Bachmann

Volunteer Spotlight: John Bachmann teaches English to Syrian refugees

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news John Bachmann, 55, of Montclair, volunteers two hours every Wednesday evening, teaching English as a Second Language to Syrian refugees at NJ Rebuild’s Program (gera-ngo.org/esl), a nonprofit organization based in Wayne....
Joyce

Volunteer Spotlight: Jana Joyce creates more than just meals at Toni’s Kitchen

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news In this series, we highlight a hometown person who has given freely of their time and effort to help people, animals or the environment. To suggest a person or an organization...
Robert L. Smith

Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Smith helps the homeless with a personal touch

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Robert L. Smith of Montclair is one of many of his congregation at Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair who recently gathered and sent gifts to 25 children of incarcerated parents this...
Goldstein

Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce Goldstein helps strangers with a smile

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Bruce Goldstein, 74, of Montclair, volunteers five hours a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to help at HackensackUMC Mountainside, also known as Mountainside Hospital. Goldstein...
Cat

Volunteer Spotlight: All you need is love and a cat

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Jennifer McMillan, 48, of Montclair, volunteers her time at Montclair Township Animal Shelter. She spends seven days a week there tending to the cats and kittens. With her three kids in...