Valley Sponsors the NJCDC Community Cleanup

News | 10/10/2019

Valley Volunteers Building Outdoor TableWayne, N.J. – Thursday, October 10, 2019 – Valley sponsored and participated in New Jersey Community Development Corp’s (NJCDC) 25th Anniversary Community Service Day held on Saturday, September 28th. Volunteers gathered at the Great Falls Amphitheater, the centerpiece of a $3.2 million renovation of the Paterson Great Falls National Park’s overlook area in the Greater Spruce neighborhood.
Robert Guarasci, founder and CEO of the NJCDC remarked, “Thank you to everyone who made our 25th Anniversary Community Service Day such a success! With the support of Valley Bank and more than 200 volunteers, we revitalized three gardens in Paterson’s historic district. We’re incredibly proud to do our work in the City of Paterson and are thankful for all who help us make a difference in our great city!”
The Valley team joined with other community volunteers and spent the day working on beautification projects at Elysian Fields in Paterson. Projects included the painting of murals, as well as, building and painting new gardening boxes and picnic benches for the Paterson School #5 garden.
Enhancing community outdoor spaces is one of many initiatives NJCDC deploys to improve the Great Falls Promise Neighborhood, a 95-block radius surrounding the Spruce Street and Great Falls area that is home to approximately 14,000 people, 4,500 households, and over 8,000 children who live or go to school within the neighborhood.
About New Jersey Community Development Corp (NJCDC)
NJCDC is celebrating 25 years of creating opportunities to transform lives! NJCDC is a private, non-profit community development and social service agency dedicated to creating opportunities to transform lives and neighborhoods within the City of Paterson. A full-service organization NJCDC focuses on education, youth development, housing, and community building initiatives. NJCDC seeks to work collaboratively with partners throughout the public and private sectors to undertake initiatives designed to foster hope, opportunity and tangible benefits for all Patersonians.
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.