Giving Back: QuickChek Raises $155,000 for Hope for the Warriors

Plus: CareOne Starry Night Masquerade raises more than $4 million for hurricane relief efforts, Freedom House receives a $1,000 grant and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly’s Giving Back page features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. The following snapshots were featured in the January Hidden Jersey issue.

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1. Supporting Post-9/11 Veterans

Photo credit: Russ Mensch.

QuickChek raised $155,000 to benefit Hope for the Warriors, dedicated to supporting post-9/11 veterans. Marking the occasion were, from left, Jessica McKinney, Emma Walsh and Nick Montini of Hope for the Warriors; and from QuickChek, CEO Dean Durling, community-involvement coordinator Heather Stillman, and senior vice president Mike Murphy.

2. An Oktoberfest for Community

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Community Chest raised $35,000 at its second annual Oktoberfest. Proceeds went to various nonprofit organizations that benefit residents in need in eastern Bergen County. Enjoying the event were, from left, William and Patricia Johnson, Angie Castella and Jami Toolen.

3. Raising Funds for Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

From left, New York Giant Jason Pierre-Paul, CareOne CEO Daniel E. Straus, CareOne executive vice president Elizabeth Straus and former New York Giant Victor Cruz enjoy the CareOne Starry Night Masquerade. The event raised more than 4 million dollars for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

4. Saving Lives and Reuniting Families

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Freedom House received a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo in support of the organization’s mission of saving lives and reuniting families. Celebrating the occasion were, from left, Wells Fargo Northern New Jersey Region Bank president Greg White; Freedom House’s Dawn K. Knill; and Wells Fargo Clinton branch manager Maria Lopes.

5. Golfing for Good

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The annual WCTC/Magic 98.3 golf outing at Forsgate Country Club raised more than $12,000 for the GI Go Fund in support of military veterans. Swinging into action were, from left, New Jersey Monthly’s Eric Levin and Ken Schlager; WCTC’s Bert Baron; and GI Go Fund’s Jack Fanous, Sue Niederer, Alexander Manis and James Fanous.

6. Donating Diapers

Photo credit: Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Huggies.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Huggies and ShopRite teamed up to donate $10,000 and 500,000 diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network. A portion of the diapers were given to CFBNJ for local families in need.

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