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153 Washington Place
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-0844

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Little Hats, Big Hearts

We are proud of our crocheters who are participating in the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" project to observe American Heart Month during February and to "empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same."  Each woman has crocheted several red hats to be shared with babies born during February in local hospitals.  This project is in conjunction with The Children's Heart Foundation.  Here is a photo of some of our crocheters with our Associate Director, Sister Elaine (who coordinated the project), as they prepare to send their hats to "Little Hats, Big Hearts."  We are so grateful to our women -- who have such big hearts -- for sharing their talents with the community! 

Sunday, December 24, 2017


We have been quite active at the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women during the month of December -- so active, in fact, that we have neglected posting here!  Please accept our apologies for our absence and for this rather long post.  We hope you enjoy reading about our December "happenings."

On December 1, our friend Rosa was here again to conduct a Christsmas-themed arts and crafts workshop for the women.  Here are some photos:

During the first week of December, we also took delivery of the first four of our new computers, purchased with donations and grants that we told you about previously.  (See this post -- and this one.)  Our current English learners are thrilled to be using the new computers and accessories.  And, we have already added new learners to our Rosetta Stone program.  We are overjoyed to be free of the many hours of troubleshooting that our old computers required.  "Stay tuned" to this blog during the new year for photos of our women enjoying the new computers.  We are grateful to our generous benefactors.

While continuing to honor Advent (with Sister Ann Marie's program at St Anthony of Padua, Passaic),  we moved forward toward Christmas with a luncheon that was planned, prepared and served by our women on December 19.  At the luncheon, we were able to share so many gifts with our women!  The staff of the Paterson Diocesan Center continued its "Giving Tree" tradition by providing us with thousands of dollars of grocery gift cards.  The parishioners of the Church of Christ the King in New Vernon added grocery and other gift cards in addition to diapers, wipes and formula.  The St. Vincent dePaul Society at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, in Monroe Township provided an abundance of toys and children's clothing.  Other benefactors -- both individuals and religious communities --  gave generous Christmas donations. Again, we are grateful!

Sister Ann Marie provides the Advent reflection for the English-speaking
community at St. Anthony Parish, Passaic.

Some of the toys donated by our friends at Nativity of Our Lord Parish.

Christmas shopping at the Center

Sister Margaret watches a young one while his mother enjoys the party.

Some of our faithful volunteers and our women enjoy the food and fellowship.

Finally, we want to wish you a very merry Christmas!  Hopefully, you realize how much we need and appreciate your help in this ministry.  Quite literally, we cannot do it without you!  Thank you and God bless you!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Week of Giving Thanks Continues

How grateful we are to Father Brian Sullivan, pastor, and the parishioners of the Church of Christ the King in New Vernon, NJ, for awarding a "We Care We Share" grant to the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women!  We have put the funds to immediate use in our English Language Learning program.  We continue to give thanks for so much generosity bestowed on us during our "Week of Giving Thanks."  We are truly grateful for the faithful support we have received from the Church of Christ the King.  Please enjoy these photos of yesterday's presentation:

"We Care We Share" Committee Member, Marianne Morris
and Pastoral Associate Sister Mary Joseph Schultz, SCC,
present the grant to PNCW Director, Sister Ann Marie Paul, SCC.

The Wednesday morning English class shares in the presentation of the grant.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Giving Thanks for Giving Tuesday

We are so very grateful to our Giving Tuesday donors!  In addition to those who donated through iGiveCatholic, donors visited us to deliver checks and other items.  We are extremely grateful for the financial donations, but we are also very grateful for the new relationships we formed and for the faithful relationships we strengthened.  We are grateful, too, for our benefactors who offered the $2,500 match which doubled each dollar we raised! 

We are grateful to everyone in the Development Office of the Diocese of Paterson.  Through their efforts and support, we were introduced to iGiveCatholic and had a very successful first attempt at Giving Tuesday. 

How can we ever thank you enough?  Perhaps by growing the ministry and continuing to serve the people of God in Passaic, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country.  We'll do our best!  Thank you and God bless you!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

49% with 8 hours remaining

We have now achieved 49% of our goal of $7,000!  Our online portal for Giving Tuesday is open until 11:59 CST.  Click here for information about donating to help the women of Passaic.  Thank you!


We have raised 36% of our goal of $7,000 for Giving Tuesday.  Would you consider a gift to the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women?  Click here for more information.  Thank you!

This is the Day!

Welcome to Giving Tuesday, friends!  The giving page is open and we sure would appreciate your help to provide our women with materials to continue their English learning!  As we told you yesterday, there are three ways to get to a site where you can donate online:

1.  Our website:  There is form on the right side of the home page.  Please take three minutes to view our video while you are on this page.
2.  Our blog:  Again, there is a form on the right side.
3.  Our page on  Here you can read more about the project we are attempting to fund and complete the donation form.

We are grateful for gifts of any amount.  Don't forget:  Generous benefactors are matching every donation up to $2,500!