TONIGHT: The Special Children’s Center Event of the Year

ad[COMMUNICATED] Tonight, Sunday, the Special Children’s Center is hosting the event of the year: A Taste of Something Special. This classy food-tasting extravaganza promises to be a dazzling night out full of pampering, fun and most of all, extremely delicious food.

A Taste of Something Special is a food-lover’s paradise. It’s a place where vendors will be showcasing exciting new products that are just hitting the market, restaurants will be representing samplings of their finest food and a personal chef will be on hand with yummy gourmet cooking. Participants will learn how to expand their cooking repertoires and diversify their menus, plus taste dishes they might never have thought to make on their own. Just in case you thought you might be hungry after all of that, a lavish buffet supper will be served as well. In addition to the spectacular program, you will be moved after hearing a personal story from Brenda Katina of Hamaspik of NY. Brenda was born and bred in the Kiryas Yoel community. You will be mesmerized by her true tale of her unique life journey. How she rose above the challenge of infertility. After receiving NO after NO from every doctor Brenda responded with a resounding YES she decided that come what may her home would be filled with sweet sounds of laughter from children. Not just any children. Special Children. Brenda is a pillar of strength and emuna and will inspire you to overcome ANY challenge!

The Special Children’s Center is a place where hundreds of volunteers care for dependent children on a weekly basis. Where the entire staff, from the bottom to the top, foregoes a large salary in place of a life of compassion and giving. Where the parents who benefit from their services feel the help in ways the rest of us cannot imagine: “The Center hasn’t changed my life, it has given me my life,” expressed one mother. Where the answer is never no for families that need help.

For a local community pillar that never says no, let us say yes. Let’s show our support and show up on April 26.

A Taste of Something Special will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Lake Terrace hall, 1690 Oak Street.

Auction tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 732-367-0099 or at the event. Admission to the event is $20. For vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact 732-367-0099.

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  1. The Center does so much for the people of this town. This is our opportunity to show our support for this amazing organization! Reach out to family, friends, neighbors etc. and encourage them to attend and be mechazek the families of these special neshomos.

    A relative of a special Center child.

  2. I wish I could convey how essential an organization this is. Most families would literally not be able to survive the challenges of having a special needs child without them . There are no limits to what they will do for any parent, and then – they make us feel as if we are doing them the favor. They help in so many unconventional ways besides for their reg programs. In 14 yrs I have NEVER HEARD THEM SAY NO to ANY request, no matter how big or small. It gives me the strength to face any challenge, knowing that centers got my back, no matter what no matter when. Their entire staff deserve the chizuk of a large turnout , please attend!!

  3. I LOVE CENTER and every child that’s a part of it!!!! After 13 years of volunteering I can safely say it’s the absolute BEST!!!!!!! No matter the request, no matter the day, no matter what time it’s always a YES!! And with a smile at that!!!!! It doesn’t cease to amaze me. I would do anything for them!!!!!!! Come and see for ur selves their unbelievable selflessness!!!!!!

  4. Center is an amazing organization. My son attends their after school program and I have no words to ever thank them . What it does for my and his afternoon can not be described in words. I am forever grateful to them…please all come out and show them your support

  5. I have no words to describe what the center does for me and my family. They are the ones we know we can always turn to. Whether a new baby, simcha, vacation or if we just need a break center house is always open and available, Erev yom tov, yom tov, chol hamoed and isru chag the hardest times for our family! After-school program, Sunday program and Shabbos house is not even everything you do! You make it so much more manageable for our family! Forget about not hearing no as an answer – Center makes it as if I’m doing them a favor by sending them my son! The list goes on and on…. May you continue to have the strength and resources to help everyone as much as you help us!

  6. The Center is the Best. My daughter has been going there every Sunday, for years, and,more recently, almost every Shabbos. I also ocassionally volunteer there, playing music for the older boys. Its an amazing, Amazing organization. Please, if u can, go to tonights event and support a vital, vital cause. Tizku L’miyzvos.

  7. This an event that every Lakewood resident MUST go to tonight! If you BH don’t need their services, come support those in our town that do!
    I see first hand how this chessed organization is run:
    Always available; night, day, shabbosim, yamim tovim, snow days, legal holidays!!
    They never say no!!
    True caring for all of us!
    Staff and volunteers that show true love and devotion to each and every single child that walks into their door!!

    Please come to show your support!


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