(Paramus, NJ) – November 11,2013 – Bernadette and Michael Davis and Carol and Jim Whaley were honored for their dedication to Children’s Aid and Family Services and the community at Children’s Aid and Family Services’ “An Evening of Wine and Food,” held at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes.The event benefitted several services provided by Children’s Aid and Family Services, including: the Baby Basics program, which supplies free nutritional formula, diapers and other essentials to low-income families with babies and toddlers; therapeutic foster care; and community homes for children with severe autism and other special needs.

As a special tribute to the Davis’s and Whaley’s longstanding commitment to vulnerable children, Children’s Aid and Family Services’ pet therapy program has been renamed The Davis-Whaley Pet Therapy Program. “We have therapy dogs that regularly visit our children in foster care and those with severe autism,” says Bob Jones, Ph.D., President & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “The children love these visits and get great joy from the dogs. We could think of no better way to honor Michael, Bernadette, Carol and Jim than to name this program for them.”

Sponsors of the event included Prestige, TD Bank, Atlantic Stewardship Bank, ConnectOne Bank, Investors Bank, Marion and Bob Jones, OritaniBank Charitable Foundation,PNC Wealth Management, Sobel & Co., TD Bank, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, Town News and Ridgewood News, United Water and Valley Hospital.

For pictures from the event click here.
About Children’s Aid and Family Services

Children’s Aid and Family Services is one of the 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 for vulnerable children, young adults, frail elderly and their families, it provides high-quality and innovative services that meet their social, educational and emotional needs. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services and to learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.


For more information:
Liz Mason (201) 261-2800 lmason@cafsnj.org
Sheila Riccardi (201) 261-2800 sriccardi@cafsnj.org

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