Photos: January’s Roundup of Charitable Giving in NJ

Recent galas and donations benefiting SAFE in Hunterdon, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Clean Ocean Action and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. These have previously been featured on the Giving Back page in the magazine, but as of the September 2018 issue, will only be posted online.

The Giving Back page in the magazine is now dedicated to profiling a NJ-based charity or individual volunteer. Read our Giving Back spotlight on Kula for Karma from the January issue.

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1. Holiday Toy Run

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Young volunteers pause for a photo during the Joseph Lacroce Foundation Toy Run, which delivered about 1,200 donated toys and other gifts for young Virtua patients.

2. Partners for Health

Photo credit: Neil Grabowsky / Partners for Health Foundation

Partners for Health Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary by awarding 10 Community Impact Awards and grants totaling $100,000 to those making a difference in the health and well-being of local communities. Celebrating were, from left: Katie York, Lifelong Montclair; Paul Lisovicz, Partners for Health Foundation Founder’s Award recipient; Wally Weikert, Family Service League; Jennifer Papa, City Green; Buddy Evans, YMCA of Montclair; Nicole McGrath, KinderSmile Foundation; Mario Szuchman, Zufall Health Center; Latifah Jannah, Sister to Sister, who accepted on behalf of Adele Katz; Anne Mernin, Toni’s Kitchen; Ann Lippel, Senior Citizens Advisory Council; Mike Bruno, Human Needs Food Pantry; Carolyn Lack, Aging in Montclair; Thomas McCarrick, Connections at Home; and Mary Rossettini, Clifton Homeless Task Force.

3. SAFE in Hunterdon

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

SAFE in Hunterdon, dedicated to serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, received a $35,000 donation from the Consignment Shop of Flemington. Marking the occasion were, from left, front row: Judy Balaban, SAFE advisory board member; Karen Carbonello, director of SAFE in Hunterdon; Gay Mitchell, board member of the Consignment Shop of Flemington; back row: Chris Vogel, manager of the Consignment Shop of Flemington; Tillie Campbell, assistant manager of the Consignment Shop of Flemington; and Lisa Fasano, board member of the Consignment Shop of Flemington.
4. Duffel Bags for Foster Children

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The average foster child moves seven times before the age of 18. Many of the 1,400 foster children in South Jersey have to carry their belongings from home-to-home in a garbage bag. Partnering with Appel Farm Arts and Music Center and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), community member Elizabeth Ranson and her son Trenton Fischer (pictured) raised $900 dollars to donate duffel bags for foster children in South Jersey.

5. New Jersey Devils Spread Holiday Cheer

Photo courtesy of RWJBarnabas Health

New Jersey Devils players and alumni brought holiday cheer to patients at 11 RWJBarnabas Health hospitals in December. To highlight the system wide visits, 2018 NHL All-Star and cancer survivor Brian Boyle, 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall and NJD leading goal scorer Kyle Palmieri spent time with patients at the Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at RWJBarnabas Health’s Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Funds from last year’s New Jersey Devils Hockey Fights Cancer night directly supported renovations to the family and patient reception area they are sitting in.

6. Funding Research for Pediatric Brain Tumors

Photo credit: Amaris Pollock.

The Kortney Rose Foundation‘s annual donation to fund research on pediatric brain tumors for 2018 totaled $145,000. It was the foundation’s 12th annual donation made in memory of nine-year old Kortney Rose Gillette, who died from a brain tumor in 2006. The funds raised will build toward the nearly $2 million contributed by the foundation to date.

7. Protecting Our Beaches and Coastal Waterways

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Clean Ocean Action (COA), a non-profit with more than 30 years of service in protecting our beaches and coastal waterways, recently held a successful fundraiser, Ocean in Motion, at the Windows on the Water venue in Sea Bright. Enjoying the occasion were, from left, Ashley Bissett and Stacy Warshauer.

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  1. Mary Catherine Frantz

    Love this! Thank you to New Jersey Monthly from the Appel Farm family!