There’s nothing like satisfying a sweet-tooth craving and doing something good for the community at the same time.
Timothy Nobel, an 11-year-old boy from Point Borough, knows what I’m talking about.
He will be holding a bake sale at this year’s Seafood Festival in Point Beach to raise money for Ocean of Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Ocean County children with cancer and their families.
I first met Tim when he was in my daughter’s kindergarten class. The tallest kid in the room, with a cherubic face and permanent smile, I couldn’t help but notice him.
As the years passed and I got to know this young man, I couldn’t help but notice his giving character and boundless heart.
Known as a bit of a jokester to his classmates, Tim is usually the center of attention.
And that’s the plan for Sept. 17, when he sets up his table in front of the Elks building on Arnold Avenue. If Tim’s bigger-than-life personality can bring in the buyers, his coffers are sure to fill up.
Tim’s dad, Dennis, is a member of the Elks, and has arranged to keep the goodies safely refrigerated inside the lodge until they can be sold under the tent donated by Home Depot.
Tim has been working on this project for months – carrying a huge purple binder around town soliciting donations from area businesses, neighbors and friends.
My daughter has committed to baking mint-chip brownies, and she is just one of dozens of contributors.
The bake sale will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or until they run out of treats.
Tim and his mom, Karen, have signed a contract with Ocean of Love, and have promised to deliver all the money raised to the organization by Oct. 3. His goal is $2000, but of course, the more, the better.
So if you don’t plan to attend the Seafood Festival, but still want to give to the cause, or if you’d like to donate baked goods or help out the day of the sale, you can reach Karen at 732-539-9654 or KNobel1352@aol.com.
For more information about Ocean of Love, visit their website www.ocean-of-love.org.