Coyne Cares

As part of Coyne PR's commitment to corporate social responsibility, we are pleased to introduce COYNE CARES, a platform for our many ongoing causal initiatives. A long standing tenet of our firm, we believe it is our duty to give back to our society by lending our skills, time and financial support to charities and communities.


A champion of personal responsibility and corporate citizenship, Coyne has taken a leadership role on various societal issues, whether it's our national and community public service programs to feed the hungry or aid children with cancer; staff volunteer days to build homes or renovate schools; campaign development like Bruce Springsteen's national ad for the Food Bank; or outreach efforts that further a client's cause like Shell's Clean Change environmental initiative or Mary Kay's program to Kiss Domestic Violence Goodbye.

While we are proud of our accomplishments and many contributions, we also recognize that our corporate citizenship can improve and that there is always more that can be done.


Coyners in Action

5K For Tomorrows Children’s Fund

On Sunday, June 26, my mom and I laced up our running shoes and participated in the Tomorrows Children’s Fund Join Hands 5K and Family Mile. The event not only supported a wonderful cause, but one near and dear to my heart.

The Tomorrows Children’s Fund (TCF) was founded ...


St. Ann’s Festa Preparation

Growing up, every summer I looked forward to the start of the St. Ann’s Festa – a festival hosted by my Church which has been celebrated for more than 100 years. Lasting only four days each year, I spent my nights devouring savory Pizza Fritte, riding the merry-go-round and running ...



Archive

Gardening For Good!

During a recent alumni meeting at Seton Hall University, a volunteer opportunity came up -- planting flowers at a local children’s hospital. Fellow Coyner Shana Reyes and Danielle Paleafico were super interested – but it fell on a Friday. What a bummer! Then, the lightbulb: Coyne offers volunteer days as ...

2016 Toys“R”Us Children's Fund Gala

On May 19th, leaders from the toy and baby products industries and their lucky guests gathered together in New York City to celebrate the 2016 Toys“R”Us Children's Fund Gala. Featuring entertainment from OneRepublic, Martin Short and an ensemble of surprise guests including musician Paul Shaffer, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner ...



Building Homes & Bonds in Morris County

For the first time, I decided to take use of Coyne’s generosity and take a day off from the work week to volunteer. I decided to pursue a new passion of mine, building! Luckily the Morris County chapter of Habitat for Humanity was opening up a new, local construction site ...

Coyne Donates $10K to Junior Achievement

Coyne participated in the 20th Anniversary AJA Cup golf tournament, sponsored by client Bimbo Bakeries, in Blue Bell, P.A., with all proceeds benefitting Junior Achievement, which helps students own their economic success by promoting literacy in the Delaware Valley. The funds raised by the event will be used to bring ...



Coyne Colleague Starts Scholarship in Memory of His Friend

I made a promise a long time after a good friend of mine died to do something to keep his memory going while helping someone else. This year, I found a way to do both. As a William Paterson University graduate (1998 - cue the age jokes), I give back ...

Coyne Kicks Off The Dutchess County Spca’s First “12 Days Of Holiday Giving” Donation Drive

Year-round the Dutchess County SPCA, a not-for-profit organization, offers animal rescue and adoption, low-cost medical services, grooming, spay and neuter, animal therapy and educational programs for county residents and their pets. The DCSPCA reached out to Coyne for support in raising awareness and money for animals in need at the ...



Good to Go - Justin Hahn

I purchased supplies for an Animal Rescue called Sheryl's Den out of West Milford, NJ. Sheryl's Den is an organization very close to our family's heart. 3 years ago we rescued our dog Sage from Sheryl and have continued to help by fostering dogs and volunteering our time for different ...

Good to Go - Aisha Jamel

3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year and close to 50 million people face hunger in our country.  Our communities have people in need. Organizations like The Hoboken Shelter try and help people get back on their feet by providing shelter to 50 people nightly and serve hundreds of daily meals ...



Good to Go - Judy Benders

My daughter Denise and I volunteer at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Rachel's Closet. This is part of our annual giving back we do every year. This year, we sorted out clothes, toys, electronics, toiletries, glassware, etc. which will be sold in Rachel's Closet.

