On Sunday August 18th, the Atlantic Highlands L.E.O. Club (Leadership, Excellence, and Opportunity) held a car wash at the Middletown Applebee’s to raise money for the 2013 H.O.P.E. Walk (Hold On. Pain Ends.). The L.E.O.’s raised $306.00 for 180 Turning Lives Around to be used to support victims of domestic violence.

The car wash was a great success and we would like to thank everyone in the community who helped us reach our fundraising goal. The 2013 H.O.P.E. walk is one of our biggest projects each year. Every dollar raised at the car wash will be counted towards our ultimate goal of raising $10,000 for the H.O.P.E. Walk.

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(Advisors Jacqui Hillmann and Whitley Noel pose with the L.E.O.’s during downtime at the car wash)

In September, the L.E.O.’s will continue their fundraising efforts with a proceeds day at the Town and Surf Diner in Atlantic Highlands on September 16th. We would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy a meal anytime throughout the day to support a good cause. A special thank you goes out to the Town and Surf Diner for being an avid supporter of the L.E.O.’s throughout the years. We wouldn’t be so successful without your support!

If you are unable to make it to the Town and Surf Diner on the 16th, you have another opportunity to support our cause! On September 23rd we will have a proceeds day at the Middletown Pancake House on Route 35 from 9am to 1pm. A portion of each check will go towards the H.O.P.E. Walk. Be sure to tell your server that you are there for the L.E.O. Club fundraiser prior to ordering!

On October 6th the L.E.O.’s and 180 Turning Lives Around will be co-hosting the 2013 H.O.P.E. Walk at Middletown North High School. Registration will begin at 8am and the H.O.P.E. Walk will begin at 9am. Participants may register online in advance at 180nj.org. The first 100 participants to arrive the day of the walk will receive an official H.O.P.E. Walk t-shirt (sizes are not guaranteed). There will be music, face painting, fun, and games. So, please come out and help us stop domestic violence in Monmouth County!

180 Turning Lives Around is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in our community. They need our help to be able to continue to provide valuable services to those that have been affected by violence in the home. For more information, please visit 180nj.org.

We hope that you will come out to one of our upcoming events to support the Atlantic Highlands L.E.O. Club and 180 Turning Lives Around as we raise funds to support our neighbors in need.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make these events possible!

Whitley Noel
Atlantic Highlands, NJ