Charity & Grassroots in New Providence

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With the help of Pixtac.com, customers create collages of their favorite photographs that boast clean, borderless designs and allow the photography to tell its own story. Customers simply upload their photos—baby portraits, say, or wedding pics—and pick a template depending on how many photos they'd like to include and what shape they want the collage to take. They can choose a filter that best gels with the mood of the photos, and Pixtac takes it from there. The resulting floating glass collages lack gaudy frames or distracting borders and therefore let the photos tell a visual narrative of the event, whether it's an exchange of wedding vows or a father's purchase and subsequent wearing of a souvenir fanny pack.

346 Bloomfield Ave
Caldwell,
NJ
US

The Summit Area YMCA with its Berkeley Heights location and the Madison Area YMCA serve as community gathering places where principles are put into practice. The cause-driven organizations focus on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. The Learning Circle (Summit Area) and the F.M. Kirby Children's Center (Madison Area) take care of babies as young as 6 weeks old, and babysitting services afford parents the opportunity to explore the Y while childcare professionals watch little ones.

The Y also aims to keep kids and their families healthy with sports leagues, youth sports clinics, group fitness classes, and a fitness center equipped with a climbing wall, Olympic free-weight room, and a pool. All of the Y’s programs are accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay or perform a back handspring.

490 Morris Ave
Summit,
NJ
US

Mike Kelly had a sore back, not to mention torn-down shower curtains, a decimated bathroom, and clogged drains, all courtesy of his 160-pound newfoundland, Gordo. He decided to start a self-service dog-wash business, not simply for his own sake but for other sore, slobber-riddled dog owners as well.

And so In n Out Self Serve Dog Wash was born. There, pet owners find a series of green-walled semiprivate stations that house walkup tubs for a variety of dog sizes, including a couple of extra-large sizes to accommodate massive pups or several small dogs that became stuck together after an ill-fated jelly-sandwich incident. Equipped with washing hoses and shampoos, dog owners can disrupt muddy paws and fur before rinsing and styling their pooch's pompadour with a high-velocity, no-heat blow dryer. Or they can seek out the help of the shop's professional grooming services, which include nail trimming, ear cleaning, and packages with breed-standard trims.

300 North Ave
Garwood,
NJ
US