The Light Of Day Foundation is offering a free app to help guide you through their 15-day, 33-event Winterfest 2018 benefit for Parkinson’s disease research.
You’ll be able to browse through the schedule of shows through January 15, check out the artists, listen to music, share events with your friends, even take a selfie in their photo booth. And if you can’t attend, you can still participate by making an online donation.
The Reverend Michael Sykes, pastor at United Missionary Baptist Church, noted, “Livingston Philanthropies is a true champion for those who live beneath the poverty level.”
Ethel Tomlin, church trustee and president of its missionary board, commented, “Coats are also going to East Orange senior citizens, and on Sunday, to our congregants, who always need help in the winter.”
Livingston Philanthropies continues to issue a special appeal for warm men’s socks. “It’s not difficult to explain the importance of good socks during this unusually frigid period,” explained founder and director Jeff “The Coat Guy” Friedman. “The truth is, socks are ideal for our successful ‘Personal Shopping for the Homeless’ initiative. Sales are everywhere, so it’s easy to pick up a package or two of regular size (10 to 13) men’s socks while out shopping. Extra-Large sizes are extra appreciated by those who are out on the freezing streets — they work for women, too — while many of us, frankly, relax in our warm Livingston homes. ‘If you see something, buy something,’ is what we say here at the Philanthropies.”
Donations of gently used and new coats, winter accessories, small-sized toiletries, diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, or feminine hygiene pads may be dropped at the offices of the West Essex Tribune, located at 495 South Livingston Avenue, next to ShopRite. Donations may also be left at Ascend Physical Therapy in Montclair; and at the chiropractic offices of Dr. Gary Hecht in Springfield. Those unable to drop donations at the Philanthropies’ drop-off points may e-mail Friedman at jftv1 @ verizon.net for private pick-up.