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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.

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day is an event for all ages – whether you want to go to a parade or drink at a bar we have the right event for you. Check out some of these local New Jersey parades.

Newark Parade on March 17 at 1 P.M.

Sussex County Parade on March 18 at 9 A.M.

Bayonne Parade on March 19 at 1 P.M.

Ringwood Parade on March 25 at 1 P.M.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Free or Almost Free Halloween Events

Jersey Family Fun has compiled a list of free or almost free events spanning across the state to do with your family during the Halloween month. There is only a week left but still a ton of fun activities to check out. Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Website to get a detailed list and description of all the Halloween events.

Morris County Community College Halloween Happenings on October 28, 2016 from 4-5:30 pm in the Student Community Center. There will be trick-or-treating, singing, dancing and crafts for the entire family.

Dover’s 4th Annual Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade on October 29, 2016 from 1:30- TBD at the Crescent Field Parking Lot B in Dover. There will be a Halloween parade, trick-or-treating and costume contest for ages preschool through eighth grade.

Millburn Halloween Parade on October 30, 2016 from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm at Taylor Park in Short Hills. The Millburn Fire Department is hosting this years 66th annual parade.  There will be hayrides, pumpkin picking and music throughout the day.

The Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience on October 28 from 6:30- 10:00 pm, 29 from 6:30- 10:00 pm and 30 from 6:30- 9:30 pm at Monmouth Park Racetrack. This event includes pumpkin patch carvings, large structures and illuminates landmarks to rockstars and movie stars.

These are just a few events happening this week in New Jersey. Be sure to go to Jersey Family Fun to get the full list of events in your area. Happy Halloween!

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