April 21, 2013
Thank you so much, Miss Nicky!!!
Your toffees were, as usual, an enormous hit! Wiped clean! You are so talented, and The Grove said they are enamored with your work as well.
Much love and thanks!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Thank you for the wonderful donation of your delicious almond toffee and your new Mazel-toffee to Homeless Solutions for our Dream Builders Bash Silent Auction. We received great feedback from our guests about the variety of our auction items.
Bash guests enjoyed using the BidPal for the first time to place their bids. The BidPal is a hand held device (like an Ipod Touch) that catalogs all the items and lets the bidder place and track their bid electronically. As an auction donor, your company’s name was listed and acknowledged in each BidPal which were used by over 230 guests at the Bash.
We are ‘grateful for your participation in the 1i h Annual Dream Builders’ Bash which raised over $135,000 in net proceeds for our shelter programs. Your partnership enables us to provide housing, supportive services, and hope for homeless men, women and children.
We look forward to your continued support of Homeless Solutions and the Dream Builders Bash!
With much appreciation,
Stephanie M. Cicale
Director of Development
Thank you so much for your generous gift to our auction and raffle at our CODE Red Fundraiser on March 30, 2012. The cupcakes were delicious!
The event was a great success on many levels. We received overwhelming support of more than 500 individuals and businesses. The funds we raised support disaster services throughout Northern New Jersey.
Again, on behalf of our Board of Directors and CODE Red Committee, thank you very much for your support of the Red Cross. We hope you will continue to support us at next year’s event!
Many thanks for your generosity in contributing the delicious baked goods for our community service night at Bradford School back in December. We heard many “oohs” and “aahs” from the folks (and their kids) who attended. “The almond toffee brittle was awesome,” said one child. (And one mother remarked that she wanted to hide the box of almond toffee brittle somewhere so she could eat the whole thing.) There were a lot of cheers for the rum cake and the banana-split cupcakes, too.
We hope you know that we promoted your goodies a couple of times throughout the evening. Of course, Mesiah Event Planners was highlighted and officially thanked in the January issue of our school’s monthly newsletter, which goes home to parents in the children’s backpacks.
Thanks again. We appreciate your involvement in our school event and your help in making the evening such a scrumptious one.
Cassandra Bollinger – Corresponding Secretary
Thank you again for your annual appeal donation to the Montclair Public Library Foundation. This donation will be used to purchase an engraved brick. The brick will be placed in the spring once the ground warms up. When your brick has arrived I will call you to set up a time for you to select your location.
Your support helps the Montclair Public Library fulfill its mission of providing an environment which supports and stimulates self education, lifelong learning and information literacy. Libraries are critical components of communities. They are the keepers of our stories and the source for information that is available to all of our citizens.
Your gift means that we can better serve those who depend upon the Montclair Public Library for learning and entertainment. Thank you, again, for supporting our efforts.
To Miss Nicky’s Toffee,
Thank you very much for your donation of cookies for 200 race bags valued at $250 for the JLMN Run 4 Children at Risk that was held on September 18, 2011.
As one of the lLMN’s fundraising events for the 2011-2012 League year, The lLMN Run 4 Children at Risk will be an essential contributor to our community projects benefiting children at risk Our nearly 500 members are committed to building a better community by promoting education, health and wellness, literacy and the arts for children at risk. Through hands-on volunteer programs, community advocacy and collaboration, the JLMN improved the lives of more than 5,000 children in our community last year.
Enclosed is a copy of the Thank You Poster that was displayed at the entrance of Woodman Field. This page was dedicated to the generous individuals and companies, like yourself, that helped make our race such a HUGE success. Asimilar design was also printed on the back of the race t-shirts which were distributed to nearly 200 participants.
Thank you again for your generous donation and support of the Junior League of Montclair- Newark, Inc.
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO THE HYACINTH AIDS FOUNDATION! IT WAS VERY KIND OF YOU!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE HYAClNTH FUNDRAISER SUCH A SUCCESS! MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME HOW GREAT THE FOOD WAS!
THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE HYACINTH AIDS FOUNDATION AND THEIR GOOD WORKS.
GREGG P. MONSEES
On behalf of the Montclair Scholarship Fund, we want to express our deep gratitude for your generous donation of your delicious toffee and cookies for the October 22, 2011 “Back in the Day” fundraiser benefiting the Gary F. Whitlock Memorial Scholarship.
Since the founding of this scholarship in 2006, thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we have awarded $24,000 in scholarships to Montclair High graduating seniors now attending The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Morehouse College, Hampton University, Pennsylvania State University, Syracuse University and Rutgers University, respectively, and established a $100,000 endowment for the scholarship.
