End of Year Greetings from Stad's Crabfest

 

Dear Friends of Stad's Crabfest:

As the year comes to a close, we write to thank you for supporting Stad’s Crabfest in 2015. Because of your kind generosity, Stad’s Crabfest was able to provide new medical carts to The Center for Hope Hospice, which provides hospice and palliative care, as well as emotional support for families through counseling at two Union County locations.

In addition, because you helped us exceed our fundraising goal this year, we were able to provide additional financial support to past Crabfest recipients, Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, Sister Pat's Kids Camp, Liam's Room, and Pathways Cooks, as these local charitable organizations continue to assist families who are navigating life with a loved one suffering from cancer.

For more information or if you would like to make an end of year tax-deductible contribution, please visit our website at www.stadscrabfest.org and click on the "Donate" link at the top of the page. 

We look forward to continuing to fulfill our mission of enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer in 2016 and beyond.  Warm wishes for a Happy New Year! 

Stad's Crabfest Inc.

William C. Baton, President

Debra L. Judd, Vice President

Frank Korn, Treasurer

Mark S. Young, Secretary

Nancy L. Baton, Board Member

Sydney E. Dickey, Board Member

David Judd, Board Member

www.stadscrabfest.org

Thank you for a successful 10th Annual Stad's Crabfest!

Dear Stad's Crabfest Community:

On behalf of the Board, please accept our heartfelt thanks for participating in Stad's 10th Annual Crabfest and for your continued support of our mission.  The generosity you showed this year is awe-inspiring, and once again, the event was a joyous community building experience.  We are happy to report that, because of you, The Center For Hope will get the medical carts that we were hoping to make possible.  In fact, we exceeded that goal.  As a result, Stad's Crabfest Inc. will be able to fulfill additional needs in our community to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer.

Attached is a group photo that was taken near the end of the July 11th event.  There are approximately 1/3 of the attendees missing from this photo.  We plan to take the group photo earlier at the event next year and hope that you will be there to say "cheese!" (or as some exclaimed this year, "crabs!").

We look forward to hearing from you.  Please visit our webpage (www.stadscrabfest.org) and join our Facebook group page, where you may upload photos from this year's event, prior Crabfest events, or photos of you wearing your Crabfest t-shirt anywhere in the world.  Have a great summer and please keep in touch.  

Sincerely,

Bill "Stad" Baton

10th Annual Stad's Crabfrest - Saturday, July 11th, 2015 - Save the Date!

Dear Friends of Stad's Crabfest,

  

The 10th Annual Stad's Crabfest will be held on Saturday, July 11th! Feel free to check out our website, www.stadscrabfest.org, from time to time for updates and other information.

We are pleased to announce that, for this year's event, our Board has chosen to sponsor The Center for Hope Hospice.  Specifically, Stad’s Crabfest will be making a significant donation directly to The Center for Hope toward the purchase of new medical carts, to meet specific needs in the care of its patients (funds raised in excess of the amount needed to purchase the medical carts will go into our general fund towards the continued fulfillment of our mission).  Consistent with our evolution from a backyard party to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, this year we will be asking you to make a donation directly to Stad’s Crabfest to help us fulfill our mission of raising awareness and enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer.

As many of you are aware, The Center for Hope provides hospice and palliative care to terminally ill patients, as well as emotional support for their families through counseling, at two Union County locations.  However, you might be surprised to learn that The Center for Hope also offers onsite nursing home and offsite home care to the non-terminal as well as a residential assisted living program for medically fragile individuals.  We hope you will join us in July as we support this important local organization.

Although Crabfest is still more than 3 months away, together, we are already fulfilling our mission.  Due to the generosity of several in our Crabfest community who made early donations, Stad's Crabfestrecently made a substantial donation to a local family.  Darren and Stacy Lederman and their two children live in Westfield, and Darren is battling acute myeloid leukemia.  He has undergone multiple treatments and hospitalization and will require a bone marrow transplant.  As medical and other bills are accumulating, we were moved to act now.  For more information or to make a personal donation of your own, please visit the family's fundraising website: www.youcaring.com/search.aspx?keywords=Lederman.

Also, please consider attending the family's bone marrow drive on Sunday, March 29 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the JCC of Central New Jersey, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains.  At the drive, potential donors will provide a sample of cells through a simple and painless Q-tip swab inside the cheek.  The sample will be analyzed and catalogued on the national “Be The Match Registry,” that Darren’s doctors and others can access to search for a compatible donor.  For more information please visit:www.bethematch.org.   

Thank you for your friendship and support.  We look forward to celebrating our 10th year of Crabfestwith you on July 11th!

Best regards,

Stad's Crabfest Inc.

Bill Baton, President

Debbi Judd, Vice President

Frank Korn, Treasurer

Mark Young, Secretary

Nancy Baton, Board Member

Sydney Dickey, Board Member

David Judd, Board Member

www.stadscrabfest.org

Announcing Launch of Stad's Crabfest Inc. 501(c)(3) and Organization Website

January 19th, 2015

Dear Friends of Stad's Crabfest,

On this national day of service, as we look forward to this year's 10th annual Stad's Crabfest and gratefully reflect on the accomplishments you have made possible, we write to thank you for your continued support and to share some important news.

We are proud to announce that Stad's Crabfest Inc. is now a New Jersey nonprofit corporation and a recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  Because of your kind generosity and support, Stad's Crabfest has grown from a small backyard BBQ to an annual event with more than 100 participants.  To accommodate this growth and to efficiently and effectively continue our charitable mission, as mentioned at last year's Crabfest, we followed through with formalizing our organization and obtained tax exempt status.  We are excited for this next step as we continue to grow and fulfill our mission of raising awareness and enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer.

In an effort to keep you informed and connected throughout the year, we created a website where you can find information, view photos, ask questions and even make an online donation.  Please visit our new website at www.stadscrabfest.org and let us know what you think.  Check back from time to time for the latest news on our plans for this year as well as the accomplishments of our past donation recipients.  We always welcome your input and suggestions regarding the implementation of our mission, worthy recipients and even suggestions for activities at the annual event.  Please feel free to contact any of our Board members.

We truly appreciate your friendship, support and your commitment to our growing community.

Best regards,

Stad's Crabfest Inc.

Bill Baton, President

Debbi Judd, Vice President

Frank Korn, Treasurer

Mark Young, Secretary

Nancy Baton, Board Member

Sydney Dickey, Board Member

David Judd, Board Member