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Posted: November 14, 2010 12:00 a.m.

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Oxford Cares offers help for local children

By Amber Pittman/

For the sixth year, alumni, faculty, students and supporters joined together at Oxford College to provide for those less fortunate in the foster care system this holiday season.

Every year 100-200 boxes are made for children of all ages. They contain toiletries, school supplies and toys and allow children heading into foster care to have something of their own — a luxury many do not have coming into the system.

This year there were over 50 volunteer projects in over 25 cities worldwide, according to Emory’s website. A way for those involved in the college to give back to the community. Emory Cares is the university alumni association’s signature program and through donations is able to create gift boxes for children entering foster care.

"So many kids come into the foster care system with absolutely nothing," said Oxford College’s Director of Alumni Relations Tammy Camfield. "With this program we are able to provide a lot of kids with something of their own."

The boxes were made Saturday morning and will be distributed at a Christmas party for the children involved in the foster system later this year.

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