One thousand children in need are receiving gifts this holiday season through the Wish List program run by Paterson-based nonprofit CUMAC.
Santa Claus arrived early at the Community Charter School of Paterson on Monday morning in the form of a gym teacher. She handed out 515 neatly wrapped presents to children in kindergarten through fourth grades.
The New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) has received a $20,000 grant from Buffalo-based M&T Bank to create programs focused on education, youth development, and housing.
The Spencer Savings Bank of Elmwood Park donated $2,500 to Eva’s Village two weeks ago. Six of the banks employees volunteered to serve coffee and cleaned up after 300 guests were served at the nonprofit’s community kitchen in late November.
The city’s police officers raised $8,000 through their “No-Shave November” campaign to combat cancer. Each police officer donated $50 that would otherwise be spent on shaving and grooming. Detective David D’Arco, a cancer survivor, led the campaign. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, he said. “This is personal for me,” said D’Arco, a 19-year…
The Bearded Bakers from Australia put up a performance at the South Paterson Park on Friday evening serving up the popular Palestinian dessert knafeh to a large cheering crowd. Some descended on the park on Main Street for the dessert while others came for the performance.
With Thanksgiving just two days away, hometown rapper Fetty Wap donated 500 turkeys on Tuesday night. Wap, who was not present for distribution of the turkeys at the Masonic Lodge, had his representatives hand them out to families in need.