A day to bring good cheer Tuesday, December 26, 2006
By JAN BARRY and MITCHEL MADDUX STAFF WRITERS
Monday was a day of good deeds and good cheer. Ricardo Williamson was delighted as he carefully carried leftovers from Christmas dinner along with a bag of winter clothes he’d just gotten at Eva’s Village in Paterson.
“The dinner was great. Got some gifts!” said Williamson, 49, an unemployed dry cleaning worker. The gifts included donated gloves, socks, a hat and scarf. Now he had something, he said, to share with his grandchildren.Seventeen-year-old Matthew Renzulli of Wayne was also delighted, as he and 30 other volunteers served dinner and gift bags to more than 460 homeless and low-income visitors at the Catholic social services agency on Main Street on Monday.In prior weeks, Renzulli’s family, friends and fellow students at Wayne Hills High School helped collect many of the donated items through a project he put together called Eva’s Sock Drop.