Cranford PD and Cranford PAL Host Donation Drive 10/15- Level the Playing Field
Did you know that 1 in 5 underserved households are not getting their kids involved in athletics because of the rising price of sporting equipment? Leveling the Playing Field is nonprofit that collects and redistributes equipment to expand access and equity within youth sports and recreation programs in under-resourced communities. LPF expanded to a third warehouse location in Philadelphia during Fall 2021 to ensure that all kids in the Greater Philadelphia area can get off the sidelines!
We will be collecting on Saturday October 15, 2022 at the Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Ave Cranford NJ from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please drive to the rear of the building an volunteers will unload your vehicle or you can park and drop it off in the lobby. So clean out your garages and clear the yard of used sporting equipment so that kids who are less fortunate are able to enjoy them! To learn more about LPF, please visit www.levelingtheplayingfield.org or contact Detective John Rattigan at [email protected] or Lt. Matthew Nazzaro at [email protected]
LPF accepts new and gently used sporting equipment donations to directly redistribute to kids in need. We appreciate you making sure your donations are still in SAFE, FUNCTIONAL condition. Have a question about the condition of your gear? Contact LPF directly at [email protected]
Flag football belts
Football helmets (5 yrs ornewer)
Bases (rubber & soft)
Gloves (batting & fielding)
Helmets (5 yrs or newer)
Goggles & gloves
Sticks (any type/size)
Fiddle Sticks (plastic)
Sticks (any type/size)
Tennis Racquet Covers
First Aid Kits
Mouth-guards (still inpackage)
Roller Skates/Blades (5 yearsold or less)
We are UNABLE to accept the following:
Uncertified Football Helmets
Partial sets of uniforms
Protective Cups/Jock Straps
Skis & Snowboards
Used Running Shoes
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Release by Lt. Matthew R. Nazzaro
Cranford Police Department
Join OMNY Taiko for an interactive Taiko performance! Taiko (太鼓, literally “big drum”) is a type of Japanese percussion that has been played for well over 1,000 years. Traditionally, taiko were used in religious ceremonies, festivals, and as theatrical accompaniment. Kumi-daiko, or ensemble drumming, was created in the 1950s. In kumi-daiko, many drummers play different-sized drums to create complex rhythms and stylized performances. This style of taiko drumming has become extremely popular and taiko groups have formed all across the world.
This program is for all-ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
The Cranford Carve-Out is back for its 8th year on Saturday, 10/22 at Hanson Park. Stroll along the pumpkin-lighted garden paths from 5:30-9 PM to see the amazing carved pumpkins on display. Hosted by Jersey Central Art Studios (JCAS) with support from the Cranford Jaycees and the Hanson Park Conservancy. Rain date 10/29.
This is a FREE event and is open to all ages. Individuals can drop off their carved pumpkins from 10 am until 3 pm on the 22nd at Hanson Park along with a completed registration form (available at jcas.org/carve-out-
Cash awards will be given for funniest, scariest, and most original and will be grouped by ages; 4-8, 9-16, and 17 and up.
Also, a big screen outdoor showing of a surprise favorite movie will start at dark. Bring your blankets! The movie, stroll, and contest are all free, and hot cider will be available for purchase.
The JCAS is a group of artists and citizens dedicated to raising awareness of the arts and the artistic process, as well as integrating the arts into the community through education, events, and economic development. The JCAS sees art as a vital component to our lives and one that will also enrich our community.