Again, many thanks for your support.
President -Montclair Scholarship Fund
Dear Ms. Mesiah
Thank you for your generous donation of thirty-seven books to the Montclair Public Library. Your gift is appreciated by all of us at the library as we seek to fulfill our vision, “To enhance the quality of life in Montclair by providing an environment which supports and stimulates self education, lifelong learning and information literacy.”
Libraries are critical to communities. They are the keepers of our stories and the source for information that is available to all of our citizens. As such, a quality collection is a necessity and the contribution of books, videos and other materials is vital.
Your gift means that we can better serve those who depend upon the Montclair Public Library for learning and entertainment. Thank you, again, for supporting our efforts.
Dear Miss Nicky
Thank you so much for helping to make our Second Annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival such a huge success! It was a SOLD-OUT event. Some of the feedback we received was … “The best food and wine event / have ever been to”… ” / am definitely going to make a reservation at that restaurant”… “what an amazing cross-section of restaurants”… and “great, extensive selection of wines and spirits”. There was also one unanimous request, “/ hope you are going to continue this every year”.
The success of our event would not have been possible without your generosity and the generosity of another 38 restaurants, 15 wine distributors, and 12 fire departments; all willing to showcase one of their signature dishes or wines to the nearly 850 guests in attendance that evening. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as our guests.
We are proud of the enormous media coverage that we received that evening. We had reporters from FIOS I, News 12, the Star Ledger, and Tri-County Journal. We feel confident that this year’s coverage will help to make next year’s event even larger and more successful.
Again, thank you for being a part of a very special evening and we hope to see you again next year. Mark your calendar for January 28, 2013.
Chief J. Michael Roberts
Thank you so much for participating in The Parents’ Association of The Montclair Kimberley Academy’s second annual Winter Holiday Boutique. We believe that the event was a huge success and we hope the event met or exceeded your expectations.
It was a pleasure working with you on this event. We look forward to working together in the future. Happy holidays.
Beth Fuchs, Co-Treasurer
PAMKA Winter Gift Boutique
Debbie and I said many thanks (and a few extra pounds!!) for the delicious toffee. what a lovely and generous package you sent! we shared some of the toffee with coleagues, and I can report that you have a large fan club here at Eagleton.
We look forward to seeing you in May. It was delightful meeting you last Saturday…. and delicious feasting on your gift!
To Miss Nicky’s Toffee,
Thank you very much for your donation for our A Spring Affair shopping boutique that was held on April 29th and April 30th, 2011.
As one of the LMN’s primary fundraising events for the 2010-2011 League year, A Spring Affair is an essential contributor to our community projects benefiting children at risk. Our nearly 500 members are committed to building a better community by promoting education, health and wellness, literacy and the arts for children at risk. Through hands-on volunteer programs, community advocacy and collaboration, the jLMN improved the lives of more than 5,000 children in our community last year. In addition, your donation has enabled us to provide internal training and in-the-field experience to develop future community leaders.
Our upcoming Summer Postmark will have a page dedicated to the generous individuals and businesses, like yourself that helped make A Spring Affair such a great success. This publication is not only posted on our website, www.ilmn.org, but it is also emailed to all of our League members and mailed to our Community Partners. In addition, our website will also have a “Thank You” page acknowledging everyone’s generous support.
Thank you again for your generous donation and support of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc.
Maggie O’Connor, President
Thank you so much for your donation to Luna Stage. Our event in Llewellyn Park was a great success. due in large part to you! Your support means so much to the company. as it helps us to continue fulfilling our mission of producing dynamic and thought-provoking theatre work.
What a year it has been for Luna! As you know, we are in the midst of our big move to the Valley Arts District of Orange/West Orange, at a time when all non-profit organizations are feeling the effects of the economic climate. Yet we continue to move forward with great work ¬intensive play development, readings, script-in-hand performances, playwriting and improvisation workshops, partnerships with writers and musicians, and all this as we actively engage in reaching out to our new community.
The grand opening of our new space will be this October with the production of John Henry Redwood’s The Old Settler. Please check our website: www.lunastage.org for information on the production and for updates on all that is happening at Luna Stage. If you are not on our email list and would like to receive our quarterly newsletter, please sign up online.
