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July 3, 2013

Hoboken Summer Donations Drive for Hoboken Shelter July 17 3pm-8pm

urBin Storage Clothign Drive July 17 2013 for Hoboken Shelter

Josh Ernst and a friend from Hoboken recently launched a company urBin Storage . They have  partnered with Hoboken Homeless Shelter to give back to the local community, and have organized a Summer Donation Drive to benefit Hoboken’s homeless. Donation collection boxes will be set up on Wednesday, July 17, under the Breezeway of The Shipyard (Hudson and 13th Street  next to the Hoboken Historical Museum).

About The Hoboken Homeless Shelter

The Hoboken Shelter’s mission is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, & services to support people to become housed. We shelter 50 people nightly, serve 300 meals daily, and provide such support services as food, shelter, case management, counseling, job and life skills training, creative arts workshops, and emergency homelessness prevention grants.

About urBin Storage

urBin totally transforms physical storage – bringing it into the modern age – both online and right to your doorstep. From the website, you can sign up and manage your stored items online at anytime from anywhere. It’s simple, safe and, most importantly, convenient. So stop wasting time hauling you belongs to a self storage facility. The next time you’re ready to add the space of an extra closet (or bedroom), urBin is here for you!

urBin LLC

Phone: 201.429.5165
Email:  Joshua@urbin-storage.com
Website:  www.urbin-storage.com

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April 10, 2013

Hoboken’s 3rd Annual Rockin 4 Autism Awareness Concert, Saturday, April 27 2-6pm

HOPES CAP, Inc. and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment present the third annualRockin 4 Autism Awareness Concert on Saturday, April 27 2-6pm. Read below for details…

Hoboken’s 3rd Annual Rock’n 4 Autism Awareness Concert, Saturday, April 27

Rockin fpr Autism Logo Hoboken 4-27-2013When: Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013, 2pm-6pm
Where: The HOPES Auditorium
Address: 301 Garden Street Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Purchase tickets at: http://www.tinyurl.com/R4AA2013tickets.

HOPES CAP, Inc. and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)  are excited to be co-hosting the 3rd Annual Rock’n 4 Autism Awareness Concert on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Over 100 businesses supported the cause last year and almost $20,000 was raised.

This indoor/outdoor event will be held at HOPES’ Auditorium at 301 Garden Street in Hoboken and will include a variety of entertainment and family-friendly activities (in case of inclement weather, all activities will be held indoors).  It will be a wonderful fun-filled afternoon for everyone.

  • Attendees will enjoy two sets of Hoboken’s very own Fuzzy Lemons, a popular and family-friendly rock band.
  • There wil be a special welcome by Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
  • Cindy Vero from KTU radio will serve as a special host for the event. The event will be featured on KTU Cares on Sunday, April 14th and available thereafter as a podcast.
  • This event will also include child-centered activities including face painting, games, and activities. There will be some children’s performances.
  • This event promotes autism awareness and education about best practices in autism treatment. Resource tables, staffed by knowledgeable parents and professionals from ASAT, HOPES CAP Inc., and the Hoboken Special Needs Parent Group will provide information and take-away materials for those interested.

There are over one million people living with autism in the United States (Current CDC estimates suggest that 1 in 88 children have autism). Each year, countless Hudson County families spend thousands of dollars on unproven treatments for their children with autism. ASAT’s mission is to disseminate accurate information about autism treatments so that all families are able to identify and choose effective, scientifically-validated interventions. HOPES CAP, Inc. is also committed to ensuring that parents access accurate information to help their children realize their full potential. Both organizations believe strongly that children with autism deserve nothing less!

For more details about Rock’n 4 Autism Awareness please visit the R4AA Facebook page. For more information about HOPES CAP Inc., please visit the HOPES website and HOPES Facebook page.  For more information about ASAT, please visit the ASAT website and ASAT Facebook page.

Tickets for this fun-filled event can be purchased here (donations can be made on this website as well). Check out  the R4AA online auction with  almost 50 amazing items to bid upon.  If you are a business and would like to sponsor this event or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Lori Renshw at lrenshaw@hopes.org or David Celiberti at dceliberti@asatonline.org

Additional Links:  Auction Page and Facebook Page

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March 21, 2013

Hudson County CASA’s 7th Annual Wine Tasting Friday March 22 6-9pm

Poster Hudson County CASA's 7th Annual Wine Tasting 3-22-2013

Hudson County CASA’s 7th Annual Wine Tasting is fast approaching in fact it is tomorrow night! Come celebrate with Hudson County CASA on Friday, March 22nd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Atrium in the Harborside

Enjoy sampling more than 90 wines with sweets and treats gathered from the best purveyors in the metropolitan area. The night will also include hors d’oeuvres, an exciting silent auction, a cork pull, free parking, and much more! At this point tickets are $75 online or $85 at the door.

