Category Archives: #HipNJ Cares

#HipNJ Cares highlights the Garden State’s heart of gold. We feature passionate charity efforts and the philanthropic all-stars behind these important initiatives!

#HipNJ: Concourse for the Kids

#HipNJ is at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster for the Concourse for the Kids, a great event benefiting the Eric Trump Foundation!

Head of the event  is CEO of HudsonMOD Magazine, Jason Lembo who shares with #HipNJ that there is nothing better than to bring high end cars and the kids to have a great family day! It was a beautiful day and a lot of money was raised for a great charity!

Many people attending the event, like Michael Plante of Tiffany & Co. not only wanted to immerse in the New Jersey market, but are fond of the Eric Trump Foundation and it’s ties to St Jude Children’s Hospital.

Many well known socialites attended Concourse for the Kids from all over #HipNJ! Jonathan Cheban founder of TheDishh.com and member of the Trump National Golf Club felt it was a great day to come out and support Eric Trump’s Charity. For Nicole Napolitano of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, anything to do with children she wants to be a part of. She’s all about giving back.

Other familiar faces of #HipNJ attending the event included Vanessa DeLeon of HudsonMOD, Rino Aprea the co-owner of Angelo’s of Mullberry Street, musician Kenny Simmons, and California Closet’s Melanie Statlander. All were so excited and happy to be supporting such an amazing cause!

#HipNJ even had the pleasure of speaking with founder Eric Trump himself who shared that he is happy to be raising money for the terminally ill children of St Jude’s . These children are going through some of the worst and most life threatening illnesses and he wants to do everything he can to help. St Jude’s has the best researchers in the world and they are on the cutting edge of cancer research.

When the Eric Trump Foundation linked up with St Jude Children’s Hospital they knew right away they wanted to support them. “They are the best in the world at what they do” Eric says,  and “they do an amazing job”.

For more information on this amazing charity, The Eric Trump Foundation, visit EricTrumpFoundation.com!

 

 

 

#HipNJ Cares: The CANswer Project

#HipNJ’s Sam Selvaggio is in Kettleworth where the Burb Neighborhood Fair has gathered over forty local vendors in support of the CANswer Project!

Stefania Colosimo, chairwoman of the CANswer Project, has recently lost her mom to lung cancer. In honor of her mother and other’s fighting the horrific disease, local vendors gather to sponsor local charity at this event.

The CANswer Project’s mission is to host fundraisers focused around life! Everyone at the event is a local business and this is great in helping promote the local community!

One local business is “not your grandma’s antique shop”. Garret Maney IV, owner of Antique Antics, closed shop just for the event! Now that’s dedication. Another local owner, Paul Mecca, owner of Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics, has a stand for locals to sample all of his great entities. He even donates 10% of all proceeds to the CANswer Project!

To check out more about this event and see what other great things this local community is doing for the CANswer Project check out their website! www.TheCanswerProject.org

 

#HipNJWeddings: Brides Against Breast Cancer

Calling all brides-to-be!

#HipNJ went behind the scenes at the Brides Against Breast Cancer event. There were ample opportunities for brides to come in and purchase designer dresses at a discount, with all proceeds going to breast cancer efforts!

To “ensure that no one has to face cancer alone”, the Brides Against Breast Cancer contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families all over the country.

In Weehawken, #HipNJ’s Sam Selvaggio met with show manager Mya Widmyer to learn more about Brides Against Breast Cancer. Mya told us that this charity event is hosted in over 170 cities around the country, bringing in six to seven hundred deeply discounted couture and designer wedding gowns to these events. (That’s a TON of fab dresses!) They even include local area wedding vendors as well.

It’s a one-stop shop for the brides, and 80% of proceeds go straight to funding free programs for cancer patients and their families. Mary Kay makeup even offers a drawing at this event for brides to get a free makeover, facial, and gift certificate!

One bride-to- be, Alex, is really excited about this event and chose to participate in the dress shopping here instead of purchasing a dress on her own.  She shares that her fiancé’s aunt died of breast cancer, so to Alex and her fiancé this event personally meant a lot.

For more info on this amazing event, visit www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.