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Holiday Express Challenge: 90 CHARITIES IN 48 DAYS

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Helping Mary
April 07, 2016

One of my first volunteer events for Holiday Express was for the clients of Morris County Mental Health. It was also the first time what the  See more
Dawn Bunyon

THE STORY:

Holiday Express, Inc. wrote -

GOAL... 90 CHARITIES IN 48 DAYS!

While most of us look forward to the holidays with excitement and anticipation, for some the months of November and December are anything but joyful or peaceful. The holidays for those struggling with financial problems, health issues, and loneliness can be a time of increased sadness, and stress.

This is often the case for the people Holiday Express serves, which include those with mental and physical challenges, veterans, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the isolated, the poor, the homeless, and children with serious illnesses.

At Holiday Express we believe no one should be alone at the holidays. Our programs use the healing power of music and friendship to improve the quality of life for those we serve. In 2015, Holiday Express visited 81 organizations, bringing hope and joy to 20,000 people.  This year the GOAL... 90 CHARITIES IN 48 DAYS.  

THE CARETAKERS SAY, "Holiday Express makes a difference."

“Adults that never show any emotion, were dancing and smiling when Holiday Express visited.” The Cerebral Palsy League

“We would like to thank Holiday Express, our students rarely get to experience such a festive event and interact with people from the community who are not in their everyday lives.” Morris-Union Jointure Commission

“The generosity and kindness Holiday Express showed our youth sent a powerful message - they are not alone. Thank you for making sweet dreams possible.” Covenant House Pennsylvania

“Even the children who are severely limited show great happiness during the Holiday Express visit. They were clearly moved by the live music and the interactions with your volunteers.” NJEDDA

“Our staff cried at the event when a female veteran got up to dance with the Grinch, she has basically been nonresponsive to most of the staff . . . and they were good tears.   We can't do it by ourselves and it means a lot to see people care so much and help our veterans.” Department of Veteran Affairs, Lyons

We need your help to reach the GOAL... 90 CHARITIES IN 48 DAYS.

Holiday Express works year round to ensure no one is alone at the holidaysNow is the time that we plan for the holiday season and purchase supplies for the 24,000 people we serve. Now is when we need your help.

Each event - from volunteer transportation, stage set-up, delicious meal, to gift bags filled with practical essentials - is $5,000 to $20,000 depending on the number of guest attending. Holiday Express does not charge the state developmental centers, soup kitchens, specialized schools, psychiatric facilities, and homeless shelters that we visit.  We depend on the generosity of people like yourself to make the gift of human kindness possible.

Make a donation. Do it today. Make a difference.

$225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Janice

    $25

  • Bunyon Family

    $50

  • Genesis Powell

    $50

  • Brenda Bunyon

    $100

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23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $16,697 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Holiday Express, Inc.

Amount Raised

$5,495

 

5% Raised of $103,000 Goal

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Michele Macchia

Amount Raised

$1,950

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Linda Shields

Amount Raised

$1,675

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Ashley Hadar

Amount Raised

$1,280

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Angel Palumbo

Amount Raised

$1,195

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Gary Sfraga

Amount Raised

$811

 

81% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Amy G Brogan

Amount Raised

$700

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Pat Wotton

Amount Raised

$586

Donor Comments

Brenda Bunyon

Brenda Bunyon

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Genesis Powell

Genesis Powell

DONATION: $50

Cheers to great service! 1 year ago

Bunyon Family

Bunyon Family

DONATION: $50

In honor of Mary and others in need of hope. 1 year ago

Janice

Janice

DONATION: $25

2 years ago