FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2007

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711

 

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Seek Donations
to Place Under “Tree of Hope” for Kids in Need

Elizabeth--Union County Sheriff’s Officers have set up their annual “Tree of Hope” and are seeking donations of toys and clothing for children in need throughout
Union County this holiday season.

The “Tree of Hope” was first planted in 1997 when Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich asked an officer if she would like to start a program that would bring gifts to sick and needy children for the holidays.

“At this time of year, we think about children enjoying the fun and excitement of the holiday season but it is important not to forget those kids who are less fortunate,” Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich said.

“Tree of Hope” provides gifts for children with terminal illnesses, who have been victimized by domestic violence, or whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

“These caring Sheriff’s Officers do a tremendous job in helping these children,”
Sheriff Froehlich added. “I call on everyone in Union County who can lend a hand
to please join in this effort.”

Donations of cash to help provide additional donations are also being sought.

Contributions of money (tax-deductible), toys and clothing can be sent to:

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Tree of Hope,
Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, N.J., 07207.

For more information, call Sgt. Marianne Hopko at 908-558-2574.