E-Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2
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!
Celebrating 'Visions of Hope: The Path to Success'
Clockwise from upper right: Honorees Ralph and Patti Lauretta with Executive Director Marie Reger; the Renzulli family, honorees, with Marie; our nearly 400 guests; honoree Tom Indoe and his wife Fran with Marie; Gala Chair Rich Taylor; and Eva's Village alumni.
Our Gala was a great success! Together, we raised over $550,000!
Supporters, volunteers and alumni opened their hearts to share how
Eva's Village has changed their lives. Listen to their voices:

"Our time spent at Eva's has been life - changing for our family. It has graced us with so many true and indelible gifts of the spirit."

Nora Renzulli, long-time volunteer, who with her family, received the Msgr. Vincent E. Puma Memorial Award.

"The Chefs saw something in me before I even realized
it, and I am forever grateful."



Tabitha, Eva's Village Alumna, Class Valedictorian of The Culinary School, and Eva's Cookies & Brownies
employee.
"The people at Eva's loved me before I knew how to love myself . . . from where I was to where I am now - there is no comparison."


Denise, Eva's Village Alumna, Class Valedictorian of The Culinary School, and Eva's Cookies & Brownies employee.
"The best part . . . is that we have employed some of the school's graduates and they are learning what it is to start a company; to be gainfully employed and to be successful."

Tom Indoe, founder of Eva's Cookies & Brownies, who received Eva's Where Hope Begins Award.
"People come to Eva's with nothing. We give them Hope. Then we add Love. Their Faith is restored. This formula:
HOPE + LOVE + FAITH saves lives."


Rich Taylor, Gala Chair and Event Sponsor, and Board member.
"Eva's Village is a shining example of what it means to be there for our fellow neighbors . . . It is truly a place where lives are changed on a daily basis."

Ralph Lauretta, long-time supporter, who with his family, received the Community Service Award.

Eva's Joins Paterson Nonprofits to Support our Community
Show your support! Donate on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1
All holiday shoppers have heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what do you know about #GivingTuesday? On Tuesday, December 1, nonprofits around the world will celebrate a day of giving by urging people to support the needs of people in their communities.

This year, Eva's Village has joined with six local organizations also working to improve the lives of Paterson residents. Through Give 2 Paterson
we hope to make an even greater impact to benefit the people of this community on December 1.  

Together we make a difference! Throughout Paterson, our organizations provide a continuum of care, from meeting basic needs like food, shelter and clothing, to offering medical and behavioral health care and addiction treatment, GED classes, workforce development and youth programs. Visit the Give 2 Paterson's website to learn more about the extraordinary work of our fellow nonprofits.

"At Eva's Village, we believe that to truly have a profound impact, we must collaborate with other
organizations that
provide vital services within our community." 

Marie Reger, Eva's Village Executive Director  
 
Don't forget to
spread the word on
social media!
Use the #GivingTuesday hashtag to support us on Facebook and Twitter
We encourage you to participate in
#GivingTuesday on December 1, at any level.

Please consider making a year-end, tax deductible gift to Eva's Village.

Your gift will support the 19 integrated programs
Eva's Village offers our community.
We depend on your generosity! 

   Making a Difference
Volunteer Spotlight: BAE Systems
Employees learned about the programs at Eva's Village and sampled treats from Eva's Cookies & Brownies at BAE's annual Giving Rally in Wayne, NJ this November.
BAE Systems' partnership with Eva's Village started more than five years ago, with three employees who volunteered on their days off.

The company's participation in Eva's  programs has grown to include sponsoring meals served by a team of employee volunteers in our Community Kitchen through our Fund-A-Meal program, conducting food, furniture, clothing and school supply drives and mock interviews to help Eva's program participants build career skills. All volunteer groups receive an orientation explaining Eva's mission and programs before touring our nine- building campus and serving a meal, or working on the grounds.
"We admire Eva's programs and their focus on giving back to the community, which matches our company's mission: 'We protect those who protect us', which extends to support those in need." 

Juan Alvarez, Director Human Resources,
BAE Systems, NJ
 
"Eva's has become a preferred charity at our local site," noted Juan Alvarez, BAE's Director of Human Resources. BAE matches employee donations up to $2,500 per year, per employee. In 2014, the British multinational defense, security and aerospace company contributed over $16.6 million to local, national and international charities and nonprofits.

Eva's Village relies on our corporate partners and volunteers!
To find out how your company can support our mission and participate in team-building volunteer opportunities, email or call Jason Patterson
at 973-523-6220 x 226. 
  Give the Gift of Giving
  Help Make Christmas Merry for our Dining Guests & Clients
The Holidays are almost here - and with your help, we can create a joyous celebration for the men, women and children of Eva's Village! Please consider donating to one of our collection efforts:

Christmas Day Gift Bags
for all our Community Kitchen guests.We need: socks; fleece blankets; matching hats, gloves & scarves; toothpaste & toothbrushes; shampoo; hand soap and lotion. (No travel size items, please.)

Holiday Shoppe: Gifts of new toys, games, sports equipment, arts and crafts and more for children whose parents live in our shelters and halfway houses.

Drop off begins on Dec. 1, #Giving Tuesday, 3:30 - 7:00 pm at Eva's Village Community Kitchen, 393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ. We will continue accepting donations for the Holiday Shoppe through Dec 8 and for Christmas Day gifts through Dec. 18.

Email or call Liz Matthews at 973-523-6220 x 248 for more information.
Order items online for delivery direct to Eva's Village from:

All items can be shipped to:

 

Eva's Village 

Attn: Liz Matthews  

393 Main Street

Paterson, NJ 07501 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Save the Date!
Casino Night - March 4, 2016 

We are planning our Fourth Annual fun-filled Night at the Casino on Friday, March 4.
For questions and information about sponsorships, email or call Joey Mazza at 973-523-6220  x 235.
The Amazing Taste of Helping Others!
Now Accepting Holiday Orders

Eva's Cookies & Brownies make delicious holiday gifts for friends, neighbors and business associates. Custom corporate inserts available at no extra charge for orders of 50 tins or more.
To order fewer than 50 tins, visit our website. To order 50 tins or more :
email or call Donna: 973-523-6220 x 230.

Eva's Village
wishes you and your loved ones 
a happy and blessed  
Thanksgiving!
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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