Done Good is a periodic rundown of charitable outreach efforts and fundraisers on the The Green. To submit items for consideration, please send an email with the words ‘Done Good’ in the subject line.
TODAY: “Taking Care of Our Own” Open House for Veterans
Red Bank’s Two River Theater hosts a “Taking Care of Our Own” open house Tuesday, May 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. that will focus on helping returning veterans gain employment with non-governmental entities while also serving as an forum for them to meet local business owners.
There will be a number of free resources offered to veterans along with numerous discounted services from the private sector; a great networking opportunity and fundraiser. A food-wine-gift auction is included as well with all proceeds going to Operation Homefront and Lunch Break. No admission charge for veterans, $20 donation for other attendees. For more info, call 973-449-7702.
Tuesday, May 29: “Let There Be Lights” RBR Reception at Two River Theater
Red Bank Regional High School is among the minority of high schools in the county when it comes to sporting events held at night: it can’t have them. The football field lacks stadium lights, limiting games as well as practices, particularly in the fall and winter months. In fact, RBR’s Athletic Director Del Dal Pra estimates that RBR athletes practice four to five hours less than their opponents per week. In an attempt to rectify this inequity, the RBR Athletic Foundation began the “Let There Be Lights” campaign.
To bring attention to the cause, the Athletic Foundation will host a kick-off reception for area businesses and friends of RBR Tuesday, May 29, in the main lobby of the Two River Theater at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the special guest speaker will be Coach Mike Rice, the head basketball coach for Rutgers University.
“Athletics could be the heart and soul of some students’ high school experience,” RBR Athletic Foundation President Cathy Reardon said in an event announcement. “We believe putting lights on our fields will give our kids a chance to be more competitive and increase a sense of community. In view of the district’s fiscally tight budget, the Athletic Foundation is working hard to raise funds through the Let There Be Lights campaign.”
The Navesink Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons presented Mike Illions, national director of advocacy for the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, with a donation of $500 last Wednesday at a ceremony at the lodge, located on Maple Avenue in Red Bank. Hydrocephalus, a potentially fatal brain condition, affects approximately one of every 500 births and affects over one million Americans today.
The Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank sponsored a “Modern Methods of Caregiving” seminar Saturday, May 19, which featured workshops on caregiving in both a clinical and home setting.
Red Bank soup kitchen Lunch Break hosted its first community food drive last Saturday at Red Bank Middle School in order to stock the soup kitchen’s shelves for the summer. Refreshments, live entertainment, and children’s activities were provided to those who stopped by to donate healthy, non-perishable items.
Red Bank Charter School held a raffle drawing Sunday at A.H. Fisher Diamonds on Broad Street. The aim was to raise money to “upgrade our school’s playground area to become a safe and kid-friendly place for recess and gym,” RCBS Principal Meredith Pennotti said in a statement. A 14-karat white gold diamond cluster pendant and chain valued at $4,000 was donated by jeweler Alan Fisher.