Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sweet Charity Event September 18th at McLoone's in Sea Bright, New Jersey

I was over at the Anchor & Palette on Mount Street in Bay Head, New Jersey, and picked up a flyer about a fund-raiser to be hosted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 by Sweet Charity, a new division of Toys.calm, a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the anxiety of ailing children that goes along with being in the hospital. Sweet Charity is hosting a unique live and silent auction of one-of-a-kind chairs in all media. All proceeds of the September 18th Sweet CHAIR-ity event will benefit Toys.Calm and Jason's Dreams for Kids. Both charities specialize in taking care of children and families deailng with catastrophic illness.

Toys.calm was founded by Erin Puck, who was 12 1/2 years old when she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. While undergoing her own treatment, she started collecting toys for other children because she found that sometimes toys could calm fears better than words. Now that Erin is healthy and strong, her wish is to continue calming the fears of children suffering through difficult treatments, surgeries or medical procedures, and the loneliness that these experiences bring. By giving children toys, books, videos, crafts, and other items, or supplying the hospitals with laptop computers so kids can stay connected, Erin hopes to make the time children spend in the hospital much more bearable. To this effort, Toys.calm has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide toys, games, books, movies and laptop computers.

Jason's Dreams for Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization which was founded in 1992 in memory of Jason Douglas Creager, who passed away on January 18, 1992 after losing his battle with cancer. The organization is devoted to granting wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Bringing a little happiness and putting a few smiles on these children's faces is our goal - and hopefully, their parents faces, too. Jason's Dreams for Kids, Inc. fulfills the wishes of children through a variety of fundraising events as well as individual and corporate donations.

Sarah Frank and the Sweet Charity division of Toys.calm will host "Sweet CHAIR-ity" to be held September 18th at McLoone's in Sea Bright, NJ. Sarah is a Sophomore at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School who, after being ill for three years, decided that there is a lack of support for teenagers who are being treated in the hospital. The Sweet Charity division of Toys.calm was founded to help keep a connection for hospitalized teenagers with their families and friends, making sure that appropriate age movies, books and games are available in local hospitals and to make sure that a birthday or holiday is not forgotten because a teenager is hospitalized.

Sweet Charity is seeking local Jersey Shore artists who specialize in all media: painters, sculptors, photographers, welders, woodworkers, jewelers, designers, glassworkers and needleworkers. Make a difference by donating a chair of your choice and artistic expression. Or, if you own a restaurant or have theatre, sports or concert tickets you can donate dinners or events for the portion of the Sweet CHAIR-ity auction with a "Best Seats in the House" theme.

Pull up a chair and make a difference today. To donate a chair, please call 732-995-3373 or e-mail

Shore Thing Duo will provide music for the evening, September 18th at McLoone's, and there are sure to be other surprises and fun, so mark your calendar!


Mariuca said...

Hi Roxy! I hope your call for this good cause will be well-received. Here with Mariuca now, I seriously doubt I can even start on MPG today. It's already 2.40 am and I'm already feeling kinda sleepy. Nite nite! :)

Mariuca said...

Stopping by with MPG today. I was right yesterday, I did not finish my round for MPG. My connection was really sucky and that made me even more sleepy so I slept! Happy weekend! :):):)

Mariuca said...

Hello BHB! It's a lovely Saturday afternoon here and I'm dropping off some cards before we go out for a late brunch and perhaps visit my friend. She just opened up her own cake accessory store, so cool! Hope u are enjoying a pleasant weekend as well Roxy! :):):)

sweet charity said...

thank you for posting the information about our event. We appreciate you spreading the word, we are lookinf forward to the night being a fun one.

Mariuca said...

Back with MPG! Just a quick hello and good night before I retire for the night. See ya later Roxy! :)

Mariuca said...

Happy Monday Roxy! It's a brand new week and I hope u had a good weekend. Finishing up my Mariuca round, then off to do some work before resuming with MPG! Catch ya later! :)

Shinade said...

nloklHi Roxy,
I too hope you are very successful and raise a lot of money for this!!

So sorry I have been away so long...but, it's been a little rocky and my PC connection doesn't always work.

AnyHoo...I have missed you and I also have something for you. I hope you can drop by and pick it!!:-)))))

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Good Luck on your charity event!!