Friends helping friends

Like folks at Franciscan Charities and in many other organizations, our friends at Eva’s Village in Paterson are struggling to meet the soaring demand for food, shelter, and other social services brought about by the pandemic.


Opened in 1982 by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma as a simple basement kitchen, Eva’s quickly grew into a hub for free medical and mental health screenings, referrals to substance abuse programs, and job assistance. The organization opened shelters a few years later and today offers more than 20 integrated anti-poverty programs housed in more than 10 buildings.

Throughout the pandemic, in addition to feeding the hundreds who come for a meal every day, Eva’s has remained deeply committed to caring for the 200 men, women and children who are living in its Halfway Houses and Shelters.


This year Eva’s Annual Benefit Gala will go virtual on December 8, 2020 at 6 p.m. with a 45-minute YouTube program highlighting the organization's experiences from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrating its 30-year charitable partnership with the New York Football Giants.


Can you help Eva's continue to offer its services, especially during this critical time? Opportunities to make a donation and attend the gala can be found here:  Eva's Village 2020 Virtual Gala: Helping Hands For Hunger.


Sponsorship and ad journal opportunities can be found here.