Mentoring Madness Part II

Saturday Mornings: Trading in my Newspaper and Netflix ritual for a… Notebook? So, this past three weekends, I (willingly) rose at 7:30 am, got myself to the campus of beautiful Centenary College, and was alert and ready to learn from 9am-1pm. “But you already have a bachelor’s degree,” some would query (including, occasionally, my own […]

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Nutrition Month and the Needy

It’s that time again: March. No, I am not going to be talking about NCAA March Madness basketball or the first days of springtime, but rather another, lesser-known but still wonderful attribute of this month. It is National Nutrition Month in the United States. With all the work that Pass it Along does to help […]

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Fashionable Fundraising

As people flooded into the Stanhope House for the Concert for Pass It Along, they discovered there was even more to offer than just the music that drew them there.  In the back lounge, the silent auction was packed with goodies for every interest, taste, and price range; the bands had merchandise tables loaded down […]

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Mentoring Madness

This week was a big week for mentoring at Pass It Along.  We kicked things off on Saturday where we headed down to South 17th Street Elementary School in Newark for our new Saturday School program.  Twenty volunteers attended and worked with twenty-five South 17th St. students, preparing them for their state testing in May.  […]

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One Month In

Yesterday, February 14th, marked my first full month at Pass it Along…and what a month it has been! My first week, I saw two huge events that were the result of a ton of effort and planning on the staff’s part long before I arrived: Dodgeball and the National Day of Service project for Martin […]

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Hurricane Relief Helpers Still Greatly Needed

As a former part-time resident of a shore community, I watched the disaster Hurricane Sandy wrought with a heavy heart. As Sandy was happening, and the initial reports of incredible, unprecedented damages started coming in, I was across the country. My reaction to the devastation was compounded knowing there wasn’t much of a tangible impact […]

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MLK Day of Celebration and Service

Our Martin Luther King Jr. Kickoff Celebration and Day of Service were a huge success.  Our Kickoff Celebration was held on Sunday January 20th at Newton High School.  100 people gathered for music and motivation.  The night started off with guest speaker Bob Jones, Sparta high school teacher, speaking on modern day forms of successful […]

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Dodgeball: A Noob’s perspective

This past weekend, I found myself exhibiting a strange reaction. For the first time in a long time, I was genuinely excited to be spending a Saturday night indoors. Why, you ask? Because this Saturday night marked my first event with Pass it Along, and from what I had heard during the week leading up […]

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The Difference We Make

On Thanksgiving day, over 20 cars of people came out in hopes to serve meals to 90+ home bound seniors that would have been otherwise alone and meal-less for the holiday.  I receive this email, and wanted to share it with everyone, in hopes that perhaps that volunteer will get the message, and that everyone who helps […]

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