(JERSEY CITY) – Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) is hosting an office grand opening and holiday party at his new district office this Friday, and is asking residents who would like to attend to bring an unwrapped toy which will be delivered to children whose parents are incarcerated.
“For the past three years my office has been working in partnership with Toys for Tots to distribute gifts to less fortunate families throughout the Jersey City and Bayonne area. This year, Superstorm Sandy put a dent in our efforts and we were unable to collect as many toys as in previous years,” said Mainor. “In an effort to make this an unforgettable Christmas for these children, I ask that if you plan on attending this Friday to please bring one unwrapped toy. Help us bring a smile to these children who may not understand why mommy or daddy are not home to spend Christmas with them.”
The party will be held between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday, December 14 at Mainor’s new district office on 2324 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City , NJ. There will be food, music and entertainment. The public is invited. The only attendance requirement is that guests bring an unwrapped toy. Toys collected will be given to children who have parents incarcerated in the Hudson County Jail.
Mainor hopes enough toys will be collected to provide gifts on behalf of 100 male prisoners and 100 female prisoners. The toys collected will then be delivered to the children along with a letter from their parents by a group of “Team Mainor” volunteers on Saturday, December 22.
“Every child should receive a gift during the holiday season. These children are not to blame and should not suffer for the mistakes of their parents,” said Mainor. “As a community we need to look after all of our children as though they were our own, so I hope to see many residents with gifts in tow at our holiday party this Friday. Let’s make this holiday a special one for these kids.”
For more information, or if you are unable to attend but would still like to drop off a toy, call (201) 536-7851.