In 2012, before there was Thanksgiving, there was 'StangsGiving.
The dinner held at Brick Memorial High School Tuesday night raised more than $9,000 specifically for Brick families in need after Superstorm Sandy.
One of the organizers, Nicole Pannucci-Cogill, a teacher, said 475 people came to the dinner, generating the donations.
"We are still seeking donations in order to hit the $10,000 dollar mark," Pannucci-Cogill said Wednesday. "It was a great night to be a Mustang, a great night to be a Dragon, and it was a great night for Brick!"
The money raised from the event will be donated specifically to Brick Township families in need following Sandy.