Thanks for visiting our Pioneers Chapter website. We’re excited that you are interested in learning more about the impact we make in our local communities. Our Chapter is part of the 325,000-member strong AT&T Pioneers.
The great thing about our organization is that everyone can participate, contributing the volunteer time you have available. We also have opportunities for families to be involved. Please contact me and anyone on our officer team to learn more about us. Or, click here to join today!
President, New Jersey Chapter
To be part of an organization that has been helping in local communities for over 105 years.
You may not know it but just in the past year the AT&T Pioneers led the collection of more than 50,000 pounds of food in a company wide food drive benefiting Share Our Strength.
We are also part of a Cell Phone Recycling Campaign where we collected over 25,000 cell phones that helped support Cell Phones for Soldiers.
AT&T Aspire is another important initiative for us. Bringing 100,000 high school students to AT&T work-places through the Job Shadow initiative.
Flag Day Festival
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 (rain date June 11), the Somerville Elks are hosting the Fourth Annual Flag Day Festival in celebration of the adoption of the United States Flag on the grounds of the Somerset County Courthouse in downtown Somerville, NJ, from 11:30 am to 4 pm. There will be live musical performances, a display of interesting military and rescue vehicles, patriotic art and digital image contest awards, and a street fair full of exhibitors and Americana craft vendors in one red, white, and blue festival with food and prizes that is the largest celebration of Flag Day in the region.
In addition, the 2017 Flag Day Festival is being launched with an exciting new student (grades 7-12) and adult Flag Art, Photography & Digital Image Contest that runs from March 1 to May 1, 2017. The Somerville Elks invite residents of Central NJ to create and enter inspiring and patriotic flag art.
Finalists will showcase their work at the AT&T store in the Bridgewater Commons Mall, and winners will be recognized with a display of their artwork on the digital scoreboard at a Somerset Patriots ballgame. This event is being supported by AT&T and the Somerset Patriots.
Through this same flyer, the Somerville Elks are also seeking nominations of high school students whose service or actions have honored our flag in a special way that deserves to be recognized on the field of a Somerset Patriots ballgame. Teachers, parents, scout leaders and all residents are encouraged to submit nominations by May 1, 2017.
Project Leader: Maryann McGrath (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Schedule of current and upcoming volunteer opportunities both internal and outside the office, the vendor schedule and other announcements from the AT&T NJ Pioneers and ICEA KEF. Should you have any questions please contact the Project Leader listed under the specific project. Hope you have the time and interest to participate.
Pioneers Vendor Schedule (schedules will be sent separately and are subject to change without notice)
- Bedminster Pioneers Gift Shop: (1B120) Open Tuesday thru Thursday, 10am-2pm. It has a large selection of AT&T logo items, including Globe t-shirts, drawstring bags, AT&T shirts, Polo shirts, Pens/Stylus, Recycle Shopping Totes, Key Rings, YHM Earth Stress Relievers and lots more. It also has snacks, drinks, gifts, cards, puzzles, books, balloons and so much more – all at the lowest prices in the building!!! Be sure to come and check out our new merchandise, or give us a call (908-234-3618)! Every purchase supports our volunteer projects.
Middletown Pioneers Store: Pioneers Vendor Room, 2nd Floor Building A.
The Pioneer Store within the Pioneers Vendor Room is staffed by volunteers every 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday from 11:30am – 2pm.
A portion of the store proceeds is returned to the Pioneers to help support our charitable activities in the local communities. If you have a local non-profit in mind to support, AT&T employees should contact a Pioneers Board member for more information.
- Chapter Board Secretary: We are in need of a secretary to record the meeting minutes and other responsibilities. If you are interested and/or have questions please contact Michael Hickey (email@example.com).
- Chapter and Council Board Members (2017): Become the spark of change! Election season is here and if you are interested in joining the board of the chapter, the Liberty Garden Club, the Jersey Shore Club or Life Members Club please contact Michael Hickey (firstname.lastname@example.org). We need leadership and team work to continue the spirit of Pioneering and hope you will be part of the team.
- AT&T Bowl-A-Thon for Junior Achievement Sign-Up AT&T Bedminster, Monday, April 3 (11:30am-1:30pm)
Representatives of Junior Achievement will be here to talk about the program and get more than just a few bowler or to make a pledge. The bowl-a-thon doesn’t take place until May 4th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, so you have plenty of time to practice.
There will be two locations: Bowlmor Greenbrook, 300 US 22, Green Brook Township and Strathmore Lanes, 1064 Rte. 34, Aberdeen
Project Leaders: Deb Bell (email@example.com) or Cheryl Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ronald McDonald House Dinner 145 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, Wednesday, April 12th
Your ongoing support for Ronald McDonald House Caring Cooks project is fantastic. Once again, the volunteer spots are full and they can’t wait to provide a nutritious meal, from start to finish that night, for families whose children are receiving medical treatment at Robert Wood Johnson Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital.
Project Leader: Tracy Palumbo (email@example.com)
- Schuyler-Hamilton House Clean-up 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown, on Friday, April 21st, from 9am-3pm
You are invited to volunteer in the cleanup of a property on the National Register of Historic Places which goes back to 1760. Volunteers will be removing trash, tree planting, pruning, raking, weeding, planting and mulch spreading. If you have a favorite tool, please bring it! Though most tools and gloves are available. The Schuyler-Hamilton House is part of the Morristown National Park/Historic District and pre-dates the American Revolution. All levels of help are welcomed. Dress for the weather and bring your own lunch or money to purchase a sandwich. We look forward to seeing you there! This will be a monthly project so if you can’t volunteer in April there is always next month.
Project Leader: Frances Long (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bedminster Blood Drive Zenith/Nadir Rooms: 1B115-1B117, Wednesday, April 26th, from 8am – 4pm
Volunteers are always needed to donate blood. Our goal is 120 donations! Your ‘1’ donation can save up to 3 lives! Volunteers are also needed to donate baked goods and recruit blood donors. Movie and free food (provided by the Pioneers) for all donors! Reserve your perfect time slot today by signing up directly online at http://nybloodcenter.org/.
*Please use group code 62970 on the log in page to get to the schedule.
- Announcement of Liberty Garden Club Scholarship Recipients Tentatively April 28
- Cell Phones for Soldiers in Bedminster, Middletown, Paramus and Piscataway
Your continued support of recycling your unwanted cell phones supports our soldiers serving overseas. Collection sites are located in the Pioneer Gift Shop (Bedminster); Pioneers Store (Middletown); 30 Knightsbridge, Piscataway with the box in the lobby; and 15 E. Midland Ave, Paramus with the box in the lobby.
Project Leader: John Wright (Bedminster Pioneers Gift Shop)
Project Leader: Ann Donnelly (email@example.com)
Project Leader: Harry Cohen (Middletown Pioneer Store)
- Recycle for Sight in Bedminster, Middletown, Paramus and Piscataway lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/eyeglass-recycling/index.php)
In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. The Pioneers are partnering with the Lions Clubs in the area to recycle used prescription, reading and sunglasses and plastic/metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed. If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need you can donate them in the Pioneer Gift Shop (Bedminster); Pioneers Store (Middletown); 30 Knightsbridge, Piscataway with the box in the lobby; and 15 E. Midland Ave, Paramus with the box in the lobby.
Become the spark of change! Join AT&T Pioneers – a volunteer network – online at https://www.pioneersvolunteer.org/join