Valley National Bank donates 200 toys to CUMAC’s Holiday Wish List Program | Paterson Times

Valley National Bank donates 200 toys to CUMAC’s Holiday Wish List Program


The Valley National Bank donated 200 toys to the Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC) during the holidays to bolster the food pantry’s Holiday Wish List Program.

The Wayne-based bank’s employees donations helped the nonprofit brighten the holidays for needy families by gifting children with presents. “We are proud to support their Holiday Wish List Program and helping make this a special holiday season for children in need,” Valley National Bank Executive Vice President Dianne Grenz.

Grenz is also a member on CUMAC’s board. The nonprofit is the largest food pantry in Passaic County operating out of Paterson with the goal to end hunger by providing food to needy families in northern New Jersey.

CUMAC’s program last year gathered and gave out 1,000 gifts to Passaic County children living in shelters and dealing with poverty and illnesses last year.

“CUMAC is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact in the community by changing people’s lives through their philanthropic initiatives,” Grenz said.

Photo: (Left to right) Dianne Grenz, Executive Vice President and CUMAC Board Member, Laura Purdy, CUMAC Assistant Executive Director, Rev. Patricia Bruger, CUMAC Executive Director, Leigh Ross, CUMAC Event Coordinator and Tina Cortes, Valley National Bank Shareholder Relations Specialist.