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PHOTO - CBA sophomore Chris Waller of Middletown

Christian Brothers Academy Students Take the Lead in Participation and Funds Raised

LINCROFT, N.J. – October 3, 2014 – On September 26, 2014, while most of Monmouth County’s residents slept in their beds, more than 100 people slept in Cardboard Box City on the grounds of Monmouth Church of Christ in Tinton Falls. Forty Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) students participated in this night of solidarity for the homeless, which raised more than $14,000 for Family Promise of Monmouth County – the only non-profit organization specifically helping shelter homeless families.

The night, which began at 5 p.m. with set up, a soup and bread line for dinner, featured guest speakers, live music, kids activities, and concluded with breakfast the following morning at 6 a.m.  Family Promise of Monmouth County awarded prizes to Holmdel United Church of Christ for the organization that displayed the most creative dwelling and to CBA for the group that raised the most funds.

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PHOTO - CBA sophomores Zachary Zaborowski of Holmdel, Jack McNamara of Lincroft, and John Nerbetski of Brick construct their dwellings.

CBA Senior Connor Foor of Manchester participated in the event as a freshman, sophomore, and junior. He recalled, “No other community service opportunity in my time at CBA has provided such an incredible experience so close to home. This event really causes the participants to take a step back, and to realize the true fortunes we individually possess.”

Family Promise of Monmouth County is a non-profit organization that works with community agencies, faith-based services, churches and synagogues to provide shelter, food, transportation and supportive services including case management for homeless families.  To send a pledge of support to Family Promise online via Paypal or credit card please visit: https://familypromisemc.org/cardboardboxcity2014.shtml. For more information about the organization, please visit www.familypromisemc.org, follow, like and share them on social media.

Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory high school (grades 9-12) for young men and conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. A Lasallian school, CBA provides a rich and rigorous curriculum, programs of spiritual formation, and a broad range of academic, athletic, and cultural activities that enable students to become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders. For more information about CBA, please visit our website, www.cbalincroftnj.org, or call 732-747-1959.