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!

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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!!!

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AECDC BRINGS 2016 HOLIDAY CHEER

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.

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.

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Diapers from Silverline at the AECDC office

Central Jersey Diaper Bank

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(Formally know as B-FED) 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.

Central Jersey Diaper Bank

H.E.L.P.

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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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