Plans for Wine Tasting are coming together. The New Jersey Beer Company will be back by popular demand, offering both draft and bottled beers. The silent auction will feature a signed Eli Manning jersey, Yankee tickets (great seats), a fishing charter for 6 out of Briellle, and beautiful pearls for women and girls from Honora.

Organizers of the event look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact the CASA office at (201) 795-9855. Please visit their Facebook page for more information about the event.

For directions to the Atrium (Plaza II) please use 185 Hudson Street, Jersey City, 07311. This address will work for any GPS or map program.

For tickets go to www.hudsoncountycasa.org

About Hudson County CASA:

HCCASA serves children from across Hudson County. A non-profit organization located in Jersey City, HCCASA is part of a state network. Nationally, there are more than 1,000 CASA programs working in local communities.

HCCASA volunteers are appointed by family court judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure these children don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They stay with each case until it is closed, and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

There are currently more than 60 volunteers donating their time and energy as advocates to HCCASA. Our volunteers represent a true cross section of the community: active and retired professionals who have worked in a variety of industries, business owners, and graduate students, of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.

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November 16, 2012

Big Fun Toys in Hoboken Toy Drive Kick Off Party November 24th 10am-6pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Washington Street — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 8:30 AM

Big Fun Toys in Hoboken is hosting their first ever (event of it’s kind), a Toy Drive Kickoff Party, next Saturday Nov 24th from 10am-6pm.  They  are again supporting the HFA by being a drop-off for their annual Toy Drive that benefits the Jubilee Center, In Jesus Name Charities, and DYFS. They are also having a food drive to benefit In Jesus Name Charities, as well as guest musician, Polka Dot! aka Ron Albenese, Party Face Painting by Rachel, and letter-writing to Santa! They will be offering specials, giveaways, shopper rewards, and general fun all day long.

Big Fun toys is located at 602 Washington Street  Hoboken, NJ 07030. Their phone number is 201-714-9575.

Editor’s Comment: Residents of Hoboken are urged to shop local when you can to help our local businesses that have been hit hard by by Hurricane Sandy in terms of flood damage or loss of business. Big Fun is a merchant that gives back to the community so if you can show your support to this merchant or any other Hoboken business, please do so as much as possible.

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September 22, 2012

Wicked Wolf Tavern Raises over $1400 for Dine InDeed To Help Local Children

Filed under: fundraiser,Hoboken,Wicked Wolf Tavern — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 9:35 AM

The generosity of Hoboken residents and businesses continues with this latest fundraising effort…

Raise Your Glass: Wicked Wolf Tavern Raises $1415 for Dine InDeed

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County and the Jubilee Center, along with the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT), have joined together to launch Dine InDeed 2012, a community-wide restaurant event committed to helping children and adolescents realize their fullest potential.

The Wicked Wolf Tavern was the very first restaurant to participate this year by donating 10% of customers’ food bills on Tuesday nights throughout the summer. The Wicked Wolf Tavern will present their checks to representatives from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, the Jubilee Center, and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment on September 25th at 4pm at the restaurant.

The Wicked Wolf Tavern, at 120 Sinatra Drive has a menu full of American favorites and specialties. The Wicked Wolf offers their guests a comfortable and friendly environment, exceptional service, and an incredible view of Manhattan, even a $6 kid’s menu that includes a drink and dessert http://www.wickedwolfhoboken.com/menus.php.

Anthony David’s and two more restaurants are slated to join Dine InDeed later in September and the plan is for Dine InDeed to be an ongoing community-wide restaurant event. Dine InDeed supports the initiatives of three local organizations:

  • Current estimates state that 1 in 88 children have autism. Each year, countless Hudson County families spend thousands of dollars on unproven treatments for their child with autism. The Association for Science in Autism Treatment’s mission is to disseminate accurate information about autism treatments so that all families are able to identify and choose effective, scientifically-validated interventions for their child.
  • The mission of the Jubilee Center is to serve the academic and social needs of children and families in Hoboken’s public housing community. The Center has provided a safe after school haven for children in grades K-6 for more than a decade and has recently expanded programming to accommodate the needs of the children during the summer.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County helps young people build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. They have been serving youth in Jersey City since 1893 and in Hoboken since 1984. They do this by providing a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs year round. Donations will be used to fund building renovations at the Hoboken location on Jefferson Street.

