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NEW GIFT BOUTIQUE, BLOOMING HEARTS TREASURE SHOP, TAKES ROOT IN WESTWOOD

Home Décor, Bath & Body, Garden, Gifts & Accessories for Women and Girls Reflect Owner’s Lifelong Love of Flowers

 

WESTWOOD, N.J., August 17, 2011 – Area shoppers are invited to browse among all things hearts and flowers in the new boutique, Blooming Hearts Treasure Shop, located at 175 Center Avenue in Westwood, New Jersey. The store, which opened in early August in a Victorian home across from the movie theatre, will celebrate its official grand opening on Saturday, September 10.

 

Blooming Hearts, which features “floral art from the heart,” is the culmination of the lifelong passion of owner Holly Young, an art director and packaging design expert who always dreamed of working with flowers. “Ever since I was 16 years old I have been fascinated by flowers and dreamt of becoming a florist at one point,” said Young. “Now I can bring my love of flowers to my customers with unique items, many of them made by local & worldwide artists. Of course, hearts are the perfect complement, so our inventory celebrates both hearts and flowers.”

 

Blooming Hearts is divided into four distinct rooms, each one filled with handcrafted, artisan, and one-of-a-kind items, including Fair Trade products. The store features a broad array of home décor accessories and hostess gifts; items related to gardening; a bath and body room with soaps, lotions, candles and other personal care products; and gifts and accessories for babies, girls and women from hair bands and slippers to jewelry and clothing, all sporting flowers and hearts.

 

The inviting boutique offers dedicated play spaces for children to explore while their parents shop, and café tables and chairs where customers can relax and enjoy refreshments. Young plans to offer free programs throughout the year such as flower arranging and cooking with flowers that, in Young’s words, “foster the beauty and usefulness of flowers.” A personal gift-shopping service will be implemented this fall.

 

Young said she chose Westwood for her store’s location because it is a thriving shopping destination, with a main thoroughfare that attracts a healthy amount of automobile and foot traffic. She has joined the Westwood Chamber of Commerce and supports the town’s 3/50 Project, which encourages residents to shop locally rather than at the big-box and national retailers or online outlets.  In the 3/50 program, participating residents pledge to spend at least $50 among three local, independent, merchants within a month’s time, which keeps the local economy stronger.

 

Blooming Hearts’ hours of operation are currently Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is ample off-street parking in the store’s private lot, adjacent to the entrance off the back patio. For more information, contact proprietor Holly Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (201) 497-8787.

 

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About Blooming Hearts

Blooming Hearts Treasure Shop, owned by proprietor and founder Holly Young, is a unique boutique that specializes in all things hearts and flowers. Located in a converted Victorian home in the heart of Westwood, New Jersey’s shopping district, Blooming Hearts is a bountiful reflection of Young’s lifelong passion for flowers. The shop is divided into four sections— bath and body, garden, home décor, and jewelry and accessories for women and children—each stocked with heart themed and floral themed treasures. As part of the store’s inviting atmosphere, customers can relax at several tables and enjoy scones, cupcakes and seasonal beverages which are sold there; and young children can explore the dedicated play spaces while their parents shop. Blooming Hearts will offer a personal gift shopping service and free demonstrations throughout the year.

 

PARK RIDGE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER ENCOURAGES BERGEN COUNTY RESIDENTS TO DONATE SHOES THROUGH NOVEMBER TO SOLES4SOULS

 

Gayle Gruenberg of Let’s Get Organized Spearheads Collection in Association with Local Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers

PARK RIDGE, N.J., August 10, 2011 – Gayle Gruenberg, owner of Let’s Get Organized, a professional organizing firm in Park Ridge, has cleaned out enough closets to know that many people often toss away shoes that are still in wearable condition, without realizing they can donate the shoes to others in need. She is now coordinating collections of new and gently worn shoes in the Pascack Valley region on behalf of the non-profit organization Soles4Souls, which distributes shoes to needy men, women, and children around the world.

The community outreach program is in association with the Northern New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-NNJ), of which Gruenberg is an active member and founding president. NAPO-NNJ will collect shoes through Thanksgiving.

