RAMSEY, N.J. -- Actress Martha Byrne, spokesperson for Bergen County CASA for Children, is expected to appear at a holiday shopping night benefit Thursday at Gina Avino Artistic Design in Ramsey.
Byrne, a Ridgewood native known for her role on the soap opera "As The World Turns," will be on hand along with a variety of local vendors selling items to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocate program in Bergen County.
From 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at the shop, 103 Main St., shoppers can look at local products and get complimentary treatments. Some of the things that will be available include home furnishing from Artistic Design; and soaps, lotions and other essential oils products from Gina's Soulful Scents line.
Rejuvenate Spa of Westwood will also be providing free Reiki treatments and complimentary hand and eye treatments. There will also be jewelry by Keep Collective, a local vendor and also cosmetics by Rejuvenate.
A portion of the sales will go to Bergen County CASA, a nonprofit organization that provides services for children in foster care or in the the court system because of neglect or abuse.
"Please consider shopping locally, especially during the holidays," said Suzanne Curry, president of Bergen CASA. "You'll find some unique items and help local children in foster care at the same time."
Bergen CASA is part of a national nonprofit that provides one-on-one trained advocates for children when they enter the foster system. Bergen County CASA is always in need of volunteers. For more details, visit the website.
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