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KID OF THE MONTH
In 2011, owner, Yvette Bonfiglio, found a second calling to help children and their families effected by pediatric cancer. At the time, she was unaware of how far and of how many lives she would come to touch. Yvette is passionate about being a helping hand in pediatric cancer awareness, research and embracing each family as her own.
In 2013, Tommy and Yvette were honorees of the 2nd annual Ashley Lauren Foundation Butterfly Ball; being recognized for all of their devotion to the foundation and families involved. In 2016, they hosted "Make Some Noise" which invited all families, charities and loved ones to an event to raise awareness for childhood cancer.
Yvette and Tommy have created a program called "Tommy's Kid of The Month". This program selects a child and their family each month to help raise money and support them during that month. Also during this time, the "kid of the month" is invited to come cook with the chefs of Tommy's and enjoy a day revolved around them.
Tommy and Yvette Bonfiglio were surprised in August by a visit from St. Jude, with a beautiful plaque to thank them for all of their work and inviting them to the 2016 gala, which they attended in Memphis, Tennessee in September.
Since, they have become active with St. Jude and as of March 1, 2017 have launched a "Round Up & Give Hope" campaign within Tommy's Tavern + Tap, they are the first company in the area to create and launch such a campaign. They have given each person who visits Tommy's the opportunity to donate to St. Jude by rounding up their final bill and sending donations directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Bonfiglio Family were the 2017 American Red Cross, New Jersey District -Clara Barton Humanitarian Award honorees.
They continue their work with the American Red Cross, Andrea Bonfiglio sat on the board for one year from 2018 - 2019.
The Bonfiglio's have partnered with the Francis Foundation to move forward with their Kid of The Month Program!
The Frances Foundation has a focused, devoted commitment to bring smiles to kids fighting cancer. The Foundation strives to alleviate a child’s pain and suffering with a special gift, a special gesture, or even a few special moments. The Foundation also provides financial assistance to impoverished families desperately needing help due to their child’s fight again cancer. The Foundation seeks to give compassionately to children and families dealing with extremely difficult physical and emotional challenges. In addition to direct aid to a child or family, The Foundation also supports research aimed to terminate childhood cancers. Helping kids is our passion.
On December 1, 2016 The Bonfiglio's partnered up with Kick Cancer Over Board and surprised this "kid of the month" family with a cruise to Bermuda! Working with Kick Cancer Overboard, Yvette has given two families cruises in the month of December. Since, each year at Tommy's Christmas Tree Lighting the team kicks off their annual Toys for Tots campaign.
On September 13, 2017, The Bonfiglio Family was awarded with the Monmouth County's Chamber of Commerce Beacon Award; Which recognizes those who go above and beyond to give back to the community.