Mayor Ras J. Baraka, West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum and Newark CEDC host the Annual Toys & Coats Holiday Spectacular

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka, West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum and Newark CEDC host their Annual Toys & Coats Holiday Spectacular

NEWARK, NJ – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC) President and CEO Otis Rolley and West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum partner to give back to the community during their annual Toys & Coats Holiday Spectacular.

Local businesses, community leaders and faith-based organizations gathered together to offer toys, coats, hats, gloves and food donations to area children in need. Activities include music, dancing, pictures with Santa and more. The event celebrates the season of giving, while supporting residents and underprivileged children with a holiday party that also provides them with the necessities of winter clothing and food.

The celebration will take place at the newly-renovated, west-side Center of Hope Community Center.

WHO:             Mayor Ras J. Baraka

                       Councilman Joseph McCallum, West Ward

                       Otis Rolley, Newark Community EDC president & CEO

WHAT:            Toys & Coats Holiday Party

WHEN:            Saturday, December 19, 2015; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

                       The Mayor is expected to arrive around 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:          West Side Community Center, South 17th and 16th Streets, Newark, N.J. 07103

For additional information on the Newark CEDC, please visit their website at


The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation is the primary economic development catalyst for the State of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark.  It is organized to retain, attract and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real-estate development.

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