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Community Options, Inc. has been accepted into New Jersey’s 2006/2007 Employees Charitable Campaign

December 14, 2005

Community Options, Inc. (COI) has recently been accepted into New Jersey’s 2006/2007 Employees Charitable Campaign. The campaign is managed by the United Way of Greater Mercer County and includes 33 federations, charitable fundraising organizations, and their member agencies as well as 107 unaffiliated agencies.

New Jersey’s Employees Charitable Campaign (ECC) raises money to benefit approximately 1,300 non-profit organizations throughout the USA and globally. The ECC started in April 1985 when the New Jersey state legislature enacted a law which provided employees of state and local government the opportunity to contribute to a multitude of charities through payroll deduction. The current campaign, 2005/2006, marks the 20th anniversary of The New Jersey ECC. Last year, over $2.1 million was raised for participating non-profit organizations.

Community Options is a national nonprofit headquartered in Princeton, NJ that supports people with developmental disabilities through residential and employment services. COI utilizes technology and training to assist over 1,260 people with disabilities to learn and develop skills, engage in productive work and fully participate in their communities.