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Mixed, Mingled, Jingled: Hope For Children Foundation Annual Fundraising Event at Holmdel's Bell Works is a Great Success

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Eric and Karen Hinds of Holmdel. (Eric and Karen along with MaryBeth Walz and Steve Coltrain are founders HFCF).
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Honorees Phyllis and Carmine Visone
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HFCF Honorees Michael and Tiffanie Salerno Credits: HFCF
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Teenager Brandon Kucowski, a beneficiary of HFCF will receive a new Hipppocampe wheelchair. Pictured here with his parents and in the center HFCF cofounder; MaryBeth Walz.
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Hope for Children Executive Board
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HOLMDEL, NJ:   "Oh, What a Night." On Saturday, December 2, The Hope for Children Foundation (HFCF) held its annual gala with this year's theme;  'Holiday Mix, Mingle and Jingle.'  This year's gala marks a record breaking amount of money raised by HFCF in one night with a total of nearly $200,000 going directly to help children and families in New Jersey. This brings HFCF closer to raising $2.8 milion since founded over a decade ago. The event was held at Bell Works in Holmdel and the attendance was approximately 550. The 100% volunteer organization is a 501(C3) comprised of professionals, entrepreneurs and parents in Monmouth County. It originated in 2002 with a simple goal of "getting together with family, friends and colleagues to make a positive difference in the community by helping children in need and their families." (http://www.hfcf.org/about/)

During the event, Phyllis and Carmine Visone of Holmdel, were honored with the Humanitarian Service Award. Co-founder of HFCF, Eric Hinds says, “It is truly an honor for HFCF to have great supporters like Phyllis and Carmine Visone. They are pillars in our community, whose philanthropic efforts are in line with the mission of HFCF. Everyone who knows Phyllis and Carmine speak of their unyielding public service, especially to the children in our community. It is a privilege for us to honor the Visone’s.” Michael and Tiffanie Salerno were also honored at the event and have been key supporters of HFCF since its inception. Michael is Second Vice President on the Board of Trustees for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County. Tiffany is a managing member of Eagan & Associates, founding board member of HFCF, and on the Board of Trustees for ARC of Monmouth County.

The whimsical mood was set for the evening as guests entered and were greeted by festively dressed stilt walkers and Santa Claus on the scene! Snow flakes magically fell from above as the crowd enjoyed exquisite hors d’oeuvres and food stations from the award winning David Ellis Events. Guests could leisurely browse and sample the 240+ varieties of premium liquor and beer donated by The Wine Academy.  a handcrafted cigar station, a dance floor with DJ company; This is It.  Successful live and silent auctions were held and a 50/50 raffle.  The evening included The 12 Nights of Giving, where HFCF has pledged to support a dozen families in need from the proceeds of the night's event. A great way to kick off to the season of giving! 

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Event Chairs

Kristie Kane and Heather Sperduto 

Gala Committee

Deb Brew, Steve Coltrain, Suzanne Corcoran, Tiffanie Eagan Salerno, Eric Hinds, Karen Hinds, Susan Hammer, Adam LaRosa, Chris Lindsay, Linda Lautenberg, Dana Matina, Val Marchiano, Steve Murphy, Dawn Pakrul, Jamie Stavola, Dan Tapolow, Marybeth Walz

Major Sponsors of the night: 

Wine Academy Super Stores 

Winter Wonderland Sponsor: $25,000  Advisors Mortgage 

The North Pole Sponsor: $15,000 The Hesse Companies

The Silver Bell’s Sponsor: $15,000 Hinds/Pearly Group 

The people in the community who generously donated their products and services include Infinite AV Solutions, Ashley Mac Photography, Taliercio’s of Middletown, Mike Simons Productions LLC,   MARKCONTE.COM

Please visit https://one.bidpal.net/jingle/custom/custom3  to check out just a few of the wonderful ways HFCF is helping those in our community in ways that truly make a positive impact.

More information about Phyllis and Carmine Visone: Over 20 years ago Phyllis and Carmine Visone began what is now one of the most prestigious private schools in the Monmouth County area; Home Away From Home Academy.  The accredited private school is located on Route 34, Aberdeen, and serves infants through second grade children.  Needless to say this school is their pride and joy, and it is exemplified each and every day through their hands-on approach.  Phyllis and Carmine are published authors of, “The Visone Method: A New Philosophy in Early Childhood Education”.  This documented philosophy of education benefits young children, parents, and educators, as it considers the ‘whole child’ at every turn.  Carmine has also been elected as Chairman of the Aberdeen Township Economic Business Council, and has been serving on this board for over seven years. If you attend Saint Catharine's Church in Holmdel, you will probably recognize the Visone's as Carmine is a weekly usher usually at the 12:30 mass.  

Phyllis and Carmine have been acknowledged as top fundraisers by many organizations.  They have conducted food drives for the Monmouth County Food Bank, toy drives for Holiday Express, and the Hope for Children Foundation, and clothing drives for Cinderella’s Closet.   Collectively through galas, hop-a-thons, and fashion shows, they have raised over one million dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association over the span of 15 years.  They have also been past Humanitarian Award Winners through the MDA of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Most recently they continued their fight against neuromuscular disease with a special fundraiser to benefit the Jersey Shore University Medical Center ALS Clinic.  They are humbled and honored to receive recognition for their charitable efforts, as for them, this is work that comes directly from the heart in order to aid others.  Phyllis and Carmine have three grown married children, and are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren.  They reside in Holmdel, NJ.

About Hope For Children Foundation: HFCF was formed over 12 years ago by Co-Founders; Eric and Karen Hinds, MaryBeth Walz and Steve Coltrain, who along with a very special group of their friends and acquaintences, decided to create a foundation to raise funds with the mission to help children and their families in Monmouth County, in a variety of ways. The simple mission is ‘to help any child that is in need.’ To date HFCF has raised over $2.5 million dollars, and as a volunteer based charity, every dime raised has gone right back into the community to help children in need and their families.  A few examples among many of how HFCF is helping others in our community is most recently pledging $25,000 to Family Promise for the Hope for Children Rescue Room at their new day center located at Fort Monmouth, which will help homeless children and their families get back on their feet, refurnishing and providing infotainment systems to all pediatric rooms at KHOV Children’s Hospital, funding Monmouth Medical Center for two dedicated pediatric ER rooms, helping to build a kitchen at Impact Oasis’s day farm, funded a playground at a local school, helped rebuild homes for Sandy victims through Habitat for Humanity and provided match sponsorships for Big Brothers Big Sisters.  HFCF has made countless sponsorships through local non-profits to support fundraisers they host, many dedicated to raise money to help children with pediatric cancer and blood disorders.  For more information about Hope for Children visit their website at http://www.hfcf.org and follow them on Facebook.

 

 

 

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