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Volunteer Hero: Charlotte Aylor-Diaz

Charlotte Aylor-Diaz has undoubtedly saved hundreds of dogs with her hard work, dedication and passion. She’s advocated for canine organizations over 30 years, working with shelters, expanding rescue initiatives through her own nonprofit, and uniting organizations with a common mission....

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An Open Letter to Our Volunteers and Community

Twenty-five years ago, Jack and Barbara Devlin had a vision to bring different faiths together to help the elderly in Ocean County.  A group of 8 interfaith clergy members believed in their vision and our agency was born. Today, our agency is made up of 58 interfaith coalition members and…...

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Dog Lovers Invited to Larson Ford’s Therapy Dog Showcase

Toms River, NJ (August 14, 2017)–Caregiver Canines® Therapy Dogs are bringing tail-wagging fun to Larson Ford customers and staff. Visit the Larson Ford showroom at 1150 Ocean Ave, Lakewood, NJ, on Sat, Aug. 19 and Mon, Aug 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Larson Ford will donate $5.00 for…...

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Volunteer Hero: Maryann O’Grady

Volunteer Hero, Maryann O’Grady has worked with CVCJ for over fourteen years. When she first joined the team, she was surprised to discover she was getting more out of the experience than she thought her care receivers were. That hasn’t changed. She still feels that way today....

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Volunteer Hero: Donna Demchick

This week’s Volunteer Hero, Donna Demchick, joked, “It’s all Mary’s fault. She’s the reason I’m here.” Donna was referring to long-time volunteer/former staff member, Mary Gualandi, who brought Donna on board to be a coordinator for St Justin’s Roman Catholic Church....

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CVCJ Care Receiver: Marie P

Marie and her husband Joseph both dedicated their lives to their faith and the Catholic Church.  Marie planned to enter the convent to become a nun and Joseph planned to enter the priesthood…until they met in 1955.  They married in 1956 after Joseph left the Airforce and remained married for…...

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Volunteer Hero: Marge DeFalco

Marge DeFalco turns 83 on July 20th, which means starting another year of her making us laugh and inspiring us to get up and go!...

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Volunteer Hero: Jean Robertson

“I think CVCJ may be one of the best things God ever created,” said Jean Robertson. “I can’t say enough about how great this organization is. The Volunteers and Receivers are great. The girls in the office are great,” and Jean has contributed to it all for over eighteen years....

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Volunteer Hero: Sue DeBella

Sue DeBella is 79 and has volunteered with CVCJ for 12 years. Sue was inspired to join as a way to give back and thank the people who helped her mother when she stayed in an assisted living facility. Medical transportation wasn’t managed well so they drove her to doctor…...

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