During this Thanksgiving, the AECDC provided 40 turkeys and 15 food baskets to some of our CDC client families who would not have had a holiday dinner otherwise. We partnered with the Suydam Street Reformed Church, which gave some of the turkeys. The other food was supplied by members of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple and other private donors.
Our holiday gift program, called “The Wishing Wall” enabled 250 children in 115 families to have their wishes come true through donations of toys, clothes and gift cards. Miller Logistics, a temporary staffing agency, adopted 10 children in 5 families. This agency also provides employment for some of our clients. Robert Wood Johnson Community Health, the New Brunswick Police Department, Gambino’s Restaurant as well as private donors contributed to the endeavor. However, the majority of donations came from members of the Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple.