Mr. Cory’s Cookies, the premier cookie company founded by 12-year-old CEO and Englewood native Cory Nieves, will host a “friendraiser” for the benefit of Bergen’s Promise families at Englewood Night Market on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Englewood, New Jersey. Bergen’s Promise is the designated Care Management Organization (CMO) for Bergen County as part of the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. “Bergen’s Promise uses a Wraparound approach with families. We work from the strengths of the family to help them create a Child and Family Team that links the families with supports during their child’s journey from challenge to success and beyond,” explains Dean Pastras, the Executive Director of Bergen’s Promise.
During the “friendraiser,” Englewood Night Market attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy various flavors of Mr. Cory’s delicious all-natural cookies, while raising funds that will be used to purchase school supplies for Bergen’s Promise families in need. Mr. Cory and his mother, Lisa Howard, were recipients of the organization’s services. The “friendraiser” is being held to raise funds and donate a portion of proceeds to benefit other families involved in the organization that has given so much to them.
“Bergen Promise doesn't leave you behind. It(their Wraparound approach) helps you, motivates you and enables you to get to the next step while overcoming life's challenges. It can be very hard being a single mom and not having a support system. My Child and Family Team through Bergen's Promise provided that support system and I am grateful for the services I received. Bergen Promise goes above and beyond from their services to their staff,” said Howard.
Admission to Englewood Night Market is free, however attendees who want to eat at the event need to purchase Food Sample Tickets to redeem food from the many vendors present. Food Sample Tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the event. Please note, CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED by the event food vendors, only the beverage vendors will accept cash. The only acceptable forms of payment are credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Samsung pay. Each ticket is used to redeem food from participating vendors, including Mr. Cory’s Cookies.