Good to Go - Gabriella Galvan

After a month of hard work and determination in fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Jersey College School of Nursing finishes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with tricky trays and raffles for the students and administration.  I spent the morning setting up these raffle prizes and tricky trays.  Throughout the day, students ...



Good to Go - Samantha Casale

On Saturday, October 17 I traveled back to my hometown to participate in the annual Byram Hudson Guild Farm Charity Hike. The 5.2-mile hike is put on by the Hudson Farm Club, which donates $1 per year of age for each participant to the participant's charity of choice. I decided ...

Good to Go - Deborah Sierchio

For Coyne Cares, I am employed one of my favorite pastimes, shopping, to help a family in need.  Teaming up with my friends who are social workers for Valley Homecare, we identified a family in need for my family to adopt.

Alejandro Espinoza, a patient, was stricken with cancer ...



Good to Go - Nina Marie Costa

On Tuesday, October 27th, I had the privilege of volunteering at The Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen located in New York with co-worker Avery Gardner. The Holy Apostles church offers free meals, clothing, and counseling to over 1,200 homeless, or low income working New Yorkers each day. Through donations and funding, ...

Good to Go - Melissa Winters

For the past 4 years, I've organized the Annual 'Unofficial' Coyne Bar Crawl, but after hearing about a local Parsippany child in need at the Coyne Bake Off, I decided to change up how the bar crawl was planned.

To generate donations for Emma Marie Wyman, a 9-month-old who ...



Good to Go - Amy Procaccini

I donated to the Movember Foundation. It's not something I had previously donated to so I was excited to give back to something new that still has a big impact on the people around me!

Good to Go - Rich Lukis

My son Ryan and I went shopping to buy requested supplies for a soldier serving in Iraq.  There were items the soldiers said they really needed.



Good to Go - Chris Tamburino

I joined a couple of fellow Coyners for a trip 'DTS' to help stifle some of this dirty rumors about NJ beaches. We met in Sea Bright on Saturday 10/24, grabbed a garbage bag, put on gloves and began the beach cleanup. This opportunity felt right to me - cleaning ...

Good to Go - Tess Rollano

On Saturday, October 31 on behalf of Jersey Cares my dog Teddy and I went to Care One in Morristown to give the residents pet therapy.

Through out the day, Teddy and I visited and brought joy to various residents. It was such a wonderful experience to see how ...



Good to Go - Jamie Maralla

Christmas is a time of the year everyone looks forward to – whether it’s spending time with their families, giving and receiving gifts or celebrating with the ones you love most. But for some less fortunate families, Christmas isn’t always something to look forward to especially if money is tight.

Good to Go - Bonnie Gonter

My "giving back" deed is ongoing for the last four years.  As a member of "A Needle and A Prayer" I crochet shawls and throws that are given to people who may be sick, awaiting diagnosis, going through a difficult time, sorrowing or to celebrate a new life (wedding or ...



Good to Go - Marissa Fox

I¹m grateful for the Coyne Good to Go program because it reminded me how important it is to give back, especially for something close to my heart. When I first graduated from college, I began an internship in the Correspondent Department of Giuliani Partners, LLC and Giuliani Safety and Security. ...

Good to Go - Shana Reyes

The beach has always been my go-to place. When I heard about the chance to clean the beaches this fall as part of Clean Ocean Action's annual Beach Sweeps - I knew I wanted to participate. I often take for granted the amazing clean beaches I enjoy all summer long. ...



Good to Go - Nicole Klein

When my good friend asked me to support her team in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk I accepted without hesitation. In addition to knowing how much this charity personally means to her, I was eager to partake in the event on October 17th as I know ...

Good to Go - Janet Schiller

Every Wednesday night I serve dinner to the homeless at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montclair.  I do it because the need is there and I truly enjoy the time I spend with them.  Sorry the picture is so awful - it's very dark room.



Good to Go - Shannen Walsh

To give back during the month of October, I volunteered in my friend's special education classroom at Bogert Elementary School in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Kristin's classroom is comprised of four 4th and 5th grade boys who spend a portion of their day in her classroom. On Fridays, Kristin invites ...

