Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services is proud to be welcoming nearly 300 guests from our Union County community to our 2nd Annual Evening of Thanks on Thursday evening October 30.  This inspirational evening will take place at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.  Our guests include donors, staff, community partners, religious leaders and local Union County businesses. 

The evening will include a cocktail hour with music from local young musicians, a Homefirst video called Voices of Our Youth, dinner and both a live and silent auction.  We will also be honoring  members of our faith community who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the homeless and low-income families that are served each and every day by Homefirst staff and volunteers. 

Honorees include Karen Moore, former Homefirst board president and Warden  of Grace Episcopal Church, Plainfield, Lorraine Wearley, an advocate for affordable housing and member of Unitarian Church Summit, Marilyn Ryan of the Parish Community of St Helen who has worked in the parish outreach programs to support homeless families served by Homefirst and Rabbi Joel Abraham of Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains a loyal friend to Homefirst and supporter of community volunteerism. Deacon Jerry Bongiovanni will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service to families in need. 

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We thank Rabbi Charles Kroloff, retired Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanuel of Westfield for serving as our Honorary Chair for this event. Rabbi Kroloff is one of the founders of Homefirst and author of books devoted to the subject of homelessness.

Editor's Note:  TAPinto is a proud sponsor of the Homefirst Evening of Thanks.