Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • December 16, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? Our hat’s off to you, our dear supporters, for your help this past year. We especially thank everyone who voted for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation in Liquidnet’s $150,000 Local Impact Challenge. Thanks to you, we received an eighth place award, which puts us in line for a grant of between $10,000 and $25,000. We thank Dwight D. Eisenhower School for the students’ “spare change” collection and Abundant Life Reformed Church of Wyckoff for their recent food collection. Here are the last minute (time sensitive) opportunities for this holiday season: Your Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop can help volunteer at our Annual Holiday Party Sunday, Dec. 20 by assembling a gingerbread house making team. You would acquire needed items, pre-assemble simple gingerbread houses, and then 4-29-09 karen/janine help kids decorate them that Sunday. You would have to act fast to do this one! Call for details. EmmanuelHelp2x.75(4-29-09) You holiday of our chil3 x .75can still purchase aasking orgift for onefor clothing, dren. We have some teens gift cards books, music, or electronics stores. You can purchase the ingredients for a holiday dinner or a chain grocery store gift card, or write a year-end, taxdeductible check to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation to help keep our programs going. So far, the usual attention that is given by the community in terms of contributing holiday dinners and holiday gifts for the kids has been low the side. I am hoping this picks up, because it has never been an issue. Here are the opportunities: The children of Emmanuel Cancer have given us their wish list for a holiday gift. If you would like to adopt a child for the December holiday, please call us at (201) 612-8118. December Holiday Dinner: You can consider the December Holiday Dinner as a giving idea. If you are in a hurry, simply buy a gift card at your local chain grocery store. Figure out what it would cost to buy everything (including the turkey or ham) for a family of six. The amount of the card could be anywhere from $40 to $60 for the basics, or higher if you add extras. You can put together a basket (or a bag or a box) of nonperishable items that a family can use to create the holiday meal. Suggested items can be things like stuffing, turkey gravy or gravy master, canned yams, a disposable turkey pan, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, canned pumpkin, pie filling, pie crust, fresh yams, potatoes, onions, coffee and tea, cake mix and icing, pancake mix and syrup (for the breakfast, of course!) and a chain grocery store gift certificate so they can get a turkey and fresh items. If possible, augment the dinner with a ham or turkey. Call us and we’ll give you a family. All you need to do is assemble the foods and drop them off here at the Midland Park office. We will make the deliveries in time for the holiday. We need office volunteers during the following times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. Our current 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! Board accepts gifts Ridgewood’s Willard School was at the top of the gift list at the first Ridgewood Board of Education meeting in December as John Litner and his employer, Cisco, gave the elementary school 24 FLIP video cameras valued at $150 each for a total value of $3,600. The Ridgewood High School TV Club gave school a Sony Digital 8 VCR valued at $501, four Motorola twoway radios valued at $50 each, and an office chair valued at $160. The club also gave the school DVD copies of the end-of-year football and girls and boys soccer highlights in the amount of $1,100. The Ridgewood High School Industrial Arts Department gave the high school batteries and camera supplies in the amount of $86, and gemstones for jewelry classes in the amount of $198.  � �� �� �� � � �� �� � First Class Elegance at Affordable Prices � ����������������������� �������������������������� � �������� �������������������� �������������������������    ��������������������� ������������������������� ��������������� ��������������� ���������������� ������������������������ ������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������� M���������������������������  