Holiday Express Delivering the gift of human kindness during the holiday season & throughout the year #holidayexpressnj #holidayexpresself #deliverhumankindness
"🎼...I see your true colors shining through, I see your true colors and that’s why I love you, so don’t be afraid to let them show, your true colors, true colors are beautiful like a rainbow...." Thank you all for helping #holidayexpress spread smiles, share love and deliver the gift of #humankindness www.holidayexpress.org #holidayexpressnj#deliverhumankindess
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"Volunteers come to Holiday Express because of their drive to make life better for others; others who have little or nothing. Some volunteers are seasonal, some year-round; they draw from their skills and knowledge and their hearts to get the job done. What an extra special blessing to work alongside someone who shares your belief in kindness, someone you like. Bringing happiness often tends to be contagious. When a person gets involved with Holiday Express, it’s not unusual for close companions to get into the spirit too." check us out today at www.holidayexpress.org #humankindness#holidayexpressnj#volunteer#deliverhumankindness
18016 February, 2019
IN THE EARLY 1990s, while Tim McLoone was working for the New Jersey Nets as an arena announcer, he
accompanied the team to a hotel in downtown Newark that was serving free meals to homeless people on
Christmas Eve. For Tim, it was a profoundly moving experience. Seeing so many people in need and witnessing their gratitude for the gift of a hot meal inspired Tim to think about what more he could do to bring a little holiday joy to people who had so little. What else besides food for the body? How about a little food for the soul? Music had been part of Tim’s life since his earliest years, and by the early 1990s, he was a successful musician and restaurateur whose name was already well known on the Jersey Shore. He knew the magic music had worked in his own life, and the lives of his fellow musicians. He had a feeling they might not mind sharing a little of that magic with some folks who could really use it. He wasn't expecting any miracles. After all, what difference can a party make? There were only ten events that first season, but every element of Holiday Express was being created, moving at breakneck speed from idea to reality in the space of a few meetings and phone calls... This coming season we will be celebrating our 27th Anniversary of delivering human kindness #humankindness#holidayexpressnj#deliverhumankindness
32015 February, 2019
Valentine's Day also means our founder Tim McLoone’s Birthday. Please help us wish him a Very Happy and Healthy Birthday! 🎈
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM!🎉 “It has truly been a blessing for all of us in Holiday Express to be allowed to enter into a world most of us would never have known. At first, we were just visitors, but now we are a part of an inspirational family." Tim McLoone – Holiday Express Founder
These smiles are all because of you and your support.😁
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Holiday Express is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Your donation will help Holiday Express continue to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support, and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.
There are so many souls that are struggling and a simple act of kindness can change the way that they view their situation! Make someone's day better today. Because YOU make our day better just by being you. We couldn’t do what we do without your help and support. Please remember Holiday Express during your ‘year end’ Giving and consider making a Gift 💝 to us. Thank you for helping Holiday Express deliver the gift of human kindness.
24213 February, 2019
🎵’...This little light of mine..I’m gonna let it shine....’🎶
We have a special group of supporters who believe so deeply in our work, to bring the healing power of music and friendship to those often forgotten, they have decided to become monthly donors – Bright Lights.
The name Bright Lights comes from the song we sing at each of our charity events to our guests’ full-time caregivers, “This Little Light of Mine.” These caregivers work year-round to help the most needy of needy to shine.
Even the smallest monthly year-round donations make a big impact.
Become a Bright Light Today:
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In 2018, as Holiday Express celebrated our 26th season of delivering the gift of human kindness, we brought music and friendship to 100 charitable organizations.
Your gift enabled us to serve those who are desperately in need and so often forgotten – men, women and children in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, developmental centers, and special needs schools and programs throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Each client we served not only experienced the magic of our interactive holiday program, but also received a wonderful meal and a special gift of essential personal items – which for many was the only holiday gift they received
We want you to know how much we appreciate your donations and support which in 2019 will again bring hope and joy to vulnerable individuals.
