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Children’s Aid and Family Services receives grant to resurface playgrounds

(Paramus, NJ) January 20, 2017 – Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center, a program of Children’s Aid and Family Services, received a grant from the Copper Beech Foundation to replace its two playground safety surfaces. The project received additional support from employee volunteers from SUEZ, who demolished the previous surfaces, which had been in place for nearly 20 years. More than 280 students and campers attend the Turrell Center a year; 50% of the children are from low-income families and receive scholarship assistance.

“Our priority is the safety of the children that attend the Turrell Center,” says Jerry Binney, President  & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “The new safety surfacing is a tremendous improvement to the Turrell Center and will help keep the children safe and active. We are very grateful to the Copper Beech Foundation and the employees from SUEZ for their enormous contributions to this project.”

About SUEZ in North America

SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,400 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution.  The company owns 15 regulated water utilities, provides contracted public-private partnership services to 78 municipalities, offers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites, provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 7.4 million people on a daily basis, processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling and manages $3.3 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.3 billion in 2015 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

About Children’s Aid and Family Services

Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organization serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 110 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion and in partnership with the community, we make positive lasting differences in the lives of those we serve. We provide high quality, innovative services to children and their families that advance social, educational and emotional development and wellbeing. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.