Spring 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Hey, Hey, it’s our Birthday!!! We just turned 35!!! Let’s Celebrate!!!

Let’s celebrate the wonderful gift of you! Thanks to your generous support throughout our 35 years, we have grown from a small shelter helping a dozen homeless guests nightly in 1982 into a 24/7 community center that is creating permanent housing solutions in 2017 by sheltering 50 people nightly, serving 530 meals daily, providing 1,000 showers weekly, offering 2 skills-building workshops daily, and much more. We are truly honored to celebrate our 35th with you! Thank you for being the key to ending hunger and homelessness in our community!

Let’s celebrate how you are changing lives every day! Your donations truly make a difference. Thanks to your investment in our guests, you have given a hand-up to 1,000s of guests like Crystal, a successfully housed guest featured in our newsletter. Unfortunately, life took an unexpected turn for the worse and she suddenly became homeless in 2010. Thanks to you, we were able to provide her with safe shelter, warm meals, and hope to start again. With your support, we stood by her side giving her strength along her difficult journey to become housed again in 2011. Now the sky’s the limit for her! Thank you for putting the keys to her bright future in her hands.

Let’s celebrate our 35th together with a special 35th gift! A donation of $35 will sponsor 12 guests in our computer classes. A donation of $350 will sponsor 1 guest with safe shelter for an entire week. A donation of $3,500 will sponsor 4 guests moving into their own homes! Your investment in our guests truly helps them get back on their feet as they move from the streets to our Shelter to their own homes!

Thank you for celebrating this landmark year with us. Happy 35th!!!


Jaclyn Cherubini, MPA Executive Director

Winter WINEderland Wine Tasting

Winter WINEderland February 25
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We’re excited to announce that our first fundraising event of 2017 is here! Join us on Saturday, February 25th from 1:45–4:00pm for our Winter WINEderland wine tasting at Court Street Restaurant & Bar in Hoboken.
At Winter WINEderland, the theme is “For the Love of Wines” with 10 wines chosen with the theme of Love in mind. A selection of cheese and crackers will be served during the tasting. (Eating before the tasting is strongly encouraged — Court Street will NOT be open for lunch during the event).
Tickets are $75 per person—proceeds from the tasting and wine ordered will be donated directly to The Hoboken Shelter.

We hope you’ll join us for another sell-out wine tasting at Court Street!

Court Street Bar and Restaurant

12th Annual Auction December 9th at REIGN

Silent Auction at Reign

Our 12th Annual Auction is here!

Join us December 9th, 2015 6:30-9:30pm

REIGN Nightclub

at REIGN Nightclub in Hoboken our 12th Annual Auction. The night starts at 6:30 in one of Hoboken’s hottest nightspots, with a DJ spinning hits all night, drink specials and light appetizers, and you and your friends having a great time.

All while supporting The Hoboken Shelter.

Our Silent Auction and Tricky Tray is going to be exciting this year, with prizes such as stays at the W Hoboken, The Hyatt, a Golf Package from the Hyatt Hills Golf Course, a beautiful weekend stay in Martha’s Vineyard, and so much more!

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December 9th, 2015


REIGN Nightclub

92 River Street (Corner of River & Newark Streets)

1 Block from the NJ Transit/PATH Station



Spring Fever Happy Hour

Join us for a beautiful evening at Hoboken’s best uptown rooftop for a Happy Hour filled with drink specials, light appetizers, live music, and prizes – all for just $25
Spring Fever Happy Hour at City Bistro

Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30-9:30pm, at

City Bistro - Clink for info and directions

 56-58 14th St, Hoboken (14th Between Washington & Hudson)


Purchase tickets in advance!

We helped 141 of our guests become housed in 2014 and it’s your support of events like this that makes it possible.

City Bistro

2014 HoBOOken 5K

HoBOOken 5K

Join us October 25th at Pier A in Hoboken for the most fun you’ll ever have at a 5K.


Come dressed to win- in your running gear or your Halloween costume! The HoBOOken 5K is a beautiful run along Hoboken’s waterfront that benefits The Hoboken Shelter. Prizes are given for speed and best costume. You can race as a team, and there is also a Scarry Scurry Kids Run for your young ones.

Scarry Scurry Kids Run

You can also register to raise money for the shelter – the top fundraisers will win dinner at some of Hoboken’s top restaurants.

Visit www.HoBOOken5K.com to register, and for more information.


The Hoboken Shelter Serves its Two Millionth Meal

Two Million Meals

The Hoboken Shelter was opened in 1982, and after 32 years of feeding the hungry and sheltering the homless, we celebrate a new milestone- our Two Millionth Meal!

Wednesday, October 8th marks the dinner when we will serve our Two Millionth meal to a hungry guest. The Chicken People, a volunteer group who has cooked a Chicken dinner for our guests once a month for over twenty years, will have the honor of serving our Two Millionth Meal.

We thank all of you for allowing us to feed the hungry by supporting us with your donations and by volunteering to cook and serve meals at the shelter.

Volunteer Appreciation Fall 2014 – RMS

RMS Volunteers present a check

Special thanks to RMS who volunteered to paint at the shelter, and cook and serve lunch. They painted our day room and helped repair our ceiling.

Risk Management Solutions also donated $5,000 dollars, which sponsored another 2,500 meals. Its corporate supporters like our friends at RMS who make all we do possible.


Thursday Night Football with HMAG Oct. 9

Hmag Hoboken

Join HMag and The Ale House for a Thursday Night Football Happy Hour October 9th.

The party starts at 7PM and runs through 11PM at The Ale House. Enjoy the game with your friends and help support the Shelter.
$10.00 at the door gets you food and drinks specials. $3.00 Beers and $5.00 Mixed drinks (more to be announced soon).
The Ale House is located at 1034 Willow Ave. See you there!


HoBOOken 5K Brunch at Wicked Wolf Oct. 25th

Wicked Wolf HobokenHungry after the HoBOOken 5K? Have a great Brunch at Wicked Wolf Hoboken after the race on Saturday, October 25th, and raise even more money for the Shelter!

Mention The HoBOOken 5K when ordering and 10% of your purchase will go to The Hoboken Shelter.

Brunch @ Wicked Wolf

Eat a fantastic meal and help feed others at the same time. Thanks to our friends and supporters at Wicked Wolf for supporting the HoBOOken 5K and the Shelter.