(Paramus, NJ) March 28, 2014 – At its spring gala, “Under the Sea,” Children’s Aid and Family Services will be paying tribute to several honorees. Individual Honorees are longtime foster parents Anne and John Oros and Shea and George Campbell; this year’s Corporate Honoree is Boiling Springs Savings Bank. The event is:
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Place: The Terrace at Biagio’s Ristorante, 299 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ
The evening will feature sea-themed entertainment, silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and much more. Sponsorships, electronic event journal advertising and auction item donations are available. Tickets, which cost $150, $250 and $350, are on sale at www.cafsnj.org. For more information, please call Eve Marsan at 201-261-2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.
About the honorees
The Oros’s and the Campbells are recipients of “Congressional Angels in Adoption” awards.
Anne and John Oros
Ridgewood residents Anne and John Oros are longtime foster parents with Children’s Aid and Family Services. In addition to their four birth children, they have cared for 26 foster children and their adopted son, Alquon. They remain in touch with many of the children they have fostered. The Oros’s are passionate advocates for children in foster care and serve as a trusted resource to other foster parents. Mrs. Oros also serves on the agency’s Board of Trustees.
Shea and George Campbell
Waldwick residents Shea and George Campbell have opened their home to 121 babies in foster care during a 30-year period. In addition to their birth children, they have adopted one child.
Mrs. Campbell became interested in fostering when she saw an article in a church bulletin about the need for foster parents. She and her husband so enjoyed caring for foster children that they continued for many years. Mrs. Campbell joined Children’s Aid and Family Services in 2005 as an adoption specialist and now provides support, guidance and the wisdom obtained from many years of fostering, to other foster and adoptive parents.
Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Rutherford-based Boiling Springs Savings Bank supports many organizations in the northern New Jersey community in which it operates, including Bergen Habitat for Humanity, The Center for Food Action and Chilton Memorial Hospital. It has been a strong supporter of Children’s Aid and Family Services. Boiling Springs Savings Bank has sponsored many of the agency’s fundraising events. It also donated funds to purchase a van for use in Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics program, which is used to collect supplies from the individuals and organizations that hold diaper drives. Since the agency received the van it has been used to transport more than 1.4 million diapers for low-income working families!
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.