(Paramus, NJ) February 14, 2014 – 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 West Side Presbyterian Church, CME Group Community Foundation, the Investors Foundation and St. Elizabeth’s Church in Ridgewood for the Baby Basics program.

“The Baby Basics program was founded by volunteers at West Side Presbyterian Church to help local working families that are struggling to manage all of their bills and provide for their families,” says Bob Jones, Ph.D., 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. We offer a desperately needed safety net to families that helps ensure their babies remain healthy and well-nourished. We couldn’t provide this vital support without the generous contributions of West Side Presbyterian Church, CME Group Community Foundation, the Investors Foundation and St. Elizabeth’s Church. We are enormously grateful for their support.”

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 Investors Foundation

Established in 2005, the Investors Foundation enriches the lives of New Jersey and New York citizens by supporting initiatives in the arts, education, youth development, affordable housing, and health and human services.  To date, the Foundation has pledged more than $7 million in support of the communities the bank serves.

About St. Elizabeth’s Church

Ridgewood, NJ-based St. Elizabeth’s Church supports a diverse array of charitable organizations, many of which are local but some have national and international scope. Irrespective of the people or region benefitted, the organizations exist to help and improve peoples’ lives and St. Elizabeth’s Church’s Outreach Committee is committed to provide ongoing support.

About West Side Presbyterian Church

Ridgewood, NJ-based West Side Presbyterian Church has been serving others at home and around the world since 1912 through its mission efforts. Its ministries include help for homeless families, tutoring for inner city youth, food ministry and health ministries.

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.

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