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Pictured: Cheryl Stowell, NJ SHARES Director of Government Affairs and Assemblywoman Munoz.

Dine out to Donate to NJ SHARES

The Beacon Hill Tavern in Summit hosted a ‘Dine out to Donate’ event on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 to support NJ SHARES. Patrons of the Tavern, located on Beechwood Avenue in Summit, were treated to great food and a great feeling knowing that the Beacon would donate 15% of the total sales for the day to New Jersey SHARES to help NJ residents with their utility bills.

Elaina Ditillo is a resident of Summit who had dined at the Beacon once before. “I was excited to see the local support for NJ SHARES.” Elaina’s one-year old son, Anthony joined her for lunch and was the youngest local supporter of the day.

Melodie Sidun has strong ties to Summit having worked in town in the past was only the beginning.  She was married in Summit at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in 2005 and returns to the Grand Summit Hotel for her Anniversary dinner each year.  Both her children ages six and two were born at Overlook Hospital. “Summit is a special town to me, and when I heard that a local restaurant was supporting my favorite charity, I had to stop in for a meal,” shared Melodie.

Beacon patron, Robert A. Mazzarachio said, “This was a great night out with my family and we got to support a worthy cause.”

The surprise of the night was when Assemblywoman Munoz dedicated her time to bartend at the Beacon.

Jim Jacob, President and CEO of NJ SHARES, said “We are thankful to Assemblywoman Munoz for her support of NJ SHARES programs." Jim continued, ”We are grateful to Laurie Iannarone and all the folks at the Beacon who opened their restaurant to our cause and extend our sincere thanks to Tuesday’s patrons. Your support makes a true difference for your neighbors in need."

Pictured: Melissa Chalker, Stefanie Brand and Jim Jacob.

NJ SHARES President to Appear on Television

NJ SHARES President Jim Jacob is scheduled to appear on Aging Insights, an award-winning television program produced by the New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA).  NJFA, a NJ SHARES partner in the anti-poverty network, focuses on issues that impact the elderly and providing services that enable older adults to live in their community with independence and dignity. 
Aging Insights reaches thousands of households across the state via local public access channels. Jim joined host Melissa Chalker, NJFA Program Manager and Stefanie Brand Esq., Director of the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel on the show.  The New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel represents the interests of consumers of electric, natural gas, water/sewer, telecommunications, cable TV service and insurance. Rate Counsel's mission is to make sure that all classes of utility consumers receive safe, adequate and proper utility service at affordable rates that are just and nondiscriminatory. 
The informative, utility-focused discussion covers a variety of issues including consumer protections and resources available to New Jersey residents.
The program will air in October on local public access channels throughout the state. Check your television directory for dates/times.

President's Letter

Jim Jacob, NJ SHARES' President and CEO

I am incredibly grateful to the New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) for inviting me to be a guest on their television program, Aging Insights, with host Melissa Chalker, NJFA Program Manager and Stefanie Brand Esq., Director of the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel. The program, which will be broadcast in October on New Jersey public access channels, has provided NJ SHARES with the opportunity to reach out to thousands of New Jersey residents and share information on energy-assistance programs and resources available throughout the state.

We are truly fortunate to partner with organizations such as the New Jersey Foundation for Aging as part of the Anti-poverty network.  I commend them for the tremendous work they are doing on a daily basis. We look forward to continuing to work together to get the message out - to senior citizens, caregivers and other household members in need - that help is available for those struggling with an overwhelming financial burden.  

Warm regards,


Urban League Morris County Staff Pictured: Vernett Dawkins, Stephanie Delgado and Mable Davis, ULMC Executive Director.

Agency Spotlight

NJ SHARES is fortunate to partner with more than 270 agencies around the state. Each organization has a different mission and focus but all provide holistic solutions to their community. 
The National Urban League is the oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans and other under-served communities. Here in New Jersey, NJ SHARES partners with four affiliates, Urban League of Bergen, Urban League of Hudson, Urban League of Morris and the Urban League of Union Counties.
Today, we highlight the Urban League of Morris County (ULMC) who has partnered with NJ SHARES since our inception in 1998.  The ULMC shares the mission of the National Urban League, to enable persons to achieve their highest human potential and secure economic self-reliance, equal power and civil rights through its programs and services. The agency is dedicated to empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in and provide assistance to anyone desirous of improving their quality of life. In just the last ten years, more than 20,000 people have been served.
Over the last 15 years, the NJ SHARES program has been a great resource for those who were on the road to self-sufficiency, but financial crisis can happen to anyone”, said Mable Davis, Executive Director for ULMC.  “The energy assistance program has helped many of our clients to maintain sustainability and stay on their feet during unforeseen circumstances.” 


Seeds of Harvest Children’s Garden Hosted Trenton Community Day

NJ SHARES participated in the Seeds of Harvest Children's Community Garden's, Community Day Event in Trenton, on Saturday afternoon, August 10.  Children were provided educational coloring books and crayons that teach kids how to conserve energy. Parents were given more comprehensive conservation and energy efficiency learning materials. NJ SHARES’ Energy, Telephone and Water programs were highlighted.

Senior Health Fair to be Held in Rahway

The Minority Task Force on Aging of Union County and the Union County Department of Human Services will hold its 19th annual health fair at the Rahway Senior Citizens Center on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Speakers will be available to discuss many areas of interest. Professionals will be on hand to administer hearing tests and to perform blood pressure screenings. A podiatrist will be available to answer questions on foot care. Exhibit tables will provide additional information for seniors to take home. A light lunch, also, will be served.
Union County residents who are members of the older adult community are encouraged to attend this informational seminar. The Rahway Senior Citizens Center is located at 1306 Esterbrook Ave., Rahway.
For more information, call Deborah Mathis, event chairperson, at 732-382-6272 or Elaine Haith, president, The Minority Task Force on Aging of Union County at 732-428-4800.

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