The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation has awarded a $50,000 matching grant to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. Habitat for Humanity must now raise matching donations to qualify for the full grant award, in effect raising the total to $100,000, which will help fund the anticipated construction of housing units in Waldwick and Oradell for hard-working, low-to-moderate income families. The Waldwick project is being undertaken at 101 Wyckoff Ave., where a large home is being converted into four affordable condominiums for families in need. Habitat for Humanity received the property from the Borough of Waldwick, and is now working to raise the more than $300,000 needed to renovate the structure. Members of the community are invited to support Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County and be part of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation matching grant. The following options are available: sponsor a home, $100,000; build a kitchen and bathroom, $50,000; sponsor the flooring, $25,000; build four front doors with frames, $2,000; install windows, $1,000; install vanities, $500; purchase lumber for one room, $150; purchase 50 pounds of nails, $50. Donations of any amount will assist a family in need. Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County has been working to increase the availability of affordable housing in Bergen County since 1994. This organization builds or rehabilitates the homes using volunteer labor and donated materials and funds. The homes are sold to the families at no profit and financed with no interest loans. Since its inception, the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation has been a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. The foundation supports Habitat through Foundation presents $50K matching grant to Habitat Habitat’s annual Builder of the Year dinner and other fundraising events. This is the third consecutive year the foundation has awarded a matching grant. “There has recently been an increase in demand for the services of Habitat for Humanity, which is constructing homes in Bergen County at the highest rate since its founding. We are pleased to be able to contribute to the organization’s efforts to provide decent, affordable housing to members of our community,” said Kevin J. Lynch, president of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and chairman, president and CEO of Oritani Bank. The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation was established in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for residents in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties. Since its inception, the foundation has donated close to $1 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs, and affordable housing. Oritani Bank is a 98-year-old community bank with over $1.9 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington. Donations can be made payable to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County Inc. and sent to: Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, Inc., 10 Banta Place, Suite 105, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Please note that you wish your donation to be applied to towards the Waldwick build project at 101 Wyckoff Avenue. ���������������� November 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 13 ����������������������������  The downtown area of Waldwick will be all decked out for the holidays again this year thanks to the efforts of several community groups. The result promises to be even better than last year, building on that initial effort. The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce will add bright poinsettias to the colorful baskets now hanging from the utility poles in the business district along Prospect Street and FranklinTurnpike. The decorations around the clock at that corner will be expanded with the addition of an evergreen tree backdrop and lights. Mike and Sherly LaTorre (both members of the WCOC) will again do the decorations. The Waldwick Community Alliance hopes to light up Holiday decorations are a community effort the historic train station on Hewson Avenue for the first time this year, now that it has a signed lease with New Jersey Transit. The WCA brought in temporary electric service to the building so it can start its renovation project. The WCA also has lighted wreaths hanging from its period lamp posts along East Prospect Street. In addition, members are displaying their own decorations, including Christmas trees sporting colorful red bows. Following tradition, the volunteer fire department is decorating its half of the Prospect Street firehouse and the tree in front of the library, which is the focal point of the borough’s Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Looking for a? a great gift ide Flowers by Joan would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our “NEW HOME” in Waldwick, our home town for 20 years. We are now at 22 West Prospect Street. Flowers by Joan is owned and operated by Eileen De Rojas for the past 6 years. She is a resident of Waldwick and guarantees that you’ll receive the finest quality and care, as well as original designs from the warm and friendly staff with 50 years of combined experience. Celebrating our 20th year in business this coming year, Flowers by Joan has maintained its high standards and excellent customer service. As a member of the Waldwick Chamber of Commerce, they are honored and excited to be a part of Waldwick’s successful business community. Flowers By Joan carries a variety of decorative items for your home, including lamps, frames, vases and silks. They also carry a wide variety of fresh flowers and a beautiful botanical display. Services include deliveries to all of Bergen County and the surrounding areas, including all funeral homes and wedding venues. Eileen, for the past 16 years here at Flowers by Joan, has always been proud to provide her personalized and innovative designs for weddings, creative event work and festival holiday decorations. Flowers by Joan is now located at 22 West Prospect Street, Waldwick. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Extended hours are available for funerals, weddings, parties and holidays. For more information kindly call or “STOP ON BY” 201-670-6767. We are proud to be one of the many “Lights in the Woods”. Give a gift that will endure... You name it... Let’s Frame It! 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