Camden Angels Program

Camden Angels Program Students, faculty, and staff at Rutgers University-Camden are helping Santa make the holidays brighter and warmer for those in need. From coordinating a wish list for 2,500 Camden residents, providing teddy bears to hospitalized children, to giving gloves to those without, Rutgers-Camden volunteers have been busy working to make this year's season of giving a memorable one.

Founded in 1999, the Camden Angels program is organized by employees at Rutgers-Camden and the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Camden. Throughout the year, the group of 200 volunteers organizes sponsorship opportunities and coordinates a comprehensive Christmas wish list for about 150 local families in need. From Dec. 5 through Dec. 10, the requested gifts are dropped off at the Campus Center at Rutgers-Camden, where they are wrapped for special delivery to homes on Dec. 17.

The professional fraternity Phi Alpha Delta at the Rutgers University School of Law at Camden is collecting donations of new soft and cuddly teddy bears through Dec. 9 as part of the Ninth Annual Bear Fair at West Chester University. Proceeds will go to children staying in area hospitals for the holidays.

Also at the School of Law, the Office of Career Services and Pro Bono Programs is waging its Eighth Annual Warm Hands, Warm Hearts campaign to benefit needy children for the holidays. Donations of new gloves and mittens will be taken to the Salvation Army of Camden for distribution to local children throughout Camden County for the holidays. Contributors are asked to bring a new pair of gloves or mittens into the law career services office (located on the main level of the Law School Building) by noon on Thursday, Dec. 15. In 2004, an assortment of 162 gloves, mittens, and hats were collected to add warmth to our region.

For more information on Camden Angels, or to accompany the group's holiday delivery (and their police and firemen escorts), contact Allison Wisniewski at (856) 225-6422. For more information on the teddy bear or glove collections, contact Mike Sepanic at (856) 225-6026.

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Author: Press Release-Rutgers-Camden

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