12 News Stories to Bring You Some Happiness Today

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While everyone’s working at keeping busy and staying sane at home during this uncertain period, it seems like the perfect time for another weekly update of all the positive things going on around us. From generous donations to serving the medical professionals who are serving us, we’ve got a lot to be grateful for — all because of the wonderful humans of Hudson County. Keep reading to take a look at all the kindness that surrounds us.

Charrito’s is Donating Food to Local Residents

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Our very own Charrito’s on Washington Street in Hoboken is donating food to local residents. The restaurant even gave one neighbor an entire bag of ingredients to make homemade guacamole. If you need some fresh goods, stop by and get yourself a pre-packaged bag and get cooking!

Martha’s Gives Away Coffee to Healthcare Providers

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All healthcare providers and emergency responders should stop by Martha’s restaurant in Jersey City and grab a coffee — on the house. Martha’s is generously giving out free coffees to everyone in this line of work to support the amazing efforts of healthcare providers in this time where we need them most.

The Cuban Donates Food + Supplies to the Hoboken Shelter

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The Cuban in Hoboken has unfortunately decided to close its doors entirely because of the COVID19 pandemic, but as a final act of kindness and grace, the restaurant has opted to donate all of its supplies to the Hoboken shelter. Hopefully, this inspires other restaurants who have to make the tough decision of shutting down during this crisis to be just as generous.

Read More: 9 Ways You Can Support Local Businesses and *Not* Leave Your House

El Gordo Serves Jersey City Police and Healthcare Workers

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The owner of Jersey City’s El Gordo, Lizeth Morales, is cooking free meals for Jersey City police and hospital workers, “to help our community through this difficult time.” With each of the hundreds of grab and go meals she has prepared for Christ Hospital’s ICU staff, Jersey City Medical Center, and Jersey City Police Department officers at the North District, she leaves a handwritten note reminding them to “stay strong.”

Greater Good Events Starts a Community Drive to Support Healthcare Workers

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The Greater Good Events Team has coordinated with Jersey City’s delicious Milk Sugar Love to coordinate a bake sale. The drive is meant to support the health care heroes working tirelessly right now. Locals can buy the cookies and the drive donates them to the dedicated staff of the Jersey City Medical Center.

Greenhook Ginsmiths Converts Distillery into Sanitizer Making Hub

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This award-winning, Brooklyn based gin distillery has converted a part of their distillery to produce hand sanitizer to support the local health care facilities’ needs. During a time where basic necessities like hand sanitizer are running scarcely low, it’s amazing to see a local business step up to the plate in such an inspiring way.

Local Family Makes Sandwiches for the Hoboken Shelter

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Whether you have the means to donate or not, there are always new ways to help out those in need. Take it from Hoboken mom, Emily, whose entire family dedicated their afternoon to making sandwiches to donate to the Hoboken Shelter. Such a beautiful gesture that shows us that we can all help without having to break the bank.

Veronica Joy Events Teams Up with Holiday Collective to Help the Community

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Local small businesses Veronica Joy Events and Holiday Collective have teamed up to make sandwiches to bring to the Hoboken Shelter. With this generous act of kindness, both companies hope to encourage others to check out the Hoboken Shelter’s website to find different ways to donate or volunteer.

See More: Where to Donate Food to People in Need in Hoboken + Jersey City

Better Life Pharmacy Donates Hand Sanitizer

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As a part of the Better Life Pharmacy of Hoboken’s commitment to keeping Hoboken safe and healthy, the shop is donating FDA regulated hand sanitizer to the community. They urge residents to stop by and grab some, but to only take one bottle per person, to ensure everyone in need can get some.

Local Businesses Team up To Pay it Forward to Healthcare Providers

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Ani Ramen House and Local chef, Mike Carrino, team up with Mike’s Pasta Sandwich Shoppe to sponsor the donation of 150 delicious sandwiches to Clara Maass Medical Center. It’s so moving to see such an amazing effort made to aid the first responders working tirelessly for us.

Jimmy John’s Keeps On Donating

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Another generous donation from Jimmy John’s goes out to the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps. This week Jimmy Johns sent our hardworking ambulance volunteers plenty of yummy sandwiches, bananas, and water to keep them full + fighting out there on the front lines of this pandemic.

Members of The Max Challenge of Hoboken Pay it Forward

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In the midst of this very difficult time when all local gyms were mandated to close their doors due to COVID-19 health concerns, The Max Challenge Hoboken recently offered to discount membership fees for all their members. Since then, many of their local Hoboken members decided to pay the full membership fee and offer the difference to other fellow members that have fallen on hard times due to the pandemic.

During these tough times our community has proven to be a shining example of strength for everyone to model themselves after. So keep fighting and remember, there is always something you can do to help your community. Sometimes the best way to find happiness is in serving others. Stay safe and healthy out there!

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Corinne is a Jersey girl who has always loved to write, create, and make people laugh. Always the “comedian” of the friend group, she's a stand up comic and aspiring comedy writer. She studied communications/film and media at the University of Miami, with a minor in both psychology and exercise science, but now she’s living in downtown Jersey City. Singing and playing the guitar and piano are her favorite hobbies when she’s not writing, working out, or going to comedy shows.


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