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Friday January 19, 2018


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Elves Workshop distributes donated gifts for patients who will spend the holidays at local specialty hospital

(BELLE MEAD, NJ: December 19, 2017) Carrier Clinic® staff members gathered for the “Fifth Annual Elves Workshop” on December 14 to pick gifts for patients who will be spending the holidays at the hospital. The new items, which varied from socks and slippers to board games and books, were generously donated by Flames of Giving, a nonprofit organization that provides gifts to individuals in need for the holidays, and Barnes & Noble of Bridgewater.


Carrier Clinic is a nonprofit behavioral healthcare system located in Belle Mead, NJ, that specializes in psychiatric and addiction treatment for patients ages 12 and older. Patients at Carrier Clinic and at Blake Recovery Center, residents in the Youth Lodge, and students at the school on campus will receive a gift.


“The holiday season is a special time at Carrier Clinic,” said Donald J. Parker, Carrier Clinic President & CEO. “Thanks to generous donors like Flames of Giving and Barnes & Noble of Bridgewater, and our compassionate staff and Board members, we are able to show the patients who are spending this time of year with us that there is joy to be found. We are so thankful to Flames of Giving and Barnes & Noble of Bridgewater; this wouldn’t be possible without them.”


Flames of Giving has been participating in Carrier Clinic’s Elves Workshop since its inception five years ago. This year, they donated over 500 items for patients. Barnes & Noble of Bridgewater began to contribute in 2016. This year, they donated over 130 books.


For more information about Carrier Clinic, visit CarrierClinic.org.