E-Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 1
in the spirit of giving. . .
Volunteers bring holiday cheer
Volunteer groups kept decades-long holiday traditions alive , returning this winter to give back around our Village. View a slideshow t o see the many ways they shared the joys of the season with guests and clients.

  • The NY Giants Rookies kicked the season into high gear when they arrived during Thanksgiving week to serve lunch in our Community Kitchen and share memorabilia with guests. View a slideshow.
  • Elected officials celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with some of their most vulnerable constituents by pitching in to serve a festive turkey dinner with all the trimmings to more than 300 guests in our Community Kitchen. View a slideshow.
  • St. Leon Armenian Church volunteers continued a long tradition, decking the halls in our Hope Residence for the mothers who live there with their children in our Halfway House and Shelter programs. View a slideshow.
  • Holiday Express & McLoone's Restaurants catered a delicious meal for Eva's residential clients in December. Afterwards, a troupe of costumed characters from the North Pole led by live musicians brought everyone to their feet - dancing, clapping, and singing - to celebrate the winter holidays. View a slideshow.
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus left the North Pole a few days early to attend the annual holiday party for the children of Eva’s Village. Visits with Santa, face painting, cookie decorating, limbo dancing, arts and crafts and a kid-friendly meal made it a night to remember. IBEW Local 827 and the Ziploc Gang brought gift bags for the children and their mothers. View a slideshow.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS - To the many individuals and groups who touch the lives of the men, women and children we serve, not just during the holidays, but every single day of the year, we are especially grateful for those who return year after year - and decade after decade!
employment rate hits 95%!
174th Student Graduates from Culinary School
This December we graduated our 13th class, bringing the number of graduates to 174 since we opened The Culinary School at Eva's Village five years ago. Students who complete the 6-month program qualify for ServeSafe Certification after completing the 5 training modules,including a month-long industry internship.

Valedictorian Sandra S. told family and friends gathered for the graduation that the opportunity to make a fresh start convinced her to enroll in our Culinary School. Not only did the program give her a goal and support for her recovery journey after a decades-long struggle with addiction; it allowed her to dare to dream that " I might even open up my own place one day - 'Sandy’s Coffee and Sandwiches.'"
Upcoming Events
Friday, March 27, 2020 , Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park, NJ
Join us for a new twist on Casino Night - try your luck at the casino tables or play games that do not require gambling. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a lavish buffet, open bar, great prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds support Eva's Village. Register for Tickets, Packages and Sponsorships.

 Email Joey Mazza, or call (973) 523-6220 x 235 with questions.
Saving and Changing Lives Since 1982