Marie Schorr - Camp Oakhurst
Friends of JJ is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that brings hope and joy to children and families affected by pediatric diseases. Brenna & Chirs Messana, with the help of their family, started this foundation in 2014 in memory of their brother JJ. JJ was 27 years old when he passed away after battling pediatric cancer for eight years. JJ's story is incredible. JJ was a CBA graduate, after graduation, he started at Monmouth University and joined Sigma Pi Fraternity. Within months he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.
He did not let this disease stop him while undergoing countless rounds of surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy he managed to graduate Monmouth University and marry his college sweetheart. Even though Jerry was 20 years old when he was diagnosed he was placed on the pediatric floor. For eight years our family watched newborns, infants and children, and their families suffer tremendously.
Brenna Messana - Founder of Friend's of JJ
Founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. The hospital costs about $2.8 million a day to run, and there is no cost to the patient to be treated.
BBBSMMC provides one-to-one mentoring for youth ages 6-18 through our Community Based, School-Based, Workplace, College, and Back on Track Programs. By placing children in a quality mentoring relationship, we are able to provide them with the tools they need to become competent, conﬁdent, and caring members of their community.
Asbury Park Dinner Table was created to mitigate the economic crisis and growing food insecurity experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic by purchasing packaged meals to-go from our locally-owned, small business restaurants. Our compassionate designer, Veronica, jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with their team to donate food to people in need for Thanksgiving.
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. It operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
We are a family-owned and operated company. We count on the community to support the success of our business and we return the favor, anyway that we can. We spend a great amount of time each year helping charitable organizations in the area, along with projects for those in need.