St. Paul's Community Development Corporation
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Every year St. Paul's CDC sponsors numerous community events and we encourage you to join us as we celebrate community in Paterson! You can help your community by encouraging your friends and neighbors to get involved in our neighborhood cleanups, food drives, and other service projects.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Operation Clean Sweep
When: - 9AM - 2PM
Where: Paterson, NJ
Summary: A city-wide community clean-up event in honor of Earth Day

This Earth Day, April 22, 2017, is your chance to support this city-wide effort to clean up the streets of Paterson.

With over 10 different volunteer site locations across the city, there are multiple volunteer activities and two different shifts from which to choose.

A community gathering with music, food and beverage is planned to follow the event from 3pm to 6pm at the Paterson Great Falls.

Be the change you wish to see in the world this Earth Day!

Please use the following link to register:

You can also follow Operation Clean Sweep on social media to learn more and stay updated - @ocspatersonnj

This event is conducted in partnership with the City of Paterson, 4th Ward Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Committee (CPTED), Paterson Public Library, New Jersey Community Development Corporation, Eva's Village, Paterson Restoration Corporation, Ashraq Youth, and AmeriCorps.

Contact Information: Eva Grote,, 973-710-3900 ext. 448


Point-In-Time Count 2017
When: - 12AM-11:59PM
Where: Passaic County
Summary: Address Homelessness: Be a Point-In-Time Volunteer!

Address the issue of homelessness in Passaic County by becoming a Point-in-Time Volunteer.

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., volunteers recruited by St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) and a host of non-profit and governmental organizations will take to the streets of Paterson, Passaic, and all points Passaic County, to locate and survey the homeless. Surveyed individuals will be referred to charitable organizations like Eva's Village and SPCDC where they will be provided with shelter and access to necessary social services.

If you are interested in volunteering, please cut and paste the following link into your browser and sign-up electronically - Interested volunteers can also contact Eva Grote at the number or e-mail below. Please provide your name, telephone number, e-mail address, and the potential number of volunteers in your group.

All volunteers will be required to attend 1 of 3 scheduled in-person trainings OR an online webinar.

All in-person trainings will take place in the Freeholder's Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor at 401 Grand Street in Paterson.

The dates and times of trainings:

January 10, 2016 - 2pm
January 13, 2016 - 10am
January 18, 2016 - 6pm
January 23, 2016 - 1pm (webinar)

Thank you for your support.

Contact Information: Eva Grote, 973-710-3900 ext. 448/


Adopt-A-Family 2016
When: - 3PM-7PM
Where: SPCDC, 456 Van Houten Street, Paterson
Summary: SPCDC is seeking gracious donors willing to adopt agency families this holiday season.

SPCDC will be holding its annual holiday toy and gift distribution complete with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Agency families will be adopted through the support of local religious, community and civic organizations, as well as individual donors.

The distribution of gifts will take place on Thursday, December 15th from 3PM to 7PM.

SPCDC is seeking toy donations, as well as individuals and groups interested in adopting an SPCDC family.

For More Information or to sign up as a donor, please use the contact information below.

Contact Information: Marlene Williams, 973-710-3900 ext. 422,


When: - 12am-11:59pm
Summary: Today is #GivingTuesday!

St. Paul's Community Development Corporation has once again joined with other Paterson nonprofits this #GivingTuesday to make an even bigger impact for men, women and children in our community. Join the movement and give today.

For more information on how you can support SPCDC visit or donate through the link on our homepage.

Every donation - no matter the amount - counts and is appreciated.


Contact Information: 973-710-3900


Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Distribution
When: -
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 451 Van Houten Street, Paterson
Summary: St. Paul's Community Development Corporation will be distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to 400 pre-selected Food Pantry families.

The distribution will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 10AM-6PM. These baskets provide families with a full Thanksgiving Meal with all the fixings. We are encouraging donations to ensure that we are able to meet this year's need.

Donations can be coordinated by contacting our Food Pantry Manager at the number below.

The Pantry is in need of the following items:

Frozen Turkeys
Canned Vegetables
String Beans
Pie Filling, Pie Crust

Thank you for your support.

Contact Information: Kim Arias, Food Pantry Manager, 973-710-3900 ext. 424