An AECDC Surprise Package
This week Fed Ex arrived at the CDC door with a huge, unexpected package. We weren't sure if it were really for us, but indeed it was.
Inside: a wheelchair we loaned over a year ago, being returned - from Georgia!!!
AECDC BRINGS 2016 HOLIDAY CHEER
Community-wide diaper drive brings more than 10,000 baby diapers to AECDC Diaper Program!
From New Brunswick City Hall to the State Theater, at Robert Wood Johnson-University Hospital and SilverLine Windows, bright diaper collection boxes were filled with diapers for babies who otherwise could spend a whole day in a single diaper.
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple spear-headed the drive as part of their on-going efforts to help the community, and Brandeis Women, the Suydam Street Reformed Church, and the South Brunswick Senior Center also supported it.
The diapers will go to low-income families whose annual incomes are below $30,000 a year, no matter what the family size. B-FED (Baby Formula and Emergency Diapers) is a program of the Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation, a non-profit celebrating its 16th anniversary of providing services to all low-income residents of Middlesex County.
Last year more than 70,000 diapers were distributed to over 600 families (with almost 1,100 children) referred by area agencies. Thanks to all who support this year-round effort. Additional donations (of diapers or funds to purchase them) can be made to the AECDC, 222 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ, 08901.
AECDC Receives Special Award from Karma Foundation
On September 20, 2016, the AECDC was one of 20 organizations honored by the Karma Foundation as part of their "20 for 20 Awards," celebrating their 20 years of supporting services for infants, sick children, the homeless, victims of domestic violence and veterans, and covering basic needs, literacy, mental health, legal, and artistic programs. Each organization received $10,000.
The Karma Foundation has made financial donations annually to the AECDC for over 10 years. This additional award to the AECDC read: "In recognition of this New Brunswick-based organization that annually serves 1,000 low-income families regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or ethnicity, providing free diapers, formula and baby clothes and durable medical equipment, as well as assistance with filing applications for other basic needs such as health insurance."
Many thanks to the Karma Foundation for its continued and generous support.
Pictured, left to right: Dana Karmazin Elkins, Executive Director of the Karma Foundation; Deborah Cherniss, President of AECDC; and Sharon Karmazin, President of the Foundation.