Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Towns in the county and state also give more of their income to charity.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's report on "How America Gives," Hillsborough falls below the national average when it comes to donating to charity. Based on data from 2008, the most recent available, in states like Utah and Mississippi the typical household gives 7 percent or more of its income to charity after taxes, housing, food, and other living expenses, while the average resident in Massachusetts and three other New England states gives less than 3 percent, on average, the report says. Hillsborough fell below Somerset County and New Jersey in median contributions and percent of income given. However, Hillsborough's median discretionary income averaged more than the county and state. The United States averaged 4.7 percent …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Bright Horizons child care center is a drop-off point for Jersey Cares' annual coat drive.
Residents’ old coats have a new home—one that’s not in a landfill—in the hands of the less fortunate, as Bright Horizons Daycare will be collecting the coats to donate to charity. The Stryker Lane business will be collecting the coats through Nov. 29, and Hillsborough residents are invited to drop off gently-used items from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Items for men, women and children are welcome. “This is our way of giving back to the community and helping at-risk families through the winter months,” Liz Bilder, Bright Horizons of Hillsborough director, said. “We chose to work with Jersey Cares during their annual coat drive because we feel they’re an essential component in addressing the local needs of communities throughout the …
Friday, December 17, 2010
The Somerset County Freeholders' Adopt-A-Family program provided $7,620 for needy families in the county and $1,690 to the Hillsborough Food Pantry.
The Hillsborough Food Pantry makes a point of supporting needy families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and bolstered its efforts with $1,690 received from the Somerset County Freeholder's Adopt-a Family Program. "It basically went into our general program," Hillsborough Social Services Director Tamas Ormosi said. "We provide for 108 to 110 families. That money goes into providing some of the funds for some of the foods we purchase and other items." "It's part of what we do," he added. "It blended well with what we were already doing." In addition to food and gift cards to food stores, the Hillsborough Food Pantry provides home items, like laundry detergent or dish detergent, personal care items, including soap and …