Where is CUMAC located?
223 Ellison Street in Paterson, NJ.
I'm holding a food drive. Is CUMAC able to pick up the food?
Yes. With ample notice, CUMAC is able to pick-up food and clothing collections in most cases. It's difficult for CUMAC to schedule a pick-up outside of a 10 mile radius of Paterson, but exceptions can be made for large collections. Give us a call or send an e-mail to schedule a pick-up.
I'm holding a food drive. Can I drop off the collection?
Yes, food can be dropped off during regular warehouse hours. We recommend calling ahead to schedule a drop-off time as availability of space and time is subject to change.
Can I volunteer at CUMAC without scheduling a visit?
No, please set up your visit through CUMAC's Volunteer Department.
What are CUMAC's volunteer hours?
CUMAC volunteer hours are held Monday-Friday (9am-3pm), select Saturdays (10am-2pm), and once a month on Tuesday evenings (5pm-8pm). During the months of July and August, CUMAC is closed on Fridays.
What's CUMAC's Saturday volunteer schedule?
CUMAC is open the second and fourth Saturday of each month for volunteering. All projects must be scheduled through CUMAC's Volunteer Department. We recommend scheduling Saturday volunteer dates as early as possible because they are very popular.
When does CUMAC have evening hours?
We reserve the third Tuesday of each month for volunteer evening hours (3pm-8pm).
Can I bring a group with me to volunteer?
Yes, we love volunteer groups at CUMAC! Contact our office and we'll help get you scheduled. See our Groups & Companies page for additional group opportunities.
How large of a group can I bring to volunteer?
CUMAC is able to accommodate volunteer groups of up to 20 people. CUMAC occasionally can accommodate groups of over 20, but please call our office to learn more.
Is there an age requirement for volunteers?
Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age unless a special case is approved by the Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers between the ages of 12-17 must have one adult chaperone per 5 participants.
Does CUMAC have a parking lot?
Yes, but parking is limited, so please carpool when possible. The parking lot is reserved for donors and volunteers. For parking instructions, please see our driving directions.
Is CUMAC hard to find?
Not at all! CUMAC is just blocks away from Route 80, Route 4, and the Garden State Parkway. We are located in downtown Paterson, across the street from Passaic County Community College. With its large cornucopia mural facing cross-street, Memorial Drive, and our name written across the building on Ellison St, CUMAC is easy to locate for first-timers. See our Contact page for more information.