Many New Jersey municipalities and school districts have things like booster clubs to facilitate fundraisers for their arts programs. But in this city, a long-running nonprofit organization devoted to that purpose continues to find new ways to bring in the bucks.
Lisa Marie Cramp has lived in Asbury Park for five years, and in that time she has seen the drastic effects of a poverty line that roughly 30 percent of the city's residents live below, as of the 2010 Census.
Lauren and Mackenzie Multari have had an eye for charity since they were in kindergarten. Now seventh-graders, the twins have sharpened that focus in a way that is continually helping those less fortunate than them.
The memory of James Volpe, who was killed in a 2011 car accident at the age of 17, is honored in the form of a foundation that bears his name, now preparing for its first major annual event of the year.
For the 14th year in a row, the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey will prepare for its signature fundraiser, the Concert for Kids, to be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Thursday, Dec. 1.