For several years I had watched homeless children stuck in front of TV, often missing school, often without anything else to do. It bothered me a lot; a former teacher and a mother of two had a dream to do something about it.
It took us over 18 months to open the doors to needy families and those were financially very challenging times. If it wasn't for our relatives and friends' support and help, we wouldn't be able to survive. Eventually we opened up in February 2010 and we've been serving the homeless families ever since ."
Board of Trustees:
Lilianna A.Giedrys - Founder and President
Italia Commisso-Weinand (Honorary)
Lilianna A.Giedrys - Executive Director
Peter Urbanek - Activities Coordinator
Jennifer and Marc Mastrangelo and Youth Group from Jacksonville Chapel
Lisa Smith, Melissa Ginsburg and Kinnelon Girl Scouts
Christine "Cheffie" O'Keefe
Ladies' Guild at OLM
Jacksonville Chapel Youth Ministry
Jacksonville Chapel Women Ministry
Jacksonville Chapel Young Adults Ministry
International Mothers' Club
Mike Kuder, Nate Dorka and Emergence Ministries
Powerhouse Church in Clifton
Calvary Temple in Wayne
Montclair State University - Music Department
Montclair High School students
We thank you very much for your time and effort.