Scheinbaum

Volunteer Spotlight: MHS senior Jessica Scheinbaum ‘Opts’ to help

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsJessica Scheinbaum, 17, volunteers her time with Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ. Scheinbaum is a senior at Montclair High School and chose CPAW NJ for her internship in the school’s senior...
Lytle

Volunteer Spotlight: John Lytle cooks up compassion with MESH

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsJohn Lytle, 64, of Montclair, volunteers an average of three hours a week on Wednesdays for Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless. Lytle has been a MESH volunteer for seven and...
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....

Montclair nonprofits honored for their gifts to community

 By Wilma Hurwitz for Montclair LocalFive Montclair not-for-profits garnered Partners for Health Foundation awards and grants for the work they do in combating hunger and homelessness, youth resiliency, healthy aging and mental health.In total, 10...

Volunteer Spotlight: Allison Sargent finds blessings in helping the needy

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsAllison H. Sargent, 63, of Montclair, volunteers an average of three hours a week, when not in peak times, for the Salvation Army in Montclair. Sargent has been a volunteer for...
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...
homeless

Montclair Salvation Army helps homeless get back on their feet

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsLast November, sick and tired of living out of his car after alcohol and heroin had taken his marriage, his job and apartment, Jack Smith walked into the Salvation Army on...

UPDATE: Father and son with ties to Montclair fight forest fires

Montclair’s Code Enforcement Supervisor and firefighter Mike Reed and his son, Noah, were on the scene over the weekend helping out fire departments from Burlington and Ocean counties battle a massive wildfire.
Sylvan

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Sylvan finds camaraderie at library

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Mike Sylvan, 72, of Montclair volunteers about nine hours a week at the Montclair Public Library branches. He can be found on Mondays at the Upper Montclair Bellevue Avenue branch and...
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...