Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • July 22, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? cream) or buy anything other than food. The mailman brings bills, bills, and more bills. Their parents are overwhelmed and the atmosphere has been tense. More than once they have heard their mom crying in the bathroom. We have been working with this family since Kelly was diagnosed. The caseworker has visited them several times and things seem calmer and happier. We have made a food delivery of bags of nonperishable food and dropped off some summer clothing. A small emergency grant paid the unpaid rent and fuel bill. We are able to make a difference with families like Kelly’s with your contribution to the Family Financial Assistance Program. With your contribution of food and funds, we can meet the many unmet needs of these people who might even be neighbors of yours. We have not been able to meet every need of the many families at this time and would like to expand our ability to do so. Please consider helping. Your donations of gifts cards to fast food restaurants, ice cream stores, and department stores are also of great help. To help: Call us at (201) 612-8118. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us. Our storage space is limited. Our current hours are Monday, 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 A.M to 5 P.M.; and Thursday, 10 A.M to 2 P.M. 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! News from Northern Region of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: Our hat’s off to the many individual donors who have been contributing money, food, or time this summer. Many folks have been dropping off non-perishable food, which during the slower summer months is a real help to us! Please continue to help us. If you haven’t helped, but would like to, please contact us. Details are listed at the bottom of this article. The summertime weather we have been looking for is finally here! Most parents look forward to having the children around, and children look forward to hours 4-29-09 karen/janine of having fun now that school is over. SunEmmanuelHelp3x.75(4-29-09) screen gets applied, swimming pools get jumped in, lemonade gets consumed, vaca3 x .75 tions are taken, water balloons thrown, and hotdogs and hamburgers are grilled. For 10-year-old Kelly, the summer has a different feeling. She was diagnosed with leukemia two months ago. She doesn’t participate in any summer activities right now, but keeps busy with crafts and drawing. Her sisters Alison, 8, and Ellynne, 5, have noticed all of the changes. 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