The Garwood Knights of Columbus welcome friends and our local communities to donate and help save lives in Honor of Michael Sot. We like to thank Michael’s parents and family for allowing us to Honor Michael.
Michael Thomas Sot was a loving, smart, responsible and always caring son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson and friend to all who knew him! Michael was a 2017 Arthur L. Johnson HS Honors graduate and lifelong Clark resident. At 20 yo he was a college sophomore at The College of New Jersey majoring in Math. He joined the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Early December 2, 2018, he was a designated driver for an off-campus frat event when tragedy struck. He, three frat brothers, a sorority sister, and another college student were hit by an alleged impaired driver. Two days later, Michael died. During his hospitalization and the other victims care, they needed multiple life-sustaining blood transfusions. Volunteering your blood could help so many like Michael. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Did you know 1 in 7 people entering the hospital need blood? Only 10% of the eligible population donates blood.
When you donate blood, it doesn’t just help people during disasters. From surgery to fighting cancer to giving birth, blood donations are used to save around 12,000 lives a day. A lot of the medical care we take for granted wouldn’t exist without blood donations.
Blood Drive held at St. Anne’s Garwood. Park in the lot and follow signs to Bethlehem Room.
Must be at least 16 years old (16- and 17-year-olds must bring a signed permission form from a parent or guardian
Test your wits against some of Cranford’s sharpest minds. Doors open at 6:30 pm | Trivia 7:30 pm.
$350 per team | maximum of 10 players per team.
DJ Randy Geis! | T-shirts for each team member | Spirit Award Prizes Beer & wine tickets (20) for each team | Full Cash Bar available B.y.o. food: dinner, appetizers, snacks, or desserts.
The funds raised by the CFEE go directly toward innovative educational grants, written by teachers or administrators, that impact and advance teacher instruction and student learning in the Cranford Public Schools.
For sponsorship information, please use the following link:
I will be competing in the NY Giants Snow Bowl, a flag football tournament at MetLife Stadium that raises money to benefit Special Olympics NJ.
My team, Luke’s Warriors, is playing in honor of Luke Brown, a courageous Cranford kid whose family we share a special bond with. Myself and more than 30 other local dads have been practicing every Sunday morning ‘on the frozen tundra’ of my old high school field in preparation for my first Snow Bowl on Saturday, March 16th.
Please help support Special Olympics New Jersey by making a donation.
Thanks so much! Your contribution, big or small, helps 25,000 athletes throughout the state reach their goals.
Special Olympics NJ came to Cranford High School to film one of our practices with the other local team. WARNING: It’s awesome and heart-warming.
BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY: Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. LOWER CHIEGO CHURCH HALL 113 CHIEGO PLACE ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204 Appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome. All Donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse & Blood Type Donor Guidelines: * Weigh at least 110 lbs.
We’ll be collecting blood at Livingston Avenue School in Cranford on Monday, April 8th. Donors will receive a free chicken card courtesy of Chick-fil-A Union Township. Walk-ins welcome!
Homefirst Hosts an Evening of Thanks to Honor Community Philanthropy
PLAINFIELD, NJ – Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services will host our annual Evening of Thanks on April 10, 2019, 6 PM – 9:30 PM at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, honoring the contributions of four community philanthropist. This year’s honorees are:
1. Benjamin Serna, Homefirst Hero
2. Armando Guerra, NJ Governor of Lions Club International (District 16J)
3. Annette Quijano, Assemblywoman NJ Legislative District 20
4. Adrian Mapp, Mayor of Plainfield, NJ
“Each year the Homefirst Our Evening of Thanks event recognizes and honors the people, businesses and organizations who have been extremely generous with their time, talent and treasure to enable us to offer the services we provide to nearly 2,000 children, men and women throughout Union County. It’s only with the support of our partners, funders and volunteers that we are able to make a difference in the lives of so many, by giving them a helping hand to a pathway out of poverty,” said Rev. Ron Thomas, Homefirst Board President.
Benjamin Serna continues a family legacy of giving as a Homefirst Hero. Benjamin is recognized this year for organizing a costume drive for kids at the Plainfield Family Support Center. “In my life before this project I had never realized how much of a luxury it is to have the costume you want. This was the important part to me — I didn’t want people to just donate costumes. I wanted these kids to get the new costume they wanted,” said Serna.
Armando Guerra, NJ Governor of Lions Club International is an honoree for his contribution to humanitarian relief. Guerra’s reach has been felt in the community through his efforts with Lions Club International. In addition, Guerra’s philanthropic achievements are complemented by a solid 13 years of real estate experience where he has been helping families turn their houses into homes since 2005.
Champion legislator, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is honored for her community advocacy. Assemblywoman Quijano serves as Chairperson of the Hispanic Delegations on Racial Equity, and has received recognition for her participation in the State Legislative Leaders Foundation’s 2011 Emerging Leaders Program and Emergency Preparedness Program to provide comprehensive workshops for those affected by “Superstorm Sandy.”
Adrian Mapp, Mayor of Plainfield, accredited for his ‘aggressive agenda focused on rebuilding the city’s economy and ensuring opportunity for all residents’, is among this year’s honorees. His civic duties lead to such initiatives as Plainfield Promise and Healthy Plainfield aimed to promote financial literacy for kindergarteners, create scholarships for high school graduates, as well as, create vocational and job training opportunities.
