2013 (Our inaugural year)
Our organization helped raise over 350 wrapped presents for the boys and girls being treated for cancer and blood disorders at The Valerie Center in Long Branch, NJ. The look on the faces of these kids that saw the amount of presents that only Santa could surely muster, was absolutely priceless! This is an amazing facility that treats the most wonderful and brave kids you would ever want to meet. Here is what happened that day...
The Ashley Lauren Foundation: The goal of this Colts Neck, NJ non-profit is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing direct financial assistance, material assistance, emotional support, support groups, outings & parties, advocacy, birthday and holiday gifts for the children and anything else that is needed to make their lives easier. On 12/13/14, they held their annual Christmas Party at the Colts Neck Inn Golf Club. We provided carolers, snow, a face painter and our usual Christmas Magic! Check out the video to see all those happy faces! For more information about this great charity, visit http://ashleylaurenfoundation.org/
- Daniela's Wish: The goal of this Colts Neck, NJ organization is to help every child, everywhere have comfort and safety, especially during times of sadness. By providing items they have lost or need to get through a tragedy or time of sadness. On Wed., 11/19/2014, they held a toy drive that we donated 3 large boxes of unwrapped presents to! This is a very special organization that we love! http://danielaswish.org/
- The Valerie Center: Once again, we donated presents to their annual Winter Party. To learn more about the Valerie Center, go to: http://www.thevaleriefund.org/centers/monmouth.php
- Jersey Shore Medical Center (K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital): on Christmas Eve, we delivered toys to the children who were stuck in a hospital bed. Santa doesn't forget anyone! Here we are on that great day:
- St. Barnabas Child Life Program: We merrily donated a bag full of toys to help support this great hospital up in Livingston, NJ: http://www.barnabashealth.org/Saint-Barnabas-Medical-Center/Our-Services/Pediatrics-Department-of.aspx