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Dining to Donate Fundraising Event November 21, 2015


CFTCDD112115Dining to Donate

A Fundraising Event

Saturday, November 21st
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Connect for Community is proud to be sponsored by:

The Plaza Diner and Restaurant
746 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ
973-538-4108

for a Dining to Donate fundraising event to benefit:
The Jersey Battered Women’s Service of Morris County

The Plaza Diner will donate $1 to Connect for Community for each flyer turned in with a meal. Only one per table per check, please. These monies will be used specifically for shopping for food and personal hygiene products needed by JBWS.

We will also be accepting donations for Thanksgiving baskets for families living at the shelter. Items needed include: Stuffing mix, Cranberry Sauce, Canned Potatoes, Sugar, Olives, Pickles, Instant Potatoes, Snacks, Crackers, Rice, Disposable roasting pans, Aluminum foil, Saran wrap, Turkey cooking bags, canned vegetables, Powder gravy mixes, canned or jar, Sparkling cider, Canned fruit, Applesauce, Coffee and Tea.

 

Sparta woman’s coupon know-how puts food on tables

Editor’s note: As part of Newton Medical Center’s ’15 Year For Women initiative, The New Jersey Herald is presenting a series of profiles on 15 women who are representative of the many in our community who are making a positive impact. This is the first story in the series.

Photo by Jake West / New Jersey Herald — Suzanne Stigers, left, works with members of the group Connect for Community to clip coupons to buy food for local food pantries. The group fosters several other initiatives for the community as well.

For more information you can visit connectforcommunity.org or
call 973-347-8737.

Read the full article here.

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Christmas Wrapping Thanks

IMG_7972-001We’d like to express our thanks to everyone who helped this weekend with our first wrapping session in preparation for our Christmas Gift Giveaway.

Thanks to First Assembly of God of Rockaway, NJ for allowing us to use one of the rooms in their beautiful new facility.

Thanks to Anthony’s Pizza of Rockaway for donating pizzas to feed us as we worked.

Our Girl Scout Volunteers

Our Girl Scout Volunteers

And, of course, thanks to all of the volunteers who helped to wrap and transport the hundreds of gifts.  The enthusiastic support of our girl scout volunteers is especially appreciated.

Harvest Festival & Music Benefit

Dear Friends

Please join us in September for an event in warmer weather than the usual January deep freeze!  No need to wear your hiking boots or put on your cold weather gear.  Just bring something to sit on and be ready to relax and enjoy awesome music in beautiful Basking Ridge!

For the second year, Cam and I are excited about the opportunity to participate in a great event to benefit The Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown and Coupons for the Community

HarvestFestival2014The Harvest Festival will include incredible music, free ice cream and outside time with friends and family!

There is no cost, although we are hoping you will bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items that we can share with the 2 organizations that are hosting the evening.

Last year our local Crane Farm on South Maple Avenue, donated a large amount of fresh produce from their garden to share with the Community Soup Kitchen.  Also, a big thanks to Oak Street School who donated fresh vegetables from the school’s garden for the Soup Kitchen as well!

Please see the attached flier for specific needs from The Community Soup Kitchen.

In addition to supporting a worthy cause, we expect this to be a really fun party and we hope you will reserve this evening on your calendar. Bring a fold up chair or blanket to sit on while enjoying the music. You can buy food from one of the local restaurants or bring your own picnic!

We look forward to seeing you in downtown Basking Ridge on the porch at Ridge Family Dentistry on Saturday Sept 20 at 5:30pm!

Karen & Cam