Fundraisers for needy families, toy drives, and fighting cancer are just some of the community projects that Bea McNally’s has scheduled for this fall.
On November 15, Bea’s plays host to the Love for Maddie fundraiser for the Hackettstown-based Smiles for Margaret non-profit group. And on December 7, Bea McNally’s will be a drop-off site for a special Toys for Tots effort.
The Love for Maddie event takes place at Bea McNally’s on Tuesday Nov. 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. During that time frame, a full 15 percent of all proceeds in the restaurant will go to the organization to help needy families in the Hackettstown area.
The Smiles for Margaret organization is coordinated by Christopher and Donna Walling, whose 12-year old daughter passed away Dec. 28, 2013. The parents, who were so gracious from those who helped them out during this tough time, wanted to give back in their daughter’s name. To learn more about this group, visit www.smilesformargaret.org.
The Toys for Tots event is being hosted by the Centenary University Alumni Association. A complimentary buffet will be available to those who drop off new toys that evening from 6 to 9 p.m., or who donate $10 at the door. The toys collected will then be given to Casa of Warren County for distribution to children in the area who could use a brighter holiday season.
“It’s really important to us to be a part of the community and help out,” said Mark Falow, owner of the Grand Avenue restaurant in Hackettstown. “Any time we can get involved we want to be there.”
Earlier this month, Bea McNally’s was also one of the sponsors of The Walk to Benefit Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Hackettstown Medical Center. They offered Roasted Chimichurri Wings and Lucky Bags (corned beef wontons) to the walkers.
Other groups and organizations interested in partnering with Bea McNally’s on fundraiser events are invited to call the restaurant, 908-813-1900. With ample space at the restaurant, Bea’s can accommodate events of any size.