Gruenberg has placed a Soles4Souls donation bin at the Park Ridge Public Library, 51 Park Avenue in Park Ridge, and at the office of Friedberg Properties at 213 Rivervale Road in River Vale; she hopes to place more bins in Park Ridge public schools and area businesses throughout the fall. The public libraries in Westwood and Hillsdale have already given her the okay to place bins there by October. She noted that in addition to the donation bin at the Park Ridge library, there are drop-off centers throughout Bergen County. Area residents looking for convenient donation sites can find them at www.soles4souls.org.

“Soles4Souls relies on these community donations to realize its mission and distribute footwear worldwide to those who need it so desperately,” said Gruenberg. “I encourage houses of worship, community centers, civic groups, retailers, and municipalities throughout New Jersey to get involved. Anyone in Bergen County who wants to set up a collection bin or run a shoe drive should contact me right away for information,” she added.

Soles4Souls, based in Tennessee, was founded by footwear executive Wayne Elsey in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that hit Asia. He rallied business associates in the footwear industry to donate 250,000 pairs of shoes; the following year, Elsey and his colleagues sent over one million pairs of shoes to Gulf Coast communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, Soles4Souls was formally created. Since its inception, the organization has donated more than 15 million pairs of shoes to people in 127 countries, according to the counter on its website. Its mission is to “change the world, one pair at a time.”

Shoe Donations Help Others and the Environment

Gruenberg, a mother of two, cited education as a big reason why it’s so important to collect children’s shoes. “Children in many parts of the world may not attend school if they do not have shoes to wear, so it’s imperative that they have good-fitting footwear to be able to enroll in, and stay in school,” she said. In addition, adults in other countries must often walk miles a day for work and must be protected against the elements and disease, such as hookworm. “Lives and futures are at stake, all for lack of a pair of shoes,” said Gruenberg.

 

The environment also benefits from the shoe donations. According to Soles4Souls, in 2010 alone, Americans discarded more than 300 million pairs of shoes. When these shoes break down in landfills, the toxic glue that holds the shoes together can leak into the water supply and atmosphere. To keep needlessly discarded footwear out of landfills, Soles4Souls accepts all kinds of shoes as long as they are new or gently worn: athletic shoes, dress or casual shoes, flats or high heels, fashion boots, work boots, flip flops and sandals, hiking boots, and snow boots. “I often work with clients who are downsizing their homes and won’t have the same closet space they have now after they move,” said Gruenberg. “This presents a great opportunity to give back to others while paring down a wardrobe in anticipation of a move, due to a lifestyle change, or when cleaning out an elderly parent’s home.”

For more information on where to donate in the Pascack Valley area, to start a shoe drive, or to set up a donation bin at a business or non-profit organization, contact Gayle Gruenberg at (201) 248-5208 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Updates about the NAPO-NNJ Chapter program in other areas of northern New Jersey can be found on www.naponnj.org. 

 

WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS OFFER FREE WORKSHOP ON FORGIVENESS TO BERGEN COUNTY SYNAGOGUES, JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS

Temples, Jewish Community Centers and Non-Profits are Invited to Schedule Workshop During September for High Holiday Program

RIVER EDGE, N.J., August 8, 2011 – In preparation for the Jewish High Holidays, Being Well Within, a wellness and personal development practice based in River Edge, N.J., is offering a free one-hour workshop to Bergen County synagogues and Jewish community centers on forgiveness. The program will be led by Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW, a psychotherapist in River Edge and Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania, a chiropractor in Hackensack, the founders of and partners in Being Well Within. The free forgiveness workshop may be used as an introduction to their half-day program, “Letting Go and Living Free: The Fine Art of Forgiveness” or used as a special standalone event.

 

The women created Being Well Within—“help when life throws you curves”— in 2010 to provide the tools and strategies to change the way stress impacts their clients’ lives. The practice is an outgrowth of their prior work together presenting seminars on the power of the mind-body connection and on various aspects of emotional and physical wellness. They present interactive workshops, seminars and webinars to corporations, civic and business groups, non-profit organizations, and individuals on ways to manage stress, improve relationships, and overcome obstacles to fulfillment.

