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Point Boro Boy Raises A Sweet Amount For Ocean Of Love

Fundraiser proves a huge success

Timothy Nobel sure knows how to spread the goodness around.

The eleven-year-old boy from Point Boro raised a staggering $3,221 for Ocean of Love by holding a bake sale during the recent Seafood Festival in Point Pleasant Beach.

Tim presented the check to Ocean of Love’s Executive Director and Founder, Linda Gillick, on October 3.

Gillick, during a recent phone interview, said she found the endeavor, “in a word – amazing! It’s not just the amount of money he raised, but to see the joy that this experience has brought to Tim, has made the whole thing so special.”

Gillick’s sentiments are echoed by Tim’s mother, Karen. She had instructed her son to “do something good for the community” during last summer’s school vacation. She never imagined the diligence Tim would display, or the result he would achieve.

“We are just so proud to see Tim and the kids that helped him, take time away from their vacation to do something to help children who are not as fortunate as they are," she said.

"It was wonderful to see these children working together and raising a remarkable amount of money selling cupcakes, cookies and brownies. I think a special shout-out also needs to go out to all the teachers and parents who baked to make this event a success,” Gillick added.

Several of Tim’s friends and former classmates baked treats, and some even showed up during the sale to lend a hand.

The current Miss New Jersey Teen Ambassador, Sammi Mazza, baked and made an appearance at the sale, no doubt boosting sales, while wearing her crown and sash. She had learned of Tim’s fundraiser through the Ocean of Love staff, and was enticed to befriend Tim and encourage his venture.

One of the reasons Tim selected Ocean of Love was because of their very low overhead costs. Less than four percent of the organization’s budget is spent on administrative fees, with the balance serving Ocean County children with cancer and their families.

Tim is already thinking about what he will do to help the community next year. But his mom, who literally spent days baking, is hoping it doesn’t involve frosting!

Heather Keefe October 20, 2011 at 04:11 PM
I'm an adult grant writer who would be thrilled to secure $3,000 for my favorite non-profit. In any economy, but especially the current one, this is a huge accomplishment! For the project to be spearheaded by an 11-year-old is amazing. I hope Timothy inspires other kids in our community. Great job!
Denise Di Stephan (Editor) October 20, 2011 at 05:20 PM
Thanks for your nice comments, Heather!
Christopher Goss October 20, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Good job Tim!
Timothy Nobel October 20, 2011 at 09:06 PM
Ms. Keefe and Mr. Goss thank you for the kind words. If everyone just did a little bit to help someone in need the world would be a much nicer place. Thank you Mrs. Enright for writing such a nice article and Point Pleasant Patch for printing so everyone could see how much money I raised. Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make this a great day! We had many people donate and bake and help. I could not have done it without everyone's help.
Jennifer Enright October 21, 2011 at 07:08 PM
You are welcome Tim - I'm always happy to report your good work!
Jeanmarie Payne October 21, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Hi Tim! Our family would like to thank you and say how grateful we are there are people like you in this world. Our daughter is 4 and was diagnosed with Leukemia in April of this year. Ocean of Love has been instrumental in our support and ability to keep going through all of this...it's because of wonderful people like you that enable Ocean of Love to continue to help us....Thank you and congrats to your parents for raising such a wonderful young man.
Deb Skonieczny October 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Tim you are one of a kind! Great job to a great kid!
Sharon Hopler October 23, 2011 at 05:49 PM
Great job Tim!!!! We are so very proud of you!!!!! Hopler Family

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