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MILLTOWN—The United Way of Central Jersey is seeking nominations of outstanding volunteers who have shown extraordinary dedication and creativity in helping their neighbors and community to honor as Hometown Heroes.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 27. Awardees who most exemplify the true meaning of volunteerism will be announced on April 21, at Hess Corporate Center on Route 1 in Edison.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and can be nominated as an individual or as a group. Recognition is given in the following categories:

  • Student Volunteer (grades K-8) and (grades 9-12)
  • Student Volunteer Group (grades K-12)
  • Individual Adult Volunteer
  • Adult Volunteer Group
  • Individual College Volunteer
  • College Volunteer Group
  • Family Volunteer Group (must be 2 or more people from the same family)

Hometown Heroes celebrates the actions of local folks who pursue their interests and volunteer in their community. United Way of Central Jersey’s Volunteer Center actively recruits community volunteers and also serves as coordinator for all Middlesex County organizations that need volunteers. The Center has an online database of volunteer opportunities available to the public. United Way also arranges “Days of Action” for corporate partners and members of the community.

For information on volunteering, visit United Way’s web site at www.uwcj.org or call Elise Mannella at (732) 247-3727 X11.

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ROSELLE—The Borough of Roselle recently sponsored a holiday food giveaway to help Roselle families in need. On Nov. 22, dozens of residents came to Borough Hall to receive a turkey, gift certificates and non-perishable food items.

Jackie Mitchell, executive director of the Roselle Collaborative for Youth and Families, and Second Ward Councilwoman Sylvia Turnage participate in the first-annual holiday meal program at Roselle Borough Hall. Volunteers distributed nearly 70 free holiday feasts to borough residents in need on Nov. 22.

Jackie Mitchell, executive director of the Roselle Collaborative for Youth and Families, and Second Ward Councilwoman Sylvia Turnage participate in the first-annual holiday meal program at Roselle Borough Hall. Volunteers distributed nearly 70 free holiday feasts to borough residents in need on Nov. 22.

The borough facilitated the food drive at no cost to taxpayers. All items were donated by local grocery stores and other area businesses. Local churches and other community organizations were contacted to identify families in need.

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ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County has partnered with the County of Union Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Human Services to respond to a rising shortage of supplies in local food pantries.

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SCOTCH PLAINS – Nearly 100 individuals and representatives of businesses throughout Union County recently hit the golf links at Shackamaxon Golf & Country Club in Scotch Plains to support United Way of Greater Union County’s work in making a difference in people’s lives and addressing critical community needs.

Miles Notar, Tony Pugliese, Mike Scacifero and Tim Williams.

AGL Resources/Elizabethtown Gas Golfing for a Good Cause: Miles Notar, Tony Pugliese, Mike Scacifero and Tim Williams.

“This event’s continued success demonstrates again and again that Union County’s residents and businesses care for their neighbors and the community,” stated James W. Horne, Jr., CEO of United Way of Greater Union County. “Their generosity and leadership enable organizations like ours to continue our work.”

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