Thursday, July 31, 2008

Makeovers for Mentoring Moms

The Parisian Beauty Academy hosted the second annual "Makeover Event" for the Mentoring Moms program. Over 50 moms, mentors and children were treated to haircuts, facials and manicures throughout the evening. All the services were free and stylists donated their time for the event. It was a fun night for everyone, especially for the moms who often can't afford such pampering. According to one mom, "This was such a treat - I haven't been to a hairdresser in years!" The Mentoring Moms program recruits, screens, trains and supervises caring mentors for overwhelmed mothers in need of guidance and support.

For more information on the Mentoring Moms program or how you can help please visit the Volunteer Center of Bergen County’s website.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Volunteer Center Embraces Technology by Using Facebook

On Saturday, July 26, Record columnist Harvy Lipman reported on the rise of non-profit organizations utilizing social-networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube to attract younger volunteers and donors. The Volunteer Center of Bergen County's Facebook page was highlighted and staff member Melissa Leibe commented on our presence on the web and the VolunTEENS website. To read the full article from the Record, click here.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

BVC Supports Books in a Bag

Members of the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) recently collected and distributed more than 3,300 new children’s books during the 6th Annual Books in a Bag campaign to promote early literacy. The books were donated to pre-school children in northern New Jersey.

The campaign kicked off on March 3rd, “Read Across America Day”. More than 40 volunteers from BVC member companies read books aloud to classes at Head Start sites in Bergen County. This year’s participating companies included UPS, Hudson City Savings Bank, Spectra Labs, TD Banknorth, BD, Benjamin Moore Paints, BMW of North America, Kelly Services, United Way of Bergen County, and AT&T Mobility. The campaign is underwritten by Pearson Education in Upper Saddle River. Additional sponsorship support came from Quest Diagnostics, Reader’s Digest Books Are Fun, and United Water. Thank you sponsors!!!

The Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council is sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County and is a coalition of 31 businesses that work year-round to provide assistance to needy children and families. For more information on membership in the BVC, please call Tess Tomasi at 201-489-9454 Ext.114 or e-mail, or visit