Township of Washington, NJ – November 2, 2009 – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Valley Home Care’s Butterflies Program. The Butterflies program offers comprehensive home care and palliative care services for children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening and terminal illnesses.
Started in 1999 as part of the Valley Health System in Paramus, the Butterflies Program aims to enhance the quality of life for the child and family throughout the course of the child’s illness. It provides essential services including nurses, home health care aides, therapists, social workers and bereavement counseling. OritaniBank Charitable Foundation’s grant will underwrite costs of direct care staff that are not reimbursed by private insurers or Medicare.
“We are pleased to do our part to support such a worthy organization. The Butterflies Program offers an invaluable service by providing aid and comfort to children and families going through very difficult situations,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank.
The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation was established in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for residents in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated close to a million dollars to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health & human services, youth programs, and affordable housing.
Oritani Bank is a 98 year old community bank with over $1.9 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Oritani Bank is a publicly held Mutual Holding Company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank has 21 branches throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties, and offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit their website,www.oritani.com.