Paterson Nonprofits Coming Together to Make a Bigger Difference this #GivingTuesday.

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This #GivingTuesday, Eva’s Village is joining together with New Jersey Community Development Corporation, Oasis, Paterson Habitat for Humanity, CUMAC, Hamilton Partnership for Paterson and St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation to make an even bigger difference for those they serve!

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December 1, 2015

We hope readers will take a moment to learn more about the work of each organization, and hope they will decide to make a gift to one or more of these causes.

These seven nonprofits are working to solve complex problems in the city of Paterson. Each organization provides a variety of programs to address the needs of individuals in their community. Whether it's addiction recovery, skills training, early life and education, food and housing, or a combination, they are each making an impact on the city and offering vital services to those in need. This #GivingTuesday, they decided to partner together so that their supporters could see the larger picture.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement to inspire a day of giving to kick off the giving season. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Paterson nonprofits, including Eva’s Village, are coming together to make a difference. Eva’s Village is participating in #GivingTuesday to help boost their holiday donations. “We decided to join forces with other nonprofits in Paterson this #GivingTuesday to give donors a more comprehensive look at all that is being done to help those in need in our city,” stated Marie Reger, Eva’s Village Executive Director. “We hope readers will take a moment to learn more about the work of each organization, and hope they will decide to make a gift to one or more of these causes.”

Paterson, a city of 150,000 located in the heart of northern New Jersey, is a proud community. Founded in 1791 as a manufacturing hub, the city is working to redefine itself for the 21st century. With more than 29% of residents living in poverty, Paterson is home to many individuals in need. However, it is also home to a vibrant nonprofit community that aims to help those in the community who are most at risk. Seven of these nonprofits are coming together this #GivingTuesday to create a greater impact for those served.

To learn more about each nonprofit, or to donate to one or more of them, click here.

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. Through more than 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. It now includes nineteen 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 or write to: Heather Thompson, Director of Development, Eva’s Village, 393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ, 07501.

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