Mike Kogan Consulting and Pinnacle Commercial Development “Tie Warmth On” at Lunch Break
Staff from Mike Kogan Consulting and Pinnacle Commercial Development brought the initiative “Tie Warmth On” to Lunch Break, a community help center located in Red Bank, NJ. Volunteers tied much needed scarves to the backs of the chairs, prior to the diner’s arrival. A card instructed them to take the scarves and “Pass kindness on.”
“Tie Warmth On” is a program of the Jordan Schuman Foundation for Kindness. The Foundation was named after Jordan Schuman, an up-and-coming multimedia reporter who was tragically killed in a car accident in South Carolina. Her father established the Foundation to honor his daughter’s spirit of kindness, but most importantly to create a culture of kindness.
One of her last on air reports was of a program in Florence, SC called “Tie One On.” With that program, volunteers tied scarves to tree limbs with a sign that encouraged those in need to take a scarf. The MKC crew altered the program to fit the needs of Lunch Break and its clients. The scarves that were not used for those having Saturday breakfast, were later taken to the “Tent City” in Lakewood, NJ where they were distributed to the residents there.
The volunteers from MKC and Pinnacle will return to Lunch Break on February 4th to continue distribution of the scarves to the next group.
From left: Melia Owens, Lunch Break; Mary Ortman, Ortman Architecture; Erin Gallo, Pinnacle; Lorraine Coyne and daughter Tess, MKC; Claudia Lucey, MKC/Pinnacle; Mike Kogan, President MKC; and Kerry Kardos, Pinnacle.