2nd Annual Fins for Friends Surf Contest

Sunday, October 7


30th Street Beach


Join in and register below for this great surf contest benefiting Friend In Need! Located on 30th Street and the Beach the contest is right next to the Avalon Seafood Festival, so participants and onlookers can enjoy live music, children's activities, food, beverages and live-streaming football! Be sure to stop by the food tent and enjoy local food vendors including The Whitebrier, Sylvester's Seafood, Back Bay Seafood and more!


Click below to register!


Fins for Friends Registration Form
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End-of-Summer 50/50 Raffle!

Click above to use PayPal to purchase ticket! Ticket # can be picked up at the Avalon Seafood Festival prior to the drawing on Saturday, October 6.


Join us for an End-of-Summer raffle for a chance to win up to $15,000*! 


Complete and return the form below to:

Friend In Need

Attn: Raffle

PO Box 5

Avalon, NJ 08202


Mail In Deadline of October 1, 2018 or when tickets sell-out. 
Questions? Email us at friendinneednj@gmail.com


*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 #2018-7

2018 50/50 Raffle Form
Click to download a PDF Version of the Raffle Form.
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Friend In Need Celebrates 15th Anniversary!


What an amazing way to celebrate our 15th Annual Super Bash at The Princeton. We had an amazing time celebrating an amazing victory and raising money for Friend In Need. 
Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, auction donors and volunteers. Your hard work and continued support allows us to continue our mission and help our friends and families in need every year.
Stay tuned for a full list of our amazing supporters and GO EAGLES!

On behalf of the Matthew Mullin Memorial Foundation, Mike Mullin presented $5,800 to local charity, Friend in Need on Friday, Aug. 18. Bob Moran, the president of Friend In Need, accepted the donation out front of the Matthew Mullin memorial bench, located at 24th Street on the Avalon boardwalk. The money was raised during the annual Mull-Morial Day 5K beach run/walk, held annually over Memorial Day weekend. The event is held in Avalon in remembrance of the late Matthew Mullin.

Matthew was an Avalon lifeguard for seven years, a standout rower for both St. Joseph Prep and St. Joseph’s University, and loved and considered Avalon as the best place in the world. To honor his memory, family members and friends created the Matthew Mullin Memorial Foundation and has partnered with Friend In Need on this event. 


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.

For more information, email us at friendinneednj@gmail.com.