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Perth Amboy-area partnership seeks to improve prenatal care

A $28,000 March of Dimes grant for the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center will help to realize the common goals of ensuring proper prenatal care for healthy pregnancies, reducing pre-term birth rates, and providing support for Central Jersey families.

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Mikey Wojcik and his dad
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In memory of dad, NJ boy raising money for toys for kids with cancer

Two years ago, Mikey Wojcik's father succumbed to cancer. Now 11-year-old Mikey is hoping to help children diagnosed with the disease.

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Kids reading donated books
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NJ schools partner up to donate 12,000 books to kids in need

A collaboration between a New Jersey foundation and statewide school network has yielded more than 12,000 donated books, soon to be given to children of all ages in need.

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SafeHalo at Rutgers team
SafeHalo at Rutgers team (Photo courtesy of Daniel Reji)
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Rutgers student launches ‘buddy system on demand’ to address campus safety

SafeHalo is described as a "judgment-free, stigma-free buddy system, on demand," which provides a pair of peer volunteers to escort any Rutgers student on campus.

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South Jersey kids using social media to promote acts of kindness

For the next two weeks, girls in Gloucester and Camden counties will be taking part in a nationwide social media campaign to share their random acts of kindness with others.

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James Volpe
James Volpe and his sister in 2010 (Photo courtesy Christine Volpe)
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High school, college scholarships are Jackson teen’s lasting legacy

The memory of James Volpe, who was killed in a 2011 car accident at the age of 17, is honored in the form of a foundation that bears his name, now preparing for its first major annual event of the year.

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Foster dogs
Foster dogs waiting to go outside (Photo courtesy of Michele Allen, Monkey's House)
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‘Monkey’s House’ is South Jersey sanctuary for older, ailing dogs

Since 2015, Michele Allen has been at the forefront of a Southampton organization that partners with animal shelters to provide comfortable, compassionate end-of-life care for older, sick, and hospice dogs.

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Hands of homeless with a paper cup
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Ocean County program has saved 100 people from homelessness

Two mental health service agencies are responsible for running local chapters of a vital federal program. The initiative is called PATH, or Progressive Assistance to Transition from Homelessness.

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What the NJ Devils want you to know about Turner syndrome

Next month, during one of their games at the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Devils will host a Monmouth County-based organization committed to raising awareness about a random chromosomal disorder that affects one out of every 2,000 women.

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prom couple corsage
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Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth celebrates 10 years of collecting prom clothes donations

It has now been a decade since two high school students launched a donation drive for prom attire, for Monmouth County-area teens who might not otherwise be able to afford those clothes...

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