REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 -- Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rolled up their sleeves to raise more than $195,000 in cash, canned goods and toys for people in need during this year's Holiday Giving campaign.

Northrop Grumman's employee-driven Holiday Giving program began more than 50 years ago, and the tradition of giving back to the communities where employees live and work continues today.

Money and goods are collected throughout the year with a variety of workplace events coordinated by employees at locations across the country.

In addition to traditional fundraising events such as bake sales and pie-throwing booths, this year's efforts included some creative thinking. There was an "Aerospace Idol" talent contest, a "Jeans Week" that allowed employees to wear jeans to work if they "purchased" a day pass, and a "Who's Your Santa?" fundraising competition among supervisors—with the winner playing Santa at the year-end celebration and the also-rans serving as elves in green tights and pointed shoes.

The proceeds were distributed to families, including those of military veterans, and organizations that serve the needy.

"Traditions such as Holiday Giving are part of the fabric of Northrop Grumman's core values," said Gary Ervin, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "Employees are proud and eager to help make the holidays brighter for people who can use a helping hand."

Employees participated at sites in California (Camarillo, Edwards Air Force Base, El Segundo, Goleta, Manhattan Beach, Palmdale, Redondo Beach, San Diego), Florida (Melbourne, St. Augustine), Georgia (Warner Robins), Maryland (Hollywood), Mississippi (Moss Point), New York (Bethpage), North Dakota (New Town), Oklahoma (Tinker Air Force Base) and South Carolina (Charleston).

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