Homefirst strives to make it possible for every family to have safe, decent housing they can afford; and to provide family support services to create a home and a future filled with promise. We provide transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homelessness prevention assistance and services to individuals and families. For more information, www.homefirstinc.org, or contact Homefirst Interim Executive Director Karla Spivey at (908) 753-4001 or [email protected].
Friends of Colin presents:
The 9th Annual Colin J. Maher Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13th, 2019- 11 am
Check-in begins at 10:30 am
Registration After April 7th $10
Registration can be done online, through email, through the mail or on the day of the Event beginning at 10 am.
For More information visit friendsofcolin.org
or like us on facebook “Friends of Colin”
Questions or Email Registration can be sent to [email protected]
All Proceeds benefit the Friends of Colin and are used for research projects and awareness of Ewing’s Sarcoma through the Georgetown University Hospital
The Friends of Colin is a 501(c)(3) IRS recognized charity organization. All proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research!
Will the Easter Bunny be in attendance?
In years past, the Easter Bunny has made his occasional visit to the Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt!
Should I bring a basket to collect eggs?
Yes! Please bring your own basket to collect your Easter Eggs in!
What time should I arrive?
Day of registration begins at 10 am and Checkin (for those who already purchased tickets) begins at 10:30 am. The hunt begins at 11 am!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your printed ticket for quick check-in!
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
It is okay to put the name of the parent or adult accompanying the child at the Easter Egg Hunt. Please purchase a ticket for every participant. (Parents and Adults do not need to purchase tickets! Only children participating in the Easter Egg Hunt need to purchase a ticket)
The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting Pocketbook Bingo on Friday, April 26 from 7:00-9:30 pm at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 512 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. The community is welcome to enjoy a great evening out and chances to go home with designer pocketbooks all for a good cause! Only adults ages 18+ will be admitted. A contribution of $35 benefits the Y’s direct financial assistance program and includes 10 games of Bingo, a door prize ticket, dessert, and coffee. Participants can bring their own hors d’oeuvres and BYOB. Pocketbooks include Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade. There will be a raffle for an MZ Wallace Soho Tote and a 50/50 raffle. Extra games and daubers will be available.
The Westfield Area YMCA Annual Support Campaign ensures that no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside 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.
This event sold out last year! Register in advance at the Welcome Center located at the Main Y facility, 220 Clark Street or online at www.westfieldynj.org — click “Register Online,” and search “pocketbook.” Please contact Bonnie Cohen, [email protected] or call (908) 301-9622 with any questions.
Pictured: BINGO! Participants enjoy last year’s sold out Pocketbook Bingo event benefiting the Westfield Area YMCA’s financial assistance program.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Westfield Area YMCA provides nearly $400,000 in financial assistance to people in need who live or work in our service area each year. The majority of awards are provided for child care and day camp services. Please give for a better us.
Annual Cut a Thon for Charity!!!
Sunday, April 28 at 12 noon
All proceeds go directly to Cranford Family Care and Project Home
18.00 wash and cut at
The Mane Event
107 N. Union Ave
The Cranford Historical Society Presents Our Third “Victorian Hat Box Tea” Fundraiser
Featuring Guest Speaker: Gail Alterman/Costume Curator
Hats and Victorian dress are optional. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, laughter, and good company while enjoying a Spot of Tea, Tea Sandwiches and Dessert.
Two Hat Boxes filled with items and a Victorian Floral Chandelier will be raffled off as well as a 50/50 raffle and a Door Prize.
RSVP by April 13, 2019, as seating is limited to only 24. Along with your RSVP, please submit a donation of $25 (per person). Checks to be payable to the Cranford Historical Society.
Proceeds to benefit the Hanson House, Crane-Phillips House Museum grounds as well as the Society’s High School History Award fund.
Our featured talk – “To Tell The Truth – Historic Costume on the Screen,” by Costume Curator Gail Alterman, will focus on those costume dramas we all know and love. Gail will discuss historical dress and how it is used in select television shows. She will compare and contrast their accuracy and how well they play to character. Shows may include Poldark, Outlander, Victoria, Mrs. Maisel, and The Crown.
If you have a favorite show that you would like included, please comment on our Facebook page and it may be added to the discussion:
Mark your Calendar for Monday, May 6th to dine at Cranford’s Kilkenny Resturant and Pub. Enjoy your lunch or dinner while helping Cranford Lacrosse Club raise money for our programs. Kilkenny will generously donate 10% of your bill to the club. Just let your server know that you are participating in Cranford Lacrosse Club Day at the Pub.
The club would like to thank Kilkenny for their support.
Click here for our flyer: Kilkenny Cranford Lacrosse Club Day
Sleep on the street for one night so homeless kids don’t have to.
4.2 million kids in America will face homelessness this year.
Covenant House provides these homeless young people with safe shelter and wrap-around services, including education and job training, so they can move forward to an adulthood free of poverty and the threat of homelessness.
You can make a big difference for homeless kids.
Sign up to Sleep Out with us! Fundraise for Covenant House to keep the lights on and the doors open for kids in need. Then, spend an evening getting to know some of the young people whose lives will be better because of your efforts on their behalf – and spend the rest of the night sleeping on the street in their place.
Event Date: May 10th, 2019
8:00 PM – 7:00 AM