 

“This one-hour forgiveness workshop is ideal for Selichot programs or as a primer to the internal work we do during the High Holiday period,” noted Gelberg-Goff. “It relates directly to the theme of ‘tshuva’ and the content touches upon the dual importance of forgiving yourself as well as forgiving others.”

 

Topics covered in the program include:

·         Understanding what forgiveness is and what it is not.

·         How not forgiving impacts our lives.

·         How forgiveness frees the individual to become more empowered and fulfilled.

 

Any synagogue or Jewish community center, social group or nonprofit organization interested in holding this one-hour workshop should contact Loren Gelberg-Goff at (201) 489- 6270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about Being Well Within, its founders, or its programs visit www.BeingWellWithin.com.

 

 

Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. 2011 Award Recipients

 

            The Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. (HBCSF) of Teaneck awarded $40,000 in scholarships and book stipends to 19 current college and college-bound Hispanic students at the organization’s 20th Annual Scholarship Gala, “Developing Future Leaders."

            The HBCSF, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has a mission to advance the educational aspirations of Hispanic students so that they may become professionals, leaders and valued citizens of the community.  The foundation accomplishes this by providing scholarships for a college education based on academic excellence and financial need. 

 

            The following Bergen County students received scholarship awards ranging from $2,000-$4,000.

            Gabrielle Caparimo, East Rutherford$3,000.  A 2011 graduate of Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford, Ms. Caparimo will attend Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick in the fall and plans to pursue a degree in pre-medicine.

            Keysi Castillo, Garfield$3,000.  Ms. Castillo will begin her junior year at Ramapo College this fall.  She is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Spanish education with minors in Latin American Studies and Italian.

 

            These Bergen County students were recognized with a $1,000 book stipend award.

            Sebastian Faciolince, Ridgefield Park.   Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Mr. Faciolince currently attends Bergen Community College and is pursuing an associate degree in drafting and design technology. 

            Jorge Ivan Gomez Wei, Fair Lawn.  Mr. Gomez Wei is pursuing an AAS degree in horticulture and an AS degree in business administration at Bergen Community College.  He plans to continue his studies at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey’s Cook College campus in the agricultural department.


Recipients From Other Parts of New Jersey

            Angelika Arias, Newark$2,000.  A recent graduate of Christ the King Prep School, Ms. Arias will attend The College of New Jersey to pursue a degree in criminal justice.  On the honor roll in high school, she served as Youth Court Advocate and Youth Council Member of Newark and is a New Jersey Youth Delegate with the National League of Cities Council.

            Zindy Arias, Jersey City$2,000.  A graduate of William L. Dickinson High School, Ms. Arias plans to attend The College of New Jersey this fall.  Throughout high school, she volunteered in different community events, been an active member of the National Honor Society, and played on the woman's volleyball team, which named her captain this year.

            Jonathan Candelaria, Jersey City.  $4,000.  A 2011 graduate of Marist High School in Bayonne, Mr. Candelaria was an honor roll student and a National Honor Society member.  He plans to study pre-medicine at Boston University.

            Elaine Gomez, Union City$3,000.  Ms. Gomez is the HBCSF’s 2011 recipient of the Platinum Sponsors Outstanding Achievement Award and a 2010 scholarship awardee.  A chemical engineering student at New Jersey Institute of Technology's Honors College, she is also a volunteer tutor on the campus and conducting environmental research.

            Joshua Hoyos, Parsippany$2,000.  A freshman at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey-Newark, Mr. Hoyos is the news editor of The Rutgers Observer and aspires to be a broadcast journalist.  In 2010, he received the HBCSF’s Mercedes-Benz Outstanding Achievement Award.

            Melissa Santos, North Bergen.  $4,000.  A graduate of the 2011 class of High-Tech High School in North Bergen, Ms. Santos will attend Seton Hall University.  She plans to pursue studies in political science and a pre-law track in the fall of 2011. 

