Giving Back

May 8, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Jiya Mody, of Bridgewater, and Fiona Shanahan, of Warren, both 10th grade students at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, have created a new non-profit, Youth in Emergency Medicine, to establish a community of several chapters of high school students and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Jiya Mody, of Bridgewater, and Fiona Shanahan, of Warren, both 10th grade students at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, have created a new non-profit, Youth in Emergency Medicine, to establish a community of several chapters of high school students and ...

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Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department, in conjunction with RWJ University Hospital-Somerset, will host a community blood drive on Thursday, May 13 from 12-5 p.m.at the rear entrance to the Town Hall.   Each blood donation can save three lives.   Social distancing and ...

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The Superheroes from Angelo L. Tomaso (ALT) School were back at it again, participating in the 2021 Pennies for Patients annual fundraising program. Pennies for Patients connects schools with local blood cancer patients, provides tangible life skills to participants, and allows students to see the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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WARREN, NJ--The Arc of Somerset County is seeking a local High School volunteer group for an outdoor project at Camp Jotoni in Warren. For over 45 years, Camp Jotoni has been a special needs summer camp for children and adults with both mobility issues and intellectual and developmental ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The food pantry serving North Plainfield, Green Brook, Warren and Watchung is in need.  “Hey friends.. the pantry is in need once again,” they posted. “Our shelves are looking sad 😞 We are short on veggies, fruit, milk, rice, pasta, mac & cheese, tuna, cereal, size 6 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Members of the Warren Township Police Department, on April 15, participated in a meet and greet breakfast with residents and staff from Mt. Bethel Village – Supportive Housing for Adults with Special Needs to further the campaign for their Autism Awareness Month fundraiser.   “We ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, announced the return of its Food Truck Fridays, kicking off on Friday, April 9  at Bayberry School, 131 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, from 4: to 8 pm. This outdoor food event debuted in August 2020 when it brought the Watchung community ...

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WARREN, NJ -- The Warren Township Committee proclaimed April as Autism awareness month at its last meeting and the Warren Police Department has begun selling autism awareness patches and magnets as a fundraiser for the Warren based Autism Healthcare Collaborative. April is internationally ...

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WARREN, NJ - When does a soccer club become more than a soccer club? That’s the question the Board of Directors of Watchung Hills Soccer Association/NJ Elite asked itself. Recognizing the commitment players make to their own soccer development and to the Club, the Board created a set of core values ...

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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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MANVILLE, NJ - Independence for Veterans, Inc. is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Stacia McDonough and volunteers from Independence for Veterans ...

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WARREN, NJ -  It takes a village and some 30 Watchung Hills freshmen are making a difference in theirs. The teens started Save Our State: Stat! whose mission is to secure COVID-19 vaccination appointments for eligible New Jersey residents. Their mission statement is: Our organization is Save ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Central School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) held a week-long virtual diaper drive to benefit a local foundation called Moms Helping Moms. The mission of this organization is to keep babies safe, healthy, and happy.  (https://momshelpingmomsfoundation.org/) The drive was ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Fire Department will host its 18th Annual St. Baldrick's Day event on March 20. Again, this year, the event will be virtual. SEE prior event here It is with great regret that we must hold this event virtually, but this is what we must do in the ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township  Board of Education , at Tuesday’s meeting, accepted $4000 in grant monies from the Somerset County Youth Services Commission for two Middle School programs for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. The programs are Boys Council and Girls Circle. The grants ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - Many individuals and groups throughout Warren Township have risen to the occasion to help assist their community and those around them during the COVID-19 crisis. During the month of December, a small group of Angelo L. Tomaso (ALT) students, their younger siblings, and parents formed ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The statues on the Green have new winter accessories. With colder temperatures and more snow hitting the area, the Morristown Fiber Fairies have been hard at work, knitting scarves and hats and leaving them on the Green for those in need. The beautifully woven hats and scarves ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police PBA Local # 235 has teamed up with the Kindness Crew as part of a pay it forward campaign to help support local restaurants. The PBA donated $4000 to local restaurants and the Kindness Crew is fundraising as well to help match that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Booking an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination is fraught with roadblocks for everyone. Enter Kristof Slevens, who was born and raised in Berkeley Heights. His mother, Wendy, said he told her he had seen “many seniors on the forums who were having trouble making an ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund 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. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline January 31, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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WARREN, NJ - A small group of children between the ages of two and six have formed the Kindness Crew and have delivered their first challenge, the Hopeful Hearts project. The crew filled out cards where the hearts have wings, bringing positivity from the kids right into the hearts of ...

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