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.
Civic Duty Partners' Ed Danberry was honored for former Governor Kean at the Greenway Land Trust function.
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
Civic Duty Partners was proud to bestow a 7 day Carnival Cruise to a deserving Marine, Corporal James Taylor. Taylor was nominated by Ed Arias of the NYS State Troopers Marine Corp Association. Arias' letter can be read below. Congratulations to Corporal James Taylor! In our mission to honor those who serve us, we hope
Ron DeLucia and Ed Danberry of CDP presented a donation to Chris Sousy of The Raptor Trust. The Raptor Trust is one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. Located in central New Jersey, the Trust includes a hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities, quality exterior housing for several hundred
Known for his watercolor portraits, particularly of legendary sports figures, the artist James Fiorentino joined CDP for a fundraiser. His NY Giants portraiture is displayed along with their Super Bowl trophy.