For Brookhaven Lab Employees, 'Tis the Season of Giving

Once again, the extraordinary generosity of Brookhaven Lab employees surpassed the expectations of the organizers of the annual Adopt-a-family program.

Hundreds of boxes filled with games, clothes, and electronics for 18 local families lined the walls of the building 400 conference room in the Lab’s Stakeholder and Community Relations Office. Employees across the site helped coordinate the gift-giving effort for individual departments and offices around the Lab. 

“The thoughtfulness of employees continues to amaze me,” said Tara Shiels of the Stakeholder and Community Relations Office, who leads the overall program for the Lab.  “From needed winter jackets and hats to a new bicycle, employees enthusiastically fulfilled the wish lists of local kids.”

Workers from the Facilities and Operations Directorate loaded the packages into a large box truck and delivered them to Colonial Youth Services in Mastic, who will distribute the holiday presents. With the help of other local organizations, Colonial Youth Services will distribute gifts to more than 100 local families.

“I joined the Laboratory in late November last year, arriving just in time to see the outpouring of support from Lab employees, which is even stronger this year,” said David Manning, director of the Stakeholder and Community Relations Office.  “As United Way chair this year, I am thrilled to see the support and compassion of those here at the lab, working together to make a difference in the lives of others.  As my colleague Amy Nunziata said, ‘this is the best time of year!’“

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