Giving Back

Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children Holding Fundraiser

b67b8eb0479b19052ec0_25cb6dda71d39e852372_stock_image_-_giving_back_-_v3.jpg
Credits: Stock Image
b67b8eb0479b19052ec0_25cb6dda71d39e852372_stock_image_-_giving_back_-_v3.jpg

CHESTER, NJ - Street Smart, an outreach program run through the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children, is holding a Tricky Tray and Bingo Event in Chester in September.

The event will be held Sept. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at Hoffman Hall, on Main Street in Chester.

According to a release, the event will include games, prizes, food and fun to support at-risk youth. It is being sponsored by Pfizer, the Randolph Kiwanis and the Rotary Club of Morristown.

Sign Up for E-News

The Street Smart team, the release said, works to help combat human trafficking and protect vulnerable youth. Workers provide food, clothing and blankets, as well as access to shelter, crisis intervention counseling, transportation to services and referrals to health care and social service agencies.

The team, the release said, also provides information on HIV/AIDS and safe sex, rape crisis support, substance abuse education and aid in finding jobs.

There are two offices for the organization, in Bridgewater and Morristown.

Proceeds from the event will benefit youth who are homeless or at risk of being sexually abused or exploited. Tickets are $30 each, and include lunch, one packet of 10 Bingo games and a chance to win a door prize.

In addition, beverages, additional Bingo games and basket raffle tickets are available for purchase.

The event is for adults only. Tickets can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/os3c2gc.

“We are looking forward to a fun and exciting Tricky Tray and Bingo event to benefit the youth we serve,” Jennifer Amaya, Street Smart’s director of outreach and prevention, said in the release. “Youth homelessness and human trafficking are major issues within our communities. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in 2014, one in six runaways reported were likely sex-trafficking victims. Within 48 hours of hitting the street, a runaway will be approached by someone in the trafficking industry. Street Smart is making a tremendous impact on the lives of hundreds of youth. We invite the community to join us for an afternoon of fun for a meaningful cause.”

For more information, contact Adriana Gonzalez at 908-526-6605, ext. 312, or agonzalez@somersethome.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

New Initiative Aims to Bolster Police-Community Relations; First Meeting in Somerset County is May 2

April 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Earlier this month Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced a new statewide initiative geared towards promoting stronger police-community relations. 

The 21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, or the “21/21 Project” aims to bring community stakeholders together in every county for town hall meetings, roundtable discussions and other outreach ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

White Oak Park, Branchburg

Raritan Valley Habitat Youth Rainbow Run

Giving Back

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Artists Showcase Reception

Arts & Entertainment

Imagine Holds Annual Board Retreat

April 21, 2018

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss held its annual board retreat on Saturday April 14th at its center in Mountainside.  "It was a valuable, thought-provoking, and educational day for all of us," said John Toriello, Chair of Governance.  "The board and staff worked together to establish the goals of the retreat and facilitate the agenda.  It was a great team ...