Adopt a Mom Campaign Featured on Local Radio Station

On May 8, the radio station New Jersey 101.5 interviewed AECDC President Deborah Cherniss.  Deborah explained how the AECDC is meeting a critical need by distributing disposable diapers to economically-distressed families in the New Brunswick area. She described how the AECDC operates and promoted its Adopt a Mom donation campaign.
 
AECDC president Deborah Cherniss
 
You can read the a summary of the interview here: http://nj1015.com/diaper-drive-highlights-middlesex-groups-mothers-day-outreach/.  For your convenience, the text of this article is copied below.
 
Diaper drive highlights Middlesex group’s Mother’s Day outreach
By Patrick Lavery May 8, 2017 5:00 AM
New Jersey 101.5 – Proud to be New Jersey – New Jersey News Radio
 
NEW BRUNSWICK — Many young families in New Jersey can be categorized as being in “temporary distress” — they have perhaps one child, but the mother is unable to return to work or either she, the child’s father, or both have lost their jobs.

In advance of Mother’s Day, that’s where a Central Jersey group is coming in to lend a helping hand.
 
The New Brunswick-based Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation is the only diaper bank in the Middlesex County area, and the organization provides not only those disposable diapers to struggling families, but also baby wipes, formula and clothes whenever possible.
 

AECDC Distributes 1st Baby Box

As part of our B-FED Program (Babies- Formula, Equipment and Diapers), we are proud to supply our first #BabyBox to new parents to help promote safe sleeping for infants, and to prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)  AECDC is the only Central NJ distributor for the new state-wide program! 
 
Adam Cohen, AECDC Program Coordinator, with new parents and baby box.
 
Every year 3,500 infants  in the US die from sleep-related incidents, often involving blankets or toys blocking the infants' flow of oxygen. 
 
With a grant from the Center for Disease Control, New Jersey is the first state in the nation to offer these boxes free to all expectant parents.  The Los Angeles-based Baby Box Company makes the sturdy, specially-designed boxes available after new or expectant parents watch a 15 minute video on safe sleeping habits for babies, and pass a 6-item quiz.  Parents are then issued a certificate that they bring to a Baby Box distribution center and pick up the box, which includes a mattress, fitted sheet, diapers and coupons for baby necessities.  The AECDC also can provide baby clothing and other accessories.
 
Baby Boxes can be used for up to 6 months after the baby is born, and then provide additional storage for baby items.  For more information on obtaining a Baby Box in Central NJ, please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; for more information on Baby Boxes (which can be purchased throughout the country), visit www.babyboxco.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Only Free Diaper Bank and Only Free Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program in Middlesex County

The AECDC works with and through other agencies to serve clients.  Public and private health and social service agencies send us referrals for diapers, formula, baby equipment and durable medical equipment.  If the items are available, the agencies then provide them directly to the families in need.
 
We have a friendly, inviting office in New Brunswick that can provide rewarding work supporting our clients.  Activities may include clerical support, phone monitoring, hands-on involvement with donations/purchases as well as client requests.  Also need help keeping our resource list to clients up-to-date.
 
Beyond our office, we also need members of special project groups that promote funding and donations to increase our support to clients.
 
If interested in helping, and you are over 18, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Note: bi-lingual (Spanish-English) a plus.

Read more: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Only Free Diaper Bank and Only Free Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program...

Track Friday Results: Thousands of Diapers!

For the second year, the AECDC team participated in TrackFriday.org. This is a walking event that began after Hurricane Sandy to give people the chance to raise money for their own non-profit organizations.
 
Led by AECDC Board members Laura Gordon and Dana Schrager, we finished in 6th place out of the 55 different fundraising groups who participated.  Not only did we raise over $1500, we also collected over 20 boxes of diapers!  $300 of these donations helps keep open our small but essential office; $1,200 translated into another 100 boxes of baby diapers (purchased wholesale).  Each box includes about 100 diapers ... that means our little ‘walking effort’ provided over 10,000 diapers to people who need them!

Read more: Track Friday Results: Thousands of Diapers!

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AECDC provides free Baby Formula, Equipment and Diapers, plus wipes, clothing and other items that are crucial to keeping babies and young children healthy and growing! AECDC is the only diaper bank in Central NJ, and is affiliated with the National Diaper Bank Network.

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AECDC loans medical equipment at no charge such as shower seats, walkers and wheelchairs.  Without assistance, our elderly and disabled are often isolated and unable to sustain a healthy quality of life.

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