Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • October 21, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? a hat to school. Schools can also fundraise by hosting a basketball game or a dance and charging admission. Churches and temples may call us for a variety of suggestions, including making a financial contribution, collecting non-perishable foods, assembling birthday bags, or purchasing gift cards. We need your help now so we can continue to provide all of the free services help to families with a child who is battling cancer. Manny is now two years and three months old and has been meeting a big life challenge by combating leukemia since he was diagnosed last summer. Manny has two brothers, Johnny, 11, and William, 6. The boys’ parents are John and Alicia. John works for a delivery company and has had his hours cut back. Mom was cleaning homes, but quit to help Manny get to frequent doctor visits. He has had complications from the bone marrow transplant he had earlier this year. The family could use gift cards for gasoline stations, and clothing or department stores. The boys love Legos and Transformers and would be happy gifts of these items (new or used). This family has been struggling to keep things together and would be grateful for any help. A financial gift to our Family Financial Fund helps this family and many other families we serve. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Hours are Monday, 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Visit us on the web at As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Midland Park News from Northern Region of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: Our hat’s off to the Church of the Redeemer in Ramsey and the Wyckoff Senior Citizens for their recent food collections. We thank Legend’s Steakhouse of Midland Park for hosting the Golf Outing for the benefit of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. The following people sponsored the event: Shamrock Construction, Northeast Remsco Construction, Beer Rainey Taps, Yankee Linen, Classic Provisions, Roth,karen/janine Peter’s Fish Market, 4-29-09 Toscano & Amato, Kohler, Northern Eagle, Glen Lacy, Hatch Mott MacDonEmmanuelHelp3x.75(4-29-09) ald,x .75 Hook, Villadom TIMES, Bert Posses, Cedar 3 Off the Hill Construction, 115 River Road, LLC., and Fred A. Daibes. Volunteers are needed at our local office at the following times: Monday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; and Friday 1 to 5 p.m. This year, we are asking the community, including schools, houses of worship, and places of work, to consider becoming involved with us at a greater level. Whether you currently help us or never have helped us in any way, we invite you to get involved at this critical time. Many nonprofit organizations such as ours have experienced a significant drop in financial and material contributions. Involvement can take many forms, but doesn’t have to take a lot of time. For example, businesses can host a fundraiser such as a “Dress Down Day, when employees make a donation to wear casual clothes,” host a Golf Outing, or contribute a certain percentage of profits for one day. Schools can collect non-perishable food items, or raise funds for ECF by hosting a “Pajama Day” or “Hat Day,” when everyone pays $5 for the privilege of wearing PJs or Mary Allyn honored Mary Allyn and Bud O’Hagan 4 Out of 5 Ain’t Bad! One of my SAT Verbal-Writing tutorial students got into four out of five colleges he applied to…including his target school. College counseling too… 201-445-1343 • $60 per hour. Midland Park Councilman Patrick “Bud” O’Hagan presents a Community Service Award to Midland Park resident Mary Allyn for her contributions to the community during an awards ceremony sponsored recently by the Midland Park United Republican Club. Allyn was one of the first women on the Midland Park Ambulance Corps, of which she is a life member. A member of the Midland Park Lions Club, the Midland Park Alcohol and Drug Alliance and the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 157, she is also active as ministry leader for several ministries for Church of the Nativity, including Food for the Sick, Holiday Giving Tree and the food pantry for The Nurturing Place in Jersey City. Allyn is a partner in Allyn & DiMichele Associates, a company that provides specialized services to hospitals regarding New Jersey Medicaid accounts. 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