Medical Practice Teams with Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels to Raise Money and Awareness During December
November 20, 2009; Harrington Park, NJ — The Park Medical Group of Harrington Park, Tenafly and Northvale, NJ announced today it will be helping raise money and awareness for Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels. Beginning December 4th, and continuing through the 18th, The Park Medical Group will be accepting cash donations at each of their medical offices. All proceeds will be donated directly to Meals on Wheels, and, in addition, The Park Medical Group will match each donation, dollar for dollar, up to $2,000.00.
“We are very happy to be helping Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels. As physicians, we are acutely aware of the role nutrition plays in the health of the homebound and the elderly. We know Meals on Wheels works directly with registered dieticians to provide healthy and nutritious meals,” said Dr. Stephen Brunnquell of The Park Medical Group. Dr. Brunnquell added, “By identifying a local charity and helping raise money and awareness each December, our December Giving campaign helps us give back to a community that is so important to all of us at Park Medical. This is the community where we work and live.”
Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels is a charitable organization that provides meals to people in Pascack and Northern Valley, Mahwah, Paramus and Ramsey. Meals are delivered once daily to people who are unable to shop or cook for themselves due to age or disability. Their menus are developed by registered dieticians and prepared by one of three caterers in their full-service kitchens.
Jeanne Martin, Director of Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels, said, “We are very grateful to Park Medical for working with us this December. As with most non-profit organizations, we have seen a decrease in funding due to the economy. The funds from this campaign are needed.”
During the two-week period in December, patients and non-patients can make donations at any of the three Park Medical Group locations: 24 Elm Street in Harrington Park (201-784-0123), 163 Paris Avenue in Northvale (201-768-9090) and 274 County Road in Tenafly (201-568-0493). Collection boxes will be located in the reception area of each location. Only cash donations will be accepted.
If you are interested in donating or becoming a driver for Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels, you may contact Jeanne Martin at (201) 358-0050 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit them on the web at www.pvmealsonwheels.org. For more information about The Park Medical Group, visit www.park-med.com.