Adopt-A-Family 2012 Begins!

October 11, 2012 - For the fourth straight holiday season, Rutgers Against Hunger will host its annual "Adopt-A-Family" campaign across the New Brunswick and Newark campuses it was announced today.

This year, Rutgers Against Hunger will partner with 13 social service and community based organizations with a goal of assisting 220 families in need. In 2011, RAH faculty, staff, students, and alumni helped support 190 families across 15 agencies.

Agencies participating in this year's campaign include The Apostle's House, Catholic Charities, Center for Great Expectations, Coordinated Family Care, Greater Brunswick Charter School, Intensive Outpatient Treatment Project, Lord Stirling, Making It Possible to End Homelessness, Multicultural Community Services, Neighborhood House Association, Paul Robeson Community School, Roosevelt School, and Women Aware.

Administrative and academic departments are encouraged to participate in this year’s program by adopting a family, or several families, from one of the participating social service agencies. Families will be matched with sponsoring departments immediately. Sponsoring departments will receive a family profile form that will help identify the family and their specific needs for this holiday season.

Students are asked to help support these partner agencies by collecting items which they distribute to their clients throughout the year. Donations could include nonperishable foods, toiletries, baby supplies, paper goods, cleaning products, and essential winter items (new hats, gloves, etc.). For a complete list of suggested donations, click here.

To learn how you can support this year's Adopt-A-Family campaign, please contact us today!