• Hoboken Charity: The Hoboken Girl Holiday Sweets Sampling Soirée at TEAK {December 1, 2015}

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    The countdown is on to the holiday season, and we figure what better way to kick it off than with a charity event on Giving Tuesday! We are hosting a Holiday Sweets Sampling Soirée at TEAK {16 Hudson Place, 2nd floor} on Tuesday, December 1st. Because…what better way to give back to charity than to stuff your face with dessert? 

    HG Holiday Title Flyer

    What it is:

    Your $40 ticket gets you admission, 2 free cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, a donation to charity {True Mentors} and dessert samplings from:

    Choc-O-Pain French Bakery {a french bakery/coffee shop on 1st street offering delicious breads, croissants, pastries, and more!}

    Hudson Cakery {a gourmet cake and cupcake shop that creates the most beautiful desserts!}

    Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes {the newest cupcake shop in uptown Hoboken…with a twist: STUFFED cupcakes!}

    Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe {a delicious shop that has a variety of chocolates, cookies, and other sweets – 20 years in town!}

    Om Sweet Home {a local company offering the most delectable gluten free & vegan desserts}

    16 Handles Frozen Yogurt {uptown Hoboken’s go-to frozen yogurt post — psst we hear there is going to be gingerbread fro yo!}

     

    How can I get a ticket?

    Tickets are $40 {we recommend buying them ahead of time!} — here’s the link to purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoboken-girl-holiday-sweets-soiree-for-charity-tickets-19484175694

     

    Why did you choose TRUE Mentors as the charity?

    We chose TRUE Mentors as the charity of choice because of its dedication to the children of Hoboken. The TRUE Mentors staff and volunteers help in 3 ways:

    Mentoring

    The TRUE Mentors staff will take time to find you the perfect match from the kids within the program, taking into account interests, background and experiences. They ask both the child and mentor to dedicate one year to the program, meeting for at least 8 hours per month. The program has seen many kids stay for several years, learning life lessons from an assortment of mentors. Jen said the organization has seen mentees join various programs including sports and music because of the encouragement from their mentors – so inspiring!

    Classes

    Once of week during the school year, TRUE Mentors creates a fun yet educational environment for kids from 6-8PM. They focus on completing schoolwork for the first hour, and then welcome volunteers to teach a lesson for the latter half. Past classes include: Finding Your Inner Super Hero, Nutrition, Tour of Ben & Jerry’s, Tour of Taco Truck and a dance class taught by a local dance teacher. This option tends to be the least commitment, while still making a large impact!

    Teen Internship Program

    This opportunity gives high school juniors the chance to explore relationships in the work place through paid internships with local businesses In the past, teens have worked on projects such as Marketing, Digital Media, Product Development, Business Planning, and Event Planning. The internship ends with a demonstration of the work the intern has done and the completion of the project. Within the internship, students also learn how to create their resumes and cover letters. Guidance counselors have said they’ve seen these kids’ esteem rise tremendously thanks to this program.

     

    READ: ABOUT TRUE MENTORS

     

    Can I wear an ugly sweater?

    Is that even a question? Absolutely. However, ugly sweaters are optional. 🙂

     

    Get your tickets here {there probably won’t be any sold at the door!} — and we will see you Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30-9:30PM!

     

     


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.