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Hoboken Girl’s First-Ever Week of Gratitude Giveaway Series 2020

by Hoboken Girl Team
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With the holidays coming up, Hoboken Girl will be hosting our first-ever Week of Gratitude Giveaway Series. This is a fun opportunity for residents to enter for a chance to win amazing prizes from local businesses in Hoboken and Jersey City, all while giving back to non-profit organizations that dedicate their efforts to providing, resources, support, safety, and a helping hand to those in need. The contest runs from Tuesday, November 17th through Tuesday, November 24th. 

This giveaway series will not only be showcasing and supporting local businesses but will also be giving back to local nonprofits. Each business has chosen a local non-profit to donate to through Hoboken Girl. Plus, we are encouraging entrants to donate to the local non-profit and tag us on Instagram @thehobokengirl + the IG of the giveaway business + the IG of the local non-profit in your stories as a bonus entry for the giveaway. 

hoboken girl week of gratitude giveaways

The Rules:

  • Must be following the @thehobokengirl + IG account of business tagged in the post + IG account of local nonprofit tagged in the post.
  • Like the giveaway post + tag a friend in the comments {the more tags, the more entries}.
  • Must enter by 11:59PM EST the day posted to be considered.
    • Donate to the featured non-profit daily any amount $1 to $1000 — {the choice is yours!} and screenshot/tag us in your stories for an additional entry. We have 77,000 followers on Instagram. Imagine if everyone donated $1 per day — how much that’d mean for our non-profits?

All winners will be announced the following day after each giveaway goes live.


The Giveaways:

Lokal Eatery & Bar {2 2nd Street, Jersey City}

Lokal Eatery & Bar

{Photo credit: @lokaljc}

Lokal’s expansive space features a large bar area that serves up delicious cocktails, an outdoor patio, floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the Hudson River and downtown New York City skyline, and beautiful IG-worthy murals. Lokal’s food consists of Modern American cuisine that features a variety of dishes including crispy oysters, truffle mac and cheese, lamb steaks, flatbreads, and more, all made with the Garden State’s finest ingredients.

  • Prize: $100 gift card
  • Non-Profit Choice: Hudson County CASA. Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Donate here

Victoria Reed Massage Therapy {80 River Road, Hoboken}


 {Photo credit: @victoriareedmassagetherapy}

Victoria is passionate about a well-rounded lifestyle. She is a licensed massage therapist, certified personal trainer, and yoga instructor. Her mission is to share this program through massage, movement, and mindfulness so you can bring yourself to your best health, feeling like you are in harmony and growing to your highest self. Victoria offers several massage packages, manual lymph drainage, cupping, reflexology, aromatherapy, CBD spot treatment, and more.

  • Prize: 30-minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage with 1 Add On of Choice {total value $100}
  • Non-Profit Choice: True Mentors. True Mentors was founded to help children develop healthy, strong relationships that allow them to reach their full potential. TRUE stands for TRUE Relationships Unearth Excellence. It offers one-to-one, group, and professional mentoring programs to youth between the ages of 7 and 17, or through high school senior year. Donate here

Paloma Salon {373 3rd Street, Jersey City}

Paloma Salon

{Photo credit: @PalomaHairJC}

This hair oasis in the middle of Jersey City has relaxing, chic desert vibes and offers a full luxury experience — just take a look at the beautiful dusty sand and rose-colored decór with pops of green plants to accent. Paloma offers an array of cuts and colors for both men and women, including balayage. With a focus on self-care, Paloma also carries hair care products, candles, bath teas, body oils, and fragrances.

  • Prize: A Free Haircut + a Self-care goodie bag {total value $125+ total value}
  • Non-Profit Choice: See Spot Rescued. See Spot Rescued is staffed entirely by volunteers who work full-time jobs while coordinating the rescue, vetting, medical care, transportation, fostering, and adoption of as many amazing dogs as we can. It has operated with a single purpose: to provide permanent, loving homes to every homeless dog. Donate here

The MAX Challenge of Hoboken {537 Washington Street, Hoboken}

max challenge hoboken

 {Photo credit: @Maxofhoboken}

The MAX Challenge is a 10-week body and mind renewal system that is designed to make fast and lasting changes to your appearance and overall well-being. They combine nutrition counseling, fitness classes, and motivation. Being part of ‘THE MAX’ is like having a personal trainer, nutritional counselor, and success coach. It focuses on the mind, body, and spirit to inspires people not to settle for mediocrity and to push themselves to reach personal health, fitness, and wellness goals that they have previously considered out of reach.

