Hoboken Girl Helps Portraits for a Purpose {Recap}

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On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria ripped through beautiful Puerto Rico, leaving many still without power or resources. After seeing the widespread devastation, we knew we needed to help. So, on Sunday, October 8th, Hoboken Girl’s very own team member and local artist Michelle Lupo teamed up with HG photographer Will Ferman to host Portraits for a Purpose.

Everyone was invited to bring a photo of a person or a pet to be sketched by Michelle or they could get their photo portrait taken by Will, right on Pier A in Hoboken. Michelle drew pencil-sketched portraits for people and their pets and Will took professional photos of individuals and families who donated to The Hispanic Federation to help the victims of Hurricane Maria. In only four short hours {1:00-5:00PM} on a cloudy day at Pier A, we raised $1021! We were blown away by the outpouring of support and love from our fantastic HG readers.

People, Pups, and Kids

Personal Sketches

Thank you to all who stopped by to show their support and donate to The Hispanic Federation. Special thanks to Michelle and Will for donating their time and talent to the cause.


If you couldn’t make it and would still like to contribute, you can donate online here.

Stay tuned for our next Hoboken Girl Helps Event!

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Nicole's love for Hoboken was sparked during a summer internship at New York Magazine. While she's not working out or perfecting her brows, Nicole can be found at any place with a great breakfast menu. She is sometimes guilty of liking dogs a little bit more than people, but it's because her own huskies have left a permanent imprint on her heart — though she does have a low key corgi obsession {something about those little legs}. Nicole is also a firm believer that there's nothing a new pair of shoes can't fix. Being a lover of new adventures, Nicole can't wait to travel and see where her '20s lead her.