessness prevention and sustainable housing initiatives in Union County. When it comes to helping low-income and homeless families achieve sustainable independence, a security ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - HomeTowne Television®, a nonprofit television channel based in the Hilltop City has received two grants from Investors Foundation to underwrite the production of a television program that showcases the good works of folks in the community as well as documentary detailing Paper Mill ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - Mums are a fall tradition, and the Overlook Auxiliary will be the beneficiary of the seasonal blooms via a plant sale at Lombardo Farms September 21-23. Lombardo will donate a portion of proceeds from Mum sales each day to Overlook Auxiliary, a volunteer organization ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, has received a $25,000 grant from The Merck Foundation which will help enable the expansion of its bereavement support programs at imagine's new center in Mountainside. “With Merck’s commitment to healthcare and the community it’s a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As part of its annual company-wide 'Do Good Week' initiative, a team of 30 employees from Short Hills-based Dun & Bradstreet recently volunteered at SAGE Eldercare in Summit, helping deliver Meals on Wheels and working with older adults in SAGE's Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Fifteen-year-old Sylvie from Summit has always had a profound interest in marine biology, and dreamed of one day traveling around the world to explore the culture of Bora Bora and swim with exotic marine life. But a dream vacation like this was something she thought would ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its Community Based Mentoring program, which involves an individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age 6 to 18, with a commitment of just four hours per month for one year.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The FirstEnergy Foundation delivered a special $10,000 grant to The Seeing Eye as part of its 'Christmas in July' campaign, a giving initiative that supports deserving community organizations with unexpected gifts. The Seeing Eye provides seeing eye dogs for the blind. Founded ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Rotary Club of Summit - New Providence-- whose motto is “Service Above Self” -- has been involved with projects in both the communities they serve and represent since 1922. Along with community service, the Rotary has been awarding financial scholarships to college bound seniors ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After more than two decades of calling Summit its home, Susan G. Komen North Jersey will be moving its headquarters to Parsippany. The organization started in the basement of their founder and grew quickly, moving to a small office in downtown Summit. Not very long afterwards, it ...

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NEEDHAM, MA - Summit residents Patrick McCullough and Michael Cornell will be among the more than 6,300 cyclists set to ride up to 192 miles in the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), which is aiming to surpass last year’s record-breaking gift that raised $52 million for cancer research and patient ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit (JLS) has received a $9,429 grant from the local Board of Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) -- in partnership with United Way of Greater Union County -- in support of G.R.A.C.E.'s Refrigerator, the Summit-based nonprofit's signature community ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 15 bags of pet provisions are now in the trusted hands of St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Shelter thanks to the generosity shown by YMCA members that participated in the Summit Area YMCA's 'Togetherhood Committee' collection drive. The community donated foods, treats, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The George W. Bauer Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Junior League of Summit (JLS) in support of G.R.A.C.E.'s Refrigerator, the JLS' signature community outreach project. The funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for local families provisions which the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) has received two separate grants -- totaling $29,950 -- which will benefit its Accessibility and Education initiatives from the E.J. Grassman Trust and Novartis Corporation, respectively. In 2017, the Arboretum initiated, funded and completed Phase One of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit 2018-19 Board of Directors will be led by Hilltop City resident Erika Melchiorre -- who will serve as President -- and include Danielle Valliere, Administrative VP; Kelsey Espinosa, Treasurer; Andrea Caserta, Community VP; Stephanie Wilson, Membership ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Lynn and Jeffrey Altschuler have been recognized for their "leadership and generosity" by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) at its 'Taste & Toast' gala. The event is held annually to recognize local community leaders who provide vital support that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum has received a total of $95,000 via five separate grants which the Arboretum wil use to further its stated mission to "engage, educate and enrich the lives of all of its constituents, no matter what their abilities, so that they become better stewards of nature ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Summit resident Lesley Greenstein has been installed as President of the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW / Essex) at the organization’s annual Installation and Awards Evening. Greenstein will assume her role effective July 1. The National Council of ...

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