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NJ TRANSIT KICKS OFF ITS ANNUAL ‘TOYS FOR KIDS’ CAMPAIGN

Commuters and Employees Asked to Donate New or Nearly New Toys

In an effort to make the holidays brighter for disadvantage children in our State, NJ TRANSIT is sponsoring its 20th Annual “Toys for Kids” program.

NJ TRANSIT will collect new or used toys in good condition at its major rail and bus terminals on December 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. NJ TRANSIT representatives will collect the toys from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. All toys must be unwrapped to be accepted and will be distributed by local agencies.

“NJ TRANSIT is committed to its annual “Toys For Kids” program, and we’re asking our customers, as well as our employees, to donate unwrapped new or nearly new toys at one of our collection sites,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George Warrington. “The holidays are a special time of the year, especially for our State’s youngest residents. Toys will be distributed to a number of agencies throughout the state in time for the holidays.”

Toys will be collected at the following facilities:

Newark Penn Station ticket windows and Customer Service areas.

Penn Station New York 7th Avenue Concourse.

Hoboken Terminal Customer Service Booth and PATH entrance.

Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York near NJ TRANSIT’s ticket windows.

Atlantic City Bus Terminal ticket windows.

Atlantic City Rail Terminal ticket windows.

Walter Rand Transportation Center ticket windows, Camden.

Vehicle Base Facility, Newark City Subway Groove Street Station, Bloomfield.

The charities that will benefit from the donations are:

Sisters of St. John the Baptist, Newark

Newark Day Center, Newark

Friendly Fuld Neighborhood Center, Inc., Newark

Goodwill Rescue Mission, Inc., Newark

Tri-City People’s Corporation, Newark

Lighthouse Community Service, Newark

Women Rising, Jersey City

Dover Jaycees/Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Dover

Women Rising (formerly YWCA), Jersey City

Children’s Haven Outreach Center, Newark

St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark

All-For-One, Inc., Bayonne

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 752,600 daily trips on 240 bus routes, two light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 29 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.