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Wyckoff Mom's Facebook Talk Show Highlights Feel-Good Bergen County Stories

Marci Hopkins of Wyckoff launched "Coffee With Marci" one year ago. Photo Credit: Marci Hopkins
Social Service Association of Ridgewood shares how they are helping in amazing ways during the holidays with Hopkins. Photo Credit: Marci Hopkins
Coffee With Marci airs live Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., but all episodes are on her Facebook page so you can watch at any time. Photo Credit: Marci Hopkins
Be.Bespoke owner Bijan Zamanian of Westwood on "Coffee With Marci."
Be.Bespoke owner Bijan Zamanian of Westwood on "Coffee With Marci." Video Credit: Coffee With Marci

WYCKOFF, N.J. — Marci Hopkins of Wyckoff has found a new career giving a voice to the voiceless.

Hopkins -- who has a background in television, networks, programming and has spent time in front of the camera -- launched her Facebook web-series "Coffee With Marci" a year ago.

The show serves as a platform to local businesses and nonprofit organizations that otherwise wouldn't have one.

"There are a lot of people doing amazing things in and around New Jersey and the Tri-State area and they don’t really have a place to share with others what they are doing," the local mom said.

"This allows them to share what it is they’re doing for others whether it’s a service or a mission."

This month and next, Hopkins is highlighting Certified Financial Services in Paramus, one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the United States and affiliate with Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

She's had dozens of local Bergen County businesses on such as Ski Barn on Route 17, Gigi's Boutique in Ridgewood, medi-spas, hair salons and more.

Many of Hopkins' guests are moms over 40, reinventing themselves and going after their dreams. She hopes their stories will help prove to others in their place that they, too, can do the same.

Hopkins' favorite story so far is that of Access Family Services.

"Two women came on from Access Family Services, looking to raise money to open a safe haven for battered women and children," the talk show host recalled.

Once the show aired, women from across Bergen County raised money and donated everything they needed -- furniture a refrigerator, towels, sheets -- so they could open the shelter doors.

"That's what excites me most," Hopkins said. "Being able to make a difference."


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