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Pregnancy Aid Center to Benefit From Fundraiser

Officials are asking residents to donate diapers, bottles and much more.

Councilman Matthew Moench is sponsoring a holiday charity drive for the next few weeks to benefit the Raritan Pregnancy Aid and Information Center on Thompson Street in Raritan.

“I would like to do this during the holiday time, sponsor a drive for items the center might want,” Moench said at a recent township council meeting.

The Pregnancy Aid and Information Center opened 30 years ago, and is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to helping pregnant women.

“For three decades, the Raritan Pregnancy Aid Center has tirelessly served Bridgewater, Raritan and surrounding communities, supporting women who have made the choice to bring a new life into this world, but who lack the necessary resources,” Moench said in a release about the center. “The Pregnancy Aid Center supports these women and their families through education, care and providing for their needs. This worthy organization needs our help in continuing its important work.”  

A bin will be set up at the Bridgewater Township Clerk’s office on Commons Way between Dec. 3 and Dec. 21, and those interested in helping can drop off items to be donated to the center.

The items that are most in need include diapers, baby wipes, baby wash, diaper rash cream, baby bottles, sippy cups and Similar formula advanced.

“The holiday season is about family, love and generosity,” Moench said in the release. “I encourage residents to consider supporting the Raritan Pregnancy Aid Center that gives so generously to new and expectant mothers and their families in their time of need.”

For more information, email Moench at mmoench@bridgewaternj.gov, or call the township clerk’s office at 908-725-6300.

stewart resmer December 03, 2012 at 01:28 PM
The Grinch who put the public safety at risk that cost the jobs of 15 police officers in the name of the extreme right wing austerity agenda, and then voted against shared emergency services with Somerset, while at the same time Governor Christie was advocating shared service agreements, that the legislature has carried a proposal to sanction municipalities for NOT sharing services, as he voted no for sidewalk improvements for students, and seniors bus stops, while he disincentivized emergency responders from updating their critcal skills by attending classes and seminars before hurricane Sandy struck, now has a concern for families? Whats the catch?
Fred December 03, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Stew, Your repeated rhetoric is getting tiresome. Time for you to move on and annoy another town's Patch subscribers.
stewart resmer December 03, 2012 at 09:22 PM
A non-profit falls down on its mission fred? take a moment tor read about another charity that Mr Moench has an attachement to and tell me if you would ever want see your donations going to his client Marianne Miko as the Bergen Record Op-Ed states? http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/173641141_Herald_News__A_non-profit_falls_down_on_its_mission.html and this: Passaic County non-profit agency paid son of CEO $2 million, records show http://www.northjersey.com/news/022512_Passaic_County_non-profit_agency_paid_son_of_CEO_2_million_records_show.html I do think voters should be made aware of who they are dealing with and that people like you who seek to give political cover to when it comes to Mr Moench and his track record of representing and the enabling of financial schemes the likes of which The Bergen Record is on to?
Nicholas Clark December 03, 2012 at 10:18 PM
NOTE TO THE READERS: Mr. Resmer is NOT a Bridgewater resident -- he lives in WAYNE!!! joined Patch on 11/7 with an agenda. Click his link and see. All his comments are against the GOP. He's for BIG GOVERNMENT and INCREASED TAXES.
Nicholas Clark December 03, 2012 at 10:20 PM
No mention of Mr. Moench in these links at all.... Starting to wonder, what "attachment" do you have to Mr. Moench? This is starting to sound all too personal!
stewart resmer December 03, 2012 at 11:58 PM
if Mr Moench were not an elected individual whose extreme right wing tea party affilations and austerity agenda of cuts for the sake of cuts putting the public safety at risk with his record of NO votes, or were he not the designated hitter for the Somerset GOP's voter disenfranchisement effort, then I coculd see how it would be personal, but he is an elected individual and his record is indeed fair game, and he does represent Mrs Mirko. I hazard to guess he will be representing Mirko in yet another capacity very soon. Stay tuned folks! Retired Passaic County judge named to SCI commission Friday November 16, 2012, 12:39 PM BY KIM LUEDDEKE STAFF WRITER The Record TRENTON – Former state legislator and retired Passaic County judge Joseph F. Scancarella has been appointed to the state Commission of Investigation, an independent watchdog agency that investigates organized crime, government waste and corruption. Scancarella, who was appointed by Governor Christie, will be sworn in to his new role on Nov. 28, according to a release from the commission. http://www.northjersey.com/news/Retired_Passaic_County_judge_named_to_SCI_commission.html Scancarella served more than 21 years as a Superior Court judge, from 1982 to his retirement in 2004. In 1996, he was named presiding judge of the Passaic Vicinage’s civil division.
stewart resmer December 04, 2012 at 12:25 AM
False Start: GOP Stumbles Badly With Women In First Month Since Election Day After losing women voters on Nov. 6, Republicans promised to change how they reach out to the female electorate. One month in, it’s hard to see any evidence of a change in tone or substance when it comes to the GOP and women’s issues, however. That could be a real problem. A month ago, exit polls showed President Obama won the female vote by double-digits, compounding losses Republicans suffered in red state Senate races after their nominees turned 2012 into The Year Of The Rape. TPM.com aaahhhh theres the catch to Mr Moenches sudden epiphaney...a politcal calculation, how special?

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