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Quijano Asks Residents to Support Toy & Clothing Drive to Benefit Patients at Trinitas Pediatric Center
(TRENTON) - Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) is encouraging residents to support a toy and clothing drive benefiting young patients at Trinitas Pediatric Center in Elizabeth.
The drive will culminate in a Three Kings Day Celebration at the center.
"Not all families can afford to have an abundance of gifts under the Christmas tree. In the spirit of Three Kings Day, I'm asking residents to give what they can to help us brighten the day for these children," said Quijano. "The Trinitas Pediatric Center is an important resource for working families in the area. For those who would like to help in a different way, I ask that you consider making a monetary donation to support the work that they do to keep the children of this community healthy."
Donations will be presented during the Three Kings Day Celebration, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Trinitas Pediatric Center located in Grassman Hall, 655 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth. This is the fourth year that Quijano is hosting the event.
Organizers are accepting donations of toys and clothes for pediatric patients ages 3 to 18 years old. Due to the declared state of emergency on Friday, gifts should be dropped off on Monday, Jan. 16. Unwrapped gifts may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 65 Jefferson Ave., Suite B in Elizabeth. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Checks should be made out to the "Trinitas Health Foundation", and mailed to Nadine Brechner, chief development officer, Trinitas Health Foundation, P.O. Box 259, Elizabeth, NJ 07207. Online donations can be made here. When making a donation online, choose "Three Kings Day Celebration" when asked for a company name.
The event is sponsored by Quijano, the National Latino Peace Officers Association, The Drake College of Business and the New Jersey Firemen's Benevolent Association.
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