Please visit www.facebook.com/DineInDeed to learn more about Dine InDeed (and kindly “like” the page as well). If you are a restaurant owner or manager and would like to learn more about Dine InDeed, please email David Celiberti at DCeliberti@asatonline.org

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July 5, 2012

Visit Wicked Wolf Tavern to Support Dine Indeed on Tuesdays from 5:00-10:00 PM Starting July 10th

Here is a press release from the organization Dine Indeed which for 2012 has partnered with the Wicked Wolf to help raise money for children’s causes in the area. Read below for more details as all three organizations that benefit from this fundraiser help Hoboken’s children…

Visit Wicked Wolf Tavern to support Dine Indeed on Tuesdays from 5:00-10:00 PM starting July 10th

The Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County and the Jubilee Center, along with the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT), have joined together to launch Dine InDeed 2012, a community-wide restaurant event committed to helping children and adolescents realize their fullest potential.  The Wicked Wolf Tavern is our first official restaurant this summer! Four Hoboken restaurants have participated in the recent past raising almost $5000.

The Wicked Wolf Tavern, at 120 Sinatra Drive has a menu full of American favorites and specialties, including a children’s menu  http://www.wickedwolfhoboken.com/menus.php and  http://www.asatonline.org/pdf/DineInDeedCalendarJuly3.pdf . The Wicked Wolf offers their guests a comfortable and friendly environment, exceptional service, and an incredible view of Manhattan. This collaboration supports the initiatives of three local organizations:

  • Current estimates state that 1 in 88 children have autism.   Each year, countless Hudson County families spend thousands of dollars on unproven treatments for their child with autism. The Association for Science in Autism Treatment’s mission is to disseminate accurate information about autism treatments so that all families are able to identify and choose effective, scientifically-validated interventions for their child.
  • The mission of the Jubilee Center is to serve the academic and social needs of children and families in Hoboken’s public housing community.  The Center has provided a safe after school haven for children in grades K-6 for more than a decade and has recently expanded programming to accommodate the needs of the children during the summer.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County helps young people build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. They do this by providing a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs year round. Donations will be used to fund building renovations at the Hoboken location on Jefferson Street.

Please visit www.facebook.com/DineInDeed to learn more about Dine InDeed (and kindly “like” the page as well).  Please also check out our calendar. If you are a restaurant owner or manager and would like to learn more about Dine InDeed, please email us at DineInDeed@aol.com.

Please visit the Wicked Wolf Tavern on Tuesdays from 5:00-10:00 pm… and don’t forget to order dessert!

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April 24, 2012

Ben & Jerry’s Benefit Night – Relay for Life May 1st 5-9pm

On Wednesday, May 1st, Ben & Jerry’s will be hosting a Benefit Night from 5-9pm where 20% of the proceeds go to Relay For Life! The scoopers for the night will be Relay for Life participants. If you purchase our Relay Rally Mashup (which is Blueberry Graham Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Berry Berry Extraordinary Sorbet, Sprinkles and Oreos – delicious, they  promise!), an additional $1 will be donated to Relay For Life!

Ben and Jerry’s in Hoboken is located at 405 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ.

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April 14, 2012

14th Annual Jersey Cares Day Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m in Jersey City

Filed under: Charity,fundraiser,Jersey Cares,jersey City — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 9:55 AM

Below is an event to consider for a good cause in neighboring Jersey City coming up on May 5th…

Jersey Cares Day 5-5-2012

On Saturday, May 5th during the 14th Annual Jersey Cares Day, 2,500 volunteers from all over New Jersey will unite for the common goal of revitalizing and transforming Newark, Jersey City, Edison, Pottersville, the Township of Morris and Trenton. For the past thirteen years, thousands of volunteers have traveled to schools, parks and nonprofit organizations to paint classroom murals, plant community gardens, organize libraries, landscape and remove trash in parks, and paint games on school parking lots.

