Whitehouse Laboratories Celebrates Ten Years as Sponsor of Morris County (NJ) Child Services Holiday Program

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This unique program directly supports area children, who during the holiday season, do not have support systems in place due to circumstances beyond their family control.

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While there are many ways to offer support to multiple causes, the fact that we can support the DCPP in a holiday program that has a direct effect on local children is a win-win for Whitehouse Laboratories and our employees.

As this holiday season approaches, Whitehouse Laboratories joyously announces that it will once again be sponsoring the holiday gift program as directed by the Morris County New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCPP). This unique program directly supports area children, who during the holiday season, do not have support systems in place due to circumstances beyond their family control. Many of the children may be parentless and homeless and thus must rely upon organizations like DCPP to assist with normal and adequate living arrangements. The program, originally started by dedicated DCPP employees, provides sponsors with specific, but confidential, information on the child currently under its direction. The sponsor then provides holiday gifts and other incidentals that will be presented to the child on the holiday morning.

The entire Whitehouse Laboratory employee base takes part in this very rewarding program. Employee teams of 4-5 people are established and each team is given the specifics of the child they are responsible to create a holiday experience for. Based upon this information (age, size, toys they would like), the Whitehouse team is granted an afternoon shopping spree to purchase all the items they feel will help to make this holiday season a special one for the child. While the employees do not get the opportunity to actual meet the person, they take great pride and joy in the entire exercise. The company conference room quickly converts to a “Santa Workshop” once all the toys, games, clothes and other items are placed in there for storage. Employees can routinely be heard bragging about all the “good stuff” they acquired for their sponsored child – it can be happily competitive!!

“The holiday season is the time to take a moment and reflect on those less fortunate. While there are many ways to offer support to multiple causes, the fact that we can support the DCPP in a holiday program that has a direct effect on local children is a win-win for Whitehouse Laboratories and our employees. Our employees truly enjoy this program,” states Mark Stier, COO.

Child Protection and Permanency, CP&P (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS), is New Jersey's child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families. Each year, CP&P contracts with many community-based agencies throughout the state to provide services to children and families. Such services include counseling, parenting skills classes, substance abuse treatment, in-home services, foster care and residential placement. For more information on how you can get involved with this wonderful program, please email Elena Fletcher at elena.fletcher(AT)dcf.state.nj.us.

About White House Laboratories
The Testing Partner to Manufacturing Companies, Whitehouse Labs is an FDA regulated, DEA Licensed, ISO 17025 and ISTA certified contract service provider to the pharmaceutical, medical device, personal and consumer product industries. Whitehouse Laboratories offers analytical services for the testing of materials, finished products, container and package systems that enable our clients to meet and exceed the required quality standards established by the key regulatory agencies.

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