New Jersey Charity Repeatedly Receives “Four Star Rating” from Charity Navigator.

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Eva’s Village, a Paterson, NJ anti-poverty nonprofit maintains high rating for four consecutive years since new rating system adopted.

We utilize our revenue in a responsible manner allowing us to help more of those in the greatest need, and both private and government funders have confidence that the funding they provide will be utilized with strict accountability

Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org/), works “To Guide Intelligent Giving” and claims to be America's largest independent charity evaluator, providing free financial evaluations of America's charities. Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. In 2011, with the addition of the second dimension, Accountability and Transparency, Charity Navigator was able to assess which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and which freely share basic information about their organization with their donors.

Of the roughly 8,000 organizations followed by Charity Navigator, only about one in four get a four-star star rating. Prior to the two dimensional rating Eva’s Village received four consecutive 4-star ratings and since broadening its scope to include an assessment of accountability and transparency Eva’s Village has continued to receive a 4-star rating for four more consecutive years.

"Only 7% of the charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Eva’s Village outperforms most other charities in America," said Ken Berger, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. "This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Eva's Village from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

Marie Reger, executive director at Eva’s Village says, "We are proud to have earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator since they have implemented their two dimensional rating system — receiving four out of a possible four stars under this new, more critical evaluation system indicates how hard everyone at Eva’s Village works to execute our mission in a fiscally responsible way. We utilize our revenue in a responsible manner allowing us to help more of those in the greatest need, and both private and government funders have confidence that the funding they provide will be utilized with strict accountability."

Founded by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in 1982 as a response to the poor and homeless in Paterson, New Jersey, Eva’s Village (http://www.evasvillage.org) is a non-profit comprehensive social service organization with a mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual. Through more than three decades of service, Eva’s Village has established a commendable 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 the state and now includes seventeen integrated programs housed in numerous buildings spanning several city blocks in downtown Paterson.

To donate to this NJ Charity, or for more information about Eva’s Village, call (973)-523-6220, go to http://evasvillage.org/donate.shtml or write to: Donna Fico, Director of Marketing & Education, Eva’s Village, 393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ, 07501.

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