“Share the Joy” Did Just That! Three Local Charities Benefited from WJRZ’s Charity Drive
Three local charities benefited from “Share the Joy,” the annual live radio broadcast drive hosted by Greater Media radio station WJRZ 100.1. On November 21 and 22, the public helped fill a 53-foot tractor-trailer at Perlmutter Family ShopRite of Bayville, Bayville, N.J., with donations of food, clothing, and toys for Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ocean County, the Jersey Shore Animal Center, and Ocean County Hunger Relief.
Sue Sedivic, the executive director of BBBS said, “We received $680 in monetary donations, $100 Toys R Us gift cards, and approximately 250 toys. That’s great! Despite the cold weather, it was a great event. Our kids will be so happy! Our holiday party is December 20, and that’s where we will distribute the gifts.”
Pat Wallace of the Jersey Shore Animal Center was touched by the generosity of everyone. She said, “We received monetary donations of $630 and a $100 Shop Rite Gift Card. We counted 22 boxes of items along with a very expensive orthopedic pet bed and car harnesses. Someone also donated medications for the animals. Best of all, we estimate we received more than 1000 lbs. of pet food. Whatever food we do not use will be donated to local charities to help people in need feed their pets. Thank you for always keeping our pets and our shelter in your hearts.”
WJRZ 100.1 Promotions Director Marie Senkeleski said, “Ocean County Hunger Relief received more than 15 pallets filled with food and clothing donations. They also received hundreds of dollars in monetary donations! It is heart-warming to know how much people are willing to give to help others.”
“Share the Joy,” a charity collection drive sponsored by Pepsi, New Jersey Lottery, and Michael’s Furniture of Brick.
For more information, contact Marie Senkeleski at 609-597-1100 Ext. 204.
WJRZ-FM is a radio station of Greater Media, Inc. Greater Media, Inc. is the parent company of twenty-one AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Detroit, Charlotte, New Jersey, and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers, located throughout the United States.