On behalf of the Holiday Express family, thank you for your investment in our mission.
29111 February, 2019
Founded in 1993, by Tim McLoone, Holiday Express believes no one should be alone at the holidays. Our programs use the healing power of music and friendship to improve the quality of life for those often forgotten. In 2019, Holiday Express will again visit 100 organizations in the metropolitan tristate area, bringing hope and joy to over 27,000 people. www.holidayexpress.org #tbt#deliverhumankindness#powerofmusic#holidayexpressnj
21010 February, 2019
The nearly indescribable magic of a Holiday Express event often leaves people speechless. Unless, of course, they graciously choose to share with us their thoughts about their experience. Each season, we are overjoyed and humbled to read the outpouring of cards, letters, emails, and online comments from both guests and volunteers alike, just some of which appear here. From Our Volunteers:
I felt like I was reawakened to volunteering. The joy on the faces of the children and young adults at the events is so beautiful, it makes me come back for more to spread that joy further. ~ Nancy L. F.
This is absolutely the best thing I do all year. I do it to give back, but I cannot explain the joy in my heart that I receive from spending time with Holiday Express! Holiday Express is my superhero! ~ Robin R.
Just to see the sheer happiness is truly what the season is about. If you have never volunteered for Holiday Express, put it on your must do list! ~ Dorry W.
I felt I had just helped make something very extraordinary happen and I couldn’t wait to do it again. ~ Matt S.
I felt like I had done something good, really good, for my fellow man. ~ Mark M.
My cheeks hurt from smiling, my eyes stung from tears, and my heart burst with joy. ~ Beth S. www.holidayexpress.org #holidayexpressnj#deliverhumankindness
1609 February, 2019
‘Ah, Kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is ℒℴνℯ….ღ to be found in this world. There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.’ www.holidayexpress.org #holidayexpressnj#deliverhumankindness
2108 February, 2019
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Holiday Express is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Holiday Express accepts online donations using any major credit card or a PayPal account. Your donation will help Holiday Express deliver music, food, gifts, financial support, and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year. http://holidayexpress.org/donate/ #holidayexpressnj#humankindess#donate#deliverhumankindness
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You can help. Adopt an Event. Each Holiday Express charity event costs an average of $6,500 – money well spent when you realize ours is, most often, the only holiday program offered at the organizations we visit. Your group or company can adopt a charity event, covering the event costs.
Select the type of event you would like to support ($25,000—CHRISTMAS EVE EVENTS, $10,000—LARGE EVENT FOR 300-400+, $7,500—Mid-sized Events 200-300, $5,000—Small and Local Events, $2,500—100 Gift Bags filled w/Essentials, $1,000—Transportation to an Event , $500—Sound System for the Band, $250—Craft and Activity Supplies)
You and your invited guests (limited number depending on the size of the event) have an opportunity to work alongside the Holiday Express Elves to dance, hug and give hope to those who need it most—a meaningful way for your team to celebrate the holidays.
Signage and stage recognition at the Charity Event.
Acknowledgement in our Yearbook sent to 6,000 of our supporters.
Contact us: 732-544-8010 firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonials from those who have adopted events:
“We had an opportunity last year to adopt two events. The smiles on the client’s faces and their sheer joy at what Holiday Express was doing made it all worthwhile. I would strongly encourage friends of Holiday Express to consider adopting one of the 100 events to be held this coming holiday season. And, certainly attend in person to see the smiles and how grateful these folks are…..” Phil and Marilyn Perricone
” We chose to adopt an event, feeling that it was a perfect way to support the mission of Holiday Express.” Trudy and Charlie Parton
“OceanFirst was proud to adopt LADACIN last year. To be on site and witness the smiles, dancing and interaction with the staff and students is so heartwarming. Adopting these events affords us the unique opportunity to participate and bring a smile to faces of the students as well. We strongly encourage our bank officers to get involved and be a part of the adoption days. There is nothing like it.” Cara Larned