PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation donated $7,500 to Camp Nejeda at its annual Holiday and Awards Dinner held at Hanover Manor on Tuesday, January 8.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation President Frank Cahill, and Kiwanis Member/Wine Tasting Chairman Michael Mulhual presented the check to Jennifer Passerini, Development Director Camp Nejeda and Bill Vierbuchen, Executive Director Camp Nejeda. Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Karen DeChristopher looks on.
This year wine selection at our annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser 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 $315,000 in the past twenty two 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.”
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.
Grand Tasting Chairman Michael Mulhaul said “We are already planning our 23rd Grand Tasting which will be held on October 17, 2019.”
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