WASHINGTON TWP. – The Gloucester County Division of Social Services was able to obtain sponsors for more than 600 children in need of holiday joy this year. The division sets an annual goal to make sure each child under the age of 14 who is a social services beneficiary receives a special holiday.

Johnson and Mathey in West Deptford supported 146 children with 41 bikes and assisted older children with gift cards.

CB Kids, a nonprofit partner with software employer CDW in Washington Township supported 135 kids and also donated 30 bikes.

Holy Spirit Church in Mullica Hill sponsored 80 kids.

Eleven county department representatives sponsored families, as did five employees in Social Services.