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Tuckerton Lumber Company gives back to the community through 2018 Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest

“We decided to select an organization that was well run and was legitimately helping those in need.”

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“During the holidays Tuckerton Lumber employees like to get into the holiday spirit by wearing unique and sometimes ”ugly“ sweaters. Back in 2017 one of our customers suggested we start a contest to see who had the ugliest sweater. We loved the idea so much that we decided to take it to the next level and start a fundraiser. For each vote cast, everyone could make a small donation of $1 and we would give back to an organization which is directly helping locals within the community.

“We decided to select an organization that I was already familiar with, was well run and was legitimately helping those in need, and we chose Family Promise of Southern Ocean County.

“We had a blast! It was so much fun, everyone would come in and study the sweaters and debate which was the ugliest sweater before casting their vote and making a donation,”  said Elizabeth Harrigle, CFO at Tuckerton Lumber.

About Family Promise of Southern Ocean County by Elizabeth Golla, Executive Director

How does Family Promise of Southern Ocean County carry out their mission?

“Family Promise of Southern Ocean County carries out our mission by mobilizing volunteers throughout the Southern Ocean County area, working with local community partners, school organizations,  and churches to be able to provide meals, shelter and hospitality to local homeless families and their children.”

Who does Family Promise Serve?

“We serve homeless families and their children within Southern Ocean County, from Lacey Township through Little Egg Harbor Township and Long Beach Island. However, we are assisting the overflow from Toms River, Bayville, Lakewood, Monmouth County if needed, but Southern Ocean County takes first priority.”

How can the community support Family Promise of Southern Ocean County?

“Through volunteering, attending fundraisers, monetarily, donating supplies such as laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper towels. For an up to date list of needed supplies, you can read our wish list on our website, which changes based upon the needs of the family in the program and we always encourage people to start there. The less we have to purchase and people are willing to donate those items, then the more we can focus our funding to go directly to the programming for the families. For every dollar, that is donated, it gets turned around three times through in kind donations, which really helps us to be able to scale back on all the cost that goes out for the families.”

To learn more about Family Promise of Southern Ocean County visit their website and Facebook at

To learn more about Tuckerton Lumber Company visit their website

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