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

"A Taste of Italy" - Virtual Wine Tasting
When: - 6:30pm
Where: Zoom Event
Summary: Join us for a virtual wine tasting! All proceeds to support our community outreach efforts.

Join us on Friday, April 9th, 6:30 p.m., for a virtual wine tasting - A Taste of Italy.

Thanks to the excellent wine selections of sommelier Pietro Cavallo, Owner/Operator, Wine4All, attendees will have the opportunity to sample a Barolo (red) produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont and a Pecorino (white) whose grapes grow in the Marche, Abruzzo, Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio regions of Italy. All proceeds to benefit St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC)'s community outreach efforts.

Reserve your spot today:

Event Sponsors:
Inserra Supermarkets, Inc.
Columbia Bank

Contact Information: (973) 710-3900 or


2021 Passaic County Point-In-Time Homeless Count
When: -
Where: Passaic County, NJ
Summary: Annual count of the homeless in Passaic County, NJ - *DATE CHANGE*

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 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 (NJ), 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 access to necessary social services.

All volunteers are required to attend one online training.

The dates and times:

*Tuesday, January 5, 2021 / 3pm-4:30pm


Zoom Meeting (Meeting link will be provided to registered volunteers)

*Wednesday, January 20, 2021 / 10:00am-11:30am


Zoom Meeting (Passaic County Continuum of Care Meeting)

*Online Webinar (PowerPoint Presentation) - (Available 01/18/2021)

*For more info, please call (973) 710-3900 ext. 448

Thank you for your support.

Contact Information: Christina Wolfe, (973) 710-3900 ext. 448,


Adopt-A-Family 2020
When: - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: SPCDC, 456 Van Houten Street, Paterson
Summary: SPCDC is seeking gracious donors willing to adopt an SPCDC-supported family this holiday season.

St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) will be holding its annual holiday toy and gift distribution event complete with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

SPCDC 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 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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: Christina Wolfe, 973-710-3900 ext. 448,


Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Distribution
When: - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 451 Van Houten Street, Paterson
Summary: St. Paul's Community Development Corporation will be distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to 800 pre-selected Food Pantry and Paterson Full Service Community School families.

This year's distribution will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 10:0 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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 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: 973-710-3900 ext. 424


A Walk to Fight Hunger (Virtual 5K)
When: -
Summary: Join us for a Virtual 5K Walk to Fight Hunger in support of our Food Pantry.

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) will kick-off its FIRST EVER Walk to Fight Hunger (Virtual 5K) in support of our Food Pantry distribution efforts.

The St. Paul's Food Pantry has been in operation since 1970 when it was established to serve approximately seventy-five (75) persons a month with canned goods donated from local area churches. Today, the SPCDC Food Pantry serves over twelve hundred (1,200) families annually and is building a network of supportive services that is engaging families through non-traditional access points, including our very own Paterson Public School system.

The beauty of a virtual 5K is that participation is flexible and can be done at a time and place of your choosing! Have a favorite walking path or a favorite walking partner? Sign-up and ask them to join you. Walkers can sign-up at any time between now and September 30th. You can also encourage friends, colleagues and family to join OR to support your efforts. A t-shirt and participation medal will be provided to the first 100 registrants who successfully complete the virtual 5K between September 12th and September 30th.

Join St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) in recognition of our Food Pantry's 50th Anniversary and our ongoing efforts to fight hunger in all its forms.

We appreciate the support!


Contact Information: Yuly Garcia, (973) 710-3900, Ext. 443