This event for the Hoboken Shelter tonight still has a few tickets available…
Hoboken Shelter To Host Spring Fling On Tuesday In Hoboken At The Fig Tree
Spring Fling Honors “Super Star Supporters”
Who Gave The Shelter’s Kitchen Its Much Needed Facelift
On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Hoboken Shelter will host a Spring Fling at the Fig Tree in Hoboken to thank the deserving local business and craftsmen who donated their time and expertise to rebuild the Shelter kitchen. Thanks to the generosity of Jason Cameron, Cameron Construction; Andrew Campbell, Eastern Millwork Inc.; and John Nastasi, Nastasi Architects, the Shelter gained a state of the art kitchen.
The event will feature small plates, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Tickets are still available for $75, but availability is limited so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
After 30 years, the Hoboken Shelter’s kitchen was badly in need of an update before Hurricane Sandy hit. After the hurricane, thousands of Hoboken residents flocked to the Shelter during their most vulnerable hours seeking help with meals and feeding their families. This took a significant toll on a kitchen already in need of repair. On May 10th, the Hoboken Shelter revealed its kitchen to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Since then, the kitchen has been continuing what it has always done, serving meals to those in need.
“The kitchen is the heart of every home, and it is the heart of our Shelter,” says Jaclyn Cherubini, Executive Director. “I look forward to honoring our Super Star Supporters who made this happen.”
The three men and their respective crews donated $100,000 of in-kind services. Cameron and his crew from the DIY Television Network program Man Caves did the framing for the kitchen and a separate laundry room. His co-host, Tony “Goose” Siragusa generously donated a flat-screen TV for the guests. Nastasi and his architects designed a kitchen that meets the needs of a facility that feeds hundreds daily. Campbell and his company designed and built custom cabinetry. The Shelter will now have a $200,000 kitchen thanks to what Cherubini has dubbed her “Super Star Supporters.”
The NJ Department of Community Affairs has been incredibly generous, giving the Shelter the initial grant to help this project, which was year’s in the making, take shape. The grant of $50,000 helped purchase industrial equipment for the kitchen. The Hoboken Shelter is requesting monetary donations to its Virtual Food Drive to help cover the remaining costs of $50,000 associated with the project and restocking the shelves. During the renovation, the Shelter continued to provide meals to the homeless, with volunteers working in tight quarters making sandwiches and cold foods. The Hoboken Shelter is asking the community’s help to restock the beautiful new cabinets through a Virtual Food Drive. For more information, visit http://hobokenshelter.org/.