Thanks again for your generous support -we look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
Mona Hennessy, Managing Director
Dear Ms. Mesiah:
On behalf of the Parents’ Association of the Montclair Kimberley Academy, we would like to thank you for your donation of these items to our annual spring fundraiser:
• Miss Nicky’s Gourmet Toffee-
This year’s event, All That We Love, was held at the beautiful setting ofThe Pleasantdale Chateau on April 9, 2011. The evening highlighted our children’s accomplishments in academics and the fme and performing arts. Your generous support helped us to raise money for programs that enrich the educational environment ofthe school and serve the local community.
Please note that there were no goods or services provided in exchange for your donation.
Again, your generosity and continued support of our efforts is greatly appreciated.
Diana Fennelly, 2011 Spring Fundraiser Chair
Thank you so much for your generous gift to our auction and raffle at our Fourteenth Annual Awards Gala on February 12, 2011.
The event was a great success on many levels. We gave well¬deserved recognition to our ten honorees for their volunteer and humanitarian efforts on behalf of our community: Kathleen & Sylvester McClearn, Elisabeth Ginsburg, Reginald Hollinger, Ann Jennings, Nicole McGrath, Denise Roman, Margot Sage-EL, Melissa Walker and Michael Winchester.
We received overwhelming support of more than 500 individuals and businesses. The funds we raised support the many essential services we provide to Montclair, Glen Ridge and Nutley. These include local disaster assistance, transportation, health and safety classes, shopping for shut-ins, blood drives, Nutley Food Pantry and service to military families.
Again, on behalf of our Board of Directors and Gala Committee, thank you very much for your support of the Red Cross. We hope you will continue to support us at next year’s event!
Ofira Bondorowsky, Gala Chair
To All Our Supporters:
Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) wishes to thank you for making this the best Scholarship Benefit Concert and Fundraiser ever!!! Ads, boosters, contributions and donations of goods and services far surpassed our expectations. This year’s proceeds came in at just over $7000. We are truly grateful for each and everyone of you who helped make this possible!
Thanks to you we can continue providing tuition assistance to the many deserving young people who wish to dance, many of whom come from underserved communities in which SMAPA provides outreach programs. Our Free Boys Ballet Program on Saturdays, serving boys between the ages of 10 and 15, can continue; and our Performance Workshop Ensemble, currently made up of 15 gifted and talented pre-professional young dancers can continue to grow in number and we can continue to provide all participants full merit-based scholarships annually.
Exposure to and participation in the arts can truly make a profound difference in a child’s life! The Board of Directors, Fundraising Committee, faculty and administrative staff of SMAPA offer all of you our heartfelt thanks for helping us to make that difference!
Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you again next year.
Sharon Miller, Artistic Director
I should have videotaped them going after the toffee!! At first, they regarded it suspiciously, wondering if they could just take some…then, the word got around and they went after it with a vengeance! When they indicated that it was time to go into the dining room for the festivities, I heard people say, “I’m going to get one last piece of that toffee!!!!”
What a scream!
First and foremost, I want to personally thank you for supporting the American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement by opening your heart with your donation at the recent northern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon on February 11th at the Prudential center in Newark, NJ.
As you heard, cardiovascular disease is still the number one leading cause of death of women, claiming the lives o 1 in every 3 women each year. by making your donation, you’ve joined the effort and Made It Your Mission To Fight Heart Disease And Stroke In Women. together we can save lives – lives like mine!
It was an honor to share my story with you and i hope that you took a little something from my experience. I value each day as a gift – and have come to appreciate all the moments that make life special. I hope that you do the same.
Thank you again for supporting the American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement by opening your heart and making it your mission to beat heart disease and stroke in women
April 26, 2010
Dear Miss Nicky,
Thank you for appearing as a guest on our show “News and Views”. we are delighted with the important information which you were able to share
As you saw, your presentation evoked a great deal of interest among the “crew”. I’m sure it will be as well received by the TV 34 audience. We will inform you of any communications that we receive.
When the show is aired it will be presented each day of the week on TV 34 at 9:30 am. Sharon colucci the station manager will be editing the tape and determine the dates for its appearance. She can be reached at (973) 509.4996 cabletvmontclairnjusa.org to give you the exact information.
We are very appreciative of your sharing your time and talent
Lauretta B. Freeman
Thank you for all your help with The Little read again this year. we have truly appreciated all your help through the years. We couldn’t do it without you!
My birthday may have come and gone, but the sweet memories remain. Thank you dear, for the glorious cake, toffee and berries… and most of all, thank you for the delicious, delightful friendship!
Dear Ms. Mesiah:
Thank you for donating a gift certificate and delicious goodies to Paper Mill Playhouse’s auction as part of our Celebration, “Reaching for the Stars, Paper Mill Playhouse soars into its 72nd year” on May 12 2010. Thanks to your generosity, our fundraising efforts were a resounding success!
