AZUSA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 -- Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Azusa campus recently concluded their 15 th Annual Holiday Shoe Box Gift Project drive, collecting more than 2,700 shoe boxes for the Kid's Stuff U.S.A. benefit program sponsored by Feed The Children, an international, nonprofit relief organization.

The shoe boxes were filled with holiday gift items for children ranging from infants to teenagers, and included clothing, toys, games, books, dolls and personal care products.

"Northrop Grumman has a long history of providing support to local communities, which is one of the pillars of our company's corporate citizenship initiative," said Stephen J. Toner, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Azusa Operations. "Through their volunteer efforts, employees exemplify the true spirit of giving, especially at this time of year, by participating in programs such as this. Thanks to the generosity of the employees, we exceeded our goal of 2,000 shoe box gifts."

"We are so thankful to Northrop Grumman and their employees for our longstanding partnership and their dedication to helping children with the Holiday Shoe Box Gift Project," said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. "We are grateful to be a part of such a wonderful event to bring smiles to the faces of children this holiday season."

Toner and Ruth Phillipson, Holiday Shoe Box team coordinator and founder, accepted the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the entire team of volunteers and project participants. The certificate was presented by Feed The Children representatives Jose Pozos and Jenifer Gonzales.

Since the inception of the company's Holiday Shoe Box Gift Project in 1997, over 27,500 shoe boxes have been filled with gifts for needy children and distributed by Feed The Children to those in need locally and across the United States.

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