PARAMUS, NJ -- On June 20, 2018, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s retailers and restaurants participated in the mall-wide initiative Shop & Dine For A Cause by donating funds and a percentage of their sales for the day to support the victims and families of the East Brook school bus crash that claimed two lives and left dozens injured. The total amount raised by Westfield and its retailers was $17,067.34, all of which will go to the Paramus Children’s Health Foundation, where 100% of the funds raised will benefit the Paramus East Brook Middle School families. 

"Paramus is a tight-knit community where people care about each other, and we appreciate that the businesses which have become part of our community have made efforts to support the victims of the East Brook bus crash in their time of need," said Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera. "This is what makes Paramus a special place"

Visitors to Garden State Plaza can continue to show their support by visiting the Westfield Concierge during the months of June and July to make a donation or purchase Paramus Children’s Health Foundation bracelets ($5), magnets ($10), or unique note card sets made by members of the community ($20). In addition, all proceeds generated from Westfield Garden State Plaza’s summer program, Crayola Artists Passport Camp presented by Mad Science, will also be donated to the organization.

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