Some memorable moments from the past
Moon Cake Fundraising–Sept 2022
During the 2022 Bernards Mid-Autumn Festival Community Celebration, the GOAL team hosted a fund-raising event by selling moon cakes. We raised $ 300 for local charities and non-profit organizations.
2022 Bernards Mid-Autumn Festival–Sept 2022
The GOAL team helped to organize a more than 600-person community activity: 2022 Bernards Mid-Autumn Festival, to promote the atmosphere of inclusive and diversity of our township. The GOAL team volunteered in multiple activities.
Stop AAPI Hate Rally – march 2021
In response to the rise of Asian hate crimes, the GOAL team helped organize a 500-person rally in our town center. We raised and donated around $6,000 to support our local AAPI community, while promoting inclusion, unity, equity and empowerment to educate and strengthen our township in large.
Superbowl Squares Fundraiser – February 2021
While Tom Brady won his seventh ring in Super Bowl LV, the GOAL team hosted a Super Bowl squares game in which participants placed bets on the final scores of the game. Through the betting, we raised a total of $100 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
LETTERS TO SENIORS CITIZENS DURING QUARATINE – June 2020
Since big-group events (such as 5K runs) were not possible due to the pandemic, the GOAL team decided to write letters to seniors at a local senior living center in order to boost their morale. In doing this, we brightened some senior citizen’s days, without person-to-person interactions!
coronavirus fundraiser – February 2020
During the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, GOAL raised funds to support Wuhan’s doctors and nurses. On February 16, the team raised a total of $5786.28 in medical supplies. Our donations were successfully delivered to the Wuhan area and helped the medical workers there. We hope to continue supporting our community as well as to others in need.
Ridge Scheduling – February 2020
On February 2nd, 2020, the GOAL team organized an online seminar that focused on answering questions from upcoming Ridge High School students. The scheduling meeting concentrated on providing a brief description of most high school classes, as well as explaining credits and the AP/Honors system at Ridge High School. A few of our older friends even helped to provide a brief, 30 minute Q/A session regarding college applications and AP/SAT testing. The event was a fascinating way to reach out to our community and provide a platform for parents and students alike to deepen their understanding of high school life!
NYC MARATHON – NOVEMBER 2019
During the 2019 NYC Marathon on November 3rd, the GOAL team helped man the last water station in central park. The day was spent setting up refreshment tables, talking to the other workers, cheering on the runners, and handing out water. Overall, it was an exciting and inspiring experience as we watched and helped the runners achieve their dreams.