This year Holiday Express, a non profit organization comprised of 2,500 volunteers, including 150 musicians, kicks off its 26th season on November 5th and will travel to 100 locations in 50 days, delivering music, food, gifts, financial support, and friendship to those in need.
Holiday Express brings its interactive Holiday party to 27,000 individuals throughout the state of New Jersey, plus, makes stops in New York and Pennsylvania. The organization visits the mentally and physically ill, the homeless, the hungry, the physically disabled and many others.
While the live music provided by the Holiday Express musicians enlivens the party, many hours behind the scenes makes each event a success. 2,500 volunteers work in the warehouse sorting donations, packing gift bags, conducting drives, and loading trucks. Each event comes complete with a visit from the Grinch, Frosty and of course Santa. Everyone that Holiday Express visits receives a custom gift bag filled with much needed items such as warm socks, hats, gloves and toiletries.
While most of the Holiday Express events are private, there are a limited number of opportunities for the public to witness the fun and magic of the Holiday Express Band, all while raising money for the mission of the organization. Don’t miss the following public events:
Christmas Concert in the Park, November 8th, Six Flags Great Adventure
Red Bank Town Lighting, Friday, November 23rd
Holiday Express Family Matinee at Ocean County College on December 9th. Get tickets at www.grunincenter.org
Holiday Express Benefit Concerts with special guest Dr. Elmo, performing his hit, “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”: December 17th, presented by Stillwell-Hansen Inc. and December 18th, presented by investors Bank. Get tickets at www.countbasietheatre.org
As the season gets underway Holiday Express is always looking for financial support to help carry out their mission. There are many ways to help this non-profit group that receives no state or federal funding, including: monetary donations, sponsorships of events, and donations of good and services. For more information about Holiday Express please visit www.holidayexpress.org or call 732-544-8010.
The complete schedule of events is available to media upon request. If members of the media would like to attend an event and share in the joy experienced by the charities that Holiday Express visits please contact Krista Newbert at 908-489-1538 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.