Each year since 1997 when the seeds for the “Tree of Hope” were first planted, Sheriff’s Officers have erected a tree in the courthouse during the holiday season..  The “Tree of hope” is adorned with ornaments with a gift request written on each one of them to collect donated toys to assist less fortunate children who may be living in shelters, are homeless, have medical needs, or are simply the children of parents or guardians who do not have the ability to brighten their spirits with holiday gifts. There is a Tree of Hope hotline from November 1 thru the holiday season (908) 629-2158

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