Giving Back

May 25, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - While many communities have been forced to scale back or forego entirely their annul Memorial Day celebrations, one local veteran, as though reacting to reveille, was up early Monday to make sure that Paterson’s military heroes still received the honor they deserve. Tony ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Signalling an expanded effort to share resources, coordinate strategy and planning, and establish a mutual aid network to provide homebound and at-risk populations with food and other essential needs, six Passaic County-based non-profits have joined together under the umbrella banner ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Friday, May 8, was a day to remember for 200 families who received Chromebooks and grocery gift cards from NJCDC! The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to those we serve, and through surveying neighborhood residents, we found their two biggest needs are food and access to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - For Paterson’s Julia Gonzalez, donating 50 pizzas to the ICU unit at St. Joseph’s Health earlier this month just didn’t go far enough in showing her gratitude to the men and women working on the frontline to keep their city healthy. So, on Saturday, again with the help of Al Pomodoro ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey Development Corporation has received $419,418 in AmeriCorps funding, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced Tuesday. The funding will help place 20 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve with the NJCDC in Paterson. Calling the AmeriCorps program “one of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s New Destiny Family Success Centers (NDFSC) is among the growing list of local nonprofits continuing to serve the local community during the COVID-19 public health crisis.  Recently, staff and volunteers from the organization that serves as a centralized resource hub ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Pandemic or no pandemic, local non-profit organizations say they are committed to doing whatever they can to continue helping a growing number of residents in need. While life in New Jersey has grinded to a halt, many non-profits have vowed to continue their missions to help the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson officials have announced an innovative pilot program to connect local volunteers with their senior citizen neighbors that may be having difficulty keeping stocked with food during the coronavirus public health crisis. “In the City of Paterson, we want to make sure our ...

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PATERSON, NJ - More and more people throughout the country—and in Paterson—are hungry as a result of COVID-19. Studies show that the rate of food insecurity rises when the national or local economy is unstable—such as during the current pandemic. Indeed, in the last month, many Patersonians have ...

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Every April, thousands of young people around the world celebrate Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) by partnering with nonprofits, schools, and faith-based groups to give back to their communities. And each year, NJCDC's AmeriCorps members work with volunteers to make a difference on GYSD, which has ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Friday staff and volunteers of the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic will once again be distributing food packets to residents of the communities they serve. Paterson residents are invited to pick up the packets between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. outside the clubhouse ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As a career educator, Dr. Gemar Mills knows a few things about the importance of access to technology in improving and expanding learning. That’s part of the reason he has, as Executive Director of College Achieve Paterson, made outfitting his students and teachers with laptops and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Just days after joining Mayor Andre Sayegh and 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz in donating and distributing hundreds of personal care packages to senior citizen community complexes, local business MP Plastic was again showing their generosity, this time in partnership with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Concerned that nurses and hospital support staff in inner city neighborhoods weren’t receiving the same level of appreciation and support as their colleagues working in hospitals in and around high income areas, the owners of three Bergen County restaurants “set out to change that as ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh and 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz partnered with the Muheisen family and MP Plastics to distribute hundreds of personal care packages to senior citizen residents in the ward's senior community complexes on Tuesday. The effort came as efforts to reduce the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - It’s been said that leaders are made at times of adversity. In Paterson, one need look no further than to the Paterson Youth Council, and their response to the continuing spread of COVID-19, to believe that adage will once again ring true as their city grapples under the weight of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Despite the challenges brought on by the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus, The Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic have continued doing their part to serve residents. On Friday the organization distributed 500 “family essential packs” that included food items like oatmeal, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As a child she remembers her parents and grandparents instilling the importance of learning in her. As a parent, and grandparent, she has brought that same value to her offspring. Indeed, Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms can often be heard preaching about the importance of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson community is doing what it can to make sure seniors, a demographic most at risk of contracting coronarvius, is not forgotten during the pandemic. Within the past two weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy has closed all schools, ordered the shutdown of dine-in restaurant service, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – As COVID-19 continues to spread across New Jersey, Patreson’s non-profit community is working to provide assistance for residents in need. As of Wednesday, there were 10 cases of coronavirus in Passaic County, at least 267 in New Jersey and three fatalities related to the virus, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As health professionals, elected officials, school administrators, and the business community continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, coronavirus, so do non-profits, committed to serving the basic needs of  local families. In response to the pandemic, Oasis – A Haven for ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a city with a storied past, at least one organization stands out, always prepared to serve the community, to help keep their city on a path towards greatness. On Monday, the Integrity Lodge #51 Masonic Temple marked the 118th anniversary of its founding. Launched locally by ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Cares team was back in the multi-purpose room at St Augustine Presbyterian Church Saturday serving up breakfast: eggs, waffles, fresh fruit, to more than 20 local children. As is the case with every one of these gatherings, it wasn’t just the food that provided a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson City Hall has been designated as a drop off point for Puerto Rico earthquake relief. According to a flyer Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President Maritza Davila, and the Paterson City Council are spearheading the effort. Alkaline batteries, mosquito repellent, baby ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The NFL playoff games played in the bar just yards away, but the real road to glory Sunday was through the ballroom of Integrity Lodge on Broadway. Eight teams, representing each of the Lodges in the Seventh Masonic District prepared, presented, and served a total of 24 dishes, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – “Puerto Rico needs our help’” Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) said in a statement following Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the island. “They need our help, as a nation and as individuals, to pick up the shattered pieces, rebuild the island and heal from the wounds of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Christmas came early for nearly 700 Paterson residents on December 16 as Adenah Bayoh hosted her annual Breakfast for Dinner at IHOP in Center City Mall. What has been taking place for 10 years at Bayoh’s other IHOP location in Newark has become a welcome staple in Paterson, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Christmas Eve was magical nearly 1000 local children and their families that attended the NJCDC’s 26th Annual Holiday Party. Mayor Andre Sayegh traded his usual dark suit for the red and white fur lined attire of Santa to help distribute gifts while other children did arts and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Central Labor Council, IBEW Local 827, and the Ziploc Gang continued their tradition of giving back to the children of Paterson during the holiday season when they visited Eva's Village recently to distribute more than 100 gifts to children currently living there.

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PATERSON, NJ - Since October dozens of members of the Paterson Police Department have added a new accessory to their dress blues and on-duty uniforms, facial hair. And while it would be easy to think that the decision to do so has something to do with the early onslaught of winter temperatures ...

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