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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Free Seminar about Legal Issues Faced by Senior Citizens



Project Self-Sufficiency will sponsor a free seminar about legal issues faced by senior citizens on Thursday, April 13th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the agency’s campus, which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.  The “Elder Law” seminar will provide an overview of general estate planning, development of a will, advance directions for healthcare, dealing with Medicare and Medicaid, tips on caring for aging parents, and other issues related to the elderly.  The presentation, which will be facilitated by Jan Pasculli, Esquire, is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Free Prom Dresses and Accessories Available!



Teen girls in need of a prom dress are invited to select a gown from the collection at the “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency.  The tenth annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop will be open April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th and 11th, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.; April 7th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; April 8th and 22nd, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and April 18th – 21st, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  In addition to new and gently-used dresses of all lengths and sizes, the Prom Shop will feature accessories like shoes, wraps, hand bags, and jewelry so that patrons can create the perfect ensemble.  The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop will offer gowns and accessories to any teen girl in need; no registration is required.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. 


The prom shop at Project Self-Sufficiency routinely distributes more than 200 dresses to teen girls each year, making it the largest distributor of gently-used formal wear in northwestern New Jersey.  “We are anticipating that the need will continue to be great for many young women in our area,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Attending the prom is a once in a lifetime event, and we are thankful that our community continues to help these young women to have a memorable evening by donating formal wear to the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop year after year.”

Dresses and other types of formal wear are currently being accepted for display.  The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop is made possible by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.  For information about donating dresses to the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop or to find out more about any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.