            Paola Severino, Union City.  $4,000.  Ms. Severino, who graduated valedictorian of the class of 2011 from Union City High School,  plans to major in chemical engineering at Yale University.  Ms. Severino aspires to become a scientific researcher. 

            Walter Sueldo, West Orange.  $3,000.  A native of Peru, Mr. Sueldo is an architecture student attending Essex County College.  He plans to continue his studies in a five-year program and to pursue a bachelor's degree in architecture. 

            Martin Ventoso, Newark.  $3,000.  Mr. Ventoso, a graduate of Saint George’s School in Rhode Island, plans to pursue a premedical track at Johns Hopkins University.  He is a part of the Wight Foundation, an organization that helps talented students from the city of Newark attend private boarding schools.

 

            The following students were recognized with a $1,000 book stipend award.

            Elizabeth Aguilar, North Bergen.  A graduate of Paramus Catholic High School in Bergen County, Ms. Aguilar will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall to study pharmacy.

            Ashley Cintron, Union City.  Beginning her junior year at Montclair State University, Ms. Cintron is pursuing a degree in education.  In 2010, she received a $1,000 book stipend award and in 2009, she was the HBCSF’s Mercedes-Benz Outstanding Achievement Award recipient of a $4,000 scholarship.

            Christine Torres, Rahway.  Ms. Torres, a graduate of Rahway High School, will attend Vassar College in the fall. 

            Gina Vazquez, Trenton.  Ms. Vasquez, who recently graduated from Trenton Central High School, will attend New Jersey City University and major in criminal justice studies.  Her goal is to become a law enforcement officer and to join the United States Air Force. 

 

            The following students were recognized with a $500 book stipend award.

            Jazmine Figueroa, Newark.   Beginning her junior year at New Jersey City University, Ms. Figueroa is pursuing a degree in P-3 Special Education and Psychology and plans to become a teacher.  She is an active member in her community volunteering with Girl Scouts of America and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. 

            Estefany Orellana, Newark.  Originally from El Salvador, Ms. Orellana has taken technical courses and received training to become a dental assistant at Essex County Vocational Technical High School in Newark.  She will attend Essex County College in the fall of 2011 and hopes to pursue a career as a dentist.

 

                        From 1993 to the present, HBCSF has awarded $325,500 to 120 students throughout the state.

Honorees

            This year’s annual gala recognized the following two honorees for their leadership and contributions to the community: Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., President, Berkeley College and Lillian Rodríguez López, President, Hispanic Federation.

Sponsors

            Several sponsors were instrumental in providing funding for this year’s scholarship and book stipend awards.  Platinum sponsors were Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and Wells Fargo Private Bank.  Gold sponsors were Berkeley College, “PIX11 and Tribune Broadcasting”, Quixote Dunes, Inc., Unilever and Verizon.  The bronze level sponsors were Booz | Allen | Hamilton, New Jersey Accounting Services, Inc., haute couture designer Nicolás Felizola, "Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation" represented by the Hispanic Leadership Network, Prudential, and PSE&G.

 

2012 Application Available

                Donations are welcomed and may be made online or sent to HBCSF, 429C Cedar Lane #313, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666. The 2012 HBCSF scholarship application is available now and may be downloaded at the organization’s web site.  For further information about the HBCSF, visit www.hbcsf.org or send an inquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Jungle Adventure, a faith journey for kids, in August at Trinity Lutheran, Cliffside Park

 

It's a jungle in here at Big Jungle Adventure, a Vacation Bible school with free admission for kids and young people of all ages, which will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 12 noon on Monday, August 15th to Thursday, August 18th at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on 238 Columbia Avenue in Cliffside Park.  Children, youth, parents, and families are invited to come on this faith adventure and meet new friends, including Ranger Morgan and her brave adventurers and Humphrey the Hippo, Bobo the gorilla, Flash the cheetah, Kiki the Ugandan kob and Ruby the jewel-colored turaco bird.  As young people go on this fun faith journey through the jungle, they do fun activities, sing great songs, make awesome crafts and pictures, watch videos, play games, eat yummy snacks, and explore Bible stories and take Bible challenges as they learn how they're protected and guided by God through all of their lives.  Registration for Big Jungle Adventure is open now.  To register or to ask for more information regarding Big Jungle Adventure, call (201) 943-0088 or (201) 941-4161, or visit or mail the church at its 238 Columbia Avenue address in Cliffside Park, or e-mail Rev. John Schroter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Hope to see you there!

