Valley Celebrates Newark with La Casa de Don Pedro At the 12th Annual Festival de la Familia

News | 9/4/2019

Valley Employees at Community EventWayne, N.J. – Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – La Casa de Don Pedro, a community based social service and community development organization, and The City of Newark hosted the 12th Annual Festival de la Familia on Sunday, August 18th. Held in the Heart of Newark’s Lower Broadway neighborhood, Festival de la Familia celebrates Newark’s vibrant diversity and provided over 600+ Newark children with a free backpack filled with school supplies to get them ready for the 2019/2020 school year.

Valley was a sponsor of the event and Valley volunteers collaborated with La Casa and other community leaders to plan the event on the Familia Advisory Committee. Valley employees were instrumental in assuring the success of Project Backpack through the Bank’s August 2nd Wear Jeans and Donate program and Office Depot one of Valley’s partner vendors provided additional school supplies. Community Partner organizations from all over the city joined in on the festivities, including the Barat Foundation with live Animodule painting.

About La Casa de Don Pedro
La Casa de Don Pedro has an expansive service delivery model designed to meet the ever-changing social services needs embedded across the life cycle of children, individuals, and families in Newark’s under-served communities. La Casa de Don Pedro provides expanded, multidimensional services in early childhood development, youth educational, cultural and recreational programs, youth & family counseling, health initiatives, HIV/AIDS prevention & services, WorkForce development & job placement, affordable housing development and counseling, community development and organizing, Lead Safe Home Remediation, and home energy assistance, and home energy conservation. Each year La Casa de Don Pedro serves more than 50,000 people largely in Greater Newark and Essex County.
About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $32 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates more than 200 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.