SUNY ORANGE CONCLUDES 11TH ANNUAL ADOPT-A-FAMILY CAMPAIGN

12/12/2014

Generosity of College Employees and Students Provides Gifts, Support for 48 Families, 220 Individuals

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PHOTO: SUNY Orange Adopt-A-FamilyMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The 11th annual SUNY Orange Adopt-A-Family campaign was once again a success as the generosity of the College community provided gifts and grocery support for 48 families--a total of 220 individuals--during this holiday season.

Since 2003, College faculty, staff and students have been working with local non-profit organizations to adopt less-fortunate families during the holidays. Over that 11-year period, SUNY Orange’s Adopt-A-Family program has helped a total of 2,272 individuals in 643 families.

Contributions and donations this year were provided by SUNY Orange employees and 14 student clubs. Gifts and groceries this season were distributed to local schools and organizations, including Safe Homes of Orange County, Presidential Park and Truman Moon elementary schools in Middletown, and Horizons-on-the-Hudson Elementary School in Newburgh.

Photo caption:
Lorraine Triola (left) and Eileen Barrett (right), members of SUNY Orange’s Adopt-A-Family Committee, present gifts and other donations to Pam O’Dea of Orange County Safe Homes. This year’s SUNY Orange Adopt-A-Family campaign provided gifts and grocery support for 48 less-fortunate families (220 individuals) during this holiday season. Since 2003, the College’s Adopt-A-Family program has helped a total of 2,272 individuals in 643 families. In addition to Safe Homes, this year’s contributions were also distributed to local schools including Presidential Park and Truman Moon elementary schools in Middletown and Horizons-on-the-Hudson Elementary School in Newburgh. (photo by Chris Thurtle)


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