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Dolphin gives NJ boy a voice

DOLPHIN GIVES CHILD A VOICE

           

            Dolphins are not miracle workers.

            But don’t tell that to Patty and David Rodriguez from Ridgefield, New Jersey.

            They recently took their 12 year-old son, David, to Dolphin Cove in the Cayman Islands to participate in the Rapid Development Therapy program.

            David is a special needs child with symptoms of autism and other developmental disorders. His condition has gone undiagnosed by doctors after endless MRI scans and tests, although his parents have heard the phrase “nonspecific global development delay.”

            For his entire life, he has had trouble communicating verbally and nonverbally, which has led to frustration and anger for him and his parents. Quite simply, he would not speak. The only sounds that he made were cries.

            He refused to drink water – he only took small sips of chocolate milk – which led to painful ulcers, indigestion, acid reflux and dehydration.

            When his parents took him out in public, there was a good chance that little David would break down in a screaming tantrum.

            “We have had this young boy for 12 years in a glass room, without windows and without doors,” Mr. Rodriguez said. “We have been trying desperately to get in and he has been banging on the glass, desperate to get out.”

            They were at the end of their rope – hopeless, desperate. They had tried everything, from feeding therapy at St. Joseph’s Hospital to physical therapy at the Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

            “We had exhausted all the resources around us,” Patty said. “Having a sense of hope was getting tough.”

            Then they found Ziggy…

 

RAPID DEVELOPMENT THERAPY

            In a small, scenic nook in the town of West Bay on the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman, a group of passionate therapists works in the Rapid Development Therapy center at Dolphin Cove.

            Ziggy is one of the six dolphins at the park that swims with special needs children as part of their intensive therapy. He’s a playful animal, always ready for his turn to jump, flip and show off.

            Diane (Dee Dee) Sandelin is director of operations there. She has over 13 years of experience in dolphin assisted therapy, helping children with autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, among other special needs.

            The program works closely with the parents of the children, teaching them the tools to help their children learn, grow and live fulfilled lives. A major part of the therapy is swimming with dolphins.

            “The dolphins are the incentive that we work with,” Dee Dee said. “They are not magic. They don’t cure anything. But they are a powerful incentive for the children.”

            Rapid Development Therapy uses proven methods in physical, occupational, education, speech and psychological therapy to help children with special needs.

            The therapists at RDT individualize the program for parents and families – they know that every child is unique and needs customized care. Dee Dee and her team review the patient’s records, hold daily meetings, open discussions and classroom sessions that tackle practical situations.

            “We readjust what therapy the family will do daily, weekly and monthly,” Dee Dee said. Families choose the 10-session, 15-session or 20-session therapy programs depending on the child’s needs. The program also incorporates the siblings and families – no one is overlooked. 

 

 

FIRST WORDS

            What David has is not curable. His mother and father know this. What they also know is that David couldn’t communicate properly and his behavior suffered because of it.

            At school, David’s actions were becoming increasingly disruptive and violent – he would pull hair and kick, anything to get attention.

            After years of other unsuccessful treatments and at the request of her mother-in-law, Patty looked into the dolphin assisted therapy program at Dolphin Cove.

            “There aren’t guarantees with anything, but the dolphin therapy really seemed out of the norm,” Patty said. “And my husband thought we were nuts.”

            But they went for Rapid Development Therapy because David liked animals and didn’t mind swimming in water (not drinking it).

            Dee Dee was gracious to Patty and little David from the beginning. She met them at the airport, gave Patty a cell phone with her number already programmed into it for ease and convenience, and drove the two to the hotel.

            “I never felt alone at all, which is important when you’re traveling with a special needs child,” Patty said. “And from the beginning, I could tell Dee Dee was an effective therapist. She just had David’s number.”

