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'Tis the season

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

We know it may be a little early but ... did you know there are only 75 days until Hanukkah, 94 days until Kwanzaa, and 93 days until Christmas?

Mike Adler

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Mike Adler's passing.  Elaine and Mike Adler have been generous supporters of our agency for years.

An Evening of Wine and Food

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Please join us on Friday October 23rd for An Evening of Wine and Food.  All proceeds benefit our Baby Basics program and other cruical programs for our community. 
We are thrilled to honor Samsung, Tracey and David Gerber and Andrea and Jordi Visser for their years of support and committment to Children's Aid and Family Services. 


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2014 Annual Report

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our 2014 Annual Report is now available online!  We are deeply grateful to all our supporters who helped us realize a 13% increase in philanthropy in 2014. We are honored to be part of a caring and giving community.

Some memorable moments from 2014 include reaching 1,000 volunteers, tutoring 35 children a month, providing diapers and formula for 172 families and much more!  Thank you to all our supporters, donors and volunteers.  You are truly making a difference in the lives of the most vunerable members of our community!

Thank you ConnectOne

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thank you to Connect One Bank and their summer interns for choosing Children's Aid and Family Services to be the recipient of their Intern Challenge Fundraiser! They collected over $2,300 in baby products for our Baby Basics Program, and raised over $1,000, which has sent 10 kids from our programs to summer camp!

Amusement Park for the Day!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Many of the children in our care often miss out on the simple experiences of a normal childhood.  Because of our donors, supporters, volunteers and staff we can give them these small extras and let them revel in the simple joys of childhood.  Recently the young boys in one of our therapeutic foster care homes spent the day at an amusement park; riding the roller coasters, dressing up in costumes and spending the day outside.  Thank you for giving the children this experience.


Can Summer Camp Change a Life?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For our children in foster care, the answer is most definitely, yes! The majority of them have grown up in low-income neighborhoods in cities and have never had the usual summer rites of passage that we take for granted: barbecues, days at the beach and nights spent roasting marshmallows. But with your help, we are able to send our children to summer camp, where they learn to swim in the lake, go on hikes in the woods, play team sports and make new friends. They revel in the simple joys of childhood, often for the first time, and gain much-needed confidence in themselves.

ConnectOne Bank

Friday, June 26, 2015

We are thrilled to be “connecting” with ConnectOne Bank this summer.  Over the next few weeks, a team of ConnectOne Bank interns will be collecting goods and donations for our programs. 

Look for Baby Basics Donation bins in all ConnectOne Bank New Jersey branches. To find a location near you click here.

Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Thursday, June 25, 2015

(Paramus, NJ) June 24, 2015 – Children’s Aid and Family Services recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to commemorate the opening of its new office, located at 22-08 Route 208 South in Fair Lawn. The non-profit agency, which has served vulnerable children and families since 1899, moved its Adoption and Foster Care and Developmental Disabilities programs, as well as The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, to the Fair Lawn location. The agency’s headquarters and Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center remain in Paramus, NJ.

Save the Date!

Monday, June 15, 2015

“An Evening of Wine and Food”, Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Fall Fundraiser is underway.  The committee had their first meeting last week, kicking off preparations.   This year, the crowd pleasing wine tasting will be held on October 23rd at 7pm at Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes.  The evening will include tasting wines from around the world, provided by Carlo Russo’s Wine and Spirit World in Ho-Ho-Kus.  There will also be an open bar, delicious food, a DJ, a silent auction and a raffle.  Mark your calendars for this wonderful event!

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thank you to all our volunteers!

Meet Michael

Thursday, May 21, 2015

We're Moving!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Children’s Aid and Family Services is pleased to announce our newest site: 

22-08 Route 208 South in Fair Lawn, NJ.

This office combines:

The Depot

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Depot Gift Store, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, hosted the 81st Annual Meeting of the Federation of Woman’s Exchanges. Members traveled to NJ from as far away as St. Louis, MO. Woman's Exchanges were founded in the 19th Century and help women achieve economic stability through consignment and sale of fine-quality, hand-crafted items. The Depot received a commendation from County Executive James Tedesco.

Thanks to the volunteers of The Depot for helping to empower women and support Children’s Aid and Family Services.

Radio Commercials

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We're thrilled to announce that starting Monday May 4th Children's Aid and Family Services will be featured on Delilah's show.  Click below to hear the radio commercials! 

Annual Spring Gala

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thank you to everyone that attended the Annual Spring Gala.  Click here to see the pictures from  

Jane Fiedler

Monday, April 20, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Jane Fiedler's passing.  She was one of the co-founders of Zoe's Place.  She has had a tremendous impact on the young pregnant women of Bergen County by providing them with help, support and a home. 

Vote for the Depot!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Please VOTE for The Depot as Best Gift Shop in Bergen County!  

Let’s make this a spectacular 50th anniversary year for our all-volunteer run gift store in Midland Park!

Click here to vote for the Best of Bergen in Bergen Health & Life Magazine.  Voting will be tallied until May 15th.                                                                                                                                                                                           


Our New Advertising Campaign

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Be on the look out for our new advertising campaign!  Through a generous donation from an anonymous donor we're able to run billboard ads, bus ads, newspaper and online advertisements and movie screen ads to help find foster families for the most vunerable children in our community.  If you are interested in fostering or learning more about becoming a foster parent email us at or call us at 201 261 2800. 


Barclays Volunteers Needed

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dreaming of warm summer days? They’re not too far away… and neither is the Barclays! This year’s Barclays PGA TOUR will be at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison, NJ from August 25th-30th. Volunteer on behalf of Children’s Aid and Family Services, and you’ll receive a free pass to attend for the week, free guest tickets, and more, all while benefiting a good cause! For more information, please email Henah Parikh, Volunteer Coordinator, at or via phone at 201.740.7102. Thank you!