We cannot thank you enough for choosing to support this great theatre. Paper Mill Playhouse unique theatre experiences and its education programs for New Jersey’s young people are not only possible because of your enthusiasm and patronage. Paper Mill Playhouse belongs to all of us. together we will continue to achieve great things.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the theater soon.
Mark S. Hoebee
Mark W. Jones
Dear Miss Nicky’s Toffee,
On behalf of Allison Sargent Events we wish to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks for your contributions to the goody bags for the Montclair Restaurant Week, Halcyon kick off event on January 24th
the event was a tremendous success due to the help and generosity of your company’s. This kick off event got the community of Montclair very excited to support Montclair Restaurant Week! As you know this runs from January 25th to February 7th and benefits the human Needs Food Pantry, Salvation Army and Toni’s Kitchen!
It was truly a pleasure working with you! Please reach out to usif you should ever have further event planning or corporate gift needs. thank you again!
Allison Sargent and the ASE Team
Thank you so much for your generous gift to our auction and raffle at our thirteenth Annual Awards Gala on February 27, 2010
the event was a great success on many levels. We gave well deserved recognition to our ten honorees for their volunteer and humanitarian efforts on behalf of our community: Gretchen Prater, Linda Bowers, Jack Bowers, doris burn, Bonnie Carter, Peter Giuffra, Peter Hughes, Anthony Ian Narone, Jane Marcus and Alma Schneider
We received overwhelming support of more than 550 individuals and businesses. the funds we raised support the many essential services we provide to Montclair, Glen Ridge and Nutley. these include local disaster assistance, transportation, health and safety classes, shopping for shut-ins, blood drives, nutley Food Pantry and service to military families.
Again, on behalf of our Board of Directors and Gala Committee, thank you so very much for your support of the Red Cross. We hope you will continue to support us at next year’s event!
Thanks for making the Salad Luncheon on May 11, 2010, our favorite event of the year. The women always look forward to having you come and share your expertise, your healthy eating and sharing your TVP chili and toffee. You really are very special and we love your enthusiasm. thank you for all your effort and time it took to prepare everything!
Women’s Program Committee
Thank you so much for the graduation cookies. They were a level of delicious that was quite literally impossible to describe. The only thing that would make your gift better is if you would come pick up your jar so I could finally see you for the first time in so long!
I live in Montclair and discovered your amazing toffee at Spice It Up a couple of years ago, and it is now my favorite teacher’s gift treat (and treat for myself at the holidays). I just noticed that Spice It Up is closing – would it be possible for me to put in an order directly to you and pick it up? I won’t need it until mid-December but I’m already planning my gifts. I can’t bear to go through the holiday without some of your delicious toffee.
I didn’t know you would be there — otherwise I would have picked up myself! That was my husband, Vince, picking up. As always, everything was absolutely superb. Marilyn and I are always under a microscope when our southern relatives come up to visit — always defending our Northern upbringing and proving that we still know how to serve a decent meal. Our dessert offerings increased our stock considerably.
Thanks for helping to make our family gathering extra special and delicious. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the cakes and the cupcakes.
Rob and I are most grateful to you for all your efforts to make our evening the delightful, delicious, relaxing and carefree evening that it was. All of my guests were appreciative of the wonderful food and the gracious service and you made it all possible.
A friend of mine from Short Hills called yesterday AM for your name and number for an event she is having I believe before year-end, so am hopeful this will be yet another referral for you. With my business people often ask for all sorts of referrals so it will be a pleasure to recommend you now for not just wonderful desserts, but for all their party and event needs.
Would like to invite you to lunch in then near future as a thank you for your efforts. I shall give you a ring next week after the guests have all left so we can plan something.
Also any time you might need Maison for an event for your friend just call me.
Nicky,There was riot around my dining table last night while my book club guests pulled hair, scratched eyes, and yanked extremities trying to get at the various delectables that you prepared for us!!!!! Oh, my God – Call out the National Guard! :+)
All of my friends are slim and trim, for the simple reason that they watch what they eat, and wouldn’t be caught dead eating a brownie in public. I have to laugh because I emailed them the menu in advance and warned them not to come if they were counting calories. When the doorbell rang at 8:00 PM, on the dot, I was stunned. The first to arrive said, “With a menu like that, I will not be late.” What a hoot! These women lapped it up and came back for more. That is a true testament to your delectables.
Thank you, and…until we meet again!
