NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University President Richard McCormick announced on Monday, October 24th the official launch of the Rutgers Against Hunger’s 2011 Adopt-a-Family program.
The Adopt-a-Family program is a campaign for underprivileged families in New Jersey that are in need.
This year marks Rutgers Against Hunger’s (RAH) third annual effort with Adopt-a-Family. University faculty and staff members at the New Brunswick and Newark campuses are assisting RAH and their partnership with 14 social service agencies.
Volunteers will be matched with a family in the New Brunswick community by RAH and will aim to purchase their adopted family’s holiday season wish list, from food necessities to holiday presents.
The agencies participating in the program include the Greater Brunswick Charter School, The Center for Great Expectations, Multicultural Community Services, Coordinated Family Care, Women Aware Inc. and more.
Evangelia E. Papamarkou, the president of the Graduate School Association (GSA) for the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University is one of the volunteers aiming to help RAH and their initiative to Adopt-a-Family.
Papamarkou shared that the GSA program adopted two families from the Greater Brunswick Charter School.
“The families are assigned to us anonymously; we only receive a basic information sheet with their requests, sizes and interests. RAH will be picking up our donations at the beginning of December,” Paramarkou said.
While this is Papamarkou’s first year working with RAH for Adopt-a-Family, she said that the program is working well, as it is a “campus-wide initiative with a lot of partners,” said Papamarkou.
For more information about how you can Adopt-a-Family, please contact the RAH Program Coordinators or contact Papamarkou at
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