Photos: July’s Roundup of Charitable Giving in NJ

Recent galas and donations benefiting Monmouth Medical Center, Spectrum360, Greater Newark Tennis & Education and more.

New Jersey Monthly regularly features an online roundup of photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. We also feature a profile of a nonprofit or outstanding volunteer in the pages of the magazine—check out our profile of New Eyes for the Needy from the July issue.

Be sure to send pictures and captions from your recent charitable event to [email protected] for possible inclusion next month!

1. Festival Teaches Attendees to be More Eco-Friendly

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Hosted by Clean Ocean Action and the Rumson Environmental Commission, the third annual Rally for the Two Rivers Eco-Fest welcomed close to 300 people to Victory Park in Rumson. The free, kid-friendly event, made possible by Sea Bright Solar, Bayshore Family of Companies and Mazza Recycling Service, covered topics ranging from composting to recycling to river seining (pictured here).

2. Monmouth Medical Center Receives $3 Million Donation

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Anne Evans Estabrook, a longtime supporter and trustee of Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) and RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), donated $3 million to the Monmouth County hospital. The donation will be used to expand MMC’s programs and services as it looks to establish a new campus in Tinton Falls. Marking the occasion were, from left: Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, and president of RWJBH Southern Region; Estabrook; Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBH; and Eric Carney, president and CEO of MMC and MMC Southern Campus.

3. NJ Restaurant Chain Donates Proceeds

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Donating 20% of the day’s proceeds from its five locations, fast casual restaurant chain The Salad House raised more than $7,000 for Spectrum360, a nonprofit organization serving individuals on the autism spectrum and with behavioral and related disabilities. The proceeds will go towards Spectrum360’s annual Walk for a Lifetime fundraiser. Pictured here is Jerry Eicke, chairman of The Salad House Franchising.

4. Mobile Grocery Store Serves 1,000th Customer

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On the road since February, Virtua Health’s “Eat Well” Mobile Grocery Store has served its 1,000th customer, Malissa Plaza of Willingboro (center). The store, which operates out of a former NJ Transit bus, visits affordable housing and senior communities in Burlington and Camden counties. It is stocked with necessities ranging from fresh produce, milk and eggs to household basics like toilet paper and cleaning products.

5. Mitzvah Project Makes Tennis More Accessible

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For her mitzvah project, 12-year-old Lily Schonbraun of Short Hills organized and ran a fundraiser to benefit Greater Newark Tennis & Education (GNTE). The event, which took place at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, raised upwards of $32,500. Marking the occasion were Schonbraun (center) and, from left, GNTE founders Karen Gruenberg, Charlie McKenna and Bob Bynum.

6. Frontline Workers Honored at Red Carpet Event

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Family and Children’s Services hosted its ninth annual Red Carpet Party fundraiser at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. More than 200 guests were in attendance, including State Senator Joseph Cryan, who presented certificates to distinguished frontline workers (pictured here) Galeny Castro of On Time Medical Transportation, GiGi Harris of ShopRite of Union, Mary McTigue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Joseph Nachef of Summit Health Urgent Care and Anthony Romano of UPS.

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