Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • October 21, 2009 Business Eva’s Village recognizes Atlantic Stewardship Bank Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently received the Where Hope Begins Award from Eva’s Village. The award was be presented at Eva’s “Visions of Hope” benefit gala at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Chief Executive Officer Paul Van Ostenbridge and his wife Karen accepted the award. For 25 years, Atlantic Stewardship has been providing quality financial service to businesses and individual consumers. In addition, the bank was designed to tithe, or share, 10 percent of its profits annually with Christian charities and non-profit organizations. Eva’s Village has been one of the many recipients of the bank’s generosity over the years. During the gala, a special lifetime recognition award was presented to Rev. Msgr. Vincent E. Puma, founder of Eva’s Village. For the past 30 years, he has worked tirelessly to establish the comprehensive anti-poverty programs of Eva’s Village. Even in his retirement he encourages others to support Eva’s mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted, and provide medical and dental care to the poor. Karen and Paul Van Ostenbridge of Franklin Lakes. Renewing their sponsorship of the gala is a long time Paterson business, Machinery Services Corp. and Rapid Pump & Meter Services. “We are so grateful to Rich and Aleta Taylor and their family for providing a major sponsorship through their Paterson based companies” commented Sister Gloria Perez, executive director of Eva’s Village. Eva’s Village ( is a Paterson based comprehensive, social service agency with a mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual. Started in 1982 as a simple soup kitchen, Eva’s Village is now one of the most respected anti-poverty programs in New Jersey, with over 11 programs including shelters for men, women, and mothers and children. Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? (continued from page 10) when everyone pays $5 for the privilege of wearing PJs or a hat to school. Schools can also fundraise by hosting a basketball game or a dance and charging admission. Churches and temples may call us for a variety of suggestions, including making a financial contribution, collecting non-perishable foods, assembling birthday bags, or purchasing gift cards. We need your help now so we can continue to provide all of the free services help to families with a child who is battling cancer. Manny is now two years and three months old and has been meeting a big life challenge by combating leukemia since he was diagnosed last summer. Manny has two brothers, Johnny, 11, and William, 6. The 4-29-09 karen/janine a deliveryboys’ parents are John and Alicia. John works for company and has had EmmanuelHelp2x.75(4-29-09) homes, but quit to his hours cut back. Mom was cleaning help Manny 3 x .75 get to frequent doctor visits. He has had complications from the bone marrow transplant he had earlier this year. The family could use gift cards for gasoline stations, and clothing or department stores. The boys love Legos and Transformers and would be happy gifts of these items (new or used). This family has been struggling to keep things together and would be grateful for any help. A financial gift to our Family Financial Fund helps this family and many other families we serve. 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! 8-19-09 janine GodwinDental4x9(8-19-09) 4 x 9”