Saturday, December 24, 2011
Holidays are a time to help those in need and get a charitable deduction to boot.
The holidays are a time to help those in need. And, it's also the last week to make charitable contributions that can be deducted on this year's taxes. So here are some great local charities that deserve a check: Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave. The congregation has an extensive outreach program and many education programs. Congregants also support each other in any way they can, including in prayer times that are required by their faith. Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 52 Short Hills Ave. With more than 2,000 members, St. Rose is a large Catholic church that draws its congregation from Millburn-Short Hills, Maplewood, Livingston, Springfield and beyond. Christ Church in Short Hills, 66 Highland Ave. Christ Church …
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Community Congregational Church holds its bi-annual rummage sale.
"A man asked her 'What is the most expensive thing in the sale?' and she said 'me!'" rummage sale volunteer Linda Piccininno said laughing about co-volunteer Bev Rieckers. Rieckers joked, "And the price is negotable." Piccininno and Pieckers were two of the many volunteers at the Community Congregational Church's bi-annual rummage sale Saturday. Maureen Lee, who is in charge of the sale, buzzed around the busy room answering questions and giving instructions to volunteers that fill the downstairs of the church on Hartshorn Avenue. The sale spills into all the rooms on the lower level, including a store room that is used for toy sales and a boutique for some of the higher end clothing and accessories. "We sell everything from Gap to Gucci …
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Congregation B'nai Israel Religious School raises $1,156 for the community organization.
In Judaism, tzedakah refers to the religious obligation to perform charity and philanthropic acts, which are important parts of living a spiritual life. Jewish tradition argues the second highest form of tzedakah is to anonymously give donations to unknown recipients. Today and throughout the fall, the third through sixth grade students at Congregation B'nai Israel Religious School and their families have been fulfilling this religious obligation, including in a walk-a-thon that raised nearly $1,000 on Sunday. The walk-a-thon was part of an ongoing effort that raised over $1,000 for Down the Block this fall. Each trimester, the teachers at CBI choose outstanding students in each grade to become the Tzedakah Committee, and each week, the …
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Purchases help New Eyes for the Needy provide eyeglasses to the needy.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Looking for a holiday gift while contributing to a local charity? New Eyes for the Needy will hold its Fabulous Finds Holiday Sale this weekend. The sale will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Eyes building on Millburn Avenue. It is similar to the weekly sale held each Thursday. There will be bargains among the cases of fine and antique jewelery pieces, watches and costume jewelry. There is also silver and crystal giftware and holiday items. The merchandise is donated to New Eyes for resale, and all proceeds are used for the organization's new prescription eyeglass program. The purchases helps the organization provide new eyeglasses to a person in need. For more information, call 973-376-4903 or visit the New Eyes Web …
Monday, May 18, 2009
"Born for Broadway" to be held in New York on June 22
Monday, May 18, 2009
The first "Born for Broadway" show will raise money for the Short Hills-based Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The show will be held Monday, June 22, at 8 p.m. at New World Stages on West 50th Street in New York. It is a one-night cabaret featuring both established Broadway performers and undiscovered talent. The event began as a student-sponsored musical revue at Marymount Manhattan College, where event founder Sarah Galli was enrolled as a performance major. Galli founded the event as a way to involve the theatre community beloved by Christopher and Dana Reeve while raising funds for the organization. Galli's brother was spinal cord injured 11 years ago and is a high level quadriplegic. Tickets are $50-$100 and can be purchased by …
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Money will go towards eating disorder support, awareness
People gathered at Millburn High School on Sunday morning and afternoon to walk to raise money for the National Eating Disorder Association. The organization provides support for those who battle eating disorders and raises awareness about the illness. Danielle Alonzi, a Millburn High School senior, organized the event. While this was the first such walk in Millburn, organizers intend for it to be an annual event. Read more about the event.