Call for Volunteers

The D&R Greenway seeks volunteers to help plant trees at Pennington Loop at Kunkel Park, where they will do a riparian restoration along Lewis Brook, a tributary of the Stony Brook. Plantings along streams promote water quality, improve wildlife habitats and reduce flooding.

Planting projects are spread out over four to five days, enabling volunteers to work with social distance, while being supervised by knowledgeable project leaders. Individuals or families are invited to sign up for time slots on Thursday through Monday, October 15 through 19.

Each slot will be limited to 15 participants, who will be required to maintain social distance and wear a face covering at all times. Bring water, bug spray, and snacks. Long pants and water-resistant shoes are recommended.

For more information email volunteer@drgreenway.org.

Call for Donations

Princeton’s Human Services Department seeks donors for its 22nd Annual Holiday Gift Drive.

For the past 22 years, Princeton Human Services, municipal employees, local businesses, and private donors have made hundreds of Princeton children’s holiday wishes come true by providing them with gifts for the holidays.

Applications are received for children up to age 12, which includes one or two gifts they would like for the holidays, which are not to exceed $75.

In addition to sponsoring a child’s wish list, Princeton asks donors to consider donating a gift card to help the parents/families of the children during these difficult times.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, visit www.princetonnj.gov by Friday, November 27, or call 609-688-2055 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Job Fair

Home-care services provider Comfort Keepers is hiring for its Robbinsville location. A curbside job fair takes place Wednesday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The company is seeking CHHAs, CNAs, LPNs, RNs, and companions. Nursing students are encouraged to apply. Comfort Keepers is located at 2360 Route 33, Suite 103, Robbinsville. Rain date: October 21. For more information call 609-890-2888.

Call for Poetry

The Princeton Section of the American Chemical Society (PACS) is sponsoring the National Chemistry Week (NCW) Illustrated Poem Contest for students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Students must write and illustrate a poem that fits the 2020 NCW theme of “Sticking with Chemistry.” Prizes will be awarded in K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th grade categories. First place winners will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest. Poems and entry forms for the contest must be received by Sunday, October 25.

Information about the contest and the entry forms can be found online at chemists.princeton.edu.

Grants Available

The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers is offering both small and large research grants to investigate and illuminate barriers and opportunities to increasing women’s political power in the United States.

Preference will be given to research proposals that advance our understanding of the distinct realities that women of color navigate in U.S. politics; identify and assess steps for translating research into action to increase women’s political power, including effective interventions to disrupt gender and/or intersectional biases in U.S. political institutions; challenge one-size-fits-all assessments of barriers or opportunities to women in U.S. politics; and; and expand the sites for research focus to non-electoral positions of political power and/or to sub-national levels of political representation.

Priority areas include leading with intersectionality; expanding research focus; and meeting the moment.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, November 16, with decisions announced in January, 2021. For more information including eligibility requirements visit cawp.rutgers.edu/cawpgrants or email cawpgrants@eagleton.rutgers.edu.

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