Category Archives: Monmouth County

CRISIS HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Crisis Hotline Volunteers needed for CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties’ training beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018, once a week for 12 weeks from 6:30-9:30 P.M.  Training will be held at The Chelsea in Brick. CONTACT is a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline that also provides information & referral to community resources.  All calls are free, confidential and anonymous.  Training is free.  BECOME A VOICE TO THOSE IN DISTRESS–Make a difference in your community! – call 732-240-6104 for additional information and registration.

Girl Scouts honors 303 girls with Bronze Award

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore honored 303 Girl Scouts from Monmouth and Ocean Counties with the Girl Scout Bronze Award on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s Program Activity Center in Farmingdale.

The Bronze Award is the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting for girls in grades 4th through 5th. It is earned by Girl Scouts who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects that address important community needs. Combined, the Girl Scouts honored on November 1, volunteered more than 6,000 hours while earning the Bronze Award. Continue reading Girl Scouts honors 303 girls with Bronze Award

UNITED WAY OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES RECEIVES $1 MILLION CHALLENGE GRANT FROM THE JAY AND LINDA GRUNIN FOUNDATION

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation has awarded United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) with a $1 Million Challenge grant to help raise funds for the community over the next four years. In order to support UWMOC’s new mission to mobilize donors, volunteers and community partners to improve the lives of youth and their families, the Grunin Foundation will match all new or increased donations dollar for dollar up to $1 million until June 30, 2021. Continue reading UNITED WAY OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES RECEIVES $1 MILLION CHALLENGE GRANT FROM THE JAY AND LINDA GRUNIN FOUNDATION

March of Dimes Nominates Nurse at Preferred for Nurse of the Year Award

The March of Dimes has nominated Francis Chege, RN, Eatontown, N.J., Nurse of the Year. Chege is the clinical supervisor in the Eatontown office of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, where he assists in the management of nursing and home health aide clients, and supervises the nurses and aides providing their care.

The 12th annual state-wide Nurse of the Year event pays tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary nurses throughout the community in 12 categories. The Nurse of the Year Award recognizes and honors those who make a difference in the lives of many people. Continue reading March of Dimes Nominates Nurse at Preferred for Nurse of the Year Award

American Heart Association Walk in Asbury Park

“The walk was terrific, as the guy in charge of the weather I did great,” said Survivor Ambassador Howard Schoor as he started off the day sharing the story that brought him there, “I had no symptoms whatsoever. I felt no chest pain, and was fit and healthy. It was like someone hit me on the side of the head with a 2×4 when I found out.” Howard Schoor, 78 years young, of Asbury Park never expected to battle heart disease. In October of last year, his test showed some irregularities and his cardiologist requested a catherization. Schoor underwent the catherization as planned, “expecting the worst-case scenario would be a stent or two.”  But afterwards, he received the news that he would need bypass surgery to open six arteries in his heart. On January 24, Schoor received sextuple bypass surgery by Dr. Craig R. Smith, a leading cardiovascular surgeon and a NYC American Heart Association Board Member. The good news was that his recovery went smoothly and now he’s back to what he really loves doing: making retirement busy with painting, philanthropy and overseeing several businesses.

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Eileen M. Higgins appointed new CEO of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore have announced the selection of Eileen M. Higgins as new chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. The council’s current CEO, Susan H. McClure, retires September 30 after 18 years in the role with that Girl Scouts council and the Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts, which merged with the Girl Scouts of Ocean County in 2007.

Since 2008, Higgins has served as executive director of the Monmouth County Workforce Development Board. The board is operated under the guidance of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and is responsible for distributing all state and federal money received to support workforce activities in Monmouth County. Continue reading Eileen M. Higgins appointed new CEO of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

District 7500 Service Event – Rise Against Hunger

OUR MISSION

Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

OUR HISTORY

In 1998, envisioning a world without hunger, Ray Buchanan — a United Methodist minister — founded Stop Hunger Now. In 2017, Stop Hunger Now rebranded to become Rise Against Hunger. After enlisting as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War, Ray Buchanan quickly recognized that accomplishing a mission required “commitment to something larger than yourself.”

Driving Rise Against Hunger’s work is the recognition that ending hunger is more than just feeding people, which led Rise Against Hunger to focus its feeding programs in areas where we can have a real impact and expand its hunger-fighting programs beyond meal packaging and distribution.

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Mary’s Place by the Sea to host 4th Annual Oceanfront Bash Friday, October 6, 2017

Mary’s Place by the Sea is pleased to announce its fourth annual Oceanfront Bash, scheduled for Friday, October 6th at Buona Sera Palazzo in Ocean, New Jersey. This annual event is the fundraiser of the year for Mary’s Place by the Sea, an organization that provides a place for women with cancer to heal: mind, body and soul. Since its founding in 2009, Mary’s Place has hosted over 8,000 women as “guests”.

Each year, the annual bash draws over 200 Mary’s Place by the Sea supporters, for an evening of cocktail-style dining, live music and dancing, open bar and gift auctions.

“Mary’s Place Oceanfront Bash! Wonderful food, music, fun and – probably the most important thing – a mission where we help women going through one of the most difficult journeys of their lives. This evening will be a wonderful way to support the many women facing cancer, who need your help,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees for Mary’s Place, Mary Ann LaSardo.

The Oceanfront Bash is an evening dedicated to honoring individuals who have made a lasting impact on the non-profit organization. This year, Mary’s Place will recognize four honorees. Continue reading Mary’s Place by the Sea to host 4th Annual Oceanfront Bash Friday, October 6, 2017

UWMOC’s Women United Hosts Casino Night

United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Women United is hosting a Casino Night on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, located at 1 Obre Place in Shrewsbury, NJ. The event is sponsored by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, Patricia and Carl Howard, OceanFirst Bank and Optum360.

Enjoy an evening of your favorite casino games, buffet dinner, open bar and an exciting gift auction, featuring a weekend getaway at Minerals Resort & Spa and The Perfect Broadway Package including show tickets, dinner and car service. “This is a great event where you can make a difference in your community while having fun and possibly taking home a prize or two,” said Kelly Fliller, Co-Chair of Women United. The event will benefit United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ work in Early Grade Reading. “Funds raised at Casino Night will enable us to support more programs that help children read to learn—instead of learning to read—by the fourth grade,” Kelly said. Continue reading UWMOC’s Women United Hosts Casino Night

SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON CHURCH PUBLISHES COOKBOOK

Appetizers, a new cookbook by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon, is now available for purchase for $8 per copy plus $2 shipping. Parishioners, families, and friends share 350 taste-tempting easy-to-prepare appetizer recipes. Appetizers for every taste and every occasion are included. Recipes are divided among Sweet & Salty, Stuffed, Puffed & Skewered, Dips & Spreads, Heartier Fare, and Sheer Elegance. Whether you are preparing small plates to be served before a meal, tasty starters, or party finger foods, you will find what you need in Appetizers. Continue reading SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON CHURCH PUBLISHES COOKBOOK