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918 Willow Fundraiser – 2/26

Hoboken Fire Relief – 918 Willow Fundraiser at Elks on Feb. 26th

You may recall, at the beginning of this year, a fire broke out at 918 Willow Ave., home to 15 residents as well as D’s Soul Full Cafe. While the fire didn’t level the building, it rendered it temporarily uninhabitable until the necessary repairs could be made. This has caused some hardship for those tenants, who may be displaced until the beginning of this summer.

918 Willow Ave Fire Fundraiser Hoboken NJ

As a result, a fundraiser is being held over at the Hoboken Elks Lodge No. 74 this Thursday, February 26th from 7pm to 11pm.

“Suggested” donation for this event is $50 (but you can “pay what you can afford”) and will provide you with full open bar (call in sick on Friday), as well as live music from: Allison StrongKaryn KühlThe FaveDave CalamoneriLas Vandelays and Debby Schwartz.

Food from Dark Side of the Moo, as well.

We interviewed Stephen Bailey, the owner of D’s Soul Full Cafe with Hoboken Internet Radio last week, and here is what he had to say:

Enjoy helping those down on hard times!

Ugly Sweaters

Ugly Sweaters meetup at Mills Tavern in Hoboken

Well, it’s true. People still get a kick out of these annual “Ugly Sweaters” holiday parties that take place every year. I guess the novelty has not worn off yet (thanks in part to the “social media” attention whoring aspect of it).

But one such party is taking place over at Mills Tavern (125 Washington St.) tomorrow night, Thursday, December 18th from 7pm to 10pm, courtesy of the Hoboken Social Sandbox. Host Alexis Walling says:

“Break out the ugly sweater, wear it proudly and join us for a Holiday Happy Hour at Mills Tavern! Cost is $20 per person – PLUS you need to bring a pair of warm socks to donate to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. The cost includes food and your first drink (of many).”

Ugly Sweater Party Hoboken NJ

Teens for Jeans

Teens for Jeans donation bin in Hoboken NJ

Have any jeans you don’t want anymore? Well, instead of throwing them out, or taking them to the Salvation Army in Jersey City – Hoboken High School’s Dimitri Rodriguez is taking part in the Teens for Jeans campaign:

“I’m currently running a community service project at my school called Teens for Jeans. Over a million young people experience homelessness in the United States every year and one of the most requested items that young people in homeless shelters ask for is a pair of jeans. There is a bin in the lobby of City Hall and is running until February 13, 2015. We only accept jeans of any size and color. I would great appreciate it so the word can get out around Hoboken.”

Teens for Jeans Hoboken NJ

Mile Square Theatre fundraiser

Mile Square Theatre also seeks supporters on Giving Tuesday

This week, non-profits all over America are reaching out to their supporters to fund their work. Like TRUE Mentors – Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre is also reaching their hands out on this Tuesday “charity” day.

Mile Square Theatre Hoboken NJ Giving Tuesday

Mile Square Theatre Participates in GIVING TUESDAY!

“Tuesday, December 2, is GIVING TUESDAY, and it’s a day for you to get into the holiday giving spirit by contributing to your favorite charity. Only half of our operating income comes from ticket sales. We literally cannot keep the doors open without the sustained support of people like you. Help us bring you our 2015 season in our new home at the Artisan! Your generous donations help MST in many ways:

  • $50 will purchase a few cans of paint for our scenic artists to paint our beautiful sets
  • $100 will pay for the fabric to make a period dress for a Shakespeare production
  • $500 will buy one Source Four lamp for our lighting grid
  • $1,000 will pay for a scenic designer to design a set
  • $2,500 will purchase the rights for a play
  • $5,000 will cover a show contract for an Equity actor

Will you consider a gift to support the high-quality work we do?

Click here to make a contribution today! Choose “GENERAL FUND” to give to our annual appeal. If you’re not comfortable paying online, you can mail an old-fashioned check to: Mile Square Theatre, 1408 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Your generosity is very important. Now is the time to step onstage and to support the artists who bring our programs to life. Please consider making a gift today.

Thanks for your support,

Chris O’Connor
MST Founder and Artistic Director

TRUE Mentors “Giving Tuesday”

TRUE Mentors “Giving Tuesday” Fundraising Campaign

Today, TRUE Mentors is holding a “GivingTuesday” campaign to raise $2,000 for their 2015 classes. The campaign is trying to raise at least $1,000 from donors as they have up to a $1,000 match promised for funds raised throughout the day.

TRUE Mentors Giving Tuesday

What is TRUE Mentors?

TRUE Mentors is Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentoring program matching children ages 7-17 with caring adult mentors. Beyond mentoring, TRUE Mentors offers free weekly enrichment classes to all children ages 7 – 17 and a Teen Internship program focused on getting teens workplace experience. In 2015 TRUE Mentors plans to offer enrichment clubs, rather than classes where youths can choose from a range of clubs to join monthly. They have topics such as art, computers, music, create your own comic book, cooking, and science & engineering planned for 2015. In addition, they are expanding the amount of field trips that are offered to the kids. The field trips will expose kids to different careers, as well as culturally enriching experiences in Hoboken and the surrounding area.
Visit their website to donate to the campaign today!

For more ways to get involved or volunteer with TRUE Mentors, visit www.truementors.org.

Turkey Trot 5K Run

WTF? Turkey Trot Thanksgiving 5K Run in Hoboken

We already know that outside of professional sports – every single organized 5k run in the world is for a damn charity. The “First Annual” Turkey Trot 5k run is no different.

But now Thanksgiving can’t even be a peaceful day in town. I mean really, why unnecessarily clog the streets on Thanksgiving?

We have people who want to leave the city to visit friends or relatives, as well as people coming into town for the same reason. Plus, all the residents who stayed behind will likely be doing last minute prep for their Thanksgiving dinners later in the day. Is holding yet another charity 5k run so fucking important that one of the last semi-normal holidays left needs to be even more complicated? Who allowed such a travesty on a major holiday?

I wonder how long it will be until there is a charity 5k run every single day of the year?

Hopefully this is the LAST ANNUAL “Turkey Trot.” Bad Ideas 1 – Common Sense 0.

Turkey Trot Hoboken NJ Thanksgiving 5K

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