Updated: Oct 28
Ocean Inc. would like to thank OceanFirst for inviting our agency and Head Start/Early Head Start families to the Candy-Coated Trunk-OR-Treat event held last night at their Toms River location. Once again, OceanFirst knocked it out of the park with their creative approach of hosting an exciting outreach event that allowed families and organizations to connect and build relationships.
The aim of the ‘Trunk or Treat’ event was two-fold; to provide a safe environment for trick-or-treaters and involved a community of local organizations gathering as families were introduced to programs and services available to them in the community. Community Partners decorated their trunks in true Halloween fashion serving tons of candy and as if that wasn’t enough, there were nine (9) additional candy/treat stations set up by OceanFirst throughout the parking lot.
Many Ocean Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start families throughout Ocean County and families from other organizations participated in the event sponsored by OceanFirst, Causeway Cares, Citta Foundation and the Grunin Foundation. Causeway Cares once again provided food boxes for eligible families.
As indicted in the photos, Ocean Inc. Direct Services and Head Start were in attendance wearing Superhero costumes, handing out candy and providing outreach services to the families throughout the evening. Meeting eligibility guidelines, Ocean Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start children received a free winter coat last night compliments of Operation Warm Coat. In total, 168 HS/EHS children received coats totaling $5,880 in value.