Giving Back: Kidsbridge Tolerance Center Receives $5,000 Grant

Plus: Valley National Bank donates $10,000 to Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Jazz House Kids Body & Soul benefit raises close to $100,000 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 May Foodie Bucket List issue.

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1. Investing in Our Children

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The Investors Foundation provided the Kidsbridge Tolerance Center in Ewing with a $5,000 grant that will enable 200 students from Trenton’s elementary and middle schools to visit the center. Kidsbridge executive director Lynne Azarchi, left, happily accepts a check from Cynthia Ricker and Linda Martin of Investors with Frank Lucchesi of Kidsbridge.

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2. Preparing Young People to Succeed in a Global Economy

Valley National Bank donated $10,000 to Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) to help fund their financial education programs for the 2017 school year. Marking the occasion were, from left, Linda Persichino, Catherine Milone, Nancy Moran and a JANJ mentee.

 

 

 

 

3. Jingle Bell Run 5K Benefits Children’s Specialized Hospital

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The Mills at Jersey Gardens made an $11,250 donation to Children’s Specialized Hospital. The funds were raised during the sixth annual Jingle Bell Run 5K. Celebrating were, from left, Marina Cicalese, Denise Palazzo, Orlando Barros, Ina Perez, Paul Pasternak, Alexis D’Anton, Joe McDonogh and Crystal Fresco.

4. Hearts of Gold

Photo credit: David Michael Howarth.

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s annual Hearts of Gold Gala raised more than $225,000 for Samaritan’s programs and services. Enjoying the event were, from left, Rick Williams, 6ABC Action news anchor; Liz Thomas of Thomas/Boyd Communications; Samaritan president and CEO Mary Ann Boccolini; and John C. Gillespie, Samaritan board chair.

5. Supporting Public-Safety Organizations in the Tristate Area

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The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated $121,400 worth of equipment to 11 public-safety organizations in the tristate area, including a $1,300 defibrillator for the Florham Park Police Department. Chingal Patel, left, owner of Firehouse Subs in Florham Park, presents a check to a Florham Park police officer.

6. Transforming Young Lives Through Jazz

Photo credit: Richard Conde Photography.

The ninth annual Jazz House Kids Body & Soul benefit raised close to $100,000. From left, board members Bryon Phelps, Sandor Bondorowsky, Susan Korones Gifford, Hilary Lane Apicella, Margarethe Laurenzi, Melissa Walker, Fred Smagorinsky, Roberta Baldwin and Terry Woodard enjoyed the evening.

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