• Hoboken Girl Helps WomenRising {Happy Hour at The Shep July 26th}

    We know, there’s a happy hour every day of the week x 50 in Hoboken and Jersey City, but there’s an extra special one happening this week that you should attend. This Wednesday, July 26th, the #HobokenGirlHelps team is hosting a supplies fundraiser for WomenRising, the local shelter serving Hudson County women and families — who are dealing with a crisis. It’s happening this from 6:30-9:30PM at The Shepherd and The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Avenue in Hoboken}. The shelter is in need of supplies, so we’re hoping you can help:

    The event is free but we ask that you bring new supplies to the bar to contribute to the organization:

    • TAMPONS

    • PADS

    • DIAPERS

    • BABY WIPES

    • FORMULA {new/no refrigeration needed}

    Please RSVP for the event here so we know how many people to expect.

    If you bring at least $10 worth of supplies, you’ll get to enjoy $4 beers + $6 cocktails {half-off!} along with $2 off sliders and tacos all night. A few of the cocktails we love from The Shep that will be on tap:

    ^The Hurricane 305 {white cana brava rum and shipwreck spice rum with OJ, amaretto-infused cherry juice, and coconut water garnished with lemon + mint leaves}

    ^Spicy jalapeno margarita…enough said.

    ^The Big Lebowski {yes, that’s a cereal-infused cocktail} and Egan’s Peach Tea

    Cash donations are also accepted and 100% of the proceeds and supplies will go to WomenRising. It’ll be a fun/casual night, supporting a great mission. Bring friends — the more the merrier! Major thank you to The Shep for hosting and being so generous 🙂

    See More: Hoboken Girl Helps WomenRising {and Makes Over Their Children’s Room}

    A little more about WomenRising:

    Women Rising is an amazing local non-profit organization which has been a lifeline to women and families in need of financial assistance and emotional support {due to being victims of domestic violence} for over 100 years. On May 11, 2017, the organization celebrated 112 years of dedicated service to local families in need of a helping hand.  Many families and victims of domestic abuse living in the Hudson County region have found success while using the resources provided by the local organization.

    Since 1911, the Board of Trustees—a group primarily led by women—began to provide women and their families with access to helpful services. Some of the successful programs offered by the organization are the Domestic Violence Program, the Family Advocacy Program (FAP), and Family Support Services (FSS).

    The Domestic Violence Program as part of Women Rising has been providing victims of violence—specifically women and children—with direct access to a 24-hour hotline service {available seven days a week}. In addition to the domestic violence hotline which has been in place for over 30 years, the program has continued to offer victims counseling, assistance with legal issues like custody, access to support groups, and a series of other helpful services.

    The FAP and FSS are examples of family service programs that equip women and their at-risk children with guidance and social support. For example, the FAP serves families that are in crisis by providing them with counselors who work closely with each family member to enforce improved behavior and communication skills. FSS, on the other hand, is a short-term service that focuses on helping families and individuals create positive goals for the future.  

    If you’d like to gain more information about this wonderful organization or other volunteering opportunities, you can visit their website at www.womesrising.org or call at (201)-333-5700. You can also donate directly to their website if you can’t attend on Wednesday.

     

    But if you can, please RSVP here.


    Written by:

    Mostly from Marco Island, FL, Danielle moved to NJ to pursue her Bachelor’s in Communication & Media Arts at Montclair State University. Despite her geographical location, she always had a soul connection to Hoboken and the surrounding area, spending nearly every summer meandering through the sweet streets of the Mile Square while visiting her family. Besides writing, she's a lover of cozy cafés, good lyrics, inspiring speeches, mountainous retreats, and sunsets on the skyline. She enjoys capturing the moment and has a passion for travel and discovery. You can often find her exploring the city or venturing to one of her favorite East Coast spots.


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