Over 500 Cumberland County Children to Benefit from Coats for Kids Drive Hosted by NJMP Green Flag Committee
Atlantic City Electric, Bottino’s Shoprite, South Jersey Gas, and Ocean First Bank play major roles
MILLVILLE, N.J. – Over 500 local children from 17 schools are scheduled to visit New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) on Friday, Dec. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to enjoy their 11th Annual “Coats for Kids” holiday program hosted by the NJMP Green Flag Children’s Charities.
Cumberland County elementary school students, selected by their school, will choose a brand-new winter coat, a pair of gloves or mittens, a hat and a scarf, a book or two and then enjoy a hot, healthy lunch, plus a visit with Santa and some corporate mascots. Each item has been donated to the drive by corporations, Green Flag Committee members, and racers.
“The Green Flag Committee volunteers work hard to support our local children’s organizations,” said Donald Fauerbach, founder of the NJMP Green Flag Committee. “For the 11th year in a row we are providing children in need with warmth and happiness during the holidays. We’re thankful for the support of our partners, our community, and all of the racers who have helped us raise the funds necessary to accomplish this special goal for local children.”
Leading the corporate contribution list are: Bottino’s Shoprite, South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric and Ocean First Bank with their generous contributions. Bottino’s Shoprite Stores are donating, preparing and serving the complete luncheon for the children, and South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric, and Ocean First Bank are providing funding to purchase a portion of the winter wear, as well as volunteering during the event.
The motorsports community has once again provided significant support for this year’s coat drive. The South Jersey Region of the Sport Car Club of America (SCCA) conducted a fund drive to benefit Coats for Kids, raising hundreds of dollars to help purchase additional winter coats during their recent regional races held at NJMP, and numerous Porsche and BMW racing clubs have also made substantial contributions.
If you would like to make a contribution to this year’s Coats for Kids event, all donations can be dropped off at New Jersey Motorsports Park. For more information on NJMP Green Flag Charities, or if you would like to make a corporate contribution call (856) 327-7201.