Mercer County Clerk’s Office Delivers Donated Goods to Charitable Organizations

Selina Ortiz (center) and Ian Grimley (right), employees of the Mercer County Clerk’s Office, deliver donated supplies to the Children’s Home Society.

Following the Mercer County Clerk’s annual holiday drive benefiting area charities, the Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and staff delivered a record amount of monetary donations this year to local animal shelters. The County Clerk and her staff annually collect toys and clothing to benefit the Children’s Home Society. They also collect pet food and pet supplies and monetary donations for the Trenton Animal Shelter and EASEL, the Ewing animal shelter (although money can be directed to other local shelters upon request). The contributions come from staff in the Clerk’s Office, the Mercer County Courthouses and from the public. These items are then distributed by the Clerk and her staff.

This week, the Clerk’s Office also delivered over $1,000 along with pet food and supplies to the Trenton Animal Shelter, and a large amount of dog and cat food and animal supplies to EASEL. The County Clerk’s Office also delivered over $500 in monetary contributions, toys and clothing for the Children’s Home Society before the Christmas holiday.

“If the public puts their trust in you to serve them, your service should extend beyond your official title,” said Sollami Covello. “Of course, this would not be possible without those generous souls and businesses who donated to help our local charities.” By collecting toys, clothing, pet food and money, we hope to the make the holidays brighter for the children in need and for those forgotten holidays during the winter months, she explained.

This year, the office noted a rise in monetary donations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People were more comfortable mailing a check, and the charities appreciate this just as much. It assists them in continuing to provide needed services.

The Children’s Home Society has offered many services to vulnerable families including women’s health services, clinical and behavioral counseling, educational opportunities, and more. For more information about how to donate or get involved, you can visit their website at or call them at 609-695-6274.

Both EASEL and the Trenton Animal Shelter are committed to reducing the euthanizing of homeless animals in Mercer County. They are also accepting donations and volunteers. For more information, you can visit EASEL’s website at or call the Trenton Animal Shelter at 609-989-3254.

Finally, to donate, you may still send a check to the organizations listed above, and note it is part of the County Clerk’s drive, or mail one to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 8048, Trenton, NJ 08608.

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