During the season of giving, SJG loves to give back to the community. SJG hosts an annual holiday-themed event and collects toys to donate to worthy charities. Take a look at 2010’s haul gathered at SJG’s Nightmare Before Christmas! The recipients of this year’s toys were underprivileged students at the Atlantic County Special Services School and Cumberland County’s Project Santa which provides toys to children in homeless shelters.
2009 – SJG’s Christmas Story
SJG really showed the generous nature of Geocachers. Nearly 3 Toys for Tots boxes at Toys R Us in Deptford (Camden Co. USMC) were filled. UNFORTUNATELY, we were having so much fun at the Chinese restaurant that we forgot to snap a photo!
2008 Toy Donation to Battered Women's Shelter - Cumberland County
2007 Toy Donation to USMC Toys for Tots - Atlantic County
This is the only picture I remembered to take of the toys, and it was taken within the first 5 minutes of the party. The table filled up pretty quickly!
2006 Toy Donation to USMC - Camden County
2005 Toy Donation to Toys for Tykes - Cape May County
In 2005, we were provided with a unique opportunity of donating toys to local children through a program organized by a law enforcement officer in Middle Twp, Cape May County. At our December Meet and Eat, a 55gal. sack was stuffed full of toys donated by our members.
Through newspaper reports, SJG became aware that hundreds of donated Christmas toys for needy children were stolen. Burgess Butch Hamer and Jeanne Van Note stored donated toys, collected over the last year, in a self store unit at Burleigh Mini Storage in Middle Township. When they went to pick up the toys to start wrapping them, they found almost all of the toys had been stolen.
2004 Toy Donation to USMC - Cumberland County