On Tuesday night, the Hoboken Homeless Shelter raised $2,000 in a charity event, according to an announcement from the shelter.
The event, which was held at Johnny Pepperoni, was organized by Erica Seitzman, a volunteer at the shetler.
"We can provide a warm meal for our guests for $2, so this wonderful support from the community will go a long way to helping those in need in our community," said Jaclyn Cherubini, the shelter's Executive Director. "A healthy meal is the first step to getting people back on their feet."
Mayor Dawn Zimmer made a suprise appearance on Tuesday night. Earlier this year, the city council awarded $50,000 to the shelter's affordable housing program.
"We love Hoboken," Seitzman said. "Donations are still coming in from the event and we are looking forward to hosting another event at Johnny Pepperoni soon."
Cherubini said also that the funds raised will cover an entire day’s worth of meals—more than 400—and will help one of their guests make the move from The Shelter to a home of her own.
"That’s the goal," Cherubini said, "taking them from the streets, to our shelter, to a home of their own."