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Devils and Prudential Center employees give back

On Thursday, December 13, employees worked with Mayor Baraka and the City of Newark to bring holiday cheer to more than 3,000 Newark youth

by Caela McLoughlin @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

Thanks to the generous donation of toys from our loyal Devils fans and our partnership with Mayor Baraka & the City of Newark, Devils and Prudential Center staff were able to bring pure holiday cheer to more than 3,000 Newark youth on Thursday, December 13.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Over 8������,0������0������0������ toys are being sorted this afternoon for the kids of Newark by our staff and @CityofNewarkNJ.🐻🏒🥌🤹���������🎨🎲🎯🎮🎳Give 82 presented by @united | #DevilsCare pic.twitter.com/JbhAODQUpi

This holiday event was in support of our community giveback initiative known as GIVE 82 presented by United Airlines. The initiative encourages Devils and Prudential Center employees to volunteer their time for a minimum of 82 hours throughout the year by giving back to those less fortunate.

Tweet from @PruCenter: Today we���ve partnered with @CityofNewarkNJ to hand out toys and spread the holiday cheer.#PruCenter and @NJDevils staff will be volunteering their time as part of the Give 82 presented by @united community giveback initiative.#DevilsCare pic.twitter.com/KfRGnnxbFg

The toys were set up at the JFK Recreational Center in Newark which hosted a four-hour event that welcomed local families. Each child in attendance received a minimum of two toys that were donated during our December 1 & 3 toy drives. Upon arrival, the children were greeted with fresh baked cookies courtesty of Locations Sports Brands who donated Mrs. Fields cookies for all to enjoy, and hot chocolate courtesy of Legends. 

Tweet from @hughweber1: Honored & proud to be part of @NJDevils and @PruCenter staff who served @CityofNewarkNJ community today by sharing 8,000 toys for the holidays. 💪 work for an ������ cause. Happy holidays to all!Give 82 presented by @united | #DevilsCare pic.twitter.com/5lKpphIDfZ

Devils alumni and MSG broadcaster, Ken Daneyko attended the event to help bring cheer, along with NJ Devil.

Tweet from @KenDaneykoMSG: Having a great time with the @njdevils, @njdevil00, and @cityofnewarknj spreading the holiday cheer! #DevilsCare #NJTheRedNosedReindeer pic.twitter.com/SSPlhdRlR7

Devils rookie Brett Seney was also a part of the event, where he helped hand out presents to kids.

Tweet from @brettseney89: Had a great time with @njdevils and @cityofnewarknj handing out toys to kids today. Thanks for letting me play Santa's helper! #DevilsCare pic.twitter.com/2mlvLcfMEz

Devils radio broadcaster Matt Loughlin was in attendance to participate and give gifts to kids.

Tweet from @MattLoug: What a fun afternoon of giving back to the community! Glad to have joined the @njdevils and @cityofnewarknj in handing out toys to the kids. Happy holidays to all! #DevilsCare pic.twitter.com/GLugpoZpu7

The event also featured face painters, magician, DJ Sir William, a snow maker, employees dressed in holiday-themed gear, and holiday decorations to create a fun and inviting, seasonal atmosphere. After attendees received their toys, there was candy for them courtesy of M&Ms while departing the event.

Here are a few posts from Devils and Prudential Center employees who enjoyed the day volunteering:

Tweet from @joealtenau: Thousands of toys are ready to be distributed by the @PruCenter, @NJDevils and @CityofNewarkNJ staff at the JFK Rec Center! #DevilsCare 🧸 🏈🎨🧩🎅🤶🥅🏒🎷🥁 pic.twitter.com/k65mlmPjSP

Tweet from @ellerosefraser: 100 glittery snowflakes and 8,000 toys later! ������🎁 Great day giving back through the Season of Giving Toy Drive with @CityofNewarkNJ #DevilsCare #Give82 @NJDevils pic.twitter.com/Kzym98QQ1k

Tweet from @EvanPruCenter: Season of Giving with the @NJDevils @PruCenter @CityofNewarkNJ! Setting up over 8,000 toys to give out to the community #DevilsCare pic.twitter.com/isURx7Ry84

Tweet from @JonGettoBrown: @NJDevils and @PruCenter employees take the day to give back to the @CityofNewarkNJ community! Proud to be a part of this team 👍 #NJDevils #NowWeRise #DevilsCare pic.twitter.com/tTQtjyxwq1

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