Giving Back

When Sue and Ed Goldstein’s 3-year-old daughter Valerie was diagnosed with cancer in 1970, New Jersey lacked a pediatric oncology… Read the rest

The Hackensack University Medical Center's Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) aids geriatric patients who have delirium or are at risk of delirium. ...
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Elijah's Promise was formed 23 years ago in the New Brunswick area to help feed the underprivileged....
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With the support of his family, Herb Ouida created the Todd Ouida Children's Foundation to celebrate his son's life and his triumph over childhood anxiety. ...
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After a family tragedy, Tricia Baker established Attitudes In Reverse (A.I.R.) to educated society about mental health issues and preventing suicide. ...
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Katie Meyler started the More Than Me Foundation to help girls in Liberia attend school. ...
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Plucking Heartstrings

August 15, 2011

An established restauranteur from Little Silver helps spread the holiday cheer to those less fortunate. ...
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As a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties Inc., Sister Jane Frances Brady acts as a voice for the voiceless. ...
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After realizing few academic opportunities exist for inner city youth after high school, two successful businessmen offer them a leg up on furthering their education. ...
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The mother of an autistic son realizes there are few services for adults living with autism, and acts to change the status quo. ...
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A family breast-cancer diagnosis spurred two teens to action, and a charity was born. ...
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Used Goods, Fresh Hope

August 16, 2010

Mary Kotzas, of Toms River, founded the Resale Shop, which donates all its proceeds to Hunger Relief, a food bank in Ocean County....
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Susan Rose, of Cherry Hill, began a charity after the loss of one of her daughters....
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Jim Mock, from Bayonne, volunteers for Rebuilding Together in Jersey City....
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Nancy Liverakos, of Highland Park, works with Women Aware and Amandla Crossing....
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Janet and Peter Simon, of New Vernon, donate time and energy to the Morristown Memorial Health Foundation; Women’s Health Philanthropy Council; William E. Simon Foundation; Hidden Pond Foundation....
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Leonard Bornstein volunteers with Arts Unbound in Maplewood....
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Building Dreams

August 11, 2009

When she started building houses for the Raritan Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Kathryn Tanaka barely knew a hammer from a handsaw. “I knew basically nothing about building when I showed up,” says the Bridgewater resident....
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When people look at a garden, some see beauty, some see work. Ernest Cottrill, a retired software developer and 26-year resident of Warren Township, sees the solution to a critical problem—that of hunger in one of the state’s wealthiest counties....
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“I’m not the type of person who can sit idly by and let things happen,” says Bob Benjamin. “If I can do something, I do it.”...
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