All Stars Project honors Milano, raises $700,000 for youth development programs
Constantino “Gus” Milano, Managing Director of Hartz Mountain Industries, was honored by the All Stars Project of New Jersey for his commitment to Newark’s young people at its Building Bridges, Creating Opportunities: A New Play for Newark annual benefit dinner at the Robert Treat Hotel.
The event raised $700,000 for All Stars’ free, performance-based youth development programs. Hosted by Darla Miles, WABC-TV reporter, the evening’s festivities were attended by 350 business and philanthropic leaders.
Milano, who has been with Hartz Mountain for 32 years, recently joined the All Stars Project of New Jersey Board. In the summer of 2012, Hartz Mountain Industries sponsored full-time paid summer internships at the firm’s headquarters in Secaucus for two young adult graduates of the All Stars’ Development School for Youth program, providing them with invaluable lessons in how to perform in professional environments.
The All Stars Project of NJ has been active in Newark since 1999.
National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting
NAMI Hudson County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold their next meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Hoboken Community Mental Health Center.
A representative from Jersey City Medical Center Mobile Crisis Unit will be the guest speaker.
The Hoboken Community Mental Health Center is located at 506 Third St. in Hoboken. Parking is available on Madison Avenue between Third and Fourth streets.
For more information or in case of inclement weather contact Martha Silva at (201) 861-0614 or (201) 320-0484.
Volunteers needed at New Jersey Blood Services
New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives.
“The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team, whose task it is to assist donors with registration, escorting, and canteen duties, and to watch for post-donation reactions,” said R. Jan Zepka, manager of community relations.
Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow rules.
For additional information, contact Zepka at (732) 616-8741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.