Paterson, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
On June 2nd Eva’s Village, New Jersey’s most comprehensive anti-poverty organization, welcomed a volunteer team from Citrin Cooperman, to serve the noon meal in its kitchen program and to assist with sprucing up the backyard of its men’s shelter. Citrin Cooperman is an east coast, public accounting firm with New Jersey operations in Livingston. Each year, teams from all offices take the day to give back to their communities by giving their time to local organizations. “This is an event that we look forward to all year, we carefully select organizations that we know are doing good for the communities and we are happy to rise to the occasion and serve,” stated Will Fernandez, CPA, and Partner leading the Eva’s Kitchen volunteer team. “Citrin Cooperman has an ongoing mission to try to make a difference and partners with Eva’s Village throughout the year.”
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.”
Eva’s Village strives to feed a hot lunch to all that come to their door each day (365 days/year), serving more than 140,000 lunches/year. The soup kitchen program at Eva’s Village, has experienced a 24% increase since 2007, serving more than 350 people a day. Fund-A-Meal sponsorships directly help to offset the costs of providing over 350 meals each day. Fund-A-Meal sponsors receive various benefits including, signage in Eva’s Kitchen, visibility on Eva’s social network sites, press releases and honorable mention in our newsletter.
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.
About Citrin Cooperman
Citrin Cooperman is a premier east coast regional public accounting firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. The mission of the firm is to help business leaders better manage their financial operations and plan for dynamic growth. This pursuit includes giving back to their communities, such as this year’s annual Citrin Cooperman Cares event where the firm embodies the spirit of community change.
For more information on the “Fund-A- Meal” Program, contact: Cyndi Roberson, Government & Community Relations Specialist– Phone: (973) 523-6220 Ext. 226 or email Cyndi.Roberson(at)evasvillage(dot)org.