Huggies & ShopRite Help New Jersey Combat Diaper Need

200396155-003From July to October, ShopRite and Huggies donated 250,000 diapers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.  This helps the 1 in 3 families struggling with diaper need in New Jersey.

How you can help:

  • Donate leftover diapers – have leftover diapers your child outgrew? Your local diaper bank can use them! Opened packages are fine, too.
  • Volunteer at a local diaper bank – donate your time, skills, experience, education or man power to support (email info@diaperbanknetwork.org to find a place to volunteer near you)
  • Host a diaper drive – every package of diapers you collect and every dollar you raise will impact needy infants and toddlers

The initiative is part of a larger donation of 500,000 diapers and $10,000 to the National Diaper Bank Network to help tackle diaper need—the struggle to provide enough clean diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy.*

Advertisements

11th ANNUAL “PINK IS THE NEW GREEN” GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $650,000 FOR CURE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

CBCF LogoThe Cure Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) 11th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic once again exceeded it expectations with an impressive $650,000 in funds raised to support breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, Senior Vice President, Office of the President and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Held yearly in June at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the golf outing is continually one of the most successful fundraising efforts of CBCF.  116 golfers participated in the 2018 Classic, which also featured an exciting $18,000 Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.

The festivities concluded with a reception dinner where two hundred guests were addressed by Dr. Larry Norton, the foundation’s scientific advisor, and breast cancer expert Dr. Elizabeth Comen (also from MSKCC).  Dr. Philip Paty, a surgical oncologist at MSKCC with special training in cancers of the colon, also spoke to attendees.

“This year’s golf classic was one of the most prosperous on record thanks to the large number of participants, and the tremendous generosity of our donors, dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” said Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. “The outing is unquestionably our keystone event and the perfect springboard to our fundraising efforts during the October Breast Cancer Awareness month.” Continue reading

Morristown Food Truck Fest presented by Beyer

31487797_241987176348494_3639142982654885888_n

Saturday, August 25th from 11 AM – 7 PM

Tickets

Be a part of the 1st Annual Morristown Food Truck Fest! The event will feature lots of food trucks and vendors, as well as games and activities for children. Whether you want to grab a quick snack or bring the whole family and stay for the live music, this event has something for everyone!

Trucks include: Glazed and Confused Donuts, Cas’ Pierogis and Keilbasa, Amanda Bananas, Ma & Pa’s Tex Mex BBQ, Thai Food Addict, Jammin’ Crepes, Angry Archies Crab Cakes, Cupcake Carnivale, Pizza Vita, Sterling Soda, Bro-Ritos, and many more!

The event is a fundraiser for Homeless Solutions of Morristown.

 

Volunteer day at Vallevue

34726139_1827742137535345_3588090372854644736_n

Sunday, June 17th

Come outside and enjoy Fathers Day, 6.17.18, while lending a hand at Vallevue of Morristown. (Rain date 6.24.18). This beautiful property – many of you have come to know and love – is hosting a “field day” for the community. The goal is to bring people together for a fun day filled with education, recreation, and service. This event strives to be a collaborative effort, “crowd sourced”, where the feed back from those coming determine the activities/programming provided.

Some ideas for activities include:
feeding the resident farm animals, planting tree seedlings, picking up sticks for a campfire, spreading wood chips and compost, learning about gardening and farming, drone flying, kite flying, yoga, music, water slide, obstacle course, scavenger hunt, food truck, byob picnic, hay rides, and other ideas you guys come up with.

Please reach out if you have knowledge that you would be willing to share or resources that could enhance this event. Only together can we make this happen.

Cooking for Canines FUNdraiser

32482855_605428773153468_1708395934305484800_n

June 3rd at Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom! $50 per person, LIMITED TO ONLY 20 SEATS, register today!

Discover tasty seasonal vinaigrettes and marinades that will impress your guests and family. Learn about basic tips and tricks, interesting infused oil and vinegar combinations, and enticing accompaniments from chef Natalie Biondi.

Using Seasons Taproom’s vinaigrettes and marinades, Natalie will show you how to make these delicious dishes that will surely impress your friends:

· Mediterranean Potato Salad

· Black Bean Avocado Salsa

· Homemade BBQ sauce

You will enjoy a delicious meal paired with a red or white wine AND receive recipe cards to take home. There will be bread for dipping to sample the wide variety of olive oils and vinegars.

Natalie is a trained chef who studied at the International Culinary Center in Manhattan and ALMA La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana in Parma, Italy. She completed her internship at Ristorante Guido, located in Piedmont, Italy.

Join us for a delicious dine and help our dogs at the same time!

Purchase your tickets here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=75vyxh7ab&oeidk=a07efdwrksr029e3d95

Bon Appétit!

Spring Wine and Cheese Member Recruitment Event

30582071_10156381358875152_6378351636598751232_n

Prospective members of the Junior League of Morristown are invited to join in Thursday, May 10th 2018 at 7 p.m. for wine & cheese at the Kellogg Club in Morristown and learn about the mission of the JLM, their activities and to speak with current members about volunteer and social experiences within the organization.

To RSVP, email membership@jlmnj.org.

 

Cupid’s Chase 5K – 2/10/2018

SAMSUNG CSCOn Saturday, February 10, Community Options, Inc., will be holding their signature annual event, Cupid’s Chase 5K. The race will be held at 150-152 Speedwell Ave, Morristown and all the proceeds from the race go directly towards supporting people with disabilities in New Jersey.

Register early to beat the price increase! The registration fee is currently $30 until 2/9/17, and will increase to $40 the day of the race. Participants will receive a goody bag, a finisher medal, and an “Available” or “Unavailable” long sleeve shirt to wear for the race. Costumes welcome!

Community Options is a national nonprofit organization that provides housing and employment support to people with disabilities. The first Cupid’s Chase 5K took place in 2009 and was so successful Community Options decided to take Cupid’s Chase nationally. This year, we hope to have over 10,000 Cupid’s Chase participants across 40 cities walking, running, jogging, and rolling (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. All the events take place on the same day – February 10, 2018.

Register for the event at: www.comop.org/cupidschase.

Or contact Tracy Mendola at tracy.mendola@comop.org or 973-872-7111.