Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics program recently received a $10,000 donation from CME Group Community Foundation. The program provides free nutritional formula and diapers to low-income families that are ineligible for federal assistance and are living or working in Bergen County.

In order to work, it is crucial for parents to have an adequate supply of diapers, as most childcare centers require parents to supply diapers. In 2016, Baby Basics served 148 families each month; 81% of parents in the program reported that receiving diapers helped them to be able to go to work.

“The families we serve struggle every day to provide for their families and Baby Basics helps them navigate through difficult times,” says Jerry Binney, President & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “We are extremely grateful to CME Group Community Foundation for its generous support of this vital program.”

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. Centralized on partnering with non-profit organizations in the Chicago and New York areas, the Foundation is providing these organizations with the support they need to fulfill their missions and to create better communities.

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 115 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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