MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Although the holiday season seemed very different this year, one thing remained the same… the philanthropic spirit of our Monmouth County Neighbors. Twenty-twenty was a difficult year, especially for fundraising, yet that didn’t stop Holmdel based, Hope for Children Foundation, NJ (HFCF) from providing countless families with a holiday to remember.  This year, HFCF’s season of giving was done in a “VERY” Covid-Safe way ensuring that everyone was careful and that all in need were addressed.

HFCF is grateful to their generous donors for always stepping up and joining in their mission to help the children in the community.  In addition to individual donors, there are always local businesses that get involved. This holiday season, Home Away from Home Academy and Livoti’s Market donated hundreds of toys to HFCF.  While Saint Mary’s (SVDP) donated new pajama’s for 35 families.  Community Appliance of Middletown, celebrated the season by giving a new washing machine to a single mom of 3 who has been without. “During the spirit of giving, our donors certainly went above and beyond,” said Karen Hinds, Co-Founder and Executive Board Member of HFCF. “We have so many generous donors that not only opened their wallets, but took the time to go out and shop for families in order to make sure there were happy faces this holiday season”.

HFCF’s Kristie Tapolow is a social worker for the Middletown school system and knows too well how many children in our community go without. Kristie has worked alongside HFCF and the Raine Foundation making it her mission to organize matches bringing donors together with families in need.  Kristie who has 2 children of her own said she can’t imagine a child waking up Christmas morning without a tree, none the less a gift. “I feel blessed for all that I have been able to provide my children, I want the same for all kids out there, especially in our own back yard."

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With the holidays over, it’s a special feeling knowing that there are children out there that have experienced the magic of the holiday season because of HFCF. Although the lights and decorations will be out of sight, their memories will be forever and knowing that is what keeps HFCF going strong! If you are interested in becoming a part of HFCF or donating to make a difference in the life of a child, please visit  www.hfcf.org<https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.hfcf.org&source=gmail-imap&ust=1610412286000000&usg=AOvVaw0Bxo8kHUiR6sJEwG2dgyCY> or email us at hfcfnj@gmail.com<mailto:hfcfnj@gmail.com>

About Hope for Children Foundation -HFCF is a registered 501(c)(3) committed to enhancing the lives of the children in  our community. We are a volunteer based organization that has raised almost 3 million dollars in which 100% has gone direct to those in need. Whether it’s child suffering from a medical condition, an under-privileged child, or an organization that makes a difference in the life of a child, we have seen and done it all. HFCF is committed to bettering the lives of those in our community, one child at a time.