Last Call for 50/50 Raffle Tickets!

Grab your tickets today for Friend In Need's 50/50 Raffle and enter for a chance to win up to $15,000!*
Drawing will be held Monday, May 31.
Tickets are a donation of $100 and are on sale:
Greg Meredith @ The Princeton/Circle Tavern
Any Board/Committee Member
Call 609-675-3286
Mail-in entries deadline of May 24, 2021.
Make check to: Friend In Need ($100/ticket)
Friend In Need
PO Box 5
Avalon, NJ 08202
Questions? Email us by clicking here.
*Prize amount based on the sale of all 300 tickets.
You do not need to be present to win,
provided complete contact information is given on ticket stub.
ID#18-4-37494 License #2021-01

Thank You To Our Supporters

Hello to our local friends and families,

While we are not able to gather and celebrate this year, I ask that you please continue your support for our organization. We continue to assist a number of local friends with bills including insurance, hospital expenses, utilities, mortgages and more, as they fight alongside their families with severe illness and tragedy. 


Your generosity during this difficult time is truly appreciated. Thank you for supporting Friend In Need and our mission to assist as many families as possible throughout Cape May County, and to continue to 'never say no' to those in need within our community. 


Patrice Davis, President

Friends In Need Have Friends Indeed - Featured in Endless Summer edition of the Seven Mile Times. Click here for the article! 


(Avalon, NJ)—Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi received a generous donation of $11,000 from the family of Matthew Mullin for the local charitable organization “Friend in Need”.  The donation was presented by the family on Sunday morning, July 13th, 2014 to be used for various charitable efforts supported by “Friend in Need”.


“The annual Mull-Morial Weekend in Avalon every Memorial Day weekend has turned into a landmark event in the Borough of Avalon”, Pagliughi said.  “The Mullin family and their friends graciously support two big events on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to raise money help others in need while at the same time honoring Matthew Mullin who summered in Avalon and was a member of the Avalon Beach Patrol”.


Members of the Mullin family and volunteers with  the Matthew Mullin Memorial Foundation committee presented the check to Mayor Pagliughi and to William Davis, who both serve on the Board of Directors for “Friend in Need”.  The donation will assist children and families in the greater Avalon area who find themselves in immediate need due to illness or another catastrophic event that impacts their families. Each year, Avalon kicks off its summer with the annual Mull-Morial Weekend events which include a 5K run on the beach, and a beef and beer at Jack’s Place in Avalon.


“Friend in Need” was created in 2003 by a group of Avalon residents. A local member of the community was experiencing a medical emergency and in need of help. A beef and beer was quickly arranged to help raise funds. Encouraged by the outpour of community support, “Friend in Need” was created and has hosted an annual fundraiser every year during the Super Bowl.  Other events, including the Mull-Morial Weekend, have generously offered their fundraising abilities to support this effort. 


Photo:  Bill Davis, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Mark Mullin, Jenn Forster Keating, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mullin


About Us

Cape May County is truly a unique community.  We live and work together and in times of need, not only do we turn towards each other for support, we are confident that we will receive it. 

Friend In Need was created within our community, and exists solely to help those who are in need in Cape May County.  In the years since this foundation has been established, Friend In Need has raised thousands of dollars for local friends and family.

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