FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Contact: Matthew Perricone, President ~ 973-615-3501 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Montville, NJ ~ In an effort to continue to support those in need in our community, The Leonidas Foundation was proud to donate 110 meals to the residents of the Bonnie Brae School this week.
Located in Liberty Corner, NJ Bonnie Brae takes youth from crisis to success by providing the most comprehensive care for at-risk New Jersey boys and their families. Their extraordinary school and therapeutic residential community serves boys 93 boys, aged 8-21 years. A fully accredited and nationally recognized residential treatment center, Bonnie Brae provides a safe place for boys to heal, learn, and grow. Nearly all boys who come to Bonnie Brae have suffered abuse, trauma or neglect.
This meal delivery allowed Bonnie Brae’s residents and staff to enjoy hot catered dinners from a Baldwins Pizza in Parsippany. With the assistance of Senator Anthony Bucco, The Leonidas Foundation joined together with Front Line Morris to assist their community during this difficult time. Front Line Morris is a coalition of residents organized by Morris County Freeholder Tom Masterangelo, Rob Zwigard, Chris Mazzarella, Ted Stanziale, Nick Kraus, and Justine Roche.
On behalf of Front Line Morris, Zwigard said, “Today we partnered up with a great organization for young men and women, The Leonidas Foundation. Due to their generosity, we were able to deliver 110 meals to Bonnie Brae. The Leonidas Foundation is doing amazing things for young men and women during a very difficult time.”
“We are proud to be able to provide relief from the stresses caused by COVID-19 to Bonnie Brae while supporting a local small business working tirelessly to keep its doors open,” said Matthew Perricone, President of The Leonidas Foundation. “For over 100 years, Bonnie Brae has lifted up young men in crisis. We are honored to be given this opportunity to help those helping others during these unprecedented times in our world. Our Foundation wishes them and everyone continued good health as we navigate these troubling times.”
“On behalf of my wife Frances, daughter Alexandra, and our entire family, I am grateful for the work of these volunteers who are serving those leading the fight against this terrible public health crisis,” said Teddy Vagias, Leo’s father and Foundation Trustee. “We are humbled by the opportunity to contribute to their efforts and express our sincerest support for all those on the front line fighting against the coronavirus during these trying times.”
The Leonidas Foundation was formed in 2016 in memory of Montville resident Leonidas “Leo” Vagias, an avid learner with a passion for giving back to those in need. Focusing on helping young men and women succeed through educational programs, the Foundation has dedicated much of their efforts to assisting those in need in Leo’s honor.
For more on The Leonidas Foundation, please visit www.leouniteus.org. To join in The Leonidas Foundation’s support of Front Line Morris visit their website, Feed the Front Line – Morris County GoFundMe.