ELIZABETH, NJ - With a hefty goal to provide 300 children with presents as part of Three Kings Day, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano has rolled up her sleeves and is asking for anyone who would like to help her achieve that goal would be greatly appreciated.
The hope is to make the holidays a little brighter for children in the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Quijano will be hosting her 10th Annual Three Kings Day Celebration on Friday, January 3.
Three Kings Day marks the end of the Christmas holiday season and is celebrated throughout Latin America and Spain with festivities, music, dancing, and gift-giving.
“Each year, this heartwarming event enriches the lives of these kids. Many of these children live at the hospital and don’t have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays at home. I’m thankful that with the help of our generous sponsors, we were able to bring holiday joy to these children,” said Quijano.
The goal is to provide 300 children with gifts as part of the celebration. The children, ages 3 to 18, are patients in the adolescent residential program, the inpatient pediatric behavioral health program and the outpatient pediatric behavioral health program at Trinitas.
Any gifts that exceed the goal will be kept to provide the children with birthday presents throughout the year.
“Without the generosity of our sponsors, we will not reach our gift goal. A gift of any size will make a child happy this holiday season,” Quijano said.
Donors can drop off unwrapped gifts on December 30-31 and Januar 2, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 1120 E. Jersey Street in Elizabeth.
Large gifts that benefit all of the children include:
Xbox 1 and controller
Two 30 inch TVs
Recommended gifts include:
Basketballs / Basketball Nets
Books in English or Spanish (Appropriate for preschool and up)
Dolls (Diverse Skin Tones Needed)
Please note that gifts that resemble weapons will not be accepted.
If you would like to offer your financial support directly to the children of Trinitas, you can donate online at: https://www.trinitasrmc.org/give. Under Company Name, type: Three Kings Day Celebration or if want to make a monetary donation, make checks payable to “Trinitas Health Foundation,”
write “Three Kings” in the memo section, and send to “Trinitas Health
Foundation PO, Box 259, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.”