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Gloria Foundation

A Taste of Italy with The Gloria Foundation

“1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.”

“Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten or abused.”

“35% of all emergency room calls are the result of domestic abuse.”

If you’ve never heard of The Gloria Foundation, a visit to their website reveals these lines beneath two simple and sobering words: “The Facts”

These are facts indeed, and Karen Arakelian founded The Gloria Foundation for the sole purpose of helping “provide resources to local safe houses and domestic violence organizations” in order to make a difference and help victims of domestic violence.

Karen Arakelian, founder of the Gloria Foundation

In an elegant show of support and solidarity, The Gloria Foundation hosted their 4th Annual Taste of Italy event on the 27th at Design Consign in Fairfield, NJ. The event had delicious catering, a live band, drinks, beautiful upscale furniture, and most importantly: all proceeds went directly to Partners for Women and Justice, who provide pro bono legal services for domestic violence victims.


Student volunteers at the event from Montville HS


Some of the beautiful furniture sold at Design Consign for the event


Caviar donated by Calvisius was given out in free samples with all sales going towards Partners for Women and Justice

Many gathered together dressed to nines in support of The Gloria Foundation and Partners for Women and Justice, making donations, mingling, and enjoying all that the evening and venue had to offer. It’s thanks to wonderful organizations like these aand strong women like Ms. Arakelian that we can look to the future in earnest for a society where victims of domestic violence can easily find the safety and support they deserve.

For more information, visit TheGloriaFoundation.org.

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Today, is the ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day. World Autism Awareness is meant to shed light on children with Autism throughout the world.

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Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that typically appears in young children where they have trouble communicating and developing relationships with others.

To learn more about Autism and how you can raise awareness visit the Autism Speaks website. On social media remember to use #LIUB meaning Light It Up Blue during the month of April.

Spread the word about World Autism Awareness Day!

Michael’s Mission 8th Annual Gala Recap

#HipNJ is proud to share that Michael’s Mission’s 8th Annual Gala was a huge success. The gala was held at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in New York on March 16th.

The organization was able to raise nearly $600,000. The proceeds from the event will go towards national-reach programs, education and research initiatives. Michael’s Mission was able to have close to 500 of its friends, supporters and patients attend the benefit.

Eric Roppa was the winner of the raffle. Roppa won two tickets to the concert of his choice at Nassau Coliseum.

The event had many honorees in attendance. The honoree of the night was Donna M. Introcaso-Allison, who earned the 2017 Leadership Award. The Gala awarded Kristen McRedmond for her advocacy for colon and rectal cancer. Joe Orlando received a Mentorship Award for his work with diagnosed patients. Karen Walsh was given The Hope Award for patient outreach and awareness.

#HipNJ and Michael’s Mission are looking forward to the 9th annual Gala.