State Farm Insurance’s Pennington office has donated more than 500 weight loss and fitness kits through the Isles Group, Urban League Guild, numerous churches in Mercer County. The kits, part of the national “50 Million Pound Challenge” campaign developed by Ian Smith (, include an introductory book for the weight loss challenge and a pedometer. The office also has provided scales and support.

NRG Energy’s Carnegie Center employees participated in the company’s annual Global Giving Community Day, on which employees lend a hand to various local charitable organizations.

Approximately 150 Princeton employees volunteered at seven organizations throughout Mercer County: Painting an office, cleaning and organizing the library and basement, and participating in arts and crafts projects with children at Better Beginnings Child Development Center in East Windsor; refurbishing computers, stocking shelves in the food pantry, and filling activity bags for children at HomeFront in Trenton; weeding, mulching, and planting at the Isles Garden in Trenton; sorting food and loading trucks at the Mercer Street Friends food bank in Ewing; helping with gardening, cleaning rooms for the children’s summer camp, and moving furniture at the Princeton YWCA; tutoring adults enrolled TASK’s adult education program; and refurbishing decks and painting a group home at Enable Inc. in Hamilton Square.

Wells Fargo, with offices around the Princeton region, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Family Guidance Center/Family & Children’s Services in Hamilton. The grant will support financial literacy programs, homeownership education, and foreclosure prevention services provided by the agency’s Consumer Credit Counseling Service.

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