Helping Newark’s most vulnerable: WBGO’s Newark Today will convene roundtable with orgs doing the work
Published December 20, 2017 | Brick City Live
WBGO’s Newark Today news program will host a special live show on Thursday, December 21st at Express Newark (Hahne’s Building, 54 Halsey Street) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The program will highlights some of the non-profit organizations and groups who provide essential community services during the holiday season. The panel will include representatives of charitable organizations who serve the communities in and around Newark discussing the needs in the community, and the struggles they often face to fill those needs.
The program comes at a crucial time, aligning not only with the holidays but also with the Tax and Jobs Act, whose elimination of charitable deductions could have grave consequences for giving to organizations who help the most vulnerable people in the community
The program will be hosted by NJTV’s Michael Hill and will include Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark YMCA President and CEO Michael Bright, Goodwill Rescue Mission CEO Rev. David P. Jones and Community Food Bank of New Jersey CEO Debra Vizzi.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or an unwrapped toy to this event. WBGO will work with their partners to distribute the contributions.
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