Employees Share Holiday Spirit
Employees of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
gave Santa Claus a helping hand this year by donating toys and clothing
for more than 200 Trenton area children.
DEP Commissioner Bob Shinn presented the wrapped gifts to Associate Minister
William E. Coleman, Jr., of Shiloh Baptist Church, on December 19. The
presents were distributed to needy children at the church's annual holiday
"DEP employees give of themselves all year - through blood drives, through
paycheck deductions for charitable donations, food bank drives, meals
for the homeless and even assistance placing stray animals," said Shinn.
"I'm extremely proud of their spirit, generosity and consideration for
those less fortunate."
DEP staff also sponsored an International Cookie Tasting this week to
help provide hot meals for homeless families. Tasters paid a small fee
to sample the diverse assortment of holiday treats. A total of $133 was
raised for Home Front, a charitable program in which DEP employees participate