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Last year’s holiday toy and book drive collected over 300 gifts for children in the 34th Legislative District. From left are Lolita Cruz, Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Giblin; Emily Synan, Coordinator for Greek Life, Montclair Center for Student Development (SDCL); Julie Fleming, Associate Director, Montclair State Development and Campus Life (SDCL) and Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, Legislative District 34.
New Jersey Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake are requesting residents, businesses and organizations in the 34th Legislative District to support their 2019 Holiday Toy and Book Drive, which last year handed out hundreds of toys and books to kids ages 3 to 15.
“The holidays are a wonderful time, but for families that may be struggling, they can also be stressful,” said Giblin (D-Essex/Passaic). “This drive hopes to ease some of that burden and allow families to enjoy the holidays, without worrying whether they will be able to afford gifts for their children.”
This is the 10th holiday toy and book drive organized by Giblin and the second year Assemblywoman Timberlake will be participating. Last year’s drive collected over 300 items. Donations of new toys and new books will be accepted through Tuesday, December 10th. All donations must be new, for children ages 3 to 15 and should be unwrapped.
Toys and books collected will be distributed to local organizations including the New Hope Village 4 Veterans, Inc.; East Orange/Orange Community Development Corp.; Montclair Child Development Corp/Head Start Program; The Boys and Girls Club of Clifton; Moving Orange Forward; St. Peter’s Haven and United Way of Northern New Jersey.
Donations may be dropped off at Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin’s District Office at 855 Valley Road, Suite 104 in Clifton or at Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake’s District Office, 520 Main Street, Suite 1 in East Orange. Drop off hours for both location are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.