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    Your Donation Doubled!

    For the second year in a row, the Partners for Health (PFH) Foundation chose IHN as one of the non-profits for whom they offered a matching grant up to $12,000! Thank you to all those who responded to our call for participation through December, 2016. Because of your help, we not only reached our goal, but we surpassed it! While the campaign is now closed, we hope that you will participate in this ...

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    Another School Year Celebrated

    School’s out and that means it’s time to celebrate another good year with the IHN After School Program. Turning to our favorite party planners, Liquid Church put on a wonderful celebration. This beach-themed party combined good food, crafts (the sand art got top ratings!), and recognition for the students and tutors alike. Those who moved up from kindergarten to first grade or from middle school to high school received special cards of congratulations signed by the entire ...

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    XL Catlin Beautifies Apartment Building for IHN Families

    It was a beautiful blue-sky day, perfect for working in the garden. That’s exactly what our newest friend, XL Catlin did as part of their Global Day of Giving. Isabelle Felix, from their Bloomfield office, coordinated a visit from ten of their employees to rehabilitate a 4-unit apartment in Orange that is occupied by IHN families as part of the Home for Good program. ...

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    Giving Comfort, One Box at a Time

    Meghan Nevolo remembers volunteering for IHN at her church, St. Philomena’s, from the time she was 6 or 7 years old. She’d play with the kids while her mother helped fix dinner. As she got older,

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    A Place to Thrive

    Home is a place where you’re supposed to be able to unwind and relax after a long day of school or work. But for Cherlyn Green and her 11-year-old daughter, home became a place that literally made them sick. She first started noticing mold — it was growing on the windows. Next, she found rodent feces in her drawers and then the rodents themselves. And not just one or two. It was an infestation. She ...
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    Determined to Succeed

    Kowie couldn’t imagine having to go into a shelter. After she and her husband Rashawn lost their jobs in Alabama they moved to NJ where they had grown up.

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    Young Philanthropist Donates Gift Cards

    Young Ruby Kresch held a bake sale at her house so she could raise money for IHN. Her Shop Rite gift cards were a much-needed donation.

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    The Project that Keeps on Giving

    Workshops with WPU students give info, confidence, and inspiration for job seekers.

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    The Montclair Drifters Offer Holiday Cheer

    Every year IHN holds a holiday party for families we have helped over the years.

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    Shomrei Emunah Showers IHN Families with Gifts

    Congregation Shomrei Emunah has a history of “adopting” IHN families for the holidays and buying gifts on their wish list through their Shomrei Shares program.

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    IHN Children Visit the Red Cross and the Montclair Police

    On two recent Fun Friday activities, children walked to the American Red Cross – North Jersey Region and the Montclair Police Dept.

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    Her Family Keeps Her Going

    Everything suddenly turned upside down when her employer was bought out and the new company didn’t rehire her. Bills piled up and it wasn’t long until she was unable to pay her rent.

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    In Praise of Grandma

    With rental and food assistance from IHN, Vicki was able to move into a new apartment and provide her grandson with the stability he needs.

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    IHN familes get their house spruced up

    When it was Corbin Berry’s time to choose an Eagle Scout Project he looked no further than IHN. The requirements for a project were that it had to benefit the community while demonstrating his skills as a leader.

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    Donate your vehicle and support IHN

    Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Instead of selling, trading or storing your vehicle, you can donate it to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County. It’s convenient, easy, and you may qualify you for a tax deduction.

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    Bicycle Donations Keep Memory Alive

    For the past five years, many IHN children have received their own bicycles thanks to Mike’s Bikes, a yearly donation program initiated by Mike’s daughter, Merrill Silver.

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    Smith Family Finds “Home for Good”

    Suddenly facing the end of their lease, the Smith family finds a “Home for Good” with Interfaith Hospitality Network.

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    Momagama Chooses IHN in Giving Campaign

    Momagama, a hyperlocal website for moms, has chosen IHN as its first Gift of Giving recipient.

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    IHN Annual Breakfast to Support Homeless Families in Essex County

    Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County is holding A Chance for Every Child fundraising event at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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    IHN Video Thanks Summer Camp Funders

    IHN was able to send over 50 children to summer camp thanks to the generous donations from many special funders.

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    IHN In Need of Grocery Gift Cards

    IHN has recently seen a spike in the number of families needing food assistance. The reason? Most of our clients cite the economy. Hearing that it has improved for many, most low income families tell us they haven’t noticed a difference.

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    Montclair’s Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County helps families go home

    Christell Thomas’ social worker stopped her from renting the first apartment she picked out. Brenda Myrick, director of Social Services of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County, nixed her choice.

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    ACNJ Releases New Jersey Kids Count 2013 County Rankings

    ACNJ each year publishes New Jersey Kids Count, a statewide report on child well-being. While this annual snapshot on the conditions of children across the state is very informative, it is also useful to take a closer look at county level data to better understand how children are faring in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties and in different parts of the state.

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    IHN Families Learn Yoga, Healthy Cooking

    IHN families recently completed the first module of H.E.A.L. (Health, Education And Literacy) activities, aimed at the well-being of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities, most particularly women and girls.

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    IHN Families Attend Financial Workshops

    Practical tips prompt the families to stop and examine their purchasing habits to see where they can make changes … considering options about cell phone contracts, car payments, and insurance.

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    KinderSmile Provides Dental Care for IHN Children

    The KinderSmile Foundation came through IHN’s doors March 8 to provide oral care education and dental screening to 12 IHN children.

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    CD IHN Welcomes New Services to Further Help Families

    Interfaith Hospitality Network recently won a grant of $321,000 to provide homelessness prevention and housing services to the community.

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    Twin Talents Benefit IHN

    It’s a wonderful thing that each of us possesses varied talents and gifts. And it becomes a blessing when those talents are used for good. That’s how it is with Jeremy and Maya Stepansky.

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