E.E. Cruz Employees put NJ Kids in the Driver’s Seat
While many of us at E.E. Cruz have enjoyed personal prosperity over the years, we remain appreciative of this good fortune and attempt to “give back” whenever possible to make life easier for those less privileged.
With this in mind, dozens of E.E. Cruz employees generously volunteered their time this October, hosting the 2012 Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance at Hop Brook Farm. These bighearted individuals were joined by Company JV partners, subcontractors and business associates who graciously partnered with us to make the event a success once again.
The Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance is a charitable automobile exhibition of 135 fine automobiles. Eligible entries are selected, displayed and judged on elegance, style, and overall beauty. Automobile aficionados and collectors from the tri state area and beyond come to Hop Brook Farm in Holmdel every Fall to witness what has become one of the finest events of its kind.
More importantly, through this one day event over 75,000 net dollars was raised this year to benefit Horizons, a non-profit organization helping underprivileged kids from Red Bank and Long Branch NJ. With vital summer enrichment programs, Horizons helps disadvantaged kids reach their potential through life changing academic, cultural, and recreational instruction.
“There is no doubt we could run a Concours on the merits of the automobiles alone”, explains Jeff Cruz. “But the charitable aspect gives the event a much greater purpose. I am particularly proud of our employees and business partners who have generously given, year after year, to support our mission.” Since its inception in 2008, over 400,000 dollars (gross) has been raised through the Monmouth County Concours to help worthwhile local charities. “Hundreds of deprived local kids have been touched through the selfless work of our employees”, he adds.
To learn more about E.E. Cruz Social Responsibility, go to www.eecruz.com or visit www.monmouthcountyconcours.com.