Surprise The Struggling Hosts Surprise Dinner Party For Star Bright Family Center

Press Release


December 11, 2017, Brooklyn, New York—This Holiday season, Surprise the Struggling Inc., Gift Giving Extravaganza will be a Surprise Holiday Dinner for 380 people (100 families) at the Star Bright Family Center in Brooklyn, New York. Festivities take place on December 16, 2017, from 2 PM – 6 PM.

In its second full year of service, Surprise the Struggling, Inc. is gearing up for one of its momentous end of the year Holiday Surprise Parties. Executive Director, Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson and #SurpriseTheStruggling staff and its Ambassadors, plan, host, and execute several functions throughout the calendar year to help surrounding communities, as well as several global communities, in addition to their philanthropic endeavors each day of the week.

#SurpriseTheStruggling™, INC. is a 501 c 3 organization that aids those in both local and global communities that are in need. Their primary consumers are the less fortunate, homeless women, and teen girls. Yet, their reach is far extending, including men, children, and families.


A Surprise Holiday Dinner

This Saturday’s surprise event will be a day of celebration, fine dining, and surprise gift giving for all the residents of Star Bright Family Center. #STS desires to surprise these hard-working individuals and families, encouraging them this holiday season with a surprise dinner with all the trimmings to celebrate their milestones and in recognition for all the hard work they are doing to change their life circumstances.

Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, all 380 residents of Star Bright Family Center, in Brooklyn, New York will experience a catered Holiday meal with all the trimmings, including dessert. In addition to the very special meal, #STS and Executive Director, Dr. Wilson, will be surprising residents with gifts for the Holiday season.

Surprise the Struggling extends its gratitude to the following businesses who are sponsoring the Surprise Holiday Celebration for more than one hundred families in need. Johnrue Publishing, Street Corner Resources, Eloquent Essentials, A Stairway to Hope Inc., Cakes By Coley, AP World, Level Up Connections, Miiz Misha’s World of Empowerment, Exodus DJ Ron Coleman, SPCBC, The Event Strategist, and Chief Brooklyn #STSGLOBAL Ambassadors Charlene Stewart and Ebony Johnson. Profound gratitude and appreciation are given to these wonderful corporations and individuals who have made this year’s Giving Extravaganza possible.

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                                                Surprise Holiday Dinner Sponsors


Celebrating Women’s History Month…Nicole DeRosa!




Continuing our celebration of  Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s thirty-first highlight this month is the courageous and inspiring Nicole DeRosa aka Cakes by Coley—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporter, and friend, and our very own Cake Genius! Nicole has been a supporter beginning with our sister organization, The Stop Bullying Project®. Even through difficult times, Nicole has been a constant support to our organization. Her dedication and courage to continue to push past every obstacle in her path have inspired us.

We believe that you are a reflection of those you surround yourself. It is an honor to know and be friends with Nicole. Her strength is an encouragement never to give up on your dreams and your passion. Her courage in the face of adversity reminds us that not every day will be the greatest but if you are willing to push ahead, you will get to where you want and need to be.

Nicole DeRosa, Cakes by Coley, Cake Artist

Nicole embodies the essence and heart of the #STSGlobal mission. Her support and friendship have been invaluable to both of our organizations. We honor her today as a woman making history because she is creating a legacy that goes beyond beautiful and delicious cakes. (Believe us, her cakes are divine and her decorating skills above par!) A legacy comprised of her determination, strength, and courage. Nicole could have given up after two devastating losses and setbacks but she moved forward, even though it seemed impossible. Her determination is infectious and her heart and compassion are awe—inspiring.

We are so grateful to have met this beautiful woman and have the opportunity to be inspired by her story. Nicole’s character speaks for itself. Her workmanship, artistry, and work ethic are evident in every cake she creates, and every interaction she has with a longtime customer or someone new. You will always receive the best.

Experience the passion and love that Nicole pours into her work. Become acquainted with Cakes by Coley, and you will understand the woman and heart behind the brand and taste the love in every bite.

Nicole “Coley” DeRosa—Survivor, Fighter, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Cake Artist, Baker Extraordinaire, Champion—is the proud owner and creator of Cakes by Coley LLC, a custom cake company located in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in amazing, delicious and one-of-a-kind creations for any and every occasion. Their mission is to provide beautiful works of edible art that are just as tasty as they are breathtaking. They pride themselves on providing outstanding service, focusing on superb attention to detail, and practicing expert artisanship with every one of their creations, no matter the size or price. They work hard continuously to exceed the expectations of all of their customers.

To experience the awesomeness that we have for the past few years, visit Cakes by Coley Visit the FB and IG pages also. Be certain to check out the galleries on all three sites.

We salute you, Nicole “Coley” DeRosa! Thank you for being an example of strength, courage, and example of how to overcome obstacles with grace! You inspire us every single day! We stand with a heart full of love and happiness, proud to have you as part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling and The Stop Bullying Project® Family!