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Voorhees College supports Denmark families for Thanksgiving 

Voorhees College distributed Thanksgiving baskets and boxes to 38 families in Denmark, Nov. 23. Residents of the Fairridge Manor, Fairridge Lanes, and Cedar apartments were recipients of the food items given annually as a part of community engagement efforts at Voorhees.

The baskets and boxes were collected by faculty, staff and students who represent various offices, organizations, fraternities, sororities, schools and departments throughout the campus. This community-support event has taken place annually since 1990.

Willie Jefferson, director of community relations and special events, said, “We are excited to give to the community annually, because many people are in need during this time and this is a way of sharing and caring for our fellow citizens. We look forward to developing other community relations initiatives as we move to the next level of excellence.”

A high-resolution image of the donations is available at https://voorhees.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2021-Thanksgiving-baskets-thumbnail.jpg.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.


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