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NETS' Williams Donates $10,000 for Toys for Newark Children

NETS Foundation Matches Williams’ Donation for Total of $20,000

Williams to distribute the toys to children through Newark Now’s Brighter Holiday on Saturday, December 11 at 3 p.m.

December 8, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.NETS player Terrence Williams has donated $10,000, which was matched by the NETS Foundation, for the purchase of $20,000 worth of toys for children ages 18 months to 14 years old through Newark Now’s Brighter Holiday.

Williams and NETS mascot Sly will distribute the toys to children on Saturday, December 11 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Recreation Center at 211 West Kinney Street in Newark, NJ.

In addition, the NETS held a recent toy drive at a game to benefit this event.

“I’m happy to give back to the kids of Newark,” said Williams. “No child should ever be without a toy during the holidays and I hope this helps to put smiles on the children’s faces.”

Every year, thousands of challenged Newark families have benefited from Newark Now and have received social services, toys, clothing, and food each holiday season through the Brighter Holiday campaign.  For more information call 973-733-3460 or visit http://newarknow.org/brighter_holidays.html.

Pre-registration and Newark residency is required for a family to receive gifts on Dec. 11.  To pre-register, call:

•    Family Success Center at Georgia King, 250 West Market, 973-621-2241

•    Family Success Center at Bradley Court, 48 Munn Ave, 973-991-1290

•    Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), 103 Bloomfield Ave, 973-624-3733

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WHO:  NETS player Terrence Williams, NETS mascot Sly, and children from Newark Now’s Brighter Holiday

WHAT:  Williams and Sly to distribute toys to children ages 18 months to 14 years old.

WHEN: Saturday, December 11, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:  JFK Recreation Center at 211 West Kinney Street in Newark, NJ.

About Newark Now’s Brighter Holiday
Since the holiday season of 2003, Newark Now's Brighter Holiday has reached thousands of challenged families in Newark every year and provided them with food, toys, clothing, free benefits screening and enrollment for important social services.  To learn more about Brighter Holiday and ways to donate to the campaign, call 973-733-3460 or visit http://newarknow.org/brighter_holidays.html

About Newark Now
Newark Now is an intermediary organization committed to increasing the quality of life for Newarkers. Newark Now was founded in 2002 by Cory Booker to provide Newark residents with skills, tools, and support to transform their neighborhoods. Newark Now helps Newarkers become aware of useful resources and services, helps connect them to those resources and services, helps government and non-governmental entities improve collaboration and coordination in the delivery of their services, and helps grassroots organizations build their capacity to lead community improvement efforts. For more information about Newark Now please call 973-733-3460 or visit www.newarknow.org.

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