(Paramus, NJ) – April 23, 2012 – The United Water Foundation Inc. has awarded a $10,000 grant to Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics program. Baby Basics provides free nutritional formula, diapers and other baby essentials to low-income families with children ages newborn through 2 years. Baby Basics distributes over 200,000 diapers each year to local families.
“Last year, the Baby Basics program provided diapers for 175 families and their babies,” says Bob Jones, Ph.D., president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “We still have a waiting list of families to help. It is because of the generous support of organizations such as the United Water Foundation that we can help so many families. We’re extremely grateful to the United Water Foundation.”
About United Water Foundation
The primary mission of the United Water Foundation Inc. is to encourage innovative programs in the areas of education, environment, and health and humanitarian services in communities around the United States. The Foundation upholds its mission and inspires and serves communities by supporting responsible investment in other nonprofit organizations meeting the needs of today’s society exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, literary, health, environmental and public safety purposes.
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, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.