(Paramus, NJ) February 8, 2016 – The Depot Gift Shop is operated entirely by volunteers. It is currently seeking volunteers to either work a 3 ½-hour shift every other week (from Monday through Friday) or a 3 ½-hour shift per month (on Saturday). Featuring home and garden accessories, unique gifts, American-made handcrafts, women’s and children’s accessories, and personalized service, The Depot is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. During the past half-century, it has donated more than $3 million to nonprofit Children’s Aid and Family Services.

Volunteering at The Depot provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the retail environment, make new friends, and give back to the community. The Depot is located at 22 Prospect Street in Midland Park. Its hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To learn more about volunteering at The Depot, please call Maureen at 201-600-6432 or Eileen at 201-657-7471.
About the Depot:

The Depot was established by a small group of volunteers in 1965 in the baggage room of the Ridgewood Railroad Station for the purpose of raising funds to benefit Family Counseling Service in Ridgewood, now Children’s Aid and Family Services. After expanding three times, The Depot moved to its present location in Midland Park in 1980.

About Children’s Aid and Family Services:

Children’s Aid and Family Services is one of northern New Jersey’s leading nonprofit providers of services that protect and support vulnerable children, and strengthen families. 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 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.casfnj.org.

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