Eva’s Village Fund-A-Meal Program Gains Support from Realogy Corporation

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Eva’s Village, a Paterson, NJ anti-poverty nonprofit welcomes Realogy as a corporate sponsor funding their Kitchen program for a day.

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On September 26th Eva’s Village, New Jersey’s most comprehensive anti-poverty organization, will welcome a volunteer team from Realogy Corporation headquartered in Parsippany to serve the noon meal in its kitchen program. This is the second time that Realogy employees have teamed to volunteer in Eva’s Kitchen. “The work done at Eva’s Village helps to feed thousands of people each year, and we are proud to contribute to their efforts,” said Dave Weaving, Realogy chief administrative officer.

Realogy's brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®, NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group.

The “Fund-A-Meal” program provides the opportunity for corporate teams to sponsor a meal in Eva’s Kitchen and to serve the meal on the day of their sponsorship. “We have expanded our kitchen to accommodate the overwhelming numbers of people coming for a hot meal each day,” commented Donna Marie Fico, Director of Marketing & Education. “We are in need of funding to provide the meals as well as volunteer teams to serve them, and this corporate team building effort answers those needs. Over the years Realogy has provided funding to Eva’s Village and also previously volunteered in their kitchen and their willingness to become a Fund-A-Meal sponsor signifies not only their support of Eva’s, but also their commitment to corporate citizenship.“

Eva’s Village strives to feed a hot lunch to all that come to their door each day (365 days/year), serving more than 139,000 lunches/year. The soup kitchen program at Eva’s Village, has experienced more than a 23% increase since 2007 and to date in 2012, has seen a 3.2% increase over last year, serving more than 400 people a day.

About Eva’s Village
Founded by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in 1982 as a response to the poor and homeless in Paterson, NJ, Eva’s Village is a non-profit comprehensive social service organization with a mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide free medical and dental care to the poor. Through almost three decades of service, Eva’s Village has established a unique record in facing community challenges and changing the lives of the hungry, homeless and addicted. It has grown from a simple soup kitchen to become the most respected anti-poverty program in New Jersey. Eva’s Village now includes fourteen integrated programs housed in numerous buildings spanning several city blocks in Downtown Paterson.

To find out more or to schedule a Fund-A-Meal corporate sponsorship call Cyndi Roberson at 973-523-6220 ext. 226 or email Cyndi(dot)Roberson(at)evasvillage(dot)org

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