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A Homefirst Hero to be Honored at An Evening of Thanks

Sophie Braun is an amazing young girl who gathered her fellow swim team members and organized a swim-a-thon to benefit Homefirst after hearing about the organization and its work to end homelessness in the community. 

Sophie says “Since I was little my family and teachers have always impressed upon me that helping others whether family, friends, neighbors or strangers and taking care of each other and our community are important priorities. I truly feel this and wanted to act upon these values.  I first came in contact with Homefirst when volunteering for MLK Day at the JCC in Scotch Plains.  Knowing that both my faith and my home give me so much security, I wanted to figure out a way to support Homefirst’s mission.”

Sophie continues, “Swimming is a passion of mine. I am on the Barracudas Swim Team of the JCC of Central NJ. Coming up with the Swim-a-Thon was a fun way of helping Homefirst through my love of swimming.  I am incredibly grateful to everyone who supported the First Annual Make a Splash Swim-a-Thon!! I’m also so thankful for my new friendships with Gaby and the staff at Homefirst. I can’t wait for the Second Annual Swim-a-Thon this spring!”


Thank you Sophia, for being a Homefirst Hero!

“An Evening of Thanks”

November 1, 2017 at 6 pm
Shackamaxon Country Club

100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
The event will feature live entertainment, an auction, and a food and wine tasting CULINARY EXTRAVAGANZA from some of Union County’s finest restaurants.
Homefirst Hero Honorees:
Richard Brown – Monarch Housing Associates, Inc.  – Housing & Advocacy Champion
United Fund of Westfield – Philanthropic Champion;
Daniel Serna – Homefirst Hero
Sophie Braun – Homefirst Hero
Participating Restaurants:
A Toute Heure
Valenca restaurant Bar and grill
Olive Garden
Tropical Taste
Manny’s Diner of Clark
Garden City Restaurant
Participating Wine & Spirits Companies:
Devotion Vodka
“Senor Sangria”
Park Beverage – Fine Wine & Spirits
Breakthru Beverage Pennsylvania
Yummy Desserts:
Homemade by Marianne
CornKrush, LLC
Cake Artist Cafe
Pinho’s Bakery
Cocoa Fete
Dinner in a Pinch
Please CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online or call Dennis @ 908-208-2696.
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the event!