ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 24, 2011 -- Employee volunteers from Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Rolling Meadows facility recently delivered SoaringQuilts ÂŽ and SoaringPillows ÂŽ decorated with inspirational messages to children at St. Alexius Medical Center Hospital, Hoffman Estates, Ill. The outreach effort was coordinated through Soaringwords, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting ill children and their families to a community of compassionate and caring volunteers.

"Northrop Grumman is committed to serving our surrounding community through a variety of outreach efforts," said Jeff Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division. "This is the first time we have worked with Soaringwords locally and we are excited to bring encouragement through inspirational quilts and pillows to these children. This truly has been a moving experience for everyone involved."

"Each year, 22 million children in the U.S. suffer from chronic or serious illness. These meaningful gifts inspire ill children and their families to 'never give up,'" said Lisa Honig Buksbaum, CEO and Founder of Soaringwords.

To learn more about the inspirational work of the nonprofit organization Soaringwords, please visit

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