On December 7th 2010 The Hoboken Homeless Shelter held their annual winter fundraiser at Teak on the Hudson. Each year, the Hoboken Homeless Shelter holds various silent auctions and tricky tray events in Hoboken to raise money and awareness for the homeless population in Hoboken.
The winter fundraiser is considered the biggest fundraiser of the year and was overflowing with silent auction prizes donated by various local businesses. In addition to the silent auction prizes, raffle tickets were sold to win additional prizes during the evening.
Approximately 150 people rallied to support the shelter at Teak in Hoboken. The admission was $25 and event goers were treated to complimentary finger foods and drink specials. Having attended last year, there were double the amount of silent auction prizes as compared to last year. All sorts of restaurant gift certificates were available, golf clubs donated by a Hoboken resident who works for Callaway, gift baskets, wines, coffee samplers, professional sporting event tickets, hotel stays and more were available. This writer won 2 prizes in the silent auction. I got a $200 gift card to the wonderful jewelry store W. Kodak Jewelers as well as a perfume package donated by Macy’s.
Many local notables were on hand to show their support this year including Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Anthony "Stick" Romano and Council Woman Beth Mason. Many local business owners were in attendance as well. In addition, many local volunteers and shelter employees were on hand for a fantastic night of giving and caring.
I personally splurged and bought my fair share of raffle tickets and won 6 additional prizes including 2 tickets to see the NY Bricks (Knicks I mean) and a gift card for 8 movies to our local theatre.
A big hats off to Hoboken Homeless Shelter Chairman of the Board Todd Kinney and his wife for putting together a night of awesomeness. Another tip of the cap goes to Jacklyn Cherubini, Executive Director at the Shelter and her staff for making tonight a fun filled and exciting event. A double fist pump to the folks at Teak for allowing tonight to be possible.
The Hoboken Homeless Shelter is located at 300 Bloomfield St. here in Hoboken. It operates as a 24/7 facility for local residents who are without a place to sleep or eat. If you would like to volunteer your time as a volunteer please call 201-656-5069. There are a wide arrange of volunteer needs like serving and preparing meals, public speaking, job placement assistance, sorting and distributing donations and more available to those who would like to help.
In closing, please please please if you have free time, even just an hour a week, contact the shelter and offer your assistance. Together as Hoboken residents we can work together and make a difference. One square mile of love can really make i difference….