Making wishes come true


Pictured are Clinton County Job & Family Services’ Child Protection staffers as well as Alkermes employees. Alkermes employees shopped for and provided gifts to all Clinton County children in foster care.

Pictured are Clinton County Job & Family Services’ Child Protection staffers as well as Alkermes employees. Alkermes employees shopped for and provided gifts to all Clinton County children in foster care.


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WILMINGTON — Christina Biederman from Alkermes spearheaded an effort for Clinton County foster children to have their “wish list” fulfilled this Christmas, and the biopharmaceutical company with a facility in Wilmington came through with a truckload of gifts.

“The entire staff at Alkermes really met our children’s needs. They did an amazing job, and we are so grateful to them,” said Cindy Ricketts, a Child Protection Administrator with Clinton County Job & Family Services.

The Alkermes company staff made it their mission to create a giving tree with a name of each child, which included a few of the wishes they had for Christmas gifts.

Alkermes employees shopped for each of the children and provided gifts to all Clinton County children in foster care.

They delivered a truckload of gifts which were delivered to the foster home of each child by the staff of the Child Protection Unit.

“The Alkermes company is very special in our community. Our community has supported children throughout the year, and Alkermes is a truly caring partner for Clinton County kids!” said Clinton County Job & Family Services Director Kathi Spirk.

Pictured are Clinton County Job & Family Services’ Child Protection staffers as well as Alkermes employees. Alkermes employees shopped for and provided gifts to all Clinton County children in foster care.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_Alkermes_p.jpgPictured are Clinton County Job & Family Services’ Child Protection staffers as well as Alkermes employees. Alkermes employees shopped for and provided gifts to all Clinton County children in foster care. Courtesy photo