(South Orange, NJ) June 27, 2012 – The HAPI FOUNDATION has awarded a $14,000 grant to Children’s Aid and Family Services to help find families for foster and adoptive children with special needs.

“It is vitally important to find families that will open their homes and hearts to the foster and adoptive children in our care,” says Bob Jones, Ph.D., president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “Many of our children have suffered trauma, and the love of a family helps them heal. It is because of the generous support of the HAPI FOUNDATION that we can increase our efforts to find families for the children in our care. We’re extremely grateful to the HAPI FOUNDATION.”

The HAPI Foundation provides support to local charitable organizations that focus on promoting the health and well being of children in New Jersey and New York. The HAPI Foundation also aims to instill philanthropy in children through programs that involve children in fundraising and volunteerism, while exposing them to different charities, the services they provide and the people they serve.
Each year, the HAPI Foundation provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations which provide medical and/or social services for disadvantaged children and children affected by severe health problems.

The HAPI Foundation generally awards several grants to a variety of children-focused organizations each year.  Since its founding in 2002, the HAPI Foundation has raised over $2.5 million to support children’s charities in the NJ/NY area.

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.

For more information:
Marty Tiani (201) 261-2800 mtiani@cafsnj.org
Sheila Riccardi (201) 261-2800 sriccardi@cafsnj.org

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