Giving Back: Humans and Their Pups Raise More Than $10,000 in Support of Clean Ocean Action

Plus: Applebee's supports Alex's Lemonade Stand, a Giants Super Bowl champion enjoys a charity event 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 January Mindfulness issue.

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1. Walking for Clean Water

Walk FUR Clean Water event.

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Humans and their pups teamed up to raise more than $10,000 in support of Clean Ocean Action at the annual Walk FUR Clean Water.  Enjoying the event were, from left,  “pack” members Michael Craven and Kristina Guardino with Indiana; Michael Impelluso with Ryder; and Katelyn and Gary Saldutti with Reggie.

2. A Champion for Charity

Rick Taylor and Antonio Pierce.

Photo Credit: Matt Stuable.

Attendees of the Cannata Report’s annual Awards & Charities Dinner raised a collective $180,000 for Hackensack University Medical Center and Adopt-a-Soldier. Enjoying the event were Rick Taylor, left, of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, and football Giants Super Bowl champion Antonio Pierce.

3. Finding a Cure for Childhood Cancer

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Applebee's.

Photo Credit: Oherty Enterprises/Applebee’s.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Hero and osteosarcoma survivor Kaela Cruz, second from right,  happily accepted a $45,728 check from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Celebrating were, from left, ALSF Hero Family members Anton and Donna Cruz, along with Kevin Coughlin of Applebee’s.

4. Rescuing Refugees

International Rescue Committee on One to One.

Photo Credit: Alzbieta Kaciuba.

While appearing on the PBS program One on One with Steve Adubato, left, ADP honorary chairman Josh Weston, right, a board member of the International Rescue Committee, surprised Afghan refugees Shabnam Baidariwal and her husband Fazal with a gift of 220 personal checks from various donors totaling more than $15,000.

5. Investing in Student Working Professionals

Student Working Professionals.

Photo Credit: Joel Schwartz.

Pedro Figueroa, right, of Investor’s Bank, presents a $2,500 grant to Student Working Professionals, from left, Dan Ruotolo, Kaitlin Rattigan and Dana Baglivo.

6. Enhancing CSE’s Experiential Learning Center

College of Saint Elizabeth and Provident Bank Foundation.

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Provident Bank Foundation awarded the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) with its $100,000 Signature Grant to use toward enhancements of its Experiential Learning Center. Marking the occasion were, from left, Helen Streubert, CSE; Greg Dittrich and Jane Kurek, Provident; Christopher Richardson, CSE student; Theresa Corso, CSE; Hayley Holzhacker, CSE student; Chrisopher Martin and Robert Rupel, Provident Bank.

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