STAFFORD - Operation Halloween is a charity Halloween festival that includes both scary and kid-friendly fun that is hosted by the Southern Ocean Rotary Club and The Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America. The event is held this Friday and Saturday, October 26-27 at the Joseph A Citta Scout Reservation located at 229 Brookville Road in Barnegat, NJ.
100% of the proceeds from Operation Halloween go to benefit the many participating charities. The primary beneficiaries are the hosts of the event: The Southern Ocean Rotary Club and The Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America.
With over 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are local clubs that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from Operation Halloween in the past have gone to support scholarships for local students and local habitat for humanity construction projects as well as donations to Polio Plus and Shelter Box to support humanitarian relief efforts overseas.
Boy Scouts of America – Jersey Shore Council, headquartered in Toms River, serves more than 6,000 young people in Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. Proceeds from Operation Halloween in the past have helped support the many community service projects the Scouts perform as well as make upgrades and repairs to the facilities at the Joseph A Citta Scout Reservation in Brookville, where the event is held.
In addition to the Scouts and Rotarians, there are also many other local non-profit groups who support and benefit from the event as vednors and volunteers.
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