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>Donate To The Campaigns Of Kevin Lavan and Patrick Short Before June 20th Fund Drive Ends and Volunteer Your Help

>Former Middletown Committeeman Patrick Short is running for NJ State Assembly along with the former Mayor of Hazlet Kevin Lavin. The two are up against an entrenched Republican opposition and need everyone’s help.

They are each committed to representing the people in the 13th District, especially the working middle class and seniors who live on a fixed income. They guarantee your voices will be heard in the Assembly if elected.

That is why it is so important that they raise enough funds to wage an effective campaign this November. They are currently in the middle of a very important fund raising drive that ends on June 20th. The results of this fund drive will be an early indication to those on the state level that Short and Lavan will be credible candidates and qualify them for matching funds.

Donations of any amount that you can spare are appreciated,donations of $5, $10, $20, $50 or more will go a long way and be put to good use in order to get the message out about who Patrick and Kevin are and how they can best represent the people of the 13th Legislative district, ensuring that the voices of the Northern Monmouth Bayshore and the rest of the 13th district is heard down in Trenton.

If you can not afford to donate money but would like to volunteer your time to the campaign,send a letter to the address below and let them know you are available to give in other ways, like phone banking, addressing envelopes or canvassing.

Any little bit helps.

Send donations or offers of support to:

Committee to Elect Cullen, Lavan & Short 2011
56 Fieldcrest Way
Hazlet, New Jersey 07730

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>Those Horrible, Overpaid Monmouth County Public Employees Donated Over $50,000 From Their Bloated Public Salaries To Charity Since September

>OMG ! I can’t believe it.


Those horrible, good for nothing, overpaid Monmouth County public workers have sooo much money laying around, they can afford to donate over $50,000 from their bloated paychecks in order to give it to charity.

If these workers can afford to give excess dollars from their tax payer supplied pay checks to charity, than maybe their being paid too much in the first place! I think an investigation into this outrage is in order, where are those Tea Partiers, I want my tax dollars returned to their rightful owner, me!

Just kidding there folks, I think it is great that people find it in their hearts to donate to those that are less fortunate then they are and evidently so do our Monmouth County Freeholders.

The County press release below honors the good deed of these employees from the County and several school districts throughout Monmouth.

This is just another reason why people shouldn’t be so fast to demonize and jump on public employees, they’re good people just like the rest of us trying to make ends meet. Hooray to them I say!

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County workers and several school district employees donated more than $50,000 to support more than 1,300 charitable organizations throughout the United States.

The Public Employees Charitable Campaign, begun last September with bi-weekly payroll deductions administered by the United Way of Monmouth County, raised $53,241, said Luis A. Navarro, who has served as the county’s Charitable Campaign chairman for the last 21 years.

“Charitable giving by county employees is down slightly this year,” Navarro said. “Public employees have demonstrated their generosity by making bi-weekly contributions through voluntary payroll deductions. This money is needed now more than ever due to an economy that is impacting the fundraising abilities of many of the nonprofit agencies located in Monmouth County.”

As “Partners in Giving,” government employees throughout New Jersey were asked to contribute donations through payroll deductions.

To encourage participation in the Monmouth County campaign, employees donating more than $3 per paycheck were included in a drawing for an extra day off. This year’s winners are Leslie Hunt of the Monmouth County Library System, Tara Ruddy of Corrections, and Sarah Bent of the Monmouth County Park System.

Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton and Freeholders Lillian G. Burry and Amy A. Mallet drew the winners. “I want to thank each and every public employee who was involved in this year’s charitable campaign,” Clifton said. “Even in a tough economy public employees continue to show their compassion by donating part of their income to charity.”

“Public employees in Monmouth County are amazingly generous people who have opened their hearts and their wallets to help others,” Mallet said. “Many of our nonprofits have been hit with funding reductions and have had difficulty raising money at a time when the need is greatest. I want to thank our public employees for their generosity and encourage even better participation next year.”

In addition to county employees, public employees from the Freehold Regional High School District, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, and the Monmouth County Vocational School system participated in this year’s fund drive.

