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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
Photo courtesy of Indira Wojcik

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
Photo courtesy of Emily Johnston

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)

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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Smiling girls with dodgeball
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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)

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)

‘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

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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Devils mascot N.J. Devil
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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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