City employees donated $1,740 to the Newark Area Welfare Committee through a Casual Friday fundraiser.

City of Newark employees raised $1,740 for the Newark Area Welfare Committee by paying for the privilege of participating in Casual Friday.

For $5 per month, the employees can wear jeans and/or a sports team jersey to work on Fridays. A total of 29 employees participating in the program, dubbed “FUNdraiser Friday.”

The Newark Area Welfare Committee works to serve Newark residents experiencing difficult times through a number of programs, including the Emergency Assistance Program, Food Cupboard, Holiday Food Boxes and Shoes for In-Need Children programs.

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