Kiwanis Club donates $6,000 to New Jersey Sharing Network

Bob Keller, Connie Keller, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation President Greg Elbin, Michael Mulhaul, Frank Cahill and Michele Dabal

PARSIPPANY — Recently Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany donated $6,000 to New Jersey Sharing Network.

Presenting the check was Michael Mulhaul, Chairman of the Grand Tasting Committee to Michele Dabal of New Jersey Sharing Network. Kiwanis Club supports NJ Sharing Network’s efforts to save more lives through organ and tissue donation.

NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Over 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. They are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the more than 120,000 people on waiting lists.

NJ Sharing Network operates 24/7/365 with a team of over 150 highly trained and dedicated members on staff. The Governing and Foundation Boards are made up of a diverse group of individuals from both public and private sectors, across a variety of disciplines, and many of whom have been touched by donation including donor families and recipients. They bring great experience and insight to the important and life-saving work that we do.

Michael Mulhaul presented a check for $6,000 to Michele Dabal, New Jersey Sharing Network

The money donated was part of the proceeds raised during Kiwanis Club’s 21st Grand Tasting Event held on October 12, 2017 at the Hanover Manor.

This year wine selection was provided by Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlet, 799 Route 46 East.  Joe Canal’s is known for sizable selection of discount wine, beer and spirits.

There is a very diverse selection of wines from all parts of the world with descriptions, recommendations and ratings available on display at Joe Canal’s.  This is super helpful and takes the intimidation of selecting wine a breeze for any novice.

Grand Tasting Chairman Michael Mulhaul said “We raised over $300,000 in the past twenty one years, in which Kiwanis Club was able to donate to other non-profit organizations, including Camp Nejeda, New Jersey Sharing Network, Lake Drive Program – Mountain Lakes School District, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Eliminate and Autism.

In addition to the NJ Sharing Network, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation will donate $6,000 to Camp Nejeda, serving children with Type 1 Diabetes since 1958.

At Camp Nejeda youth with diabetes are given the opportunity to live, if only for one or two weeks, in a world where having diabetes is the norm and where there is no need to explain blood sugar testing, finger pricks, insulin injections, ketones, ‘lows’ (insulin reactions), boluses or ‘carb’ counting because everyone here already understands.

Camp Nejeda is fully licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and accredited by the American Camp Association. ACA accredited camps meet up to 300 standards for health, food service, safety, and program quality.

Kiwanis Club President Frank Cahill presented Chairman Michael Mulhaul with a plaque and honored him for 21 years of a successful event. The plaque read “On behalf of The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, we congratulate you for 21 Successful Years as Chairman of “Grand Tasting Committee.” Your Volunteerism Brightens our Community; With your leadership Kiwanis Club has raised over $300,000 to help one child, one community at time.

Grand Tasting Chairman Michael Mulhaul said “We are already planning our 22nd Grand Tasting which will be held on October 25, 2018.”