Staff from Pinnacle Commercial Development and Mike Kogan Consulting teamed up to bring “Tie Warmth On” to Lunch Break, a local help center located in Red Bank, NJ. “Tie Warmth On” is an initiative started locally by the Jordan Schuman Foundation for Kindness. “Tie Warmth On” provides scarves for those in need during the winter months. Pinnacle and MKC brought over 500 scarves to the community center on January 21, where they were tied on the backs of the chairs for those who were coming in for their Saturday meal. Later in the afternoon, representatives of Lunch Break took the remaining scarves down to Tent City in Lakewood, NJ where they were distributed to those residents.
“Tie One On” and the Jordan Schuman Foundation for Kindness were brought to the attention of Pinnacle President Mike Kogan, by its founder, Brian Schuman, who created the Foundation in honor of his daughter Jordan. Jordan, an up-and-coming multimedia reporter was working in Florence, SC when she was killed tragically in a car accident right before Christmas 2015. One of her last on-air pieces was on the local program “Tie One On”, where volunteers tied scarves to trees with a sign telling those in need to take one.
The Pinnacle and the Kogan crew adapted the program to fit the needs of Lunch Break, and tied the scarves on to the backs of the chairs. A card was attached saying “May the Light of Jordan’s Kindness Keep You Warm this Winter.”
The group will be heading back to Lunch Break on February 4th for the second half of the distribution. http://www.JordanSchumanFoundation.org
From left to right-Melia Owens, program coordinator, Lunch Break; Mary Ortman, Architect; Erin Gall0, Pinnacle; Lorraine Coyne and her daughter Tess, MKC; Claudia Lucey, Pinnacle/MKC; Mike Kogan, President, Pinnacle/MKC; Kerry Kardos, Pinnacle.