Home for Good Dog Rescue Finds Forever Homes for Our Canine Friends

The benefits of pet ownership have been proven time and time again – just simply petting a dog can lower blood pressure, elevate mood and decrease stress and anxiety. And we’ve all seen the joy on a child’s face when they are hanging out and playing with their favorite four-legged friends! Home for Good Dog knows the benefits of bringing dogs into loving homes is just as big a joy for at-risk and rescued dogs... Read More

We’re All Friends at The Friendship Circle

At the heart of The Friendship Circle is the idea that every individual can be a productive member of the community and benefit from the social support offered by peers. Friendship, acceptance and a chance to participate in socially accepted bonding opportunities are critical to achieving this type of inclusive society. With this belief as their mission, Friendship Circle focuses on providing children and teens... Read More

Down the Block Assists Neighbors in Need

Down the Block, Inc., is a non-profit corporation created and run by a group of Millburn/Short Hills residents that takes the notion of being a good neighbor to a whole new level. After hearing stories of families in Millburn Township who were struggling financially to a point where basic needs like food, shelter, medical care, utilities, etc. could not be met, the founding members became deeply concerned that those... Read More

The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills – Creating Positive Change for Over 100 Years!

For over 100 years, The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH) has been working diligently to foster positive change within the communities of East Orange, Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield and West Orange. JLOSH is a non-profit organization of women committed to addressing the basic needs of low-income children in our communities by closing the gap on... Read More

Commune with Nature at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

On a beautiful Spring day like today, our thoughts turn to being in a place where we can soak up the sunshine and commune with nature. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary offers just that, and not only in the spring, but also all year long! The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) dates back to 1923, when Cora L Hartshorn received a gift of land from her father, Stewart Hartshorn. On this land, she developed... Read More

Take the Cake Believes Every Child Deserves a Special Celebration!

We’ve all seen the joy on children’s faces as they celebrate their birthdays – the laughter and smiles as well wishers all around them sing Happy Birthday and they get to blow out the candles on their cake, surrounded by friends and family. It’s one of the sweetest sights! Unfortunately, many families in our community, due to economic strain or family crisis – are unable to host momentous birthday parties... Read More

Family Promise Works to Change the Lives of Local Families Facing Homelessness

Family Promise believes that the solution to family homelessness exists in every community and diligently fights to move toward these solutions. By taking the unique and cost effective approach of using resources that already exist within our communities, Family Promise has been able to expand their services to more than just providing shelter and meals. They have been able to leverage the generosity of congregations... Read More

The Connection Offers A Welcoming Place for Everyone!

Since 1919, The Connection has been serving individuals in Summit and the surrounding areas. This women-led, non-profit organization has worked tirelessly for nearly 100 years to enhance lives and foster community, and in turn, to develop the respect that eliminates prejudice. The Connections assists community members of diverse economic circumstances, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, and physical... Read More

Girls On The Run empowers girls to recognize their potential one 5K at a time!

We all know that being an adolescent girl comes with a unique set of challenges, and Girls On The Run (GOTR) recognizes the importance of providing confidence, empowerment and a sense of community to young girls as they face these challenges. Girls On The Run believes that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge and can change the world! GOTR started by focusing... Read More

Gentlemen, The Blue Wave Wants to Remind You to Check Your Pecs!

There is a common misconception that breast cancer only affects women. And while the occurrence of breast cancer in men is significantly lower than in women, it still happens. And statistics show that men are less likely to survive this diagnosis, particularly because of later detection stemming from the lack of awareness that men are susceptible to the disease at all. The truth is that the tissue in the chest region... Read More