Presenting “The Black Monk”. NFSB is pleased to present, in partnership with the Nutley Public Library, THE BLACK MONK, a movie from Bongiorno Productions. The reinterpretation of the Chekhov play provides a frame through which mental health is insightfully explored across contents of religiosity/mysticism and psychological complexity. A main theme is the issue of sanity and the struggle for existential meaning. Presentation will take place at the Nutley Library, Saturday, October 13th, 2:00 pm. Light refreshments and Q&A will follow with producers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno. Admission is free. Non-perishable proteins are being accepted for the NFSB Food Pantry. VIEW TRAILER.
Leaf Bags And Food Donations. During Leaf Bag Distribution Day, on Saturday October 6th, The Department of Public Works will be accepting donations for the NFSB Food Pantry. Healthy, non-perishable staples (such as canned tuna, chicken, peanut butter) to stock the Food Pantry shelves are welcomed, and NFSB is very thankful to Mayor Scarpelli for continuing to pair-up bio-degradable bag distribution with food item collection. So stop by 1 Cortland Street on Saturday, October 6th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm to be both environmentally friendly and supportive of the NFSB Food Pantry!
Caring Crafts For NFSB. Caring Crafts summer class for the Let’s Learn program in town focuses on projects that teach about civic service, and associated qualities such as selflessness and altruism. Elementary school aged girls participated in learning about the Nutley Family Service Bureau operations and contributed to The Stress Ball Initiative, which sought to create a craft to benefit mental health.
Figthing Hunger One Bowl At A Time. “Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger, carried out by art organizations on a community level. National Art Honor Society members teamed up with Nutley High School and Middle School students to craft beautiful ceramic bowls which were sold at the Annual District Art Show as part of the Empty Bowls project. All proceeds from the sale were given to NFSB Food Pantry. NFSB sincerely thanks all the participating students and faculty for their creativity and generosity in this initiative.
We Have A Winner! Ms. Kowalski was the winner of a beautiful Coach handbag as part of NFSB’s first Thrift Shop Raffle. According to the Raffle’s rules, patrons are eligible for a raffle ticket with a $10 or more Thrift Shop purchase. Artie-Lee Kowalski has been a patron of the NFSB Thrift Shop for over 9 years. She commented, “I am always at the NFSB Thrift Shop. I love the prices. The volunteers are dolls and they are always so helpful. I was thrilled. I can’t wait to tell everyone how I got my beautiful Coach bag” Eileen Painter, executive director, stated, “It is our responsibility to secure the best price as possible for all of our donated items. All of the proceeds from the Thrift Shop support NFSB’s programs and services. However, we thought it was important for all of our patrons to have an opportunity to take home something wonderful. That is how we came up with the idea of the Thrift Shop Raffle. We look forward to having another during the holiday season.”
NFSB Is Digging In! Ground breaking has begun, and construction at the Nutley Family Service Bureau Annex located at 169 Chestnut Street is officially under way! The re-development project will enable expanded and more efficient services, including psychotherapy, case management, Food Pantry operations and Thrift Shop offerings. Stay tuned for periodic updates!