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"We Can’t Let This Bank Fail"

More than 35 million Americans, including 12 million children, either live with or are on the verge of hunger. In New Jersey alone, an estimated 250,000 new clients will be seeking sustenance this year from the state’s food banks. But recently, as requests for food assistance have risen, food donations are on the decline, leaving food bank shelves almost empty and hungry families waiting for something to eat.

The situation is dire, no more so than at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest food bank in the state, where requests for food have gone up 30 percent, but donations are down by 25 percent. Warehouse shelves that are typically stocked with food are bare and supplies have gotten so low that, for the first time in its 25 year history, the food bank is developing a rationing mechanism.

As the state’s key distributor of food to local banks – serving more than 500,000 people a year and providing assistance to nearly 1,700 non-profits in the state – the stability of replenishment of the CFBNJ is essential to ensuring that individuals in need have access to food.

If everyone could just do a little, it would help those in need a lot. To help, people can:

Make a monetary contribution: Visit www.njfoodbank.org.
Donate food: Drop off a bag of food at your local food pantry.
Organize a food drive: We can help explain the logistics of starting a food drive. Just call 908-355-FOOD.

Help “Check Out Hunger:” Look for the “Check Out Hunger” coupons at your local supermarket and donate. No donation is too small!

One thing that people commonly confuse is the role of the food bank. The CFBNJ is similar to a wholesale distributor, as they provide food to more than 1,600 charities throughout the state, which then give food directly to the hungry (the food bank does not give food directly to individuals). The food bank also does not accept small amounts of food, such as a cart of groceries. They encourage those donations go directly to a local food pantry or soup kitchen. Rather, the food bank accepts large quantity food donations, such as a truck full of groceries, as well as monetary donations which they stretch to purchase food at wholesale prices, such as 300 lb. bags of rice, for example.

Food Bank of NJ Needs Your Help!

Thanks to all of the participating bloggers for “We Can’t Let This Bank Fail” campaign

