We are so excited to announce that our founders, Tanya Veltz and Matthew Rahmeen Veltz received the 2022 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award! The award honors 12 unsung heroes from across the Garden State who will be recognized for their compassion and dedication at the 26th Annual Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award Ceremony on May 6. "These heroes stepped out of the shadow of the pandemic and demonstrated their passionate, unstoppable commitment to serving the most vulnerable among us." - Russ Berrie Making A Difference Award
"We would like to sincerely Thank Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award, The Berrie family and Ramapo College for selecting my Husband and I to be Honored for this year’s 2022 Award and for Hosting an outstanding Ceremony. We deeply appreciate the recognition but the most exciting part for me, was being selected amongst so many amazing Unsung Heroes who go above and beyond every day from all walks of life Congratulations to you all!
We would like to also give a special thanks to Kaila Boulware-Sykes and Raymond Figueroa Sykes Founders of Hidden Gems Literary Emporium for nominating us may the creator bless all of your endeavors. And Thank You to all of our Partners and those who work with us Day in and Day out to fulfill our mission to help those in need." -Tanya and Matthew Veltz