Our founder, Ed Danberry, serving food at Bethel AME in Morristown.
Morris County's oldest black congregation, Bethel African Episcopal Methodist Church, was first established in 1843. This historic church was vandalized in late November, its marquee glass sign smashed. Civic Duty Partners restored the sign and arranged to replace the HVAC system as the congregation could not hold winter services in the church due
The Sisterhood of Empowerment, along with the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless, hosted a Christmas party for homeless families on December 18, 2017. CDP provided gifts for the children, and Santa was in attendance to bring holiday cheer.
Known by several names (Saums Burial Ground, Danberry Cemetery or Zion Road Cemetery), this historic site in Hillsborough is a burial ground for Civil War veterans. Nestled into the Sourland Mountains in Somerset County and owned by the federal government, the cemetery held 25 gravestones, though some have been rendered illegible by the
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, and American former professional boxer who has since worked as an actor, visited Raritan to discuss the possibility of returning to the city for the annual GySgt John Basilone, along with fellow actor/boxer Jon Seda. It would be a great honor to host them both.
CDP donated a bus to MEND NJ, an anti-hunger organization, who in turn has dubbed "The Green Bean." In conjunction with The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), MEND NJ plans to use the bus as mobile food pantry and/or collection point for food drives. They will be undertaking a project this