Category Archives: Fundraiser

Jerry Rotunno of The Committed Pig on Minette’s Angels Foundation

Minette’s Angels Foundation is hosting their 2018 Celebration of Angels Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Park Savoy in Florham Park. #HipNJ spoke with Jerry Rotunno, owner of The Committed Pig, about his involvement.

“I learned about the organization through a personal connection,” Rotunno said. “We built this business on investing our time, energy and money into people, and that is exactly what we pay forward with our investment into Minette’s Angels and into Kathy, Ken and their team.”

Rotunno was drawn to this organization because of Minette’s Angels’ specific initiatives.”When Minette’s Angels told me about some of their simple programs like their funding robes for patients at St. Barnabas and replacing old lymphoma compression sleeves with new ones, it was just something I automatically wanted to get behind.” He stated that making a difference in someone’s life is extremely important to him.

Rotunno’s business partner, Tony Monterio, lost his mother to cancer. “I never had the chance to meet her, but I can tell just from the way he speaks of her she was a wonderful woman,” he said. “He has one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen,  as he told me ‘The loss of a mother can never be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be loss.’”

He ended by stating that they could not be more excited to get involved this year and for years to come. “It may not be a huge charity, but the difference it makes with the people it touches is huge,” he concluded. 

To learn more about The Committed Pig, click here.

HobokenGirl.com 2nd Annual Formalwear Drive + Community Sale

HobokenGirl.com is bringing its 2nd annual Formalwear Drive + Community Sale back to Hoboken on Saturday, March 24th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The sale held in the Multi-Service Center of Hoboken will collect proceeds to benefit Suits for Success, a non-profit whose mission is to empower individuals pursuing professionalism. Friends of #HipNJ will be attending the event and donating clothes to this awesome drive for the benefit of the young entrepreneurial community.

The event will be open to the public with lightly-worn clothing available for a small fee. Formal dresses and men’s wear will be available for just $5! Accessories and unopened cosmetics will also be available for purchase ranging in price from $1 – $3.

For community members with an overstuffed closet, this is a perfect opportunity to part with those formal dresses that you no longer have use for. Several donation locations are accepting clothing through Thursday, March 22nd in both Hoboken and Jersey City. Participating locations include:

Jane Do Hoboken {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken} from 6:30AM – 9:30AM and 6:00PM – 9:00PM Mon -Sat.

Boutique Realty Hoboken {537 Garden Street, Hoboken} from 9:00AM to 6:00PM M-F, 10:00AM-4PM Saturday

Prime Cycle Downtown {70 Hudson Street, Hoboken} M-F 5:30AM – 11:00AM, 4:30PM – 8:30PM, Saturday/Sunday 7:30AM – 1:00PM

WestSide Realty Group {1200 Clinton Street, Hoboken} M-F 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Sat. 10:00AM – 4:00PM Sun. 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Galatea {1224 Washington Street, Hoboken} Tues-Fri 12:00PM – 7:00PM, Sat. 10:0AM – 6:00PM, Sun. 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Boutique Realty JC {215 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Terra Stella Boutique {304 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} Tues.-Sat. 11:00Am – 6:00PM, Sun. 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Local stylist Tiffany Piñero will be helping shoppers choose outfits for their upcoming events. HobokenGirl.com is asking potential attendees to RSVP so they know how many people to expect at the event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to snag some great formalwear deals by submitting an RSVP here. Or better yet, donate an item to the drive and pay it forward!

 

Other area locations wishing to participate in the drive and potential volunteers can sign up by email: hobokengirlteam@gmail.com

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#HipNJ Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s

Did you know that over 500,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers? This scary fact is why we urge all of our #Hippers to support the Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s!

This series of four walks throughout the Garden State is the charity’s largest fundraising event. The first Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raised over $750,000 in 2016, with 100% of walk donations supporting ANJ programs and services such as personal and confidential assistance, guidance, relief from caregiving, emotional support and education, safety awareness, and clinical trial opportunities. 

To get involved, find a Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in your community. Click on the walk location for specific event details:

Southern Regional Walk – Arnold & Baltimore Aves., Point Pleasant Beach – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Liberty State Park Regional Walk – Liberty State Park, Jersey City – Saturday, October 7, 2017 

Central Regional Walk – ETS, 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Northern Regional Walk – Bergen Community College, Paramus – Sunday, October 29, 2017

For more information about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, visit ALZNJ.org.