Jersey Shore Blue Belles Shine
Chapter - Jersey Shore Blue Belles
Drink Blue Martinis…check. Support charities…check. Be stylish and hip…check, but most of all Fight Frump and Enjoy Life! Yes, that's the familiar Blue Thong Society philosophy and that’s the Jersey Shore Blue Belles motto for sure!
The Jersey Shore Blue Belles are a fantastic group of ladies from all walks of life who enjoy spending time with each other as well as raising money for local charities. We support five charities on a repeat basis and occasionally add special events upon request by a member. With our chapter members numbering over 50 strong, there are always plenty of women ready to fundraise and have a good time.
Many of our social gatherings are also fundraisers, but some are just plain FUN! Listed below are some of our favorites.
Annual Winter White Dessert Party
There's nothing like sweet treats, cocktails, and a room full of vibrant Blue Thongers dressed in winter white attire to make the cold winter doldrums go away! But don't forget your baby shower gift for the local women's clinic for the uninsured.
Yes, we love to show off our homemade goodies and share our yummy recipes, but it's for a good cause too. The white rum punch goes hand-in-hand with providing these needy women with much needed baby supplies and something new for their newborns!
Annual Summer BBQ & Pool Party
Who's afraid of tankinis and bikinis? Not the Jersey Shore Blue Belles! Grab your bathing suit and wrap, fire up the barbeque and schedule the tarot card reader; the Jersey Shore Blue Belles annual pool party and fundraiser for the local animal shelter is in full swing. Cook up your prize covered dish and bring $15.00 to hear the psychic tell your future, which is then donated to the animal shelter.
Annual De-Shit Your House Yard Sale
Everyone has household items, purses, toys, clothes and other stuff cluttering up our homes. Once a year we take the time to declutter and join together to have a community garage sale. All the proceeds are donated to our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Any household items that are not sold are donated to Habitat's Resale store for them to sell. Our contribution for 2009 to Habitat totaled $820.
Bra Intervention Day
That's right, it's time to cater to the girls and we don't mean females. Oprah said that 90% of women are wearing the wrong size bra, so we checked it out. Nordstrom's lingerie department helped our Blue Thong chapter realign their Ta-Ta's and Fight Frump! And Oprah was right, 11 out of our 12 women who participated were wearing the wrong size bra. So to celebrate our triumph, we all bought new undergarments and ate lunch at a delicious local restaurant.
Girl's Night Out
We love supporting the famous Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ and what better way than to join in on their annual Girl’s Night Out fundraiser. We learned about women’s issues and supported local businesses owned by women by visiting their fair. The evening culminated with the play Little Women performed by local actors -- All this fun while managing to raise $375 for one of our favorite charities.
Some of the additional other community charities we have been able to support with our fun events have been:
Toms River Township Animal Shelter
Jersey Shore Blue Belle's love their pets and so we run several fundraising activities to help out animals that are not as fortunate as our beloved ones at home. We have had jewelry parties, a collage/massage party, and attended a dinner dance/gift auction raising a total of over $2,000 in 2009 to help out our fuzzy friends.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
A team of energetic, determined Blue Belles walked to raise $1,190 for this important cause this year. Cinderella's Closet Do you remember swaying to oldies music with a corsage pinned to your elegant gown at your senior prom? The Blue Belles have some fond memories from those days so we donated 20 prom dresses to help some underprivileged students at Manchester High School look beautiful at their prom and make some memories of their own.
All compiled, during 2009, the Jersey Shore Blue Belles managed to raise and donate approximately $8,625 in cash and gifts for the various community causes we got involved with.
As you can see, the Jersey Blue Belles are a busy bunch of ladies! Ask any of the members about why they joined our group, and they’ll tell you about the camaraderie and female friendship that they found. We all feel a sense of belonging to something special and the fundraising is an important part, too. The women in our club are from all walks of life and range from 35 to 65 years old, yet we all have one thing in common: a desire to love and enjoy life! And that’s exactly what we do at every event we spend together.