1) JerseyBites.com

2) RedBankGreen.com

3) Jersey Girl Cooks

4) Simply Sable

5) John and Lisa are eating in South Jersey

6) Padma’s Kitchen

7) Chefdruck

8) Life Lightly Salted

9) My Italian Grandmother

10) Cook Appeal

11) Crotchety Old Man Yells at Cars

12) Mommy Vents

13) This Full House

14) Paper Bridges

15) Motherhood Avenue

16) The Kamienski Chronicles

17) Down the Shore with Jen

18) Fits and Giggles

19) House Hubbies Home Cooking

20) Nourish Ourselves

21) Partybluprints.com

22) Tommyeats.com

23) Off the broiler

24) Mrs. Mo’s New Jersey Baby

25) IamNotaChef.com

26) SimplyBeer.com

27) HistoryGeek.com

28) Savy Source Newark

29) Momlogic New Jersey

30) SurvivingNJ.com/blog

31) SurvivingNJ.blogspot.com

32) JerseyGirlGuide.com

33) Best of Roxy

34) Citizen Mom.net

35) Lynetteradio.com

36) Jersey Beat

37) Pop Vulture Phil

38) JerseySmarts.com

39) LongBeachIslandSummers.com

40) WildwoodSummers.com

41) Mike Halfacres Blog

42) Somerset08873

43) Family, Friends and Food

44) KateSpot.com

45) NewJerseyMomsBlog.com

46) JCRegister.com

47) New Jersey Real Estate Report

48) Riverviewobserver.com

49) More Monmouth Musings

50) Man of Infirmity

51) Another Delco Guy in South Jersey

52) SweetNicks.com

53) Average Noone

54) Cleary’s Notebook

55) Welcome to my Planet

56) The Center of New Jersey Life

57) Sharon’s Food Blog

58) Morristown, Chatham, Summit, and Madison NJ Real Estate

59) Midtown Direct Real Estate News

60) New Jersey Real Estate

61) BlowUpRadio.com

62) LazlosDen.com

63) The Ridgewood Blog

64) Book a Week with Jen

65) Banannie

66) Cartoongoddess.com

67) Matawan Advocate

68) Take Back the Kitchen

69) The Joy of Toast

70) Route 55

71) Montclair Kids.com

72) SaveJersey

73) Stompbox

74) Joe the Blogger

75) Environmental Republican

76) Stacey Snacks

77) Subversive Garden

78) New Jersey Pathfinder

79) Cooking With Friends Blog

80) Triple Venti

81) Read All About It

82) Rich Lee on Media

83) Likelihood of Success

84) Cape Cuisine

85) The Business At Hand

86) NewJerseyTaxRevolution

87) Figmentations

88) MiddletownMike

89) Caviar and Codfish

90) A Day in the Life

91) Mack’s Journey Through Life

92) Alice’s Restaurant

93) Tiger Hawk

94)Politics Patrol, The Bob Ingle Blog

95) The Food Chain

96) Henson’s Hell

97) Cranbury Conservative

98) Baristanet

99) New Jersey: Politics Unusual

100) Jersey Shore Blog

101) Plainfield Today

102) Beacon Bulletin

103) Journal Square Jersey City 07306

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"We Can’t Let This Bank Fail"

More than 35 million Americans, including 12 million children, either live with or are on the verge of hunger. In New Jersey alone, an estimated 250,000 new clients will be seeking sustenance this year from the state’s food banks. But recently, as requests for food assistance have risen, food donations are on the decline, leaving food bank shelves almost empty and hungry families waiting for something to eat.

The situation is dire, no more so than at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest food bank in the state, where requests for food have gone up 30 percent, but donations are down by 25 percent. Warehouse shelves that are typically stocked with food are bare and supplies have gotten so low that, for the first time in its 25 year history, the food bank is developing a rationing mechanism.

As the state’s key distributor of food to local banks – serving more than 500,000 people a year and providing assistance to nearly 1,700 non-profits in the state – the stability of replenishment of the CFBNJ is essential to ensuring that individuals in need have access to food.

If everyone could just do a little, it would help those in need a lot. To help, people can:

Make a monetary contribution: Visit www.njfoodbank.org.
Donate food: Drop off a bag of food at your local food pantry.
Organize a food drive: We can help explain the logistics of starting a food drive. Just call 908-355-FOOD.

Help “Check Out Hunger:” Look for the “Check Out Hunger” coupons at your local supermarket and donate. No donation is too small!

One thing that people commonly confuse is the role of the food bank. The CFBNJ is similar to a wholesale distributor, as they provide food to more than 1,600 charities throughout the state, which then give food directly to the hungry (the food bank does not give food directly to individuals). The food bank also does not accept small amounts of food, such as a cart of groceries. They encourage those donations go directly to a local food pantry or soup kitchen. Rather, the food bank accepts large quantity food donations, such as a truck full of groceries, as well as monetary donations which they stretch to purchase food at wholesale prices, such as 300 lb. bags of rice, for example.

Food Bank of NJ Needs Your Help!

Thanks to all of the participating bloggers for “We Can’t Let This Bank Fail” campaign

