The Tender Hearts prepared baskets with items collected in its Easter Drive for military families at McGuire Air Force Base and Fort Dix and area families in need on March 14, 2013 at their Hamilton office. Pictured are Easter Drive co-chairperson Eileen P. Thornton, Tender Hearts president Jim Van Hise and volunteers Dan Keelan, Mary Anne Husar and Joan Petonyak.

For more than 30 years, the Tender Hearts have been dedicated to providing assistance and support to the area’s needy, disabled and military personnel. The organization conducts drives for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. They also collect clothing, home and food items throughout the year at their office, 320 Scully Avenue, Hamilton.