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Building MINERVA'S Wellness Center BY THE SEA!!!

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Minerva's now a 501 (c) (3) Minerva's LBI Welness Center!
Minerva's by the Sea was conceived as Emma's mission--to offer a luscious vacation , with a nurturing venue, and nourishing meals, to celebrate and thank people of modest means who do America's community work: teachers, and first-responders, and truck drivers and parents, small business owners and pediatricians and artists and story-tellers, nurses and military service people, and other community-minded people, like one of our teenage guests who cut off her long hair to donate to cancer survivors.
Covid, and all its associated medical, social, and economic confusion, forced us to close, and sell our wonderful building in 2020. We have spent the past few months getting Minerva's Wellness Center repositioned as a NON-PROFIT-- so now your contribution can be tax-deductible!
Many of our long-time guests have been in touch to see what's our next step! We have our eye on a lot in the low-keyed peacefulness of Barnegat Light, where we aim to build a "covid-resistant" venue, with conscious attention to ventilation, air-handling, and other protective measures. Take a look at our story at

Join us in this exciting re-building effort! We hope to reopen by summer of 2024.
Your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contribution can help make it happen.


  • Jennifer Saal
    • $180 
    • 10 d
  • Cecile r Blumenthal
    • $250 
    • 1 mo
  • Paul Del Rossi
    • $800 
    • 2 mos
  • Betty L. Sarafin
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Jennifer Elam
    • $150 
    • 3 mos


Emma Lapsansky
Barnegat Light, NJ

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