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 May’s Diners & Dives issue.
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1. Funds to Fight Breast Cancer
Blue Point Grill raised $15,000 for Princeton YWCA’s Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Celebrating were, from left, Edgar Urias, Blue Point Grill executive chef; Jess Morrison, vice president of JM Group; Kristina Daniels, Blue Point Grill; Paula Flory, director of BCRC; Jack Morrison, president of JM Group; and Steven Murray, general manager of Blue Point Grill.
2. Supporting Hurricane Maria Victims
A 24-hour dance marathon hosted by the Christian Drama School of New Jersey raised more than $21,000 for organizations dedicated to helping Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico and children in Uganda.
3. A New Horticultural Therapy Initiative
Carrier Clinic was awarded a $9,000 Impact Grant from the Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund to support a horticultural therapy initiative. Marking the occasion were, from left, Gilian D’Angelo, Carrier Clinic president and CEO Donald Parker, Liz Nicoletti, Will Laohoo, Karen Sutton, Brent Leppo, Wendy Bishop, Gayle Bruney-Phillip and Trish Toole.
4. Feeding the Hungry
Employees from Columbia Bank helped sort and distribute food at the Center of United Methodist Aid in the Community (CUMAC) in Paterson, which feeds over 2,600 in-need community residents each month.
5. Supporting South Jersey Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer
The fourth annual Sip, Savor, Support fundraiser at Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House in Atlantic City raised $200,000 for Gilda’s Club South Jersey, dedicated to supporting individuals in South Jersey diagnosed with cancer. Enjoying the event were, from left, Vagabond owner Elvis Cadavid, and Bill and Linda Gussie.
6. Committed to Curing Diabetes
Inserra Supermarkets, which owns and operates 22 ShopRite locations in New Jersey, donated $345,164 to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). Celebrating were, from left, Marie Inserra; Bonnie Inserra; Lindsey Inserra; Joshua Rednik, president and CEO of the DRI Foundation; Bill Petsch, store manager of ShopRite of Hoboken; Danielle Wares, ShopRite of Hoboken; Lawrence Inserra Jr.; Laura Inserra DuPont; Carl Inserra Jr.; and Antoinette Fabrizio, ShopRite of Hoboken.
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