If you’re out an about in Hoboken this weekend, hopefully you’ll see these boxes:
If you have a bit of money to spare, please throw it in there.
The goal is to collect as much money as possible in aid of hurricane relief for the victims of Harvey and Irma—many of them the very same people who helped us nearly five years ago when Sandy hit our region.
The news cameras might be gone, but as we know all too well the damage is still there. That’s why we’re hoping to help organizations like the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and Team Rubicon as they continue to, as Team Rubicon member Jon Connors so eloquently put it, “kick disasters in the face.”
The boxes will be out all weekend, after which we’ll retrieve them on Tuesday, count up the money and donate DIRECTLY to the charities. Given the immediate need and the relative logistical ease, we opted to organize a financial donation. If you’re uneasy donating via our boxes, or want to find other ways to help, by all means approach these or other relief organizations yourself and help however you can.
But if you are out and you see our bins, please donate.
The current list of participants includes:
City Bistro Restaurant Lounge Bar
Century 21 Innovative Realty
Cork City Hoboken
Court Street Restaurant & Bar
Cresthill Academy Hoboken Downtown
D’s Soul Full Cafe
Drummond St. Strategy
The Dubliner Pub
Frankie & Ava’s Italian Eatery
Hoboken Bar Network
Hoboken Day Care 100
Hoboken Happy Hours
Karen Nason for Mayor
Little City Books
Losurdo Bros. Tony’s Italian Bread Bakery & Deli
The Madison Bar & Grill
Mike DeFusco for Hoboken Mayor
Mile Square Theatre
The Nag’s Head Pub
Northern Soul Kitchen & Bar
Plaid Lab Creative
Ravi Bhalla for Mayor
Tiffanie Fisher, Councilwoman – Hoboken 2nd Ward
World Of Wonder Daycare Center
***As an added incentive, the location that brings in the biggest contribution will receive one free month of advertising on hMAG.com.***
The wider the net, the bigger the yield—this fundraising event is open to anyone and everyone willing to participate.
Interested parties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Hoboken.