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The Editor’s Note: Your Contribution to the Emergency Relief Fund is Greatly Appreciated.

Central Jersey citizens, according to the tradition they’ve kept up for decades, have once again shown their generosity and goodness by contributing to our annual Needy Cases Fund during the holiday season.
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It’s heartening to see such a positive response to the annual fundraising every year, even in the face of inflation and persistent pandemic fears.

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For more than seven decades, the Needy Cases Fund has become a part of Central Jersey’s annual Christmas celebrations.

The Home News Tribune and the Daily Home News, both predecessors, partnered with the Lions Club of New Brunswick to fund and organize the community service event. Courier News has joined the Home News Tribune as a sponsor in recent years.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, 10 local Central Jersey groups were highlighted in the Home News Tribune, Courier News, and This year’s recipients were the Martin Luther King Youth Center, Community Access Unlimited, Aldersgate Outreach Community Center, Fish Inc. – Dunellen Area, and Make-A-Wish New Jersey.

And you showed compassion and understanding for our Central Jersey neighbors who are having a tough holiday season. They deal with the difficulties provided on a daily basis by health and economic factors beyond their control.

Over $11,280 was contributed to the Needy Cases Fund this year due to your kindness. More than $550,000 has been collected over the past two decades.

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The Lions Club of New Brunswick keeps a separate account for the Needy Cases Fund, and officials from and the club decide how the money will be distributed.

This year’s benefactors who proved that kindness triumphs over adversity are listed below; we are grateful to each of them.
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Milltown’s own Diane and Brian Davis.

Highland Park’s Kevin Rogers

New Brunswick natives Frederick J. Booth and Ann Kiernan

In honor of her many patrons, Somerset’s Ann H. Turner has

On behalf of Douglas and Donna Smith, Highland Park, in honor of Arthur and Eric Smith

Highland Park residents Jeffrey and Gail Aaron

Vincent and Doris Krobatsch of South River, in memory of their son Rhett \ and their parents, Frederick and Marie Fischer and Lenny and Catherine \sKrobatsch

  • Locals Arthur and Karen Goldenberg of East Brunswick
  • A married couple from Parlin, Marilyn and Michael Malinics
  • Jane B. Keehbleer of Edison
  • The Rotary Club of Plainfields
  • South River native Michele Senko
  • Bridgewater’s own Steven and Ellen Johnson
  • Somerset residents John and Carol Strick
  • Branched-out Merrill Marsh
  • East Brunswick’s Joyce DeProspo
  • In loving remembrance of Arthur Gatarz, from Caril and Kathryn Smith of Milltown
  • In loving remembrance of their niece Nadine More, Michael and Eileen Taggart of Milltown
  • In loving memory of the Domino and Grosso families of New Brunswick, from John and Marylou Domino of Milton, Massachusetts
  • Frank Number and Lawrence Shallcross, remembered by Margaret Shallcross of North Brunswick
  • Somerset’s Rozalyn Sherman

And there were also 17 anonymous donations.


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