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Women Aware Participates in National Night Out

MIDDLESEX COUNTY–On Tuesday August 7th, counties throughout New Jersey celebrated National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Women Aware representatives were invited to participate throughout Middlesex County, and collaborated with: Dunellen Borough Police Department, Highland Park Police Department, Middlesex Borough Police Department, Monroe Township, South River Police Department, and South Brunswick Township.

Our community members and police are key partners in helping families move beyond abuse.

Pictured: Highland Park Police Department National Night Out.

Highland Park Borough & Mandela Fellows Tour Women Aware

NEW BRUNSWICK–On Thursday July 19th, Highland Park Borough Hall staff and members of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders visited our office to learn more about our services and impact within Middlesex County.

Interested in joining our next tour? Call 732-249-4900.

Pictured (left-right): Krystal Alexander (Community Outreach Specialist), Candice Mabaita (Mandela Fellow), Jackson Wenesayo (Mandela Fellow), Katie Mayfield (Director of Development & Outreach), Osasu Paul-Azino (Mandela Fellow), and Leann Cosley-Richardson (HR Coordinator, Borough of Highland Park).

BW NICE of Middlesex Supports Women Aware

This membership and networking organization supports Women Aware. Please consider attending any of their upcoming meetings to find out more.
 
BW NICE is a unique women’s networking organization that provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources. They see value in the balance of business networking and charitable outreach. In addition to our monthly networking meetings, BW NICE of Middlesex County raises funds and awareness supporting Women Aware.
 
The Middlesex County Chapter meets for breakfast the third Wednesday of every month and is open to all women in business and women in transition.
The Middlesex County Chapter meets for breakfast the third Wednesday of every month and is open to all women in business and women in transition.
 

Celebration of Patricia Whitehouse

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE–On Wednesday May 16th, the Mayor of Gladstone joined councilpersons, woman’s club members, and various other community leaders to celebrate Patricia Whitehouse at the annual dinner of the Peapack-Gladstone Woman’s Club held at Il Monello.

Women Aware’s Executive Director Phyllis Adams commended Patty’s service to the community and noted, “Patty’s commitment and dedication is evident to all.”

Patty has been involved with Women Aware since 2010. Currently, she is an active member of the Women Aware, Inc. Board of Directors, serving as its Board Secretary. Patty, a retired Chubb and Son Vice President, is also a certified executive and life coach. Patty has been a community service volunteer for many years. Currently, Patty is the President of the Peapack-Gladstone Woman’s Club, Treasurer of the Highlands District Past Presidents Club and Treasurer of the GFWC/NJSFWC Past State Presidents Club. She served on the General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ (GFWC) Board of Directors as its Communications and Public Relations Committee Chairman (2012-2014) and in her role as the President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (2010-2012). In 2012, Patty was named a Garden State Woman of the Year for Women’s Initiatives in the non-profit arena and received the GFWC Charlotte Emerson Brown Award for Excellence in State Leadership. Patty and Bill, a retired executive from Kraft/Nabisco Foods, have been happily married for almost 48 years.

 

MLPA’s Charitable Cause Awarded to Women Aware

AVENEL – On Tuesday May 15th, the Middlesex Legal Professionals Association (MLPA) held their 10th Annual Awards Dinner, featuring their Charitable Cause Presentation to Women Aware. The organization raised $1,200 and also collected items in need for Women Aware’s safe house, which included household cleaning products, toiletries, baby food, diapers, and new clothing. Phyllis Racavich (pictured – left) presented their donations on behalf of the MLPA to Women Aware’s Community Outreach Specialist (pictured – right), and noted “we thank you for all of the great work you are doing for our community.” Women Aware thanks the MLPA for their generosity and dedication to helping families of Middlesex County move beyond abuse.

100 Bags Donated to Children in Crisis at Women Aware

The Bag Project, a nonprofit dedicated to providing every child in crisis with necessities and comfort items, donated nearly 100 bags to children at our shelter. These bags contain everything from toiletries and blankets to stuffed animals and children’s books. Thanks to The Bag Project, children in our shelter have a more tools to build comfort and security. Are you interested in giving to survivors of domestic violence and their children? Visit our Donate Page.

Johnson & Johnson Continues Their Support of Women Aware

NEW BRUNSWICK – Women Aware would like to thank Johnson & Johnson for their continued support and generosity. Last week, representatives of the Fortune 500 Company stopped by our office to donate toys, toiletries, and women’s clothing for our shelter residents. In addition to this, we were also provided with birthday boxes to give every child at our shelter.

Want to know how you can support Women Aware? Visit our Get Involved Page.

Woman Aware Chosen as the Recipient for the Woodbridge Max Day of Giving

WOODBRIDGE– This year, The MAX Challenge of Woodbridge selected Women Aware as the beneficiary for their annual Max Day of Giving. The MAX Challenge partnered with International Marital Arts and Damsel in Defense to host a Self-Defense class. All fundraising  proceeds will directly support Women Aware. Are you interested in hosting a day for Women Aware? Visit our Get Involved page.