Bankers Cooperative Group, Inc. is actively Involved in supporting charitable efforts within organizations and communities across the state.
An area of specific attention is providing diapers for families in need. Too many families struggle to provide babies with clean, dry diapers, negatively impacting children’s health, parent’s mental well-being, and families’ economic stability.
Did You Know?
- 1 in 3 families suffer from diaper need
- The average cost to provide diapers for a child is $80 per month
- 56% of parents miss work or school due to diaper need
- There are no state or federal safety net programs that allocate dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers
About Children’s Aid and Family Services
For more than 120 years, Children’s Aid and Family Services (founded as Children’s Aid and Protective Society of the Oranges) has been changing lives. At its emergence in 1899, Children’s Aid was staffed entirely by volunteers, mostly concerned mothers who would ride in horse and carriage to rescue abandoned and orphaned children. What began as a group of caring citizens with a commitment to vulnerable children has grown into an organization that has placed more than 11,000 little ones with loving, nurturing adoptive families. At Children’s Aid, the belief is that each of us has the capacity to help make the world a better place. The organization is guided by Margaret Mead’s words: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Although the commitment to children remains strong, over the decades, the organization has merged with other organizations to rise up and meet the needs of the community as a whole.
For more information, please visit www.cafsnj.org.