By Kaitlyn Strohmeier, Causeway
The Causeway Family of Dealerships sends out huge congratulations to Deborah Dec! Deborah won a brand new 2021 Ford Mach-E Premium at Fulfill’s Inaugural Golf Outing Event “Drive Out Hunger” back on June 21st. This Ford Mustang Mach-E was donated to Fulfill by Board Member Dave Wintrode and The Causeway Family of Dealerships. With the raffles sold from this event, Fulfill raised 100,000 dollars! For every dollar, Fulfill can provide three meals. This means they raised enough money to provide 300,000 meals for people in need!
Winner Deborah Dec has been a donor to Fulfill since 2009 and she donates every month. She’s involved in multiple organizations, such as the Hope Center, Family Promise, Holiday Express, Soroptimist International of the Central Jersey Coast, and CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties.
She’s heavily involved in Soroptimist International of the Central Jersey Coast. Who is Soroptimist International? They are “A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment” (www.soroptimist.org). This organization truly means a lot to Deborah.
Deborah was a teacher for 42 years, and taught 30 students each year. Out of all the years she taught, 17 of them she educated the gifted and talented students. While being a teacher, on the weekends for about 25 years she waitressed at various Diners. In 1990 she purchased a second home here in south Jersey. She retired eight years ago and moved down here full time.
Deborah absolutely loves theater! She is involved in the Holiday Express Organization. During the months of November and December the organization performs all over New Jersey. They handout gifts to hospitals, group homes and special needs programs. Deborah is a dancer in these performances!
In Deborah’s free time she likes to travel and cruise. She also likes to enter raffles and contests. She luckily wins quite often. Deborah says, “You have to be in it to win it”! That’s just what she does! This Mustang Mach-E just so happens to be the best prize she’s won to date. Deborah loves Atlantic City and enjoys playing Dice and Roulette. She also loves her family and her twin grand nephews.
Who is Fulfill?
Fulfill is previously known as The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties. Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. Fulfill has a network of 289 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day programs, group homes, and more that we work closely with to feed our neighbors in need.
Fulfill accepts non-perishable food donations at two locations:
NEPTUNE FACILITY (Monmouth County)
3300 Route 66
Neptune, NJ 07753
Monday through Friday,
8:00am to 4:00pm
THE B.E.A.T. CENTER (Ocean County)
1769 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
Monday through Friday,
8:00am to 4:30pm
Established July 2013
Left to Right: Corey Gellis – General Sale Manager, Joe Stroffolino – Director of Advertising and Marketing, Chris Varner – Used Vehicle Merchandising Manager, Dave Wintrode – President of The Causeway Family of Dealerships, Lauren Holman – Board Chair of Fulfill, Deborah Dec - Mustang Mach-E Winner, Linda Kellner – Co-CEO &Director of Development & External Relations for Fulfill, Jim Kroeze - Co-CEO & Director of Operations for Fulfill, Kate Irving- Partnerships & Event Specialist for Fulfill, and Jaimee Pignataro - Development/ Monetary Donations for Fulfill
Deborah Dec is one lucky lady! Pictured with her winning raffle ticket prize a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E!
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