  • Prize: Entry to Participate in their 5 Week Challenge {total value $299}
  • Non-Profit Choice: Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp is the primary 911 Emergency Care and Transport provider for the City of Hoboken. They have ten vehicles, 150 volunteers, and have responded to over 400,000 calls. Donate here

Shaka Bowl {110 Washington Street + 720 Monroe Street, Suite E103, Hoboken}

Shaka Bowl

{Photo credit: @shakabowl}

Shaka Bowl has a full-scale build-your-own bar of organic açai, pitaya, and poké bowls with all-day breakfast, smoothies, tacos, and frozen yogurt to boot. They have keto-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, pescatarian, and sugar-free options on their menu. The restaurant also offers catering services with an array of dishes–including appetizers, poké bowls, acaí, baked goods, and more.

  • Prize: Gift card $75 + sweatshirt
  • Non-Profit Choice: Women Rising of Hudson County. For over 115 years, WomenRising has been helping women and their families. Their clients are in need – in need of jobs, safety from domestic violence, freedom from homelessness, safe lives for children. They meet these needs by providing supportive counseling, crisis intervention, workforce development and job placement, shelter for victims of domestic violence, outreach, advocacy, referrals, and more. Donate here

Canopy by Hilton Jersey City {159 Morgan Street, Jersey City}

Canopy Hilton Jersey City

{Photo credit: @canopyjerseycity}

The lifestyle hotel is the brand’s first property in the New York City Metropolitan Area. It showcases the talented work of local artists {including colorful murals by Hoboken’s Ricardo Roig and Jenna Morello} selected by the hotel’s Art Curator, Stefania Panepinto of Panepinto Galleries. Stop by Canopy Central Bar & Bistro during the day for roasted coffee from Modcup, local quiches, and baked goods, or other treats. Canopy by Hilton features 211 guest rooms, including 13 spacious suites and 10 deluxe rooms.

  • Prize: $75 Credit Redeemable at Canopy Central Bar & Bistro
  • Non-Profit Choice: Liberty Humane Society. Liberty Humane Society’s mission is to foster a community of compassion and respect and provide animals in need with a chance at a lifelong, loving home. They care for, treat, and find homes for thousands of animals every year. Donate here

Avocado Green Mattress {12 Hudson Place, #100, Hoboken}

avocado mattress

{Photo credit: @avocadomattress}

Founded by Alex and Jeff D’Andrea {local Hoboken residents!}, Avocado, an all-natural mattress and bedding company, offers green and eco-friendly mattresses using 100% natural Dunlop latex, certified organic cotton, natural wool, and an internal pressure-point support system made from recycled steel. Their mattresses are handmade in California without polyurethane foams, memory foams, chemical flame retardants, formaldehyde, and phthalates chemical adhesives between the comfort layers.

  • Prize:  An Alpaca Wool Throw and a Meditation Pillow {total value $228}
  • Non-Profit Choice: City Harvest. City Harvest helped start the food rescue movement in 1982 when a group of New Yorkers saw that New York City had an abundance of excess food even while a large number of its residents struggled to feed themselves and their families. Their programs help food-insecure New Yorkers access nutritious food that fits their needs and desires, strengthen the local food system, and more. Donate here

W. Kodak Jewelers {Bonus Day on 11/24} {1123 Hudson Street + 60 Newark Street, Hoboken}

W. Kodak jewelers

{Photo credit: @wkodakjewelers}

The story of W. Kodak Jewelers spans over 50 years. The knowledgeable team makes it a priority to put clients’ best interests in mind, offering only the highest quality jewelry and services. The team makes sure that your shopping experience is always top-notch — whether you’re having a treat-yo-self moment, looking for a gift for a loved one, or checking out wedding bands with your soon-to-be spouse.

  • Prize:  Michele Deco Women’s Watch {total value $495}
  • Non-Profit of Choice: Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County. For 126 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County has been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. The clubs have actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies fail to reach. Donate here

There’s no limit to the # of entries you can do per day.


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