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MULLICA HILL, N.J. (CBS) – There are more than 400 volunteers making 2,000 hoagies to fill your Super Bowl needs at a South Jersey high school. The Hoagies for Hope event at Clearview Regional High School raises money for families in need, specifically people with life threatening injuries.
Students and staff at Clearview Middle and High School started this event a few years ago and organizers say it’s made a major difference in the community.
“Who doesn’t want a hoagie on Super Bowl Sunday,” said Christina Boody, council faculty advisor. “We started this five years ago to help people in the community with challenges, medical needs, to help alleviate some of the financial stress.”
That way families can focus on healing.
“Thank you to Clearview for allowing me to do that, be home with my son,” said volunteer Lina Scarpaci.
Lina Scarpaci was one of the first families to receive a donation before her son Zachary died from brain cancer a few years ago.
“It helps a lot because bills come in and you can’t work,” said Scarpaci.
This year the fundraiser is helping two children with major medical issues and two staff members who are battling cancer.
“We’ve met amazing recipients this year who are just so grateful,” said Helena Reynolds, Co-chair of Hoagies for Hope. “It’s so rewarding to see the smile on their face.”
The event has over 75 sponsors, setting a new record.
Since the event started organizers have raised more than $65,000 for families in need.
Students will be selling hoagies from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at Clearview Regional High School in the athletics building.
The school is located at 625 Breakneck Road, Mullica Hill, New Jersey.