A week in Cape Cod, a week in Park City, Utah, and two diamond rings are just some of the items up for bid at "A Bright Night to Make a Difference" hosted at the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Liz Moore
Monday, April 22
Adults 21 and over can enjoy appetizers, wine, music and socializing — all while helping a good cause at the first-ever charity auction sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell. The auction, titled, "A Bright Night to Make a Difference", begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the church gynasium at 326 Bloomfield Ave. There will be a silent and a live auction for over 100 items, including vacation trips to Cape Cod, Mass.; Killington, Vt.; Park City, Utah; Long Beach Island, New Jersey; jewelry, coach bags, handmade blankets, professional photographs and donated services that include gourmet dinners and legal representation. Bidders can win everything from a diamond ring valued at nearly $10,000, to salon services, wine …
The Alternative Christmas Mall will give congregation members a chance to donate to a local charity in the name of a relative, friend or co-worker.
Church-goers will have an opportunity to experience the gift of giving for the holidays when The First Presbyterian Church of Verona holds its annual Alternative Christmas Mall event on Sunday. Members of the congregation can give the gift of a contribution in the name of a relative, friend or co-worker to one of dozens of different charities. “Many of us struggle to find just the right Christmas gift to give someone,” said Pastor Erik Spencer. “But giving just one more thing that will collect dust on a shelf doesn’t seem the best solution.” “These contributions not only benefit some wonderful organizations, but also make Christmas less frenzied for the gift giver,” he said. The Alternative Christmas Mall will follow the 10:15 service on …
Reality star unable to attend a shopping benefit for Cedar Grove resident Frank Napolitano, who is battling several forms of cancer.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Eric Goodman
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Although New Jersey Housewife Jacqueline Laurita couldn't make it to Victor's Chateau Wednesday night, organizers for a fundraiser for cancer patient Frank Napolitano, said the evening was a success. Laurita, of NJ Housewives fame, was expected to be the guest of honor at the shopping fundraiser held at Victor’s Chateau in Little Falls. But she called out sick. Starstruck residents arrived anticipating the appearance of a reality TV star for a charity fundraiser. As the event started, however, word quickly spread Bravo TVs Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita had fallen ill and would not be attending the shopping event to raise money for resident Frank Napolitano. This was the third fundraiser for Napolitano, who is …