By Caitlyn O’Sullivan
CCC Journalism Program
Camden County College will host its second annual Giving Tuesday Fair on Dec. 3.
College departments, clubs and teams will come together in the Connector Atrium on the Blackwood campus to collect donations and raise funds for charities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. After indulging on Thanksgiving and lavish consumerism on Black Friday, Giving Tuesday will allow faculty, students and staff to give back to those in need during the holidays. The fair will be part of a nationwide effort to encourage people to help those in need.
Requested donations will include new or used winter coats, toys, books and pet supplies, as well as food for Camden County College’s food pantry, the Marketplace, for students in need. The participating departments, clubs and teams will set up tables and conduct fundraising drives or bake sales for their chosen charities.
Donors will receive a ticket to enter into a raffle for prizes.
“People build houses for humanity, run 5Ks, make monetary donations, others donate time or labor, so what we are hoping with Giving Tuesday is to give everyone an opportunity to give in the way they can,” said Math Professor Kelly Jackson, who started the fair last year.