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Monday, July 11, 2016

Plainfield Now, new nonprofit to aid community, sets launch


Logo of Plainfield's newest nonprofit.

Plainfield Now, a new nonprofit to aid the community will launch with a cocktail reception on Wednesday, July 20, according to an invitation issued by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp.

The new organization, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit has the following mission --

  • Provide greater access to higher education through scholarships


  • Support training programs that prepare individuals for job opportunities


  • Provide short term assistance to families in crisis


  • Support organizations and institutions whose works are complimentary to the vision of Plainfield Now
The new nonprofit forms part of the outreach program Mayor Mapp outlined at Friday evening's Public Safety Forum at City Hall.

The kickoff cocktail reception will be held at Giovanna's, 1462 South Avenue, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on July 20.

Tickets start at $75 per person. You can RSVP to John Stewart by email at jstewartjr@gmail.com. Please respond by Monday, July 18


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