Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) is holding its annual fundraising event, Fun and Games with the BVC, on Friday, October 28th from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at IKEA, 100 IKEA Drive, Paramus.

For the party, a portion of IKEA will be transformed into a game-show stage, with guests grabbing vouchers for cash and prizes; the Price is Right with contestants vying for fabulous IKEA prizes; an intriguing store-wide scavenger hunt; and the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune.

Master of Ceremonies and game show host for the evening will be Mark Malkoff, who gained worldwide attention in 2008 when he moved into the Paramus IKEA store and lived in one of the room displays for five days while his apartment was being fumigated.  The videos chronicling his adventure won the 2009 PR Week Campaign of the Year, and can be seen at

“We are delighted that Mark will be ‘coming home’ to IKEA and will set the tone for a zany and fun-filled evening,” says Amanda Missey, BVC Director.

Tickets are $50 per person, which includes an international all-you-can eat buffet, silent auction, great swag bags and entertainment.  Tickets can be purchased on-line here.

This annual fund raising event helps the BVC impact the lives of low-income children and families by addressing the issues of literacy, well-being, hunger and education. In the past eleven years, the BVC has generated and distributed over $1.2 million in resources to families in need.

Presenting sponsor for Fun and Games with the BVC is Hudson City Savings Bank.  Additional sponsors to date include IKEA, BD, TD Bank, Rockland Electric, Hunter Douglas, United Water and State Farm Insurance.

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