News and Events
Imagine recognized Imagine participant, volunteer, and professional painter, Michael P Bongiovanni of Springfield, at our Annual Board Meeting for donating his time and talent in getting our new center ready.
Katie Rao and Alex Fontz of South Plainfield High School received Certificates of Appreciation for their outstanding volunteer contribution of artwork at the new Imagine Center in Mountainside.
The three women were recognized for their outstanding contributions as board members in helping with the creation of Imagine into the strong organization it is today.
Over 100 volunteers and their family and friends filled the new space at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss on April 27th for the fifth annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Dinner, music, coffee and awards were provided to show the volunteers how special and appreciated they are!
“Everyone who has come to visit or receive service exclaims how beautiful the space is and comments how they immediately feel at home and safe,” said Mary Robinson, Imagine Executive Director. “We were able to turn a very corporate, almost industrial space, into a warm, welcoming and healing space thanks to the incredible design talent and hard work of Amy Yin Interiors of Short Hills who donated all of her time and expertise. We are deeply grateful to Amy and her company.”
Over 100 people turned out on Thursday, February 22nd at Imagine for an Open House and a Ribbon Cutting at Noon with the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
This training will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 6:15pm and is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn how to support a grieving child or youth. Those who attend will learn definitions of loss, grief and mourning, how children and adults grieve differently, how grief affects behavior and ways to support grieving children and youth.
Check out our first class of volunteers trained at the new center.
Imagine is surprised with a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance at our Ribbon Cutting!
First Lady Mary Pat Christie named Mary Robinson, founder and executive director of Imagine in Mountainside as her first New Jersey Hero of 2017 and 46th New Jersey Hero overall.