(Paramus, NJ) November 3, 2014 – Luke Barnard, a resident of Ridgewood, recently donated $500 to Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Woodlea/Path I Advisory Council, to help children in therapeutic foster care. A student at Bergen Catholic High School, Luke performed odd jobs such as shoveling and caddying to earn the money.

“We are very grateful for this generous donation, which will help provide some of the ‘extras’ for a child in therapeutic foster care, such as bicycles and toys, ” says Bob Jones, Ph.D., president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “We are thrilled there are teenagers in our community that are moved to help children in need.”

About Children’s Aid and Family Services and the Woodlea/Path I Advisory Council

The Woodlea/Path I Advisory Council is a group of dedicated community volunteers whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for the children in the Path I home for young boys and Woodlea home for young girls who have suffered abuse and neglect.

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.

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