SUMMIT, NJ - A warm meal and good friends are, thankfully for most, something folks can count among life's blessings. For far too many, however, that is unfortunately not the case.

Members of Lois Schneider Realty's WMHgroup -- which includes Kara Thoms, Pam Hayes, Christine Murphy, Regina McAuley and Judy Watson -- recently gave back and got to experience first-hand the joy of giving, when they spent an evening with old friends and new making 60 quarts of soup for women and their families living in shelters.

The WMHgroup's Thoms, Hayes, Murphy and McAuley -- along with honorary member Patricia Thoms -- joined Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers of New Jersey on the evening of February 1st.

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Soup Sisters was launched in Canada in 2009, and has since grown to 22 cities with 30 events making over 10,000 bowls of soup internationally each month. Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers of New Jersey proudly supports Jersey Battered Women’s Services with a monthly supply of soup that they call a 'Hug in a Bowl'.

For more information, or to book a soup making event, contact newjersey@soupsisters.org.