            On the first day of therapy, Dee Dee noticed that David wouldn’t drink any water. She asked him if he’d like some, but he refused.

            On the second day, she told David that if he wanted to swim with the Ziggy, he’d have to drink a little water. So he did.

            The next day he drank a little more. By the sixth day, Dee Dee was brushing David’s teeth.

            “I can’t tell you how miraculous this was for me,” Patty said. Before the therapy, David wouldn’t drink water, let alone let anyone anywhere near his mouth. Less than a week into the program, he had clean teeth and a belly full of liquid.

            At the end of one of the last days of therapy, David had another major breakthrough. The daily dolphin session was over and David was walking away from Dee Dee. She said goodbye to him and he waved back to her, like he would sometimes do.

            “Dee Dee told him to use his voice,” Patty noticed. “And sure enough, David turned and said, ‘Buh, bye.’ He would make sounds before, but never talk. And he would never repeat.”

            But there he was, on a dock in that beautiful, natural bay at Dolphin Cove on Grand Cayman, saying his first words.

 

LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING

            Since the family has returned to New Jersey, David has maintained his advancements from the dolphin therapy program. He still doesn’t like brushing his teeth, but he does it. He’s been to the dentist and didn’t even put up a fight.

            There were days before RDT and Ziggy and Dee Dee that Patty questioned if her son was aware.

            “Is he in there? Does he understand me?” she would ask herself. “And the one thing I know now is that he is. Those dolphins gave him the motivation to do these small things and now he’s building on those things.”

            He’s been having good days at school, she said, and he’s now a smiling, cheerful boy who just celebrated his 13th birthday.

            David’s father was skeptical of Rapid Development Therapy at first. Not anymore. He knows that the therapy not only helped his son, but him as well.

            “David was in that glass room… but RDT found and opened the door for us,” he said.

 

For more information on Rapid Development Therapy, visit their website at http://rdtci.com or call 305.704.7012.


ROTARY CLUB OF THE PALISADES. NJ’S JUNE 3RD MEETING LOCATION CHANGED

 'New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera in the Community' to be Presented

         The Rotary Club of The Palisades, NJ’s June 3rd meeting and presentation of "New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) in the Community" has been moved from the Golden Eagle Diner in Palisades Park to Independence Harbor’s Clubhouse in Edgewater.  The Clubhouse is located at 361 River Road between Edgewater Commons and Cinemaxplex/City Place.  Guests should inform the security guard that they are attending the Rotary Club’s meeting, and a visitor’s parking pass will be issued. 

         The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. and is open to the public.  Attendees pay for their own breakfasts.  To R.S.V.P. or for further information, contact President Vicky Li at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 201-886-9275.

         Fort Lee resident Gianni Simone, President of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), will present an overview of the nonprofit opera company's extensive programs, services, and productions spanning 21 years.  Verismo Opera is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and is the only professional grand opera company based in Bergen County and serving northern New Jersey.

         Rotary Club of The Palisades, NJ, Inc. is a nonprofit service club encompassing the towns of Edgewater, Leonia, and Palisades Park, New Jersey.  Formed on October 10, 2008 and chartered on June 30, 2009, the club is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders.  To learn more about the club, visit www.clubrunner.ca/palisades.

Saddle River Valley Lions Club Donate to Companion Animal Advocates' Operation Feed-A-Pet Program

Companion Animal Advocates (CAA) recently received a generous donation from the Saddle River Valley Lions Club.  The Club, which serves Mahwah, Ramsey, Allendale, Saddle River and Upper Saddle River,  awarded CAA a donation in the amount of $1,000 to be used towards CAA’s Operation Feed-A-Pet program.  The money will be used to purchase pet food and disperse it to the Center for Food Action locations in Mahwah and Saddle Brook as well as the Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity.  

 
Please visit our Web site, www.CompanionAnimalAdvocates.org, for more details on how you can raise funds or host a pet food drive for Companion Animal Advocates or simply sign up for our newsletter. Please call  (201) 706-7666 with any questions.
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