Giving Back: The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families Receives $7,500

Plus: Raising money to fight women's cancer, a new Community Resource Center for the New Jersey Reentry Corporation's prisoner reentry program and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly’s Giving Back page features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. The following snapshots were featured in the November Top Docs issue.

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1. Helping Children Cope With Loss

Photo credit: Gary Horn.

Investors Foundation and Roma Bank Community Foundation donated $7,500 to the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families in Northfield, dedicated to helping children cope with and grieve the death of a family member. Participating were, from left, Desiree Fera, Andrea Greene, Alcove executive director and founder Mindy Shemtov, and Shannon F. Morgan-Leonen.

2. Fighting Women’s Cancer

Photo credit: Danielle Richards Photography

Ovarian-cancer survivor Laura Mack, right, started the initiative Tell Ten Women, which raised $5,600 for the Lewin Fund to Fight Women’s Cancer, founded by Dr. Sharyn Lewin, left, who was instrumental in Mack’s recovery.

3. Leading Lights Gala

Photo credit: Phil Smith

Family & Children’s Service (FCS) of Monmouth County honored former board members Donald Bush and Dolores Klein and members of the philanthropic rock group the Docs of Rock at its 2017 Leading Lights Gala. Celebrating were, from left, Paul Stach of FCS, Donald Bush, Dolores Klein, Dr. David Lessing, Dr. Scott Woska, Dr. Kenneth Grossman, Lawrence Sykoff and FCS CEO Delly Beekman.

4. Back 2 School

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Oluremi Oluwatodimu and her children, Elijah and Victoria, participated in the ninth annual Back 2 School Store event. All items provided were bought with donations to the National Coucil of Jewish Women/Essex.

5. Supporting the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Marianne DiNofrio Cancer Research Foundation presented a $5,000 donation to the AtlantiCare Foundation to benefit the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute. Marking the occasion were, from left, Marcia McCulley, Maria Hendricks, Samantha Kiley, John C. DiNofrio, Nicholas DiNofrio; John J. DiNofrio, and DeAnnette Stanton-Cross.

6. Prisoner Reentry Program

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

From left, Bolivar Flores, former governor Jim McGreevey, Samuel Plumeri, James Plousis, Roger Jones, John Koufos and Helena Muhammad celebrated at the opening of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s new Community Resource Center at Kearny Point, designed for McGreevey’s prisoner reentry program.

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