By John Semola
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – Those who have a giving heart are encouraged to check out the Human Services Club. The club meets every Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Community Center, room 202, on the Blackwood campus.

Club Project Manager Judy McGee insists the group is not merely for just “students here at the college, but also to the local area as well.”

Former Camden County College student Erika Smalley states, “I find it very inspiring that people our age are doing what they can to make a change. The list of charities that the club works with is pretty impressive.”

The club has amassed quite a few reputable partners, including Caring Hearts, Ronald McDonald House, Food Bank of South Jersey, and Court Appointed Special Advocates.

“Even though I have been busy with work and school, I appreciate that they have found a way that I can contribute,” states Smalley in reference to the numerous sales the club offers throughout the semester. “Almost everyone has the time to buy a pretzel for a good cause.”

Students will often see pretzels and cupcakes being sold on the upper floor of the Madison Connector Building on the Blackwood campus.

“Honestly I would buy a pretzel for charity every day of the week. Considering that I eat soft pretzels almost every day as it is, it only makes sense to soothe my hunger while helping another’s. Cupcakes, on the other hand, I am not that interested in, hint: brownies,” states Camden County College student Ryan Hughes.

While pretzels may seem like a small piece of the charitable puzzle, they are a way to encourage others to support a cause with minimal effort. Anyone in possession of a similarly ingenious idea should be sure to attend the weekly meetings of the Human Services Club.

For more information, contact Club Advisor Karen Oliver at koliver@camdencc.edu or Club Advisor Karen Marinoff at kmarinoff@camdencc.edu.

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