November 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
PATERSON, NJ - Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children will host its annual Thanksgiving meal and turkey giveaway for the more than 300 women and children who attend its adult education, workplace readiness, and youth development programs, as well as more than 900 members of the greater Paterson community.
Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 59 Mill St., Paterson, close to 1,200 members of the Paterson community will get a Thanksgiving meal donated by The Market Basket in Franklin Lakes and will receive a free turkey donated from various organizations, including St. Francis Food Pantries of New York; UPS of Wayne; St. Elizabeth’s Church of Wyckoff; and Eisenhower Middle School of Wyckoff.
Corporate volunteers from UPS and BD, along with staff, board members, and individual supporters of Oasis, will be distributing turkeys and serving lunch.
This annual event looks to provide a hearty holiday meal to those living in poverty in Paterson. It also provides an opportunity for those in the community, including corporate groups, to learn about the mission of Oasis while serving others and spreading this holiday cheer.
Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Paterson dedicated to feeding and clothing needy women and children and to offering them educational resources and skills to obtain meaningful employment and to break the cycle of poverty. Oasis claims a commitment to fostering healthy family relationships, and seeks to preserve the dignity of people and their cultures. Learn more at www.oasisnj.org.
Special servers (as of Nov. 22) will include:
• U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D)
• NJ State Senator Nellie Pou (D-35)
• Commissioner Jennifer Velez - NJ Department of Human Services
• Judith Fenelus – Chief of Staff, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter
• Marilyn Frierson - Director of Constituent & Community Relations, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter
• Paterson City Council President Andre Sayegh