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Fill Your Bags Warren, Curbing Hunger Food Drive Extended

July 16, 2018

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - You can still help curb hunger. The Curbing Hunger food drive has been extended through July in all 21 Somerset County municipalities.

Even though Somerset County is known for its affluence, food insecurity for children and adults is an enduring issue. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione is urging residents to help change that by supporting the 24th annual ...

United Way Kicks Off School Supply Drive Friday Aug. 24

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - United Way of Northern New Jersey is hosting its annual Tools for School drive which allows students to start the new school year with the basic school supplies.

The drive will benefit more than 11,000 elementary and middle school children of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and families in poverty throughout the northern New Jersey ...

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Offering July Adoption Promotion for Cats/Kittens

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens.

According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion to help increase cat and kitten adoptions. During the month of July, all cats and kittens that over ...

Fundraiser Set Up for Family of Boy Killed in Crash Saturday on his First Birthday

RARITAN, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the family of the 1-year-old boy killed when he, his mother and brother were hit by a car on Anderson Street in Raritan Saturday.

Matías Ortega was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales. Rosales is ...

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Opens Camp DeWitt Conference Center and Activity Building

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – If you don’t know by now, Girl Scouts is much more than cookies, crafts, and summer camp.

In fact, the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey say they should host your next professional business conference, special event, or any other big celebration in which you are looking to seriously impress.

Look no further than Camp DeWitt in Hillsborough, the site of ...

Wills Fund of Summit's Central Church Supports Homefirst's Family Support Programs with $10,000 Donation

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has donated $10,000 to Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc. (Homefirst) which will be used to support Homefirst’s mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to homelessness by providing transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homeless prevention ...

North Plainfield Mom Maggie Grabko Gets Life-Saving Liver Transplant, Warren Fundraiser Set for Sunday

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maggie Grabko, a North Plainfield mom of two, underwent a successful liver transplant on June 13, according to an update on the family’s GoFundMe page by her husband, Shawn Grabko. The Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at 1 Elks Trail in Warren on June ...

Maggie Grabko Fighting Life-Threatening Liver Disease, Fundraisers Created

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — As Maggie Heteji Grabko awaits a life-saving liver transplant, a GoFundMe page has been created to help her family deal with the costs associated with hospitalization, and the Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at 1 Elks Trail in Warren on June 24. 

Grabko and her husband, ...

Police Carry Special Olympics  “Torch of Hope” Down Main Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Somerset County will carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns Friday to commemorate this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township.

Thousands of police officers and law enforcement personnel will participate statewide in the torch run, now in ...

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Imagine Volunteers Win Two Governor’s Jefferson Awards!

July 5, 2018

Imagine Adult Volunteer Facilitators and Teen Volunteer Facilitators were the recipients this year of the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award in the Adult Volunteer Group Award category and the Youth Volunteer Group Award category.

Each year the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New ...