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Glassybaby Pop Up Shop at Armadillo - Sept. 2

Hello supporters of Friend In Need. Take a moment over Labor Day Weekend to shop at Armadillo, Ltd. (2761 Dune Drive) and grab some hand-blown votive candle holders and glasses. The Seattle-based company, Glassybaby, will be hosting a pop up shop on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 11am to 4pm. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Friend In Need!
Glassybaby was founded by Lee Rhodes when the light of a candle in hand-blown glass gave her hope while healing from cancer. After beating the disease three times, she was inspired and created the business that is devoted to giving hope, beauty, kindness and millions of dollars to charity. The company employs more than 125 glass artists who have created hundreds of votives and drinkers in a variety of colors. Each hue is uniquely named with sentiments such as 'happiness', 'gratitude,' 'cherish' and 'hope.'
As part of a 5-week road show tour, Glassybaby is traveling through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey ending in Cape May-- stopping in 22 select cities along the way to promote their product while supporting local charities in each city.
Armadillo, a year round business in Avalon since 2002, carries beautiful home accents, gifts, décor and trendy limited edition one-of-a kind items. In partnering with Glassybaby for this Labor Weekend event, shoppers will be able to add yet another unique piece to their home furnishings while shopping at Armadillo to benefit two great local charities.
For more information on Glassybaby, click here.

Friend In Need - In the News

Mullin Foundation Donates $5,800 to Friend In Need

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. 


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(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.