Summer Fundraiser for Homeless Shelter

8/5/2008 Update:

The “big” Summer Fundraiser for the Homeless Shelter is tonight at LUA, starting at 5pm (who’s home at that point exactly? Why didn’t they make it 7-10pm to let more people enjoy this event? Oh, I get it, they wanted to charge the usual full price from 8pm on.. gotcha!)

Regardless, if you think you’re going to hang out with Hoboken411 tonight, share crazy stories, catch a great buzz, and laugh hysterically… well, it ain’t gonna happen. I have a video shoot elsewhere this evening, and will not be able to replicate what most of us do week in and week out. Damnit!

Otherwise, if you do happen to catch the last 20 minutes of this fantastic event, please share your experiences in the comments section!

7/7/2008:

Todd Kinney from the Hoboken Homeless Shelter invited 411 and everyone else to the Summer Happy Hour Fundraiser over at LUA on August 5th, 2008:

“Please join us on Tuesday, August 5th from 5-8pm at LUA Restaurant, which is located on the Hudson at 13th Street by the uptown Hoboken ferry. We are asking for a minimum $25 donation at the door with all proceeds from the cover charge going to the Shelter. LUA will be offering 1/2 price drinks in addition to a few complimentary appetizers. Many great items will be raffled off & LUA will offer a prix fix dinner for $22 that night for those of you that want to stick around for dinner after the event. Thanks for your continued support & we hope to see you there…”

You can contact Todd at: todd.kinney@yahoo.com

And if you can not attend the event but would like to make an online donation to the shelter, just click here: www.hobokenshelter.org/donors/Donor_Main.html

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*The mission of the Hoboken Shelter is to prevent homelessness and to assist homeless men and women re-integrate into the community. The Hoboken Shelter, which was established in 1982 and located at 300 Bloomfield Ave, is celebrating 25 years of creating community in Hoboken, sheltering 300,000 men & women, and serving over 1 million meals!

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bradykp
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bradykp
8 years 1 month ago
[quote comment=”97540″][quote comment=”97537″] i don’t know a lot about foster care other than a few friends i have that grew up in that sort of home, and some friends of the family that took in children. there’s very few people out there that want to bring a child into their home beyond adopting infants, let alone potentially “troubled” children. on top of that, I think in foster homes, the kids can be taken away from you and replace, but I’m not sure. if my understanding is right, it makes it difficult to develop those close emotional attachments a parent and child should have. [/quote] I can’t imagine a foster child not being troubled, but what’s the excuse of the foster parent for not trying to nurture/get attached to the child. When you foster, it’s all about the child (I would hope). And if / when I do foster, I plan on only taking as many as I can afford to help through young adulthood/college/etc.[/quote] maybe the ones i’ve been exposed to just got used to getting kids and only having them for 6 months or 18 months, or 2 years, and that hardened them to it? i don’t know. but if you’re getting your heart broken over and over again having kids taken from your home (for whatever reason), i imagine it would harden you. it’s why i choose not to foster dogs, because I couldn’t do it I don’t think. i wouldn’t want to give them up at the… Read more »
Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”97537″]
i don’t know a lot about foster care other than a few friends i have that grew up in that sort of home, and some friends of the family that took in children. there’s very few people out there that want to bring a child into their home beyond adopting infants, let alone potentially “troubled” children. on top of that, I think in foster homes, the kids can be taken away from you and replace, but I’m not sure. if my understanding is right, it makes it difficult to develop those close emotional attachments a parent and child should have.
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I can’t imagine a foster child not being troubled, but what’s the excuse of the foster parent for not trying to nurture/get attached to the child. When you foster, it’s all about the child (I would hope). And if / when I do foster, I plan on only taking as many as I can afford to help through young adulthood/college/etc.

Journey
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Journey
8 years 1 month ago
[quote comment=”97521″][quote comment=”97513″][quote comment=”97510″]I agree with those values as well. Here’s my question, what’s to stop someone who has fostered a child through their h.s. years from continuing to help the child and let the child live with them beyond the age of 18. At that point you’re asking the “child” to stay if it wants to, right?[/quote] There is nothing, but the stipend you receive from the state to care for a foster child dries up at age 18 and sadly some people take in a foster child for that stipend. At age 18 it becomes a family choice you make with no financial help from the state to care for the child.[/quote] I wonder if we have the same friend at DYFS. My friend lives in Hoboken and is married, yours? Anyway, I think it’s disgusting to take the child in purely for money from the state, and I doubt very much that you disagree with me. And I can’t imagine “raising” a child for a year or more and then saying “See ya!” on the child’s 18th birthday. How horrible for that child!! But, you are a better person than I, because while I have no problem fostering a child that doesn’t look like me, I can’t see myself taking in a disabled child (not learning disabled, that’s fine, I mean a child with a physical disability). I’m not that nice/good/patient whatever.[/quote] Mine is in Bergen county and left DFYS to work with adoption placement and child… Read more »
bradykp
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bradykp
8 years 1 month ago
[quote comment=”97521″]I wonder if we have the same friend at DYFS. My friend lives in Hoboken and is married, yours? Anyway, I think it’s disgusting to take the child in purely for money from the state, and I doubt very much that you disagree with me. And I can’t imagine “raising” a child for a year or more and then saying “See ya!” on the child’s 18th birthday. How horrible for that child!! But, you are a better person than I, because while I have no problem fostering a child that doesn’t look like me, I can’t see myself taking in a disabled child (not learning disabled, that’s fine, I mean a child with a physical disability). I’m not that nice/good/patient whatever.[/quote] i don’t know a lot about foster care other than a few friends i have that grew up in that sort of home, and some friends of the family that took in children. there’s very few people out there that want to bring a child into their home beyond adopting infants, let alone potentially “troubled” children. on top of that, I think in foster homes, the kids can be taken away from you and replace, but I’m not sure. if my understanding is right, it makes it difficult to develop those close emotional attachments a parent and child should have. the foster care system in our country is what makes me sad when i see people in this country adopting children from other countries. not to spin the… Read more »
bradykp
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bradykp
8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”97528″][quote comment=”97497″]and yet it is the islamist muslims that attacked and killed Americans, because we are a judeo/christian country. You may “detest picking on someone…” but the people who want to murder you and every other person in the US don’t share your high mindedness.[/quote]

so we should share theirs?[/quote]

didn’t you chastize someone in this very thread for saying that since other people did it (commit crimes and whatnot), we shouldn’t be pissed at the homeless?

yet you’re saying that because some muslims hate us, it’s ok to pick on all muslims?

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