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Since its inception, all the plays that Two River Theater has produced have shared a common thread: capturing the human experience. Bridging the gap between players and audiences, their intimate performances have made them a New Jersey treasure, leading to three Theater of the Year awards from the New Jersey Theater Alliance and The Star Ledger, as well as designation as a Major Impact Organization by the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. Giving them space to play along the way are two theaters: the 350-seat Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater, where six-play subscription seasons and holiday shows unfold, and the 99-seat black box Marion Huber Theater.

121 Bridge Ave
Red Bank,
NJ
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During Enable’s day program, five days of structured activities engage individuals with disabilities, allowing them to volunteer in their local community, interact socially with their peers and other adults, and improve their physical and cognitive well-being. Participants volunteer with Meals on Wheels and visit veterans, or learn new skills such as art, pet therapy, and horticulture. The day program empowers people with disabilities to tackle their goals and personal interests while building a recreational community in a structured environment.

13 Roszel Rd
Princeton,
NJ
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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children of Monmouth County helps watch over children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect and advocates for their best interests in court. After 30 hours of intensive training, CASA volunteers ensure that each child?s voice is present in court proceedings, with the hope of securing safe, permanent homes where children can grow and thrive. Each advocate champions one child or group of siblings, researching the case, interviewing parties relevant to it, and providing valuable information to the court so judges can make the best decisions concerning the child?s future. Volunteers work with the child for as long as necessary?from a few months to a few years?until he or she is placed in a safe home.

40 Broad Street, Suite 202
Eatontown,
NJ
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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.

550 Springfield Ave
Berkeley Heights,
NJ
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In 1976, Curtis Colby befriended a boy named Joey, whose father had died. Curtis spent time mentoring him as a volunteer and discovered Joey's younger brother also was in need of a strong male role model. This connection was the original impetus for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, which connects youth with responsible and positive adult mentors through community- and school-based programs to help change their lives for the better. Youth aged 6–14 who have one-on-one relationships with mentors have reported increased self-esteem, an improved ability to express their feelings, and better attitudes toward school.

305 Bond St
Asbury Park,
NJ
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Since 1995, thousands of US pet-owning families have subscribed to Pet Assure plans for affordable animal care that keeps tails wagging and purr boxes purring. No paperwork or deductibles weigh down Pet Assure plans, and subscribers instantly save 25% off in-office veterinary procedures and medical services, including wellness checkups, shots, and surgery. Pet Assure plans cover all pets, with no denials of coverage based on age, health, or preexisting conditions. The plans have no annual limits and carry the additional benefit of discounts on pet products and services, such as toys, grooming supplies, and potty-training products for stubborn anacondas from merchants in the Pet Assure network. In addition to member ID cards, subscribers can request lightweight collar tags inscribed with unique identification numbers and the phone number to Pet Assure's lost-pet recovery service. If a lost pet is found lounging in a neighbor's backyard or running through the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, a quick call connects to operators, who contact owners and reunite them with their pets.

415 Cedar Bridge Ave
Lakewood,
NJ
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