Weird NJ is bringing a special fundraiser to West Orange this weekend in order to raise money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
The Restore Our Shore fundraiser will be held at the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh on Jan. 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight. All funds raised will benefit the following charities:
The fundraiser will provide relief to those residents whose homes were destroyed. In addition, the Weird NJ crew is looking to help the businesses who were affected by the storm.
Weird NJ publishers Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran will be guest hosting the event. Local bands such as The Poor Man’s Opera, The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show, and special musical guests will be performing for the crowd, while local restaurants and breweries will be donating food and beer.
“As a show of pride and solidarity, we’d like to have nothing but NJ brewed beers on tap,” Moran said in a statement. “If you work at a brewery, brew pub or bar, and would like to donate a keg or two to help raise money in support of your fellow New Jerseyans who have lost so much, please contact us. In return for your generosity we would be pleased to add your company’s name as a sponsor and supporter of this event in all upcoming promotions and advertisements.”
In addition to the bands and food, there will be a 50/50 drawing, a raffle and a silent auction.
According to Moran, there will be a $20 suggested donation to enter. Residents are also welcome to contribute more if they desire.
All checks should be made payable to “FSOS, Good and Welfare.” The $20 donation will include food, live music and tap beer and wine from 7-9 p.m. The bar will be a cash bar after 9 p.m.
Any residents or businesses who would like to donate food, beverages or raffle/silent auction items should contact Karen Lonergan at 973-517-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax deductible and are expected to offset costs for the evening to maximize the charitable contribution.