The Holidays at Eva's Village
The Holiday Shoppe at Eva’s Village
A wonderful new idea was started in 2009: The Holiday Shoppe at Eva’s Village. One afternoon each December, we invite all clients living in our programs to visit our Holiday Shoppe to select from a wide array of gifts for their children. These gifts, which generously donated to us, ensure that the children of Eva’s Village will have the joyous holiday season they deserve - and that parents, who may not be able to afford to shop for gifts, still have the chance to make the holidays magical for their children.
HOW IT WORKS ...
If you would like to donate to our Holiday Shoppe, we are accepting NEW, unwrapped toys, games, puzzles and other gifts for ages 0-17! We especially needs gifts for teens - wallets/purses, sports sweatshirts/hoodies, makeup and costume jewelry, personal electronics, and gift cards for Target, Best Buy, etc. are all popular gifts for teenagers.
Donations will be accepted until Friday, December 9. If you'd like to donate gifts for the Holiday Shoppe, please contact Angela Vance at 973.523.6220 ext. 248 or Angela.Vance@evasvillage.org, or fill out the form below.
The holidays are a special time of year, and we work hard to bring holiday magic to everyone we serve at Eva's Village! We count on the support of our friends to help make the holidays festive, through contributions, donation drives, and volunteering. Here's how you can help!
Run a Collection Drive
On Christmas Day, we give each guest who comes to dine with us in our Community Kitchen a gift bag with items that will be particularly welcome and useful during the winter months. We also deliver gifts bags to all the men and women living in our shelters and programs. We rely on the generosity of individuals, families, corporations, churches, and other organizations to donate items for our gift bags, which are given to over 750 people in total!
Items we MOST need include:
We also collect hundreds of new, unwrapped toys for our Holiday Shoppe - see the left side of this page for more information!
We would love to have your help! If you're interested in supporting Eva's Village at the holidays, please contact Angela Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 523-6220 x248, or fill out the form below.
Make a Donation
Eva’s Community Kitchen, like many of our programs, is funded almost entirely by personal donations. Without these constant and generous donations, the more than 1,300 nutritious meals we serve every single day would simply not be possible.
By making a gift to support our Community Kitchen, you are ensuring that the hundreds of men and women who come to us for a meal will continue to be welcomed and served with a smile, 365 days a year. For an even greater impact, consider joining Eva's Breakfast Club, our monthly giving program that provides sustaining funds for our breakfast service in the Community Kitchen and the breakfast meals we provide to all men, women, and children living in our programs.
We receive many requests from people who are interested in serving at Eva's on Thanksgiving, Christmas and throughout the holiday season as a way to express gratitude for good fortune and to give back. We wish we could accommodate every kindhearted offer to volunteer at Eva’s Village during this season, but we have so many requests that it is simply not possible.
It feels good to volunteer during the holidays, but it is an equally rewarding experience at any time and the need is just as great all year round. Please visit our Volunteer page for information on how to get involved throughout the year.
Thank you for your interest in supporting our mission!
393 Main Street • Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973.523.6220 • Fax: 973.825.7297