The Westfield Area YMCA is partnering with Jersey Mike’s Subs on East Broad Street in Westfield for the 9th Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. The campaign culminates in the Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 27. On that day, the Westfield Jersey Mike’s will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to help send a kid in need to camp or child care at the Westfield Area YMCA this year. “The Y is thankful and appreciative of Jersey Mike’s continued generosity,” stated Bonnie Cohen, Westfield Area YMCA Director of Communications and Development.
Jersey Mike’s is passionate about giving back to its local communities. “Last year’s nationwide Month of Giving initiative raised more than $6 million for charities making a big difference in their local communities, and this year, we hope to raise even more,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years-old. “From the early days, it’s just kind of what we’ve always done — give to give, as they say. This March, I invite you to visit Jersey Mike’s to help support an important cause in your neighborhood.”
Thanks to the Y’s financial assistance program, no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside or Westfield is turned away for inability to pay. The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs. For more information, please visit www.westfieldynj.org.
This presentation is designed for parents of high school students to assist in understanding the financial aid process.
• Forms needed to apply and their deadlines
• How income & various factors affect what you will pay
• Impact of parental & student assets on aid eligibility
• The proper way to handle special circumstances
• Comparison of financial aid packages
• Different types of loans and financing options
Space is limited. Please call to reserve your seat, 908.276.9140.
On Friday evening, March 29 following services at 8:00 pm, Temple Sha’arey Shalom, 78 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, will host New Jersey native and former Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, who will read from and discuss her new novel, Miriam’s Well: A Modern Day Exodus, about finding our purpose, place, and people. The novel speaks to the role of Midrash in our lives, telling the story of a modern-day Miriam who, while seeking her own promised land, discovers how to turn the chaos and despair of our times into music, meals, and miracles. In addition to a reading from the novel, Caryn will talk about Midrash, finding new meaning in our most sacred stories, and what she sees in the story of the Exodus about how we can cultivate more of the promised land in our lives.
Mirriam-Goldberg is the author or over 20 books of poetry, fiction, and memoir. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she teaches, she leads writing workshops and presents talks and readings widely. More at http://carynmirriamgoldberg.
SMS SPRING MARKET and FISH FRY!
Join us at St. Michael School in Cranford for our Spring Market, Book Fair and Fish Fry!
To reserve tickets for the Fish Fry, please email [email protected]
Adults – $20, Children – $10, Pasta Plate – $5
Vendors and crafters, if you would like to reserve a table at the Spring Market, please email saint.michael @verizon.net.
Join The Easter Bunny For A Very Special Breakfast!
There will be bagels, muffins, and donuts for everyone. Children will color easter pictures, make a simple craft, and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny (please bring your own camera).
Proceeds benefit Cranford and other local charities.
We’ll lead you through the registration processes for the federal and state procurement systems, show you exactly where to go to get a clear picture of who’s buying what, and share the secrets to becoming a sub-contractor, among other essential practices.
This is your opportunity to get the clear directions you need to get started in government contracting. No matter what you are selling, somebody in the federal or state government is probably interested in buying it! You’ll start small, but some of our most successful clients started out with contracts worth just a few hundred dollars!
Already registered with the government but need a refresher in making the most of procurement opportunities? Attend this workshop and you’ll come away better prepared to find relevant postings and close the sale!