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NJASC Award to HLC

On Wednesday, June 1st, HLC's Founder Jodi O'Donnell-Ames and Director of Communications Nancy Yantas attended the National Association of Student Councils Spring Awards Program at Great Adventure in New Jersey.The New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC) is the nation's oldest student leadership organization. Since its inception in 1927 as the New Jersey Association of High School Councils, the NJASC has continually evolved and constantly been at the forefront of student leadership and student issues.


The NJASC is dedicated to helping middle and high school student councils to be more active and engaged in their schools and communities. Each summer the NJASC sponsors a Leadership Training Conference (LTC), a 4-day retreat where students learn critical leadership skills including communication and public speaking, problem-solving, respecting diversity, project planning, and managing conflict. Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, Founder of Hope Loves Company, attended LTC in 1983!  She credits NJASC and its staff for her leadership skills.


The NJASC announced on June 1st at Great Adventure that its students throughout NJ have raised approximately $117,000 for Hope Loves Company!


Hope Loves Company would like to thank the more than 300 schools who participated in the year-long fundraising and who not only raised funds, but awareness for both ALS and Hope Loves Company.

Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, Founder

Fairview Lakes, YMCA, Stillwater, NJ: May 20-22

Thank you to all of the campers, counselors, assistants, chaperones, speaker, doctor, and the  myriad of others who made Camp HLC at the YMCA in Stillwater NJ a huge success!  Thank you to both Beverly Nowakowski and Aleks Rice for capturing great moments.  To view those moments captured by "Friend With A Camera" - Follow this link to spark memories of sharing time with old and new friends.

To learn more, please visit our "Camp HLC" page.

Hope Loves Company and friends will meet at the AMC theatres in Hamilton, NJ on Friday, August 12th at 7:10 pm to watch the award winning movie, Gleason.  Please wear any ALS shirt that you may have and come support ALS Awareness!

St. Ann's Elementary School (Lawrence, NJ) hosted a Dress Down Day HLC fundraiser on May 17th

Thank you to all of the children and teachers who participated in the St. Ann's Elementary School dress down day.  The fundraiser was $1 to participate. More than $200 was raised!  Your efforts and funding will go a long way to helping other children cope with their family member's fight against ALS. 


To learn more or to host your own Dress Down Day fundraiser, contact Nancy Yantas at:

Camp HLC in Indiana Was a Huge Success

Flat Rock River YMCA, St. Paul, IN: June 19-25

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