The HOPE Center hosted a successful Friendraising event

The nonprofit recently organized an evening of gratitude and hope at Battle River Brewing in Toms River, NJ.
The HOPE Center's Friendraising Event
The HOPE Center's Friendraising Event
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - March 28, 2023 - PRLog -- The HOPE Center, a nonprofit organization serving individuals and families in crisis with dignity and compassion, recently hosted its Friendraising event to bring the community together through gratitude and hope. Attendees enjoyed relaxed conversation, dinner and networking while learning more about The HOPE Center's mission.

"Thank you to all those who supported The HOPE Center at our Friendraising Evening of Gratitude and Hope," said Amy VanBezooijen of The HOPE Center. "For those who were able to join us, it was lovely spending time with those we consider our wonderful family. It far exceeded our expectations and we hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. For those who were unable to attend but offered their support, you were dearly missed and we look forward to a time when we can be together."

The HOPE Center is especially thankful to the donors who helped them surpass their donation goal of the evening. It is becoming increasingly difficult for families to make ends meet in these challenging times and the community graciously recognizes the need for support. "On behalf of our Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers and all those we serve, we offer our deepest appreciation for all the compassion and support of our mission that we continue to receive," Amy continued. "We are very grateful for Battle River Brewing for providing such a warm and inviting space to gather, relax, mix and mingle, and for Capone's Gourmet Pizza & Pasta for kindly catering a delicious meal for us to enjoy."

The nonprofit will also be hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 22nd at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Colts Neck. Registration, breakfast and putting contest will take place from 7:30am to 9am with a Shotgun Start at 9am (scramble format). Post-round lunch, awards and prizes will be held from 2pm to 3:30pm. The event is being chaired by D.J. Cunningham and Mike VanBezooijen. All proceeds will benefit the mission of The HOPE Center. To purchase a golf ticket or a sponsorship, please visit (

About The HOPE Center
The HOPE Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization initiated by the Clergy Association of Greater Toms River. Within a place of hope and faith, the mission of The HOPE Center is to serve families in crisis with dignity and compassion, providing for their basic human needs, and striving to empower each person to achieve his or her greatest level of self-sufficiency. Current hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm. To reach The HOPE Center, call 732-341-4447. After 4pm, for emergency services, please call 211.

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