BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2012 -- Donations from employees at Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) Linthicum, Md.-based Electronic Systems sector helped make the holidays brighter for more than 1,250 area residents in need through several volunteer efforts.

As part of the Holiday Stockings Project, employees were asked to fill a gift bag stocking for a child, adult or veteran in need. Donations were collected for approximately 250 people connected with Partners in Care, Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, and Sarah's House.

The Christmas Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized and managed by Northrop Grumman volunteers that benefits children with special needs in schools or group homes as well as adults and children in transition shelters. Now in its 46th year, the Christmas Project is funded by monetary donations that are used to purchase items requested by organizations for their residents. This year nearly 400 people were helped through the program at such locations as Cedar Lane School, My Sister's Place Lodge, Phillips School – Laurel, and the Eastside Family Shelter for women and families.

A Toys for Tots drive was organized and supported by members of several Northrop Grumman employee resource groups (ERGs), which are volunteer organizations that provide opportunities for networking, community outreach, professional development and recruiting. This year, employees donated more than 600 toys for underprivileged children in the greater Baltimore community.

Gen2Gen, one of the company's ERGs, partnered with to donate new and gently used coats to local charities, including Project Connections, Bea Gaddy's Women and Children Center, Federal Hill Preparatory School, The Way Home – Mountain Manor and A Step Forward. More than 300 items were donated, including coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and sweatshirts for people of all ages.

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  CONTACT: Tom Delaney