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Valley National Bank Conducts Toy Drive for Patersonians

  Pictured left to right, Karen Hackes, Rosalee Perez, Denise Morison and Linda Leyh from Valley National Bank’s Educational Resources Department and Mark Messina from Star of Hope Ministries at the Valley National Bank Residential Mortgage building located at 1720 Route 23 in Wayne.  Photo provided by Valley National Bank

 

WAYNE, NJ - Valley National Bank recently held a toy drive to support Star of Hope Ministries in its efforts to address poverty in the greater Paterson area.

Star of Hope on Friday began providing the toys to community leaders who will then distribute them to needy families.

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