CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston,

NY 12401

Phone: 845-334-5038

2017 Commitment for Kids

We are proud to announce that CSEA Local 856 and Unit 8950 have teamed up to donate toys to Commitment for Kids, a group that distributes holiday gifts to local children in need.
Thanks to our shop stewards for bringing gift donations at our recent meeting.

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Thanks to all Ulster County employees who graciously donated to the "Commitment to Kids" toy drive! As you can see it was an impressive haul. Many local kid's will enjoy a Merry Christmas due to your generosity! On behalf of myself, my officers and our LRS, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Thank you, 
Janet Knott 
CSEA Unit 8950 President

Pictured at the Ulster County Local prior to doing home visits to Ulster County Unit non-members are, from left: CSEA Region Director Charisse Seneres, CSEA Political Action Coordinator Chris Ludlow, Ulster County Unit Vice President Kirk Jones, CSEA Labor Relations Specialist Howard Baul, Ulster County Unit Secretary Sheri Farrell, Ulster County Unit Secretary Tina Buono - in the Octobers' edition of : Workforce magazine.

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2018 Commitment For Kids

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We would like to give a big thank you to our Local 856 for their generous donation, Howard Baul our LRS and all of our members that contributed to this years toy drive. 

Despite a pandemic, we were able to bring a truck FULL of toys to the Bloomington Fire House to benefit Commitment to Kids. 

The Commitment to Kids Committee would like to thank all of our brothers and sisters for the toys collected for our toy drive to benefit Commitment to Kids. We would also like to thank our Local 856 for their generous donation to our toy drive. 459 toys were picked up from our county worksites on November 22nd and delivered to the Bloomington Firehouse on December 1st. The toys collected stay in Ulster County and benefit children and families in our own communities. Thank you to all of you!

Thank you to all that donated. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to drop off 782 toys to the Bloomington Firehouse.

All Toys Collected stay in Ulster County.

We look forward to next year’s drive!

2020 Local Annual Toy Drive to Benefit Commitment to Kids


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Commitment to Kids

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 Here are some of our amazing CSEA member volunteers and staff who held work site meetings, knocked on many doors, and listened to our members. Our member engagement work in Ulster County is far from done. Be on the lookout for follow up meetings and member outreach!

Ulster County Unit Secretary Sheri Farrell, left, and Unit President Janet Knott consult on last-minute details before kicking off a non-member blitz.