1) JerseyBites.com

2) RedBankGreen.com

3) Jersey Girl Cooks

4) Simply Sable

5) John and Lisa are eating in South Jersey

6) Padma’s Kitchen

7) Chefdruck

8) Life Lightly Salted

9) My Italian Grandmother

10) Cook Appeal

11) Crotchety Old Man Yells at Cars

12) Mommy Vents

13) This Full House

14) Paper Bridges

15) Motherhood Avenue

16) The Kamienski Chronicles

17) Down the Shore with Jen

18) Fits and Giggles

19) House Hubbies Home Cooking

20) Nourish Ourselves

21) Partybluprints.com

22) Tommyeats.com

23) Off the broiler

24) Mrs. Mo’s New Jersey Baby

25) IamNotaChef.com

26) SimplyBeer.com

27) HistoryGeek.com

28) Savy Source Newark

29) Momlogic New Jersey

30) SurvivingNJ.com/blog

31) SurvivingNJ.blogspot.com

32) JerseyGirlGuide.com

33) Best of Roxy

34) Citizen Mom.net

35) Lynetteradio.com

36) Jersey Beat

37) Pop Vulture Phil

38) JerseySmarts.com

39) LongBeachIslandSummers.com

40) WildwoodSummers.com

41) Mike Halfacres Blog

42) Somerset08873

43) Family, Friends and Food

44) KateSpot.com

45) NewJerseyMomsBlog.com

46) JCRegister.com

47) New Jersey Real Estate Report

48) Riverviewobserver.com

49) More Monmouth Musings

50) Man of Infirmity

51) Another Delco Guy in South Jersey

52) SweetNicks.com

53) Average Noone

54) Cleary’s Notebook

55) Welcome to my Planet

56) The Center of New Jersey Life

57) Sharon’s Food Blog

58) Morristown, Chatham, Summit, and Madison NJ Real Estate

59) Midtown Direct Real Estate News

60) New Jersey Real Estate

61) BlowUpRadio.com

62) LazlosDen.com

63) The Ridgewood Blog

64) Book a Week with Jen

65) Banannie

66) Cartoongoddess.com

67) Matawan Advocate

68) Take Back the Kitchen

69) The Joy of Toast

70) Route 55

71) Montclair Kids.com

72) SaveJersey

73) Stompbox

74) Joe the Blogger

75) Environmental Republican

76) Stacey Snacks

77) Subversive Garden

78) New Jersey Pathfinder

79) Cooking With Friends Blog

80) Triple Venti

81) Read All About It

82) Rich Lee on Media

83) Likelihood of Success

84) Cape Cuisine

85) The Business At Hand

86) NewJerseyTaxRevolution

87) Figmentations

88) MiddletownMike

89) Caviar and Codfish

90) A Day in the Life

91) Mack’s Journey Through Life

92) Alice’s Restaurant

93) Tiger Hawk

94)Politics Patrol, The Bob Ingle Blog

95) The Food Chain

96) Henson’s Hell

97) Cranbury Conservative

98) Baristanet

99) New Jersey: Politics Unusual

100) Jersey Shore Blog

101) Plainfield Today

102) Beacon Bulletin

103) Journal Square Jersey City 07306

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Governor Corzine asks citizens to volunteer their time this holiday season

To find out how you can get involved locally go to www.endhungernj.org and click on donations. There you will find a list of food pantries and soup kitchens in your area

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Governor Corzine asks citizens to volunteer their time this holiday season

To find out how you can get involved locally go to www.endhungernj.org and click on donations. There you will find a list of food pantries and soup kitchens in your area

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Mater Dei students collect 5,672 pounds of food

During this time of need for all food banks through out the area, the students of Mater Dei High School in Middletown collected 5672 pound of food to be donated to the Food Bank. Great job to all of the students and high school that participated in this effort.

This fall the Mater Dei community answered the challenge to fight hunger in Monmouth County by participating in the Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties’ annual Holiday Hunger Challenge.

The Student Activity Board’s goal was for Mater Dei students to donate 4,000 lbs. of food to the Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving.

Under the direction of Steve Sciarappa, Associate Principal, Mater Dei students and faculty have been collecting food donations for the last six weeks. On Sunday, November 23 approximately a dozen students gathered at the school and spent the morning boxing and labeling Mater Dei’s donation. In the early afternoon, a caravan from Mater Dei delivered the school’s Holiday Hunger Challenge donation to the Food Bank’s warehouse in Neptune.

After all the boxes were unloaded and weighed, Mater Dei’s donation totalled 5,672 lbs.

Many local high schools generously supported the Food Bank’s Holiday Hunger Challenge in an impressive display of what students can do to make a difference in their communities. Mater Dei’s support for the Holiday Hunger Challenge is really in a league of its own, according to the Food Bank’s website:

Biotechnology High School (250 students): 110 lbs.

Colts Neck High School (1,700 students): 684 lbs.

Freehold High School (1,425 students): 2, 737 lbs.

Jackson Liberty High School (1,425 students): 134 lbs.

Manalapan High School (2,100 students) 506 lbs

Marlboro High School (2,100 students): 485 lbs.

Mater Dei High School (400 students): 5,672 lbs.

Rumson Fair Haven High School (1,000 students): 651 lbs.

Shore Regional High School (749 students): 680 lbs.

Although Mater Dei’s enrollment is less than 5% of the total combined enrollment of these schools, its students collected almost twice as much food as they all did.

Mater Dei is extremely proud of the kindness, compassion, and generosity of our students and their families.

For more information please contact:

Ray Brush, Director of Advancement
Mater Dei High School
538 Church Street
New Monmouth, NJ 07748
Tel: 732.671.9100, extension 18
Email: rbrush@materdeihs.org

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