Grants Help the Baby Basics Program
(Paramus, NJ) April 2, 2015 – Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics program relies on community support to provide free nutritional formula and diapers to low-income families with children ages newborn through 2 years. The agency recently received donations from CME Group Community Foundation and the TJX Foundation for the Baby Basics program.
“The Baby Basics program was founded by volunteers at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood to help local working families that are struggling to manage all of their bills and provide for their children,” says Jerrold Binney, President & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “The program has grown over the years, and today it distributes more than 200,000 diapers every year. In 2014, we served 172 children and their families. We couldn’t provide this support without the generous contributions of the CME Group Community Foundation and the TJX Foundation.”
About the CME Group Community Foundation
Based in Chicago, IL, The CME Group Community Foundation provides charitable grants focused on meeting the needs of the global communities in which they live and do business. In addition to disaster relief, the Foundation seeks to provide particular support to three areas of concern: children in need, education, and health and human services.
About TJX Foundation
The primary mission of The TJX Foundation is to support programs that provide basic-need services to disadvantaged children, women and families in communities where they do business. In 2013, on a global basis, they supported over 2,300 organizations. In the U.S., much of their charitable giving is coordinated through The TJX Foundation, which funded over 1,800 nonprofit organizations in 2013
About Children’s Aid and Family Services
Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organizations 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.