Not every child gets the opportunity to receive a present during the holidays. This year, Bergen’s Promise partnered with the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) in the spirit of giving to donate toys to DCP&P youth ages 1-16 years old.
Bergen’s Promise placed 72 “Giving Ornaments” on the wall of our lunchroom from November 17th through December 4th. Our employees went above and beyond being charitable by contributing many more gifts than the tags noted. This toy drive was especially meaningful since our two agencies share a significant number of youth.
Volunteering our time, talent and/or treasure provide a sense of fulfillment and happiness, high morale and overall greater satisfaction in life. Studies even show physical and emotional health benefits associated with being charitable, such as reduced rates of stress and lower blood pressure.
Pass on the spirit of giving! Make a point this December to do a charitable act that can positively influence someone else’s life.
Bergen’s Promise wishes all our families, partners, and staff a very happy and healthy holiday!
Giving Tree / Gifts Received
*Mccoy, Mary. Top 10 Benefits of Charitable Giving and Donations. MoneyCrashers. Retrieved 12 7 15