December 11th, 2008
I just saw your toffee featured on TODAY show- would love to order some of “combo” toffee – No need for wrapping – Just the toffee! The large bag! Please let me know best way to order, payment, shipping, etc – I am in South Carolina –
Jan 14, 2009
After seeing your products on The TODAY Show, I ordered some of your delicious candy for holiday gifts. I had the pleasure of talking to you on the phone and you requested I let you know how the candy was, I have to say it was incredible and more delicious than you let on. I hope you had a restful holiday and are back in the kitchen preparing your delectable treats, they are truly WONDERFUL.
Feb 13, 2009
From Chris & Gilda
Thank you! thank you! thank you! The goodies arrived in one piece today and they have already been attacked! Delicious! I wish I could clone you and bring you to England. I froze the cake, but its not well hidden. Do you need me to send your towel back to you?
Hugs & kisses!
Tue, 3 Mar 2009
I just received the sample of your toffee. I must admit it was amazing! Between the girls in the office we practically polished off the entire box and bag. We appreciate the kind gesture. I hope to work with you in the future for any of your catering needs.
I just wanted to thank you so much for stopping by today. I apologize that I was right in the middle of that valium/vicodin cocktail and so was a little out of it. I was so touched that you not only took the time to stop by but also to bring some of your wonderful toffee. I realized that I didn’t tell you that after you brought your toffee and those wonderful cookies to the other meeting I was not allowed to eat anything because I went from the meeting to the Breast Center for my MRI. And since all those skinny girls were going to the gym from there they left the half full box behind and I absconded with it so I would have something to look forward to after my test. I carried that box right into the MRI Center with me as my comfort object! After I was done I sat in my car and enjoyed the entire rest of the box and felt so much better. It was my calm after the storm… Then when they told me they would use my belly fat to reconstruct my new breasts, I really helped myself at the last meeting and took that beautiful green box with me. (Perhaps my love of toffee and such is WHY I had enough belly fat to make breasts, but who cares!!)So I now associate your amazing toffee with comfort and love and healing and seeing your beautiful face at my door this afternoon with another box just warmed my heart more than I can say. Thank you for all the kindness and the healing powers of your toffee!
Sent: Fri, Feb 8, 2013
What a very thoughtful gesture to include your Praline cookies with your mom’s icing and, while I can’t wait to try them, I just tasted one of your Chillie Millie cookies and it was an OMG scrumptious moment! It’s simply impossible for those cookies to be that fabulous and be healthy. Keeping baking — I may be addicted!
TGIF — enjoy your weekend!
November 23, 2009
Thank you so much. I received it for a gift last year and could not wait to give it to my friends for Christmas. Of course I had to buy some for myself too.
November 23, 2009
Thank you so much for your wonderful surprise toffee shipment. You are a thoughtful, generous woman (not to mention smart, witty and extremely attractive).
Your toffee makes me happy. It is definitely addicting. I came home from work and Mark already had the box open and the bag with the regular toffee almost gone. I immediately went for the spelenda bag. I am not a great chocolate lover and the toffee tastes so much butterier than it does when the chocolate is added.
Mark loves the regular toffee and complains that I don’t buy it enough.
Take care. I look forward to seeing you very soon
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I assume you are going home to have dinner with your family.
November 18, 2009
What a wonderful surprise! Thanks so much for thinking of me and your delicious treat could never have come at a better time. . . I have 2 girls home sick, Allison with Scarlet Fever. So they are sick and can’t eat anything, but they DOVE on the toffee!!! We miss you at the Gala meetings.
Hope I’ll see you soon
November 15, 2009
Thank you again for organizing my wonderful birthday party!
My friend called me this morning, not to say what a great time he had, but to find out if we had any cookies left over. He asked if I could order him some chocolate chip cookies and some toffee. So…please let me know if and how I can place an order (I’d like to order some as well).
No rush on it but I promised him that I’d ask.
November 16, 2009
Mmmmmmmmm MMM!!!!!! Those cookies are DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, my friend, for thinking of me, and sending me my favorite special treat. Saturday was a cold soggy night, I was still a bit “under the weather”, but I swear those cookies made me sing like a nightengale! 🙂
You’re the best… and by the way, I was at a book club meeting last night with some ladies who were at the 50/50 birthday bash YOU did Saturday night, and they went ON AND ON about you and how fantabulous you made the party (of course, I said!!!).
Love ya, Nicky!
Mar 3, 2009
Thank you thank you thank you 🙂 I just got the toffee it has already been indulged by every friend here on campus hahaha It is amazing, just like you!! Thanks Nicky 🙂 XOXO