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
cards/ card games
small bags M&Ms, jelly beans, candy corn
small package of crayons
small chocolate bunnies
small cans of playdough
individually wrapped peeps
individually wrapped candy
Father English Center
435 Main Street
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:
Chris Brancato at Catholic Charities at 973-944-5992
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.