|GAME NIGHT DRIVES|
|Devils game night drives are successful for one reason – we receive tremendous support from our fans. At each of our drives, wives/girlfriends of the Devils players are on hand to assist in the collections on the arena concourse and at the box office lobby.
Fans making a donation at each of the drives are eligible to win autographed Devils memorabilia. For approximately four weeks prior to the events, each drive is promoted through press releases, the Devils Center Ice game program, MSG Plus, Devils radio broadcasts, and scoreboard and public address announcements, to raise the public’s awareness of each drive as well as each organization involved.
|The Devils Coat Drive, presented by PSE&G, is held at a home game each winter in conjunction with Jersey Cares. The Devils request that all fans attending that night’s game bring a new or gentlyworn coat to the arena. Volunteers from Jersey Cares are on hand to collect the coats. The coats are then distributed to approximately 200 non-profit agencies in New Jersey including shelters, orphanages, faith-based programs, and senior citizen centers.
Jersey Cares, a 12-year-old organization, makes volunteering easy and accessible for people who want to make a difference. Jersey Cares has more than 5,000 members who complete 20,000 hours of service in the community each year.
For further information, contact Jersey Cares at (973)242-0033 or visit their website at www.JerseyCares.org.
|The Devils Food Drive is held each season, in conjunction with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, on the night of a Devils’ regular-season home game. Fans attending that night’s game are encouraged to bring unopened cans or boxes of non-perishable food.
The CFB of NJ distributes almost 24 million pounds of food and groceries annually, helping non-profit groups such as food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, child care centers, and senior programs.
The CFB of NJ serves more than 1,500 organizations in 18 counties throughout the state, picking up donations from approximately 250 corporations with its small fleet of trucks.
Its Hillside, NJ warehouse is fully equipped with 280,000 square-feet of space, 15,000 square-feet of which is freezer and cooler space. An experienced staff, including more than 23,000 volunteers, contributes 58,000 hours each year which benefits more than 500,000 hungry people in New Jersey.
In addition, the Kids Café program provides free meals to 600 low-income children five evenings each week and the Kids Closet and Kids in Need Resource Center distribute new clothing and school supplies to thousands of children in need.
For further information, contact the CFB of NJ at (908)355-3663 or online at www.njfoodbank.org.
|Toys for Tots
|The Devils, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps, hold an annual Toys for Tots collection at a home game each December. The Devils urge all fans attending that evening’s game to bring new, unwrapped toys to Prudential Center.
Representatives from the USMC, Company G 2/25, Picatinny Arsenal based in Dover, NJ, are on hand to collect the toys. Following the collection, toys are distributed to hospitals, orphanages, and needy children throughout the surrounding communities. This event is a holiday tradition for the Devils and the USMC.
For further information, contact the Toys for Tots hotline at (973)724-4700.