Caring for the Community… A Benefit Event for the Pascack Valley

What are you doing the day before Mother’s Day this year? How about joining us for a fun-filled family event including a gourmet brunch, tricky trays, silent auctions and more.

“Caring for the Community” is a benefit event being co-sponsored by the GPVCOC and Shelter Our Pets. Part of the proceeds from this fun-filled event will go towards providing scholarships to high school seniors in the greater Pascack Valley. The other part of the proceeds will help to provide a specialized service, offering loving care and shelter to pets of abuse victims, either with a foster family or at an area kennel, until they can be reunited with their owners. This event is for members and non-members alike.

What’s Included

  • River Vale Country Club Restaurant
    The River Vale Country Club has a beautiful dining room serving delicious food.

    Gourmet Brunch including:

    • Scrambled eggs
    • Garden Salad
    • Chicken Picatta
    • Eggplant parmesan
    • Seasoned Rice
    • Seasonal Vegetables
    • Dessert
    • Coffee, tea, soda
    • Kids (12 and under) eat off the full adult menu for a reduce price
  • Tricky Trays –  You can purchase raffle tickets and place the tickets in canisters near the valuable items you hope to win. You can put as many tickets as they want in a given container to increase the odds of winning.
  • Silent Auctions – You can win valuable prizes of your choice at potentially substantial discounts. Silent auctions are auctions held without an auctioneer with people placing their bids on sheets of paper instead.
  • 50/50 – You can have the chance to win half of the total money collected.
  • Guest Speaker – (TBD)

River Vale Country Club LogoWhen and Where its being Held

The Caring for the Community benefit event is being held at the beautiful River Vale Country Club located at 660 Rivervale Road, River Vale, NJ 07675. Their private banquet room can accommodate from 20 to 125 guests.  For more information about the venue, please visit their website at:

The event will start at 11:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Each year, the Greater Pascack Valley grants thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school seniors in the Pascack Valley.

Scholarships for Area Students

The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce has a long history of providing scholarships to deserving high school seniors throughout the Pascack Valley. This year will be no exception as we will provide eight separate scholarships – one for a student in each of the eight public high schools in the greater Pascack Valley.

The scholarships are given based upon academic achievement AND community service. More specifically, this scholarship is awarded to a senior student who has demonstrated a commitment to his/her community evidenced by volunteer work throughout his/her high school years. Students provides why they feel they should get the award with further specific details on community service activity and their college plans.

Shelter our Pets Logo
Shelter Our Pets provides a specialized service, offering loving care and shelter to pets of abuse victims, either with a foster family or at an area kennel, until they can be reunited with their owners.

About Shelter Our Pets

Shelter Our Pets is an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation serving New Jersey.  Our mission is to provide a safe haven for the pets of victims of domestic violence who are fleeing their abusive situations. Shelter Our Pets assists people seeking safety from violence by providing alternatives to giving up a beloved pet, leaving a pet behind in a potentially dangerous situation or continuing to subject themselves and their pets to abuse.

Shelter Our Pets provides a specialized service, offering loving care and shelter to pets of abuse victims, either with a foster family or at an area kennel, until they can be reunited with their owners.  Our long term vision is to create housing where abuse survivors can reside with their pets while they rebuild their lives.

Shelter Our Pets services include fostering, boarding, medical care, behavior modification, food, toys, supplies and all the love and nurturing pets need while under our care.  Shelter Our Pets will also offer adoption services for pets who can no longer be kept by their owners.

Additional services include assistance with:

  • Pet boarding or kenneling referrals
  • Fostering through rescue groups
  • Pet Food
  • Referrals for Veterinary Care
  • Breed specific rescue organizations
  • Finding an animal shelter
Tickets will be available online and can be paid by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal account.


Tickets are available to purchase only online and can be paid using a Credit Card, Debit Card or through a PayPal account. Get your tickets now to reserve your seat (our event at the River Vale Country Club can only accommodate a maximum of 100 guests). Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and we expect this event to sell out quickly.

    • Adults – only $45.00
    • Children (12 and under) – only $20.00 (eat from the adult menu)

Type of Ticket To Add to Cart (choose quantity later)

After adding an adult and/or child ticket to your cart, you can select the quantity of each and then view your cart below before proceeding to your checkout.

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