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Sharon Newberry, Marketing & Event Coordinator
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Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County hosts 4th Annual A Taste for Homes event in Red Bank on May 6

When Monday - May 6, 2019
Time 6-9 pm
Location Oyster Point Hotel - Red Bank
What A Taste for Homes 

  • Corporate Citizen Award - Lowe's 
  • Corporate Citizen Award - Heilbrunn Pape
  • ReStore Champion - Merola Tile
  • ReStore Service Award - Gary Lespinasse

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County will be hosting its 4th annual "A Taste for Homes" event the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ on May 6.  The evening will showcase over 20 local restaurants, wineries, and dessert specialists. 

This year's honorees include Lowe's Home Improvement and Heilbrunn Pape as the Corporate Citizen Awardees, Merola Tile as the ReStore Champion Awardee, and Gary Lespinasse as the ReStore Service Awardee. All of this year's honorees have made signifcant contributions to Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County and its mission to build homes, communities and hope throughout Monmouth County. 
The evening will include live entertainment, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and a "everyone is a winner" gift pull. The event is to celebrate the impact and difference volunteers and companies can make to provide people in our community with a decent place to live.

"Our annual A Taste for Homes event is an important part of how we support our mission," said Diane Kinnane, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. "Every year the event grows and allows us to celebrate our amazing partners like Lowe's, Heilbrunn Pape, Merola Tile and Gary Lespinasse."
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County has built more than 55 new homes and assisted hundreds of families over the last 30 years. Since 2013, with the support of volunteers the organization has built 14 houses, assisted over 130 families with Sandy related repairs and reached many others through its A Brush with Kindness and Ramp and Rails projects.  

The silent auction is available online and includes a variety of high quality items such as a Tiffany & Co.® necklace, a Saquon Barkley signed NY Giants football, travel packages, artwork and more! Visit to bid on silent auction items and to purchase tickets, sponsorship packages and raffle tickets. 

All proceeds from the event will support the organization's efforts this year throughout their service territory that covers 83% of Monmouth County. Visit to learn more about this event.

This year's restaurants and vendors include: 
26 West on the Navesink, Albarino Tapas + Wine Bar, Angelica's. Asbury Distilling Co., Chilangos, Constellation Brands, d'jeet?, Fox Hollow Winery, Gallo Wines, Goodlife Coffee Company, Graze, Jerry's Vodka, Lemon, Lunch Break, McCloone's The Robinson Ale House, Metropolitan Café, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Proving Ground Waterfront Dining, Teascapes, Tuscany Specialty Foods & Catering, Vintage Cake, and Woody's Ocean Grille.

About Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County (HFHMC), serving Northeast and Western Monmouth County, is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity with the mission to put God's love into action. The organization brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope and a vision of realizing a decent place to live. HFHMC seeks to eliminate sub-standard housing and help low-income families achieve the dream of homeownership throughout its service area. It works with communities to develop decent and affordable housing where people can live and raise their families. The affiliate has built over 55 new homes and continues to support families through its A Brush with Kindness and Ramps & Rails programming. The affiliate currently services 83% of Monmouth County and includes the following towns and municipalities: Aberdeen, Allentown, Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, Millstone Township, Monmouth Beach, Morganville, Ocean Township, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Upper Freehold, and West Long Branch. For more information visit

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