SERVICE Opportunities

Together We Can Do Great Things

March 9 - March 20

Collection to make

Easter Baskets for Children dealing with Cancer

Once again, Paramus Catholic will be teaming up with Tom Coughlin Jay Fund to assist families dealing with childhood cancer. The financial drain of this life circumstance, as medical bills surge and parents leave work to care for their children, doesn't allow parents the luxury of purchasing Easter items for their children. So we will be making Easter baskets for 35 children ages 3 – 13. It is our goal to provide these children with some joy at Easter. 

We will be collecting items for the Easter baskets from Monday, 3/9 to Friday 3/20. Each grade level is asked to bring in the items listed and teachers are asked to bring in any of the items. A collection box will be in the Media Center.

On Tuesday, March 24th a group of students will be writing cards for the families and putting together the Easter baskets.  A representative from the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund will be working with our students on that day and explaining their work with the families. 

Please encourage the students to contribute to this collection and join in if you can. 

"Together we can do great things"


Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Easter Basket collection items:



small Easter toys - (from dollar store)

individually wrapped snacks - i.e. cookies, fruit snacks, crackers


small crossword puzzle books


Chap stick


cards/ card games

small bags M&Ms, jelly beans, candy corn



small package of crayons


coloring books

small chocolate bunnies



small cans of playdough

colorful bandanas

individually wrapped peeps

individually wrapped candy


Service Opportunity:


Father English Center

435 Main Street 

Patterson, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturdays 8am – 1pm
(Volunteers are welcome to come during any of these times)

Volunteers will sort through bags, shipments and boxes of donated items.  Food pantry staff will work with volunteers on how to sort the items.

Contact: Sr. Maureen Sullivan, Director of Pastoral Ministry, Community Programs & Volunteers for CFCS:  

973-279-7100 x2203 

Chris Brancato at Catholic Charities at 973-944-5992 

email at

Maywood Center for Health and Rehabilitation 
100 West Magnolia Ave, Maywood, NJ
Volunteers can help with activities or just visit with residents
To volunteer: Call 201-843-8411 or stop by.
Service Opportunity - 
Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Hillside, NJ
Sign up to volunteer by going to Students under 17 must register with a parent
Camp Acorn Service Opportunity - 
Volunteer to assist at enrichment programs for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
Specific Opportunities: Afterschool - Tuesday and Thursday 4 - 6 pm; Friday dances 7 - 10 pm; Saturday Programs 1 - 4 pm
Service Opportunity - 
Harmony Village at Care One, Paramus
189 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ
Volunteers assist in recreational activities with residents
To volunteer: contact Gelina Lipari, Director of Recreation 551-276-7249
Mercy House
320 Clinton Avenue
Newark, NJ
Mercy House is in need of volunteers to help sort donations and assist the Director in additional tasks. This service is available Tuesdays and Fridays. For more details, contact Mrs. Cheryl Riley 201-650-2961.
Service Opportunity
Easter Egg Hunt - April 4, 2020
Petruska Park
475 N. Fairview Avenue
Paramus, NJ
Assist in set up and activities - to sign up contact Daniel Conte at  or see Mrs. Leon in the Media Center
Service Opportunity
Prayer Buddies for First Communion Retreat
The Church of Saint Anne 
15-05 St. Anne Street 
Fairlawn, NJ
Help set up, clean up and act as a buddy to the children preparing for First Communion 
Students must bring permission from parents with 2 emergency contact numbers. Also bring lunch or snack and bottle of water.
For further information contact: Colleen Jadge at 201-791-1616 or