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 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!
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.
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.
(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.
“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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 201 261 2800.
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 email@example.com or via phone at 201.740.7102. Thank you!
In lieu of birthday gifts, 8 year old Timmy donated tons of toys to the children in our care – thank you for being so generous, Timmy! We hope you had a wonderful birthday and are lucky to have supporters like you.
Another day to be grateful for all our wonderful supporters. Thank you to Wilson for your generous donation of an Ipad! For his birthday this year he wanted to make sure that the children in our care experience the joy of receiving gifts. What a wonderful young man. Thank you so much Wilson!
Pictured: Robert B. Jones, President & CEO and Wilson with his iPad donation!