Good to Go - Alyssa Schneider

On Sunday, October 25th I participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) walk, with more than 50 other friends and family members, as part of "Team Jessica." Jessica was diagnosed with diabetes at 10 months old and has since lived with an insulin pump to help manage her condition. ...



Good to Go - Mark Parrella

When my dad passed away years ago my mother and I took a trip up to Boothbay ME, to spread some of dads ashes in the bay. My mother stopped in this small thrift shop that funded an animal shelter. Low and behold she came home with a puppy and ...

Good to Go - Daniella Gutierrez

On October 23rd, I traveled to High Falls, NY, to volunteer at Woodstock Animal Sanctuary. Woodstock is an animal sanctuary that rescues farm animals from breeders, slaughterhouses and other awful situations and then rehabilitates them. As a passionate animal lover and vegetarian, using my Coyne Volunteer Day to give back ...



Good to Go - Julie Ann Geraghty

Bobby, Ryan and I participated in the Heart & Soul Walk.  As a team "Bobby's Sweethearts" we raised $750.00. This cause is near and dear to me because I will always be grateful for the support we received when Bobby was pre and post heart transplant.

As of May ...

Good to Go - Stacey Kobeszko

I worked with non-profit Glad Dog Nations to collect donations of stuffed toys, which the organization uses to recycle into animal chew toys that are then sold with all money going to animal-related causes. To-date, I've collected 7 bags worth of toys, but I still have many bags on their ...



Good to Go - Caroline Aponte

Donating clothing to Planet Aid - a nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used textiles to protect the environment and support sustainable development in impoverished communities around the world.

Good to Go - Pascale Gervais

This donation makes me particularly happy because I know some young ladies of Vietnam veteran families will be so pleased to find some pretty cool items.  I collected from several family members and friends and was pleased to be able to include some still fresh, still fashionable items that I ...



Good to Go - Melissa Berlin

A family friend was recently involved a tragic ATV accident, suffering a traumatic head injury while on vacation in Costa Rica to celebrate her 40th birthday.  The accident occurred October 1, 2015 and Jen has been in a medically induced coma ever since. She was in critical condition in an ...

Good to Go - Tim Schramm

My daughter Jess and I volunteered for the "family day" at the Community Food Bank of N.J. on Oct. 17. We've gone several times in the past as a whole family, but this time it was as part of a group from our church. It also helped fulfill part of ...



Good to Go - Jessica Penzari

I volunteered for the Doe Fund, an award-winning program that has given tens of thousands of individuals the tools needed to rebuild their lives. Every day, their facilities serve 700 formerly homeless and incarcerated individuals.

I donated my time to help with their 30th annual gala, helping to secure ...

Good to Go - Heather Rottner

I am donating 12 inches of my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a national campaign dedicated to creating free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer.

I've always been attached to my (long!) hair, but I can't think of a better way to support those who are currently experiencing hair ...



Good to Go - Kyle Ragonese

I was watching the news when Hurricane Joaquin was tearing up the east coast and I saw the devastation in South Carolina. Working on Goodyear, I've had the chance over the years to book the local broadcast segments with Goodyear Auto Service Center managers. Seeing the massive flooding and the ...

Good to Go - Jayme Mizzoni

On Saturday, I decided to do an act of kindness by donating blood. I hate needless, but for a good cause I put my fears aside and help someone in need. My grandma was diagnosed with Leukemia, which is a blood disease and includes blood/platelet transfusions as supportive treatment. One ...



Good to Go - Chris Gebhard

Dropping off 400 lbs of food at the food bank so those less fortunate can eat and enjoy meals.

Good to Go - Rena Odette

I attended a program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center that was a cooking demonstration on clean eating to prevent and help fight cancer. I attended with my mom who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer at Saint Barnabas and following the event I made a donation to the Saint ...



Good to Go - Avery Gardner

I have never volunteered at a soup kitchen, although I've always wanted to. It was really important for me to volunteer before or after the holidays, as opposed to during the holidays when everyone else volunteers. Soup kitchen's need support year round and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to ...

Good to Go - Linda Ribakusky

Inspired by the challenge of the Coyne “Good to Go” program, I spent time considering volunteer opportunities that would be of the most benefit to those in need while also looking for something that would be meaningful and resonate with me. One of my favorite things to do in my ...



