Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • November 18, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? Our hat’s off to the Church of the Nativity for the semiannual food collection for our food pantry. These great folks always come through! Important announcement: Please help Emmanuel Cancer Foundation with a click of a mouse: http://www. As many of you know, the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is fighting hard to keep our program intact in the midst of a suffering economy. The good news is that we’ve been nominated to receive a grant via Liquidnet’s $150,000 Local Impact Challenge, and we have a very, very good chance. Please copy and paste the link above into your web browser, and vote for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. Please pass this information onto everyone you know who might be willing to help us. All it takes is a few clicks. 4-29-09 karen/janine Thank you! We have a family who lives in Chester and we need a EmmanuelHelp2x.75(4-29-09) driver to deliver food to them once a month. 3 x .75holidays are coming: The children of Emmanuel The Cancer Foundation have given us their wish list for a holiday gift. If you would like to adopt a child for the December holidays, please call us at (201) 612-8118. Please consider donating a Thanksgiving dinner. We would appreciate donations of the non-perishable fixin’s for a Thanksgiving dinner for one of our families. You can also save time and purchase a gift card to any chain grocery store and donate this to one of our families. Call now for more information. Our families also need December holiday dinners. 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 the ingredients for a holiday meal, 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 in any extra things. If you prefer, you can put together a basket, bag, or box of non-perishable foods a family can use to create a holiday meal. Suggested items include stuffing, turkey gravy or gravy master, canned yams, a disposable turkey pan, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, canned pumpkin, pie filling, pie crust, loose items (fresh yams, potatoes, and onions), coffee and tea, cake mix and icing, pancake mix and syrup (for breakfast, of course!) and a chain grocery store gift certificate to cover the cost of a turkey and other fresh items. You can augment the dinner with a frozen 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 Mid- land Park office. We will make the deliveries in time for the holiday. December holiday gift givers are now needed: If you or your group would like to participate in the holiday gift purchase for one of our kids this December, please give us a call. We currently need volunteers in our office during the following times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 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. 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! Local teen among honorees (continued from page 7) and was particularly inspired by his participation in the Holiday Festival, in which students visit children from Paterson during the holiday season. Once a week, he volunteers in the Homework Helpers program at Franklin Lakes Public Library. Summers have found Peligri traveling with the Overland Program to the Berkshires, MA and Santa Fe, NM to teach impoverished children reading, writing, and English skills. Rice volunteers at Project Lovematch, a not-for-profit organization that provides recreational tennis to a special needs population ranging in age from eight to 42 with limitations of autism, mental retardation, Down syndrome, visual and neurological impairments, cerebral palsy, and attention deficit disorder. She provides instruction to small groups and in one-on-one situations and has continuously demonstrated kindliness and compassion to the special athletes with whom she has been involved. She has served as a one-on-one instructor for a teenage girl with Down syndrome for the last several years, and is considered an outstanding role model. 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