Summer is the time to enjoy yourself at the beach with friends and family. Many families across the state can understand that having a seasonal beach badge is a luxury. Many times people can’t afford to buy a badge for themselves let alone their entire family. According to, Asbury Park native Lisa Cramp is changing the way those families can enjoy their summer.

Cramp began a GoFundMe in June of 2018. According to the fund’s bio it is in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club in Asbury Park and the Trinity Church to help impoverished community members enjoy the main feature of their town.

As many of us know once the lifeguards are off duty you are allowed to swim however it is at your own risk.

According to Cramp’s GoFundMe page, many of those families spend time on the beach at night, when no life guards are on duty. This can cause many fatal accidents which the community is trying to prevent with this new initiative. Cramp also mentioned in the GoFundMe bio that these badges can “Deter bored, hot kids from getting into trouble and a great way to allow kids to have fun and meet other kids.”

Cramp who is a social worker, raised $10,000 last summer and purchased 115 adult badges and 90 teen badges, reported. This year she is $4,000 away from reaching her $25,000 goal.

All donations can be made on her GoFundMe page or through the Dale Caldwell Foundation.

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