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Thank you to our members at Arbor Glen Care and Rehabilitation Center, Essex County Hospital Center, Newark Public Health and Saint Michael’s Medical Center for our first Angel Tree Celebration! 43 Essex County families of which 98 children ranging from 6 months to 17 years old as well as their parents benefited from your generosity. Donations consisted of, but were not limited to: clothing, coats, shoes/sneakers, tablets, L.O.L. dolls & houses, LEGOs, Leapfrog learning systems, drawing kits, as well as other educational toys.

The celebration was held on Saturday, December 22nd, at the Priory Restaurant in Newark from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The festivities began with parents decorating picture frames to hold a family photo with Santa; followed by face painting, food and last but not least, the gifts. The look of joy, excitement and gratitude from the families was priceless!

Your generous giving is a tribute to your commitment to community! Please keep a look out for our next event!

For additional Community Outreach efforts please contact JNESO’s Community Organizer, Thurese Calhoun at: or (732) 745-2776 x122.