Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • April 1, 2009 Emmanuel asks Can Yo u He l p ? Our hat’s off to: Eastern Christian Elementary School for their recent food drive. Saint Elizabeth’s School in Wyckoff also did a splendid job of collecting food recently; so did Eisenhower School in Wyckoff. Dot Meagher gets a salute for going above and beyond the call of volunteer duty this past month. Joey was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of six. His mother, Abbey, had just completed a painful separation when the diagnosis was made. Things for this family of four -- Joey has an older brother, Mark, who is seven, and a sister Marris, who is two -- went from bad to worse when the dad skipped out on paying any support. Now, with the economy so tight, Abbey has had to help clean houses to generate funds for the rent and daily living expenses. She feels guilty when she is away from her children and is exhausted when she is with them. Fortunately, Abbey’s sister, Maggie, pitches in to help with the children and has opened her home to the family when they were not going to be able to cover the monthly rent for their small apartment. This family, like many, many we serve, needs financial assistance through our Family Financial Assistance Fund. This fund is currently near depletion. We have new families who have signed on for our services, and our families’ requests for food have doubled since May of last year. Some of their needs are: gift cards for Path Mark, Shop-Rite and the A&P grocery stores. Your contribution helps a family’s tight budget stretch a little more. This Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) you can make a difference by honoring a mother you know by honoring the mothers of children who have cancer. There are three options available: Make a contribution in honor of your mom and have an acknowledgement sent to her by the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. We also send cards in memory of someone’s mom to important family members. Host a small tea party in your home or office any day, and raise a cup of tea in honor of ECF moms who work so hard to keep everything together for their sick child and their family. We have a kit available that you can request. You may also elect to raise a cup of tea privately to acknowledge these unsung heroes. We ask the public to consider one of these options as a way to contribute to our ongoing work for struggling families. The members of the Washington Elm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 192 (Ho-HoKus/Ridgewood) in Ho-Ho-Kus and the American Legion’s Ridgewood Post 53 in Ridgewood will conduct a joint recruiting event, weather permitting, on April 4, 18, and 25. On April 4 and 25, the two groups will be at the Ho-Ho-Kus Post Office from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. On April 18, the groups will be at Daily Treat Restaurant in Ridgewood from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Those who have served in the military and were honorably discharged, and those who are currently serving in the U.S. military, are invited to talk with representatives of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to see if they qualify to join one or both of these non-profit veterans organizations. These two organizations principally cover the municipalities of Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus, Saddle River and Upper Saddle VFW and American Legion hold joint recruitment drive We also welcome contributions to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s Family Financial Assistance program. Our families thank you. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at 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; Thursday, 10 to 2; and Saturday, 10 to 1. Our address is 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Our website is As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! River. Both groups have many common goals and ideals for assisting military personnel and their families, communities, young people, and promoting Americanism and patriotism. The Washington Elm VFW Post 192 with its 89 members is the official Veterans of Foreign Wars Post for the municipalities of Ho-Ho-Kus and Ridgewood since its chartering by the National VFW in 1939. The American Legion’s Ridgewood Post 53 with its 97 members is the official American Legion Post for the Village of Ridgewood since its chartering by the National American Legion in 1946. All military personnel on active duty or honorably discharged veterans unable to attend this joint recruiting event should contact Stanley Kober at (201) 445-1121 to see if they qualify to join the National VFW’s local Washington Elm VFW Post 192 or Bob Paoli at (201) 445-1738 to join the National American Legion’s Ridgewood Post 53. Feel Better Now! ����Muscle Activation Techniques ����������������������������������� • Speed muscle recovery • Increase joints’ range of motion • Eliminate compensatory patterns • Reduce risk of injury by insuring muscles function optimally • Improve athletic performance and execution of everyday activities ������� �������������� YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER ���������� ������������ ������ ������������������ ��������������������� ����������������� ������������������ ���������������������� �������������������� ������������ ��������������� Ridgewood 201-488-4314 or 201-341-0183 ������������������������ Keane Fit & Wellness