Summer Splash 2018 Wrap Up

On Wednesday August 22nd, Inroads To Opportunities held it's second annual Summer Splash at it's own Railside Cafe in Fanwood, New Jersey. Summer Splash featured the amazing chocolates of Carol's Creative Chocolatez of Somerville, NJ (recently voted the best chocolate in New Jersey) paired with a variety of wines sponsored by Total Wine and More of Union, New Jersey. Railside Cafe featured mouthwatering Gelato samples, delicious Hors D'oeuvres along with a beautiful cheese station sponsored by Karen Rotter of Shoprite in Clark, NJ.  General Manager Paul O'Loughlin of Railside Cafe did a fantastic job catering the event and we applaud our staff for their support in preparing and serving for this fundraiser. 

80+ guests came out to support Inroads To Opportunities, which resulted in a $1300 net profit for our charity. Summer Splash was one of two smaller fundraisers that we held this year. Play It Forward Fundraiser back in winter of 2018 helped us to raise $1,000 for Inroads To Opportunities. Inroads Casino Night will be held on Friday October 12th at the Elks Lodge in Union, NJ. We anticipate raising $25,000 for our program and participants. 

As a part of a re-branding for our cafe, Railside Cafe had an official grand re-opening the next morning on Thursday August 23rd. Earlier this year we asked customers of Railside Cafe (previously Mara's Cafe & Bakery) to vote on a new name for the cafe. We received 250+ name suggestions and arrived on Railside Cafe thanks to a Fanwood local who came up with the name while having lunch with his wife. 

We are so grateful to our supporters and vendors for helping us make our fundraising efforts a success. Special thanks to Carol from Carol's Creative Chocolatez for giving us all a chocolate education along with amazing samples of your products. Thank you to Karen Rotter of Shoprite in Clark, Total Wines and More, Railside Cafe staff and General Manager Paul O'Loughlin. #FOODFORGOOD



Comedy for a Cause Wrap Up

One Week Ago, Inroads to Opportunities hosted Comedy For A Cause at the Union Elks Lodge. C4C featured comedians Johnny Lampert & Sherry Davey, live music from Kim Boyko & Bryan Hansen and over 20+ basket raffles. With the help of our sponsors, supporters and basket donors, Inroads net $12,000 from this fundraiser. We cannot thank you enough for supporting us and would like to acknowledge each of you. Special thanks to Mara's Café Fanwood for catering our event, Inroads Cafet...eria Staff, Jessica Potash for donation solicitation and to our events committee.

Roselle Savings Bank
Investors Bank
Wells Fargo
Bank of America US Trust
Hehl & Hehl
Meeker Sharkey

Russ Family
Stern Family
Kraft Family
Dinizio Family
Nifty Packaging
Susan Marrone
Miller Family
Shrink Packaging Systems
Pfahler Family
Barra/ Barille Family

Hilltop Bikes- Cranford
Preferred Freezers
NY Giants
Kidz Village
Bryan Hansen Music LLC
Kim Boyko
Fire Me Up
Rogue Comics
Ono Bowls
Thirsty Turtle
Top Golf
Dash of Thyme & Tana Creations
AMC Linden
Mara's Café & Bakery Fanwood
Mc Glade's on The Pier
State Theater New Jersey
South Orange Performing Arts Center
Galloping Hill Golf course
Electronic Power House
Inter Link
Riedel Corporation
Total Green
Sabert Corporation
Dooner Family
VSP Vision
Baker Family

Inroads To Opportunities Summer Splash Wrap Up

On the evening of July 27th, 2017 Inroads to Opportunities hosted a Fundraiser at Mara's Café & Bakery in Fanwood, NJ. The private event brought in 100 guests to sample a variety of wine, cheese and chocolate. Sponsored by Roselle Savings Bank. Inroads net $2600.00 during the Fundraiser, which will benefit the services they provide to adults and teens with disabilities in Union County, NJ. Special thanks to our vendors: Carole's Creative Chocolates, Shoprite in Clark and Mara's Café & Bakery Fanwood. Inroads next Fundraiser will be held on Friday October 27th at the Union County Elks Club featuring comedian Johnny Lampbert.