The 2018 Wishing Wall Program brought dozens of gifts to over 100 low-income children in Middlesex County, from infants to 10 year olds.
A project of the Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation, since 2010 the paper mache wall is filled with specific wishes every November, based on requests from children helped by Women Aware, the Nurse-Family Partnership, the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, the Parent-Infant Care Center of New Brunswick High School, and the AECDC’s own Central Jersey Diaper Bank.
Wishes were taken and filled by members of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple and other community members, and packaged for each child included new clothes, toys, books, games, supplies and sports items, depending on the child’s interest. This year in collaboration with Operation Warm, each child also received a new winter coat.
Once the gifts have been collected, co-chairs worked with volunteers for hours to make sure all items for each child were put together and packaged for pick up or delivery. By the week before Christmas, all packages were on their way and children who would otherwise receive little or no gifts have many new and delightful ones.
For more information on the AECDC and its programs, please visit our website aecdc.org.. Donations are welcomed throughout the year, as we serve over 800 families with diapers, clothes and other baby items every week.