Monday, January 13, 2014

Relay For Life of Paterson on Saturday, May 17, 2014

Info about Relay for Life from

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  • Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community
Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it's so much fun, you'll find it hard to leave!

Email with questions or to help set up a fundraising event!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Northern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks


Join the Berkeley Cares Team in Paramus at the 2014 Northern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks!

Register now for FREE. Event date is TBD but you can start raising now and continue as a virtual walker even if you don't participate in the actual walk!

Join the Berkeley Cares team TODAY!

Here's so more info from the website:
Join Autism Speaks as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism!

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. – we need more volunteers to join our fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.

Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder. Help us change that! Start fundraising today. Whether you strive to join our new "Grand Club" (walkers that raise $1,000 or more) or sell lemonade to boost your total or create your own unique event, you become a part of the solution! Don’t wait another minute - start a corporate, school or family team today!

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Make it a day ON, not a day OFF!

Honor Dr. King's legacy on Monday, January 20th by serving in your local community. Here are just some of the opportunities being offered at Berkeley College in NY and NJ. Contact your Director of Student Development and campus Life for more info on how YOU can serve in his honor!

For other ideas and resources for serving on King Day and every day, visit


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Email to register and create a profile online at


Friday, December 6, 2013

Buddy's Story by Vinny Robert

My name is Vinny Robert and I am a Federal Work Study student, and I attend the Paramus Campus. This is a story about a dog I rescued. This is Buddy's story. 

Photo: Vicente Robert

Back in early October, while I was dropping my girlfriend of at her house, I came across a young boxer mix puppy in the middle of the street. I have seen stray dogs around that area before, and they usually just keep walking. I normally go up to a stray only because I don’t know the state of the animal’s health or if it’s friendly.

This little guy came right up to me and started to play with me. Against my better instincts, I played with him and petted him. I thought he would run off and I would just have to hope he would be fine, but he didn't. He stayed right next to my car, as if he wanted me to take him home. He had a collar, but no tags and he was pretty skinny, which led me to believe he was not properly taken care of or he had been on the streets for a while.

I thought about calling Animal Control or the police,  but I didn't trust any in that area and I was afraid that if he ended up in a shelter, he would be claimed by the wrong kind of people. I decided to take him home with me and name him Buddy.

I introduced to him to my two dogs, one of which was a rescue, and the other which I received because a family member couldn't keep her anymore. Buddy was scared at first, but quickly settled in. My two dogs were not too thrilled, but they dealt with it.

I wanted to keep him, but the situation was hard enough with the two dogs I already had.  He spent a little over two weeks with me while I tried to find him a new home. I tried a couple of homes, but they didn't work out, so he continued to stay with me. After thinking about it, and even though it was heart breaking,  I decided to take him to the Bergen County Animal Shelter so that he could receive any shots or treatments he needed and be found a home.

Photo: Bergen County Animal Shelter

For over a month, I would visit and call the shelter and visit to inquire about him. They told me that he was being looked at by their vet and that they would let me know when he was up for adoption. After the month he was there, I visited again and they told me that he was deemed "un-adoptable" because of his health issues, and that they were going to put him down.

My heart broke and I said to them that I can’t let that happen to him; I took him off the streets so he wouldn't die. So, I made the decision to reclaim him and make him my dog, and to give him the home that he needs and deserves.

Now, Buddy is a member of my family and I am very happy that I could save one life of a poor animal. I encourage anyone looking to get a dog or any animal to please adopt from shelters or foster homes. 

I also would like to ask everyone to please come and donate to the Holiday Donation Drive for the Bergen County Animal Shelter in the Student Center at the Paramus campus.

Remember: all these animals need is love and a chance.

Monday, December 2, 2013

2013 Holiday Donation Drives at Berkeley College

Tis the Season for Giving!

Check out all the ways you can give to those less fortunate at various Berkeley College Campuses!


Donate in the Student Activity Center. Email for more info.


Donate in the Student Activity Center. Email for more info.

Donate in the Student Center. Email for more info.

Donate in the Student Center. Email for more info.


Donate in the Student Center. Email for more info.
Donate in the Student Center or Library. Email for more info.

Donate in the Student Center. Email for more info.

Don't forget to photograph your donation for the Virtual Charity Drive! For more info on how to participate click here.

Send the photo, your name, and the name and location of the charitable organization you are donating to
To view all flyers, visit us on Facebook: Berkeley Cares