A sweet holiday celebration!

December brought joy and good cheer to all at the annual Holiday Party for our families. Once again, the Family Promise Youth Council magically transformed Christ Church in Hackensack into a Candy Land-themed winter wonderland, complete with life-sized snowmen, twinkling lights, colorful garlands everywhere, crafts, a gingerbread house-making station, and holiday music.

This fun and festive evening also featured games and dancing, plus the Youth Council assembled and donated gift packages, which included a throw blanket, a scented candle, a small craft, and a puzzle for each family to enjoy together. They also donated all of the desserts! Children and adults alike went home with bags full of books chosen at a wonderful Book Fair overflowing with beautiful and ethnically diverse books for all ages.

The party was sponsored by the Forman Team at Cross Country Mortgage in Montvale. We also extend special thanks to Youth Directors Alina Albano and Sheila Verna, our dear friend Eileen McCann, Dolly the Clown, and the Morris Family of Ridgewood for making the night so special.

Thank you to the many generous individuals, organizations, and businesses who donated to our Holiday Giving Fund this year, with significant support from Sharp Electronics, Rockland Electric Company, Freedom Bank, and KPMG.