NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT is celebrating the season by donating and distributing toys and coats for those in need throughout the state.
“NJ TRANSIT employees are committed to making a difference in the communities where we and our customers live, work and ride our rails and buses,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “These annual holiday toy and coat drives are a way for us to make the season a little more joyful and festive for New Jersey residents in need.”
NJ TRANSIT employees donated toys at a dozen collection points at NJ TRANSIT facilities throughout the state which brought in more than 250 new, packaged toys. NJ TRANSIT employees also donated 292 new and gently worn coats to be distributed as the weather turns colder.
During the last several years, NJ TRANSIT personnel have contributed thousands of toys distributed to community-based charitable organizations in north and south Jersey. This year’s toys will be donated to and distributed by the non-profit Prevent Child Abuse- New Jersey (PCA-NJ), a statewide charity that promotes great childhoods, positive parenting and healthy child development.
The 2018 collection of winter outerwear is part of the annual NJ CARES Coat Drive, a statewide effort that collects and distributes tens of thousands of coats annually to New Jersey residents who need but cannot afford winter coats.
Robert Fiorelli and Sherry Reed-West of NJ TRANSIT toy drive delivered more than 250 toys to Prevent Child Abuse this week
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 251 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.