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Local Business Gives Back to Downtown Freehold

Main Street Matters Campaign raises more than $900.

All across the country paint maker Benjamin Moore has run a program aimed at improving downtown areas. Here in Freehold one local business brought that program to help spruce up the downtown area.

Downtown Freehold was recognized by Colors to Go, a business that has made a home on Park Avenue since 1977. The Kress-Curry family held a “Main Street Matters” campaign from the middle of August until the end of September. For every gallon of Benjamin Moore paint sold $1 was donated to the campaign.

By the time it was done $941 had been raised to help the downtown they have called home for all these years. “We are honored that Colors to Go got on board with the Benjamin Moore program, and that so many people were happy to contribute by buying that brand over any other,” said Richard Gatto, CEO of Downtown Freehold.

Gatto said the downtown section of Freehold is not just Main Street but also Throckmorton and South Streets, calling it “a critical hub of our community.” The CEO said donations to the downtown area “helps us thrive far into the future, by allowing new programs and events, hosting new businesses and welcoming both residents and visitors.”

At a time when traditional downtown areas are becoming more and more rare Gatto said there are always efforts underway to help support, preserve and energize “Western Monmouth’s Original Downtown.”

For more information on Downtown Freehold visit their website or call 732-333-0094.


Dan Xavier December 11, 2013 at 06:58 AM
Colors to Go is also a sponsor of Freehold's own Annual Masonic Holiday Toy Drive. Because of the selfless actions of businesses like Colors to Go, this local toy drive has organically grown from just providing toys to Freehold Borough's underprivileged youth to also providing toys for the underprivileged youth of Howell and Jackson as well. In fact, we've been so successful that we now also make bulk toy donations to the CentraState Medical Center Pediatric Unit, the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Pediatric Unit, the Monmouth Medical Center Pediatric Unit, the Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson, the St. Barnabas Pediatric Burn Center, the Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick, the Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch, the Division of Youth & Family Services in northern Monmouth County, the Division of Youth & Family Services in southern Monmouth County, the Division of Youth & Family Services in northern Ocean County, and the Madonna House in Neptune. The actions of Colors to Go speak volumes for their unwavering support for our community and certainly reveal their "true colors"!

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