Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics program recently received a $10,000 donation from the CME Group Community Foundation. The program provides free nutritional formula and diapers to low-income families that 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. If parents can’t access childcare providers, they are less likely to be able to work, thus perpetuating a cycle of poverty. In 2017, Baby Basics served 133 families and 100% of families surveyed reported that the Baby Basics program had improved their lives.

“A shortage of diapers can also cause health problems for infants, such as diaper rash,” says Joanne Mandry, President & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “Baby Basics fills a critical need for low-income families. 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, including providing disaster relief. The CME Group Community Foundation seeks to provide particular support to three areas of concern: children in need, education, and health and human services. The CME Group Community Foundation also is privileged to partner with non-profit organizations in Chicago and New York to provide needed services and strengthen local communities. By supporting these causes, they are able to help these organizations fulfill their missions of creating brighter futures for those they serve.

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