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Spirit Of Giving | Dec 04, 2014

Middletown Arts Center

The building for the Middletown Arts Center was purchased in 1998 for the original purpose of being an indoor sports facility. The town of Middletown realized that sports related programs were so popular, while on the other hand, the arts had not one related program. The building received the vote from the town to turn the recently acquired property into a space for cultural and artistic activities.  The location of the building is ideal. It is located in the middle of Middletown next to the train station making it easily accessible. In March 2007, the Middletown Arts Center opened its doors for the first time.  The arts center is extremely beneficial to the community. It offers many classes including: Guitar Workshops, Audition and Acting Technique, Jazz workshop, Oil painting, Yoga, Sewing, Stained glass window making ,and more. The center also holds many events.

For More information, http://www.middletownarts.org/



News, Spirit Of Giving | Dec 03, 2014

Light of Day

Light of Day Foundation’s mission is to fund research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for patients who suffer with Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses, their families and their caregivers to help improve their quality of life.

Light of Day – the concerts and the organization – grew from a birthday party and fund-raiser held in 1998 at the Downtown Cafe in Red Bank to celebrate the 40th birthday of artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin. Benjamin was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1996.

What began as a single concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey has grown into 23 shows in thirteen countries in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Light of Day Winterfest 2015, will be held January 11th through the 19th, at such fabled rock venues as the Paramount Theater, the Stone Pony, and the Wonder Bar, among others. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.



News, Spirit Of Giving | Dec 02, 2014

CFC Loud and Clear

CFC Loud N Clear is an organization promoting life, love & happiness. Right now America is in the grip of a drug epidemic and New Jersey is number 1 in drug overdoses.  Monmouth & Ocean Counties are leading that trend. Families struggle through long journeys with addiction.  No aspect of family life goes untested as addiction often spirals out of control.  The effort to prevent this spiral from occurring is at the genesis of CFC Loud N Clear. This group is filling in the gaps, on the path to a full & lasting recovery.  They help members re-ignite their healthy passions, find their purpose, & surround themselves with positive people concerned with their continued recovery.

CFC Loud N Clear is a grass roots organization, with outside of the box thinking.  They spread the message that sober is a fun way to live every chance we get.  In addition to attending college fairs, CFC is in constant communication with legislators preaching our message of treatment reform.



Spirit Of Giving | Dec 01, 2014

Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care

The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care devotes their services and fund-raising activities to help alleviate the tremendous physical, emotional and financial strains that cancer treatment places on families. They strive to help remove the burdens that families face when one of their members is fighting cancer. Money raised by the group is used to offset the expenses incurred which aren’t covered under insurance, including child care, household expenses, transportation costs associated with treatment and other needs from lifestyle changes caused by cancer.  The Beauty Foundation also supports the development of educational materials and provides support to local cancer centers.

The Beauty Foundation Friends or “BFF’s” is an army of young adults devoted to building friendships, raising money and celebrating the lives of children and teens living with cancer. Through fundraising activities, hospital events and peer support groups, they help offset the economic hardships, raise the spirits and enrich the lifestyle of both the patients and their families. Monies raised are used to fund uplifting gifts such as laptop computers, tickets to sporting events, and wigs and other expenses not covered by insurance.