Good to Go - Lauren Lorenzo

During the Coyne bar crawl I donated money to Baby Emma's cause in hopes that it helps her family as they take care of her during this tough time.

Good to Go - Samantha Weiss

On October 24, 2015, I spent the day helping out at the annual Family Fun Day at the North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency (NJEDDA), a non-profit agency in Clifton, New Jersey that offers educational and therapeutic programs for students and adults in the area with severe developmental disabilities. Throughout ...



Good to Go - LauraLee Harding

Every day, more than 600 women and children seek the services of Oasis - a haven for women and children in Paterson, NJ. Oasis provides educational programs, a soup kitchen that serves daily lunch to hundreds, and supplies from diapers to career clothes to women in need. Oasis is the ...

Good to Go - Megan Schuster

Mane Stream is a non-profit that provides “unbridled possibilities for people with special needs.” I chose to volunteer for an organization provides opportunities for people who experience every day challenges and offers them a unique experience that aims to improve the quality of life through diversified therapy and equestrian programs. ...



Good to Go - Joe Gargiulo

Our son Phillip's school has adopted Mary's Meal, a charitable organization that helps provide chronically children with one meal every school day worldwide. Recently, Phillip thought of the idea to sell cups of lemonade to help raise money, but after further discussion, he expanded the idea to sell cups of ...

Good to Go - Tina Calo

Cameron (it was really her idea) and I went to Toys R Us and paid off what was remaining on a family's layaway. As a child, I always looked forward to the holidays. I was always so excited to give my gifts, that I normally didn't wait until Christmas, and ...



Good to Go - Ann Smith

The Wyckoff Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Economy Shop is a non-profit resale/consignment shop that began over 65 years ago as a once a week fundraising project that was held in the garage of a PTO member.

As the idea grew, so did the shop and it relocated to the ...

Good to Go - Susan Murphy

The Murphy family includes Brian, Sue, Amanda, Caitlin and our fur babies, Broc and Faith. Faith is a rescued pooch and we all feel very lucky to have her in our lives. It breaks our hearts to think that dogs and other animals like her may never find their forever ...



Good to Go - Lauren Fagan

My Aunt Pat died in 2012, after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. After her death, our family began walking in her honor at the annual Making Strides event as Team Sweet PATooties. In addition, the Pat Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund was established. It is awarded to a high ...

Good to Go - Rob Schnapp

I donated blood because there is always a need and you can save someone's life.



Good to Go - Ally Kratochvil

As my charitable giving act, I baked cookies for the bake sale at my little sister's "Dig Pink" volleyball game; where all proceeds go towards breast cancer research. In addition to supplying baked goods, I also made a donation. This cause is special to me because my friend's mother is ...

Good to Go - Nicole Centinaro

I have a soft spot for charities that benefit children and try to donate to various programs each year. This year, I headed to my local Toy"R"Us store and donated toys to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help ensure children in need will have gifts to unwrap on ...



Good to Go - Susan Wilton

I decided to bring some lunch to the local police station in our town to thank them for their service they provide us with each day. They truly are there when we need them and they should be recognized more often.

Good to Go - Cristin Johnson

I baked Halloween cookies and delivered them to my grandma's senior living community.  I wanted to help both the residents celebrate, as well as thank the staff.  My grandma is one "tough cookie" to deal with so this was my way of thanking them for all of their hard work ...



Good to Go - Danielle Paleafico

On October 24, I joined a group of volunteers, including some of my fellow Seton Hall alumni, for a Beach Sweep Cleanup in Sea Bright, NJ. I spent the morning picking up trash along the ocean, sand and beach parking lot to make our NJ beaches a safer and cleaner ...

Good to Go - Jaclyn LaSpata

I donated pet food, treats and toys to the Eleventh Hour Rescue, a non-profit that saves dogs and cats from high-kill shelters. My family has rescued many pets over the years, and I feel it's important to give back to these volunteer-based organizations.



Good to Go - Diana DiNapoli

I donated 13 inches of hair to Patene Beautiful Lengths to help make a wig for someone battling through cancer. I've been growing out my hair for years to donate it to someone who needs it more than me. The Coyne Do Good program helped give me the push to ...