Jersey Cares Day also supports critical year round programs. Jersey Cares Day volunteers raise pledges from their friends and families for the hours they serve. This money ensures that Jersey Cares will continue to offer meaningful volunteer opportunities and community services.

Volunteers will be revitalizing the Gladys Cannon Nunery School, P.S. 29 in Jersey City by painting inspirational murals throughout the building and painting new hopscotch boards, other line games, as well as a world map. These changes will create an invigorating learning environment for students, strengthen community involvement and build the foundation for future volunteerism.

14th Annual Jersey Cares Day

When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
Where: Gladys Cannon Nunery School, P.S. 29
Address: 123 Claremont Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07035

About Jersey Cares:

Jersey Cares is a dynamic nonprofit organization that meets community needs by making volunteering in New Jersey easy and meaningful. Jersey Cares works directly with local nonprofit organizations and schools, identifying their needs and training volunteer leaders to manage projects that address them. Jersey Cares volunteers have provided thousands of hours of service to communities, including: mentoring troubled teens, reaching out to isolated seniors, working with the mentally and physically challenged, restoring the environment and assisting children with their schoolwork. Jersey Cares offers meaningful volunteer opportunities that showcase the rewards of civic engagement and address some of our communities’ most serious needs. For more information, please visit www.jerseycares.org.

About the Gladys C. Nunery School, P.S. 29:

The mission of Gladys C. Nunery School is to ensure a world-class education for all students and to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior, resulting in measured improvement against local and statewide standards. The school holds 492 students in grades Pre-K through 5. Over 80% of the student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch.

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March 19, 2012

Via Mode of Hoboken Accepting Shoe Donations for Soles 4 Souls Program

Via Mode Hoboken

Via Mode located at 404 Washington Street in Hoboken has a drop box for the organization Soles 4 Souls  www.GiveShoes.org where residents are encouraged to drop off their new shoes so that the over 300 million children around the world that don’t have footwear can finally get themselves a pair of shoes. What a nice idea. Hoboken is one charitable place at times with fundraisers for many worthy causes.

 

Soles for Souls at Via Mode Hoboken

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March 13, 2012

The York Street Project March Madness Happy Hour At The Shannon March 16 7-10pm

The York Street Project March Madness Happy Hour

The Shannon March 16th 7-10pm

York Street Project March Madness Happy Hour - The Shannon March 16th 7-10pm

Joanne Kramer, a long time Hoboken resident is hosting a fundraiser for the York Street Project in Jersey City. This is a wonderful local non-profit armed with the mission to end the cycle of poverty. The York Street Project helps women by providing shelter, education and childcare. Here is there website, which really layouts what they offer the community. Link:  http://www.yorkstreetproject.org/

 The event will be held at the Shannon on Friday, March 16th. The event has been given the whole back room, which houses 26 HD TVs & a 106″ HD projection screen. No 1st round March Madness games will be missed! A $40 per paid ticket ($45 at the door) will get donors an open bar from 7-10pm; a taste of the best Italian delis in Hoboken; and a chance to win this year’s 50-50.

About The York Street Project

The mission of York Street Project is to weave innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children.

This mission is acted out in four interrelated and coordinated yet separate programs:

The Nurturing PlaceWhere Learning & Nurturing Go Hand in Hand
Childhood development for homeless and low-income children aged four months to six years whose mothers reside in

St. Joseph’s Home or attend Kenmare High School. Here they can overcome damage to their minds, bodies, and spirits from the effects of poverty, poor nutrition and dysfunctional family situations.

St. Joseph’s HomeAn Oasis from a Life of Poverty and Despair
Provides a homeless woman and her child(ren) with 18 months of supportive, communal living as she works to improve her life and attain permanent, affordable housing. More than just a shelter,

St. Joseph’s provides its families with ongoing social services from a team of professionals that include counseling, crisis intervention, family therapy, health education, parenting, and family budgeting.

Kenmare High SchoolAn Education for a Lifetime
A fully accredited alternative high school providing women aged 17-35 who dropped out of the public or private school system with a second chance to earn a diploma. Additionally, we furnish the counseling, social services, and childcare support at our onsite center, The Nurturing Place.

St. Mary’s Residence - A Place to Call Home
Safe, affordable housing for single working women with limited incomes. The Residence provides affordable housing, meals, and communal living services for each woman, allowing her to concentrate on improving her language and job skills for a better future.

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