Labor Department Employees Kick-off 19th
Annual IT Holiday Toy Drive
For immediate release
November 17, 2009
WETHERSFIELD, Now in its 19th year, employees in the
Department of Labor’s Information Technology unit are once again working with
the Salvation Army of Greater Hartford to sponsor the annual toy drive.
The event was originally started by
employees who wanted to help spread a little extra spirit of the season to young
people living in the Hartford area who might otherwise have to do without.
conducted at the Labor Department’s Central Office located at 200 Folly Brook
Boulevard, began this week and will continue through Dec. 11, according to State
Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield.
Mayfield, employees can bring in new, unwrapped toys, or make donations via cash
or check. The Salvation Army will use the money to buy whatever toys are needed.
“Our IT Toy drive
has become a holiday tradition in this agency,” Commissioner Mayfield said. “Our
employees are always so willing to reach out and help make the holiday season a
little happier for the young people who live in the area. It’s always gratifying
to see the generosity of our employees, and this year, especially, with the
sluggish economy, we expect the need to be even greater than in past years.”
Nancy Steffens (860)