Good to Go - Joe Wiggins

Homelessness is a transformative moment: everything takes a back seat when you are faced without a place to call home. Productive lives deteriorate: jobs are lost, education sacrificed, everyday life needs overlooked and relationships suffer.

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless has been working to help Union County ...



Good to Go - Amanda Gill

I volunteered my time at Oasis, a Haven for Women & Children, which is located in Paterson, NJ. I chose this cause because I believe in supporting women and ensuring that all children are cared for. Oasis is a beautiful place in the middle of a dilapidated area and from ...

Good to Go - Nicole Friend

On a Saturday afternoon, I spent time volunteering at the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, NJ. The shelter provides care for homeless animals, promotes spaying/neutering, microchipping and humane education, and places homeless cats and dogs in loving homes. While at the shelter, I helped clean dog and cat ...



Good to Go - Katelyn Kwiatkowski

For "Good to Go" at Coyne, I participated in a supply drive to support our troops. I put together care packages that were sent to active military members at Camp Lemonnier, a naval base located in Africa. Not only was I able to pack up supplies and snacks, but also ...

Good to Go - Kim Stover

My good deed was donating four bags of my clothing to The Salvation Army. I realized that there are many people less fortunate than me. As much as I am a clothing hoarder I realized there are people that need the clothing more than I do.



Good to Go - Hannah Jones

For anyone who knows me (or follows me on social media) they know much I adore my two dogs, Molly and Rufus. For my charitable act I choose to give back to the animal rescue that gave me my two fur babies, Eleventh Hour Rescue.

Eleventh Hour Rescue is ...

Good to Go - Linda Bernstein Jasper

On October 17, I hosted the third annual "Sweet Leo's" bake sale. I baked all the treats that we sold during our pop-up sale in Maplewood. All proceeds go to the Valerie Fund, which supports kids with cancer and their families. My son, Leo, has been a patient with the ...



Good to Go - Allison Matteo

As a resident of Morristown, I wanted to do something in my local community. I chose to support the Market Street Mission in 2 different ways. First, I donated a box of items that the organization is in need of for the men they serve - this included deodorant, razors, ...

Good to Go - Kelly Dencker

Over the past two years, I have volunteered with the St. Bartholemew Parish in Scotch Plains to design, plan and lead multiple retreats for 5th and 6th graders (my own kids are not in the program) on a range of different topics from community involvement to volunteerism and helping the ...



Good to Go - Adrienne Nardella

I had the pleasure of spending my weekend with Home For Good Dog Rescue, a non-profit dog rescue in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The program is completely foster-based meaning that all dogs rescued stay with foster families until they find their forever home. Not one dog stays in the shelter overnight. ...

Free Throws for AIDS

For World AIDS day, I supported a friend/former colleague's charity "Free Throws for AIDS." Founder Wayne Cesa took 100 free throws for charity and he made 33 of them. I pledged $5.00 a free throw so I made a donation of $165. He started the foundation in memory of his ...



Coyne Gives Back With New Good to Go Program

Giving back has always been one of Coyne's guiding principles and a big part of our work culture. As part of the agency’s ongoing causal program, Coyne Cares, this October Coyne employees are invited to participate in Good to Go, a program that encourages acts of kindness and charity that ...

Unbridled Possibilities at Mane Stream

Hay Coyners! If you’ve walked by my desk, you may have figured that I’m *slightly* obsessed with dogs. Though canines are the heart and soul of my life, they are not the only four-legged animals I am passionate about.

I’ve always wanted to own a horse - I find them to ...



Coyne Lends a Helping Hand to Local Community Soup Kitchen

Much like Coyne, one of our PEEPS® client contacts has a passion for helping others and happens to serve on the board for the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown. Since Coyne has a proven track record providing services to those who help feed those in need, she asked us to ...

How I Helped Restore the Shore

A hammer, nails, and paint brush aren’t normal tools an account coordinator on the Blogger Team uses every day, except on a Volunteer Day. With the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy quickly approaching, I thought it would only be appropriate to use my volunteer day to help Habitat for Humanity ...