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NJ Veterans Home at Paramus Amazon Wish List

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Paramus NJ, over the last we the Ridgewood blog has run story after story on the issues facing New Jersey’s nursing homes and in particular the Paramus Veterans Home. We pulled this off a Facebook group page and thought it was a very good cause, helping those who served:

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Extreme couponing helps Virginia woman feed the hungry

Lauren Puryear


Lauren Puryear literally took her quest to feed the hungry to the extreme.

The thousands of coupons she has clipped, along with others donated to her cause, are paying off, primarily in urban centers in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Coupons have helped the 29-year-old Virginia resident and New Jersey native from Union County put together 26,000 meals since September, at an estimated cost of $500. An additional 5,000 meals were served with the help of money and food donations.

“We were paying out of our own pockets, and (food and money) donations weren’t enough,” Puryear said of her organization, For the Love of Others. “Then I was introduced to couponing.”

Poverty rates for Baltimore and the nation’s capital are 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively, according to the Census Bureau.

Atlantic City’s poverty rate is higher — about 33 percent in 2015. The rate is much higher for families with children younger than 18 — about 45 percent.

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The tax-avoiding Facebook mogul and an act of charity that reeks of hypocrisy



PUBLISHED: 20:18 EST, 2 December 2015 | UPDATED: 03:44 EST, 3 December 2015

Once, it was enough to put a notice in the newspaper when your child was born. But Mark Zuckerberg, the multi-billionaire founder of Facebook, likes to do things differently.

So he welcomed his newborn daughter, Max, into the world with an open letter on his social media site, in which he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, pledged to donate almost all their £30 billion fortune to charity during their lives.

The happy couple talked rather smugly about how their first child gave them cause to reflect on the future, saying they were inspired by their desire to build a better world and because they have a ‘moral responsibility to all children in the next generation’.

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