“Angel Tree” Toy & Gift Drive To Help Needy Children

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Mayor Dan Reiman

CARTERET — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman’s Charity Trust Fund will host its annual “Angel Tree” toy and gift drive this holiday season. Through the program, area residents and businesses are able to provide clothing and toys for area children who may be in need by “adopting” a recipient according to gender and age. This year, Reiman has emphasized that the need for donations will be much greater in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“Our charity has done a lot over the past 10 years to raise funds for children’s programs and scholarships,” Reiman added. “None of our achievements would be possible without the selfless commitment of community and business leaders, who go the extra mile to help ensure that our children recognize and reach their full potential. This year we recognize that our children will likely be in more need than in previous years, and expect a great deal of participation and generosity on the part of the businesses and residents who donate.”

Each year the Angel Tree program enables the Charity Trust Fund to work with Carteret schools to provide new clothing, coats and toys to children from families who are in need. Reiman and the non-profit organization’s volunteers have asked residents and businesses for help to ensure that area children, who in many cases have lost much due to the storm, are able to experience the joy of the holiday season.

The Charity Trust Fund raises tens of thousands of dollars each year in support of educational programs, athletics, medical services, and scholarships. Funding is made possible through the many fundraisers it hosts annually, and the commitment and energy of volunteers and donors who understand the value of this resource to Carteret’s residents.

The Mayor’s Charity Trust Fund is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, established in 2003 to provide Carteret’s residents with a monetary resource for education, athletics, and health. The charitable organization has raised funding for scholarships, arts and culture, athletic programs, other charities, and a variety of programs and services that benefit local residents of all ages. Such events have included the Children’s Charity Carnival, Christmas Festival, Charity Ball and Silent Auction, along with many other varying charity events.

If you would like to donate toys or clothing in support of the Angel Tree program, contact Taqualla Lowman by Dec. 13 at 1-732-541-3801.

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