Founded in 1947 by a group of dedicated parents, The Arc of Essex County is a non-profit organization providing…More services to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Arc runs more than 40 programs for all ages, from infants to senior citizens, that are geared toward promoting a fuller and more independent lifestyle. Programs include residential programs, individually tailored work programs for adults, senior citizen activities, Camp Hope, a summer camp, Early Intervention services and the Stepping Stones school located in Roseland.
See Arc's website for a full list of services, fundraising events and many opportunities for you to help
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2856 helps fellow veterans around the country through fundraisers and advocacy,…More such as the annual Buddy Poppy sale. It is also active in the community, providing college scholarships and holding memorial ceremonies to honor those who died in service to our country. Any veteran of a foreign war can join; the VFW also has Women's and Men's Auxiliaries for non-veteran spouses and friends.
The Livingston VFW also has a two-level building with two large halls and a snack bar, which are available for rental.
The Foundation for Diabetes Research (FDR) is committed to finding a cure for diabetes and to preventing severe…More complications of the condition. Founded in 1999, FDR raises money to fund research programs, primarily in Northern Jersey. Grant recipients are selected through a peer review process.
FDR generates money for research through membership donations and annual fundraisers, including a 50-50 raffle and educational meeting in the spring, a golf outing in August, and the "Harvest for Hope" fashion show and dinner in October. FDR welcomes volunteers to help with mailings and office work, and to serve on its Membership, Golf Outing, Fashion Show and Ad Journal committees.
This is the local headquarters of the Shriners, a fraternal organization famous for its Shriners Hospitals for…More Children, which provide free orthopedic and burn care to children under age 18. All of the Shriners' activities are geared toward raising funds to support these hospitals.
The major annual fundraiser is the Salaam Shrine Circus, which takes place each May at the Mennen Arena in Morristown. Group discounts and ample handicap-accessible seating are available. Tickets go on sale in December for the next May. The Shrine Center in Livingston also holds breakfasts, brunches, dinners and raffles for members and for the public.
The Livingston Kiwanis is a club of about 45 men and women who are committed to helping others in the community. The…More club's good works include transporting surplus food donated by the Izod Center in Newark to a local food pantry, providing Thanksgiving dinner for the poor, giving grants to the Little League, the Livingston Library and local charities, and awarding scholarships.
The Kiwanis' major fundraiser is its annual Karnival, held in May each year in a field at 70 E. Northfield Rd. The Karnival features rides and food, including pizza and funnel cake from the Kiwanis' own mobile kitchen. The club also holds an annual golf outing.
Weekly meetings are held over dinner at Hanover Manor. Anyone is welcome to join as a member or simply to volunteer. Membership dues are $50 per quarter, and a dues reduction program is also available for those who need it.