Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Documentary aims to end sexism in media; will be at Maplewood Theater May 21.
HK Project will host a local screening of Miss Representation on May 21 at the Maplewood Theater. Tickets can be purchased on the HK Project website $10.00 (www.hkproject.com, donations button) at the door or sent to HK Project (Miss Representation 515 Valley Street Suite 130 Maplewood NJ 07040). After the screening, there will be community discussion led by Tammy Dandino. Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. It made its television debut as part of the OWN documentary film club in October 2011, with over 1.3 million people tuning in to its multiple airings. Additional screenings with corporations, non-profits, religious …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Wide ranging discussion on non-profit partners, maintenance, landmark designation and the ongoing lawsuit.
Maplewood Township will form a task force to explore potential uses and partnerships for the Woman's Club, the Township Committee decided at Tuesday night's meeting. Committee member Jerry Ryan and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Leventhal will head the task force, which will also include Township Administrator Joseph Manning and other staff. The task force may bring in experts and members of the public as needed. The decision came after a lengthy brainstorming session about the Woman's Club, which the township has agreed to purchase for just over $1 million. Mayor Vic DeLuca said the township had spoken to several non-profits interested in partnering with the township on the building, including the South Mountain YMCA, HK Project and others. He…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Event will raise money to help send a talented local student to college.
HK Project will host a Valentine's Day fundraiser to support its Scholarship Fund on Friday, Feb. 22 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Maplewood Tennis Club ("The Little Club"). This is the first year that HK has hosted a fundraiser solely for the scholarship program. "The program is a very important part of HK and we would really like the community's support," said Executive Director Amy Jo Curran. The evening will include music by local band 3rd Gear, appetizers and desserts and drinks (a cash bar). HK Project Scholarship Program awards a high school senior, who lives in Maplewood or South Orange, a $5,000 scholarship to be used for an undergraduate degree at the college of his or her choice. The recipient is selected based on his/her work…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Local group expresses gratitude for Maplewood's generosity in helping family to complete the burial of their granddaughter.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Family of Cassandra Duke '11 need help to afford her burial.
HK Project is coordinating a fundraising drive to help the family of a recently deceased Columbia High School alumna to bury their granddaughter. Cassandra Duke, 20 years old, passed away on January 23 from complications of the flu and pneumonia. After her parents died (her mother passed away just six weeks after she was born), Cassandra was raised by her grandmother, Carolyn. Raised in Maplewood, Cassandra went to Seth Boyden Elementary School and Maplewood Middle School. As a child, she studied dance at the Burgdorff Center and was a pee-wee cheerleader. She graduated from CHS in 2011. Her family has held a small family service at the Chapels of Eden Funeral Home in East Orange, but are unable to complete the funeral arrangements. HK …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Drop off holiday toys, school supplies and food at the Woman's Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This article originally ran on Nov. 19; it has been updated. Since shortly after Superstorm Sandy swept through the area, HK Project and friends swept into action, as they often do in a crisis that affects the South Orange and Maplewood community. HK initiated the HK Project Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation Center, located at the Maplewood Woman’s Club (60 Woodland Ave., Maplewood), to collect donations of school supplies, non-perishable foods, holiday gifts and baby clothes. (See complete list below) The drive continues this Saturday and next Saturday. Since then, HK has partnered with community-based organizations in those New Jersey communities hit hardest by the storm, including: - Union Beach, NJ – Memorial Middle School which lost …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Ryan's Hope was a true community event.
On Saturday, HK Project and other friends hosted "Ryan's Hope," a benefit to help the family of Ryan Burbank, a young Maplewood man paralyzed in a pool accident this summer. The event raised money to assist the Burbank family with the purchase of a wheelchair van and alterations to their home. (To make a donation, visit the South Orange Elks webpage, or HK Project; click on the link that says “special instructions to seller” and type “Burbank”) Ryan's Hope was organized by Committee Members Eric Burbank, Amy Jo Curran, Janey DeLuca, Vic DeLuca, Chris Dickson, Bob Fanneron, Joseph Manning, Michele Reisman and James Walsh. Food was provided by the Vayas family of Village Trattoria; beer from Peerless Distributors; wine by John Meade of St…
This Thanksgiving week, donate time or goods to those in true need.
Since shortly after Superstorm Sandy swept through the area, HK Project and friends swept into action, as they often do in a crisis that affects the South Orange and Maplewood community. HK initiated the HK Project Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation Center, located at the Maplewood Woman’s Club (60 Woodland Ave., Maplewood), to collect donations of cleaning supplies, baby supplies, toiletries and other items that they will distribute to the Red Cross and local shelters. The drive continues this week, and HK is seeking both volunteers to work at the donation center, and donations for the "HK Cares Package" (see below for details). As for volunteers, adults and teens are welcome; teens will receive service hours toward their High School …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
"I plan on working hard so I can walk again," says Burbank, who will attend Saturday's "Ryan's Hope" benefit with his family.
Earlier this summer, 18-year-old Ryan Burbank -- a Maplewood resident and son of the township's Director of Public Works, Eric Burbank -- broke his C5 vertebrae in a pool accident, paralyzing him from the chest down. In September, Ryan returned home after a two-month stay at the Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in West Orange. On Saturday, HK Project and other friends are hosting "Ryan's Hope," a benefit to help the Burbank family (which also includes mother Carolyn and two brothers) with the purchase of a wheelchair van and alterations to their home. (The benefit is currently sold out; to make a donation visit the South Orange Elks webpage, or HK Project; click on the link that says “special instructions to seller” and type “Burbank”) On…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Donations are being accepted at Maplewood Women's Club
Thursday, November 1, 2012
From HK Project: Just a quick update about the HK Project Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation Center, located at the Maplewood Women’s Club 60 Woodland Ave Maplewood. We are still in need of donations for our Sunday delivery. Thank you so much for the donations you have already contributed, we are still hoping for a lotnmore. We have added to the list and hope that you can help in anyway possible. We have reached out to the Red Cross and shelters in the areas and we were able to find out what was actually needed. We decided to put together an HK Cares Package. The HK Cares Package: Gift Cards – Target, Lowes, Home Depot, Pathmark, etc. Bins – any size or type (there is a huge need for bins) Heavy Duty garbage bags Bleach/Cleaning …