As part of our annual holiday gift program called “The Wishing Wall,” more than 150 children from more than 60 families had their Christmas wishes come true through donations of toys, warm clothes and gift cards.
This year many of the children receiving gifts were the innocent victims of domestic violence, many of whom are currently living in shelters. Almost all of the children live in single parent households, with mommies and grandmas providing love and care.
They say it takes a village and this project was no exception. The dedicated AECDC Staff and Board along with a team of volunteers from Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple and the NJ Youth Corp sorted, packed and delivered all the gifts in time for Christmas.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s efforts! Please click here for information on this and other ways to make a difference.