E-Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1
Each month we will share news and stories from our clients, volunteers, alumni, and staff
to learn how their experiences enrich our programs and our community.
We hope you will enjoy this monthly update, and we look forward to keeping in touch!
The Amazing Taste of Helping Others  
Eva's Cookies & Brownies Accepting Holiday Orders
Pictured left to right: Chef Grace Fornasa, Baking Manager; Tom Indoe, President and Head Cookie Tester; Chef Denise and Chef Tabitha, Graduates of The Culinary School at Eva's Village.
Eva's Village announces the launch of its first e-commerce venture, Eva's Cookies & Brownies, designed to create job opportunities and to provide funding for Eva's Village and its mission to help people in need.

Eight varieties of delicious cookies and brownies, freshly baked with the finest ingredients and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavorings, are now available for order. And because you are giving back, every bite of our delicious homemade cookies and brownies is guilt-free! Holiday and special occasion orders are welcome.
"I realized there was a unique opportunity  
to build a source of jobs and funding to help Eva's Village continue
its mission to help  
people in need."  

Tom Indoe, retired President of Newman's Own,  
Eva's Village Supporter.

"This is a dream come true. Eva's gave me my life back, and now  
I get to work here.It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me."

Chef Tabitha, Culinary School Valedictorian and Eva's
Cookies & Brownies baker and former Eva's Village client.
This new social enterprise, made possible by a generous grant from Newman's Own Foundation, is guided by Tom Indoe, retired President of Newman's Own.

Drawing on the expertise of The Culinary School at Eva's Village and working with The Culinary School chefs to develop recipes for the gourmet treats, the business has already hired several recent graduates of the school as its first employees.

To place an order visit   Eva's Cookies & Brownies or call 844-511-6962

Come in from the Cold!
Eva's Community Kitchen Opens for Breakfast 
For the first time in our history, during winter's coldest months, Eva's Community Kitchen  will open its doors to offer the warmth of a simple break- fast to the community.

Served Monday through Friday during the cold winter months, the daily meal will feature a rotating menu of hot oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, grits, bagels and fruit
"Eva's compassion for those in need in the harsh winter weather can't be better displayed than by
offering them a warm breakfast and keeping them out of the cold for those few hours. These moments are treasured
by our dining guests."


Chef Darryl Dela Cruz, Executive Chef Director, Eva's Village
This brand-new program relies on the generosity of friends like you!  
  Make a donation to support our breakfast service.
Making a Difference
Volunteer Spotlight: Nora Renzulli
The Renzulli Family, pictured left to right: Kristen, Matthew, Nora and Richard. Not shown: son Richard, Jr. and his wife Allison.
Nora Renzulli has made a difference at Eva's Community Kitchen for more than 13 years. She came to serve a meal one Friday afternoon, and quickly became "a consistent gentle, loving and friendly face in our Community Kitchen," explained Marie Reger, Eva's Village Executive Director. Nora soon enlisted her whole family to volunteer at Eva's Community Kitchen and at events. On Christmas Day, it has become a Renzulli family tradition to welcome and lead volunteers in the kitchen.

Nora exemplifies Eva's mission to treat each individual with respect and dignity. While the kitchen could not function without regular volunteers, the Renzulli's most valuable contribution is the love that the family has shared with all the guests at Eva's Village, earning their friendship and trust.

"I wanted my children to see that not everyone was as fortunate as them  
and to continue  
a cycle of giving."

Nora Renzulli: Nora and the Renzulli family will be honored with the Msgr. Vincent E. Puma Memorial Award at our Annual Benefit Gala,
"Visions of Hope:
The Path to Success" on November 5.

Eva's Village depends on regular volunteers! 
To find out about how you can join the 3,500 others who volunteer with us each year, visit our website or email Liz Matthews or call 973-523-6220 x 248. 
Help us Create a Winter Wonderland
Donate to Eva's Holiday Shoppe
We are seeking donations of new toys, games, sports equipment, arts and crafts, clothing (ages 0-17) and more to stock our festive "pop up" Holiday Shoppe on December 15. Each year we invite residents of our shelters, halfway houses, and transitional housing programs to choose at least four gifts for each of their children at no charge. Their gift selections are then beautifully wrapped by volunteer elves and magically appear on Christmas morning. 

Your donations help bring the magic of the holiday season to the families of Eva's Village.

We will host a donation drop-off day on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1,
from 3:30 - 7 pm, in Eva's Village Community Kitchen,
393 Main St., Paterson, NJ 07501.

 Please bring gifts NEW and UNWRAPPED.
We will continue to accept donations through Dec. 8.
For more information email Liz Matthews o r call 973-523-6220 x 248  
UPCOMING EVENTS
Fine Tableware and Delicacies
Shop for a Good Cause
Tickets, Tables & Ads Still Available
Celebrate with Us on Nov. 5!
From now through November 4,  Latona's Specialties will donate 20% of all sales from VIETRI tableware to support Eva's Village programs. This family-owned specialty shop in Garfield, NJ, offers imported Italian delicacies and exquisite tabletop and home décor, plus personal products for every taste!

Visit the store on November 4 between 4 pm and 8 pm to meet Alessandro Taddei, the artist behind the award-winning VIETRI line, who will sign and personalize all VIETRI purchases. For more information, contact Latona's at 888-528-6627.

Join us on Nov. 5 to celebrate  "Visions of Hope: The Path to Success" at our  Benefit Gala. We will celebrate Eva's Cookies & Brownies, a new social enterprise providing jobs and funding for Eva's programs, and dedicated supporters: Tom Indoe; The Lauretta Family of Sal Lauretta for Men; the Renzulli Family; and Event Sponsor, Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. and Machinery Services Corp.

Visit our Gala webpage for
more information about tickets, tables, ads, and sponsorships. Email Joey Mazza, call 973-523-6220 x 235, or f ax   973-825-7297.
Eva's Village is a uniquely progressive and comprehensive non-profit social service organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty. We rely on support from donors like you to provide vital services for men, women and children in need.
For more information visit www.evasvillage.org


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