Jets’ Linebacker David Harris Tackles Poverty
with “Give the Kids Hope Foundation”
David Harris, starting linebacker for the New York Jets, has tackled the toughest of opponents. Now the football star is tackling an even tougher opponent: the poverty that holds back thousands of New Jersey’s youngsters. Harris will help represent and support Give the Kids Hope Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to help impoverished children in New Jersey. It was launched earlier this year by Stephen Tilton, Jr., CFO of Tilton Automotive Group, the second largest Chevrolet dealership in New Jersey, which owns Schumacher Chevrolet in Little Falls and Gearhart Chevrolet in Denville.
On November 4, from 6:- 8 p.m., Harris will chat with fans and sign autographs as renowned designer Perry Ellis debuts his latest fashion line at Macy’s in the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY. On behalf of David Harris, the designer has arranged to donate 10% of net proceeds from all Perry Ellis sales during the event to Give The Kids Hope Foundation.
Tilton said the Foundation’s first goal is to help Passaic County’s Camp Hope, a free summer getaway for inner-city, under privileged New Jersey children. Despite the county and camp executive’s efforts, economic realities have caused the facilities to deteriorate — a situation Tilton is determined to reverse. “We’re going to turn it into a five-star resort for these kids,” Tilton said. “We want the campers to feel inspired, to see what is possible in life.” David Harris agreed. “I want these kids to feel that they are loved and cared about,” Harris said. “I think the message is that no matter what situation you’re in, there is always hope.”
For more information about Give the Kids Hope Foundation, Inc. and the Perry Ellis event at Macy’s, please visit GiveTheKidsHope.org or call 973.256.1065.