Yesterday, the ADP Center for Learning Technologies hosted a holiday toy drive and pizza lunch for the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Education and Human Services. The toys were collected for the local charity Joey’s Little Angels of Hamilton, NJ. Organized by the center’s Director, Joseph Bavazzano, our college collected approximately 75 toys for the organization.
Joey’s Little Angels was formed in memory of Joseph Thomas Angiolino who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Hurler’s Syndrome and passed away when he was one year old. His parents began the non-profit and donated over $100,00 to the Duke Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Family Support Program and other families who have a child seeking medical treatment.
During the holiday season, they host toy drives with the support of volunteers and over 12,000 toys have been donated nationwide since their incorporation. Their donations have been made to Duke University Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, RWJ New Brunswick, Capital Health, Boston Children’s Rutgers Cancer Institute, St. Christopher’s Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and many more.
To learn more about Joey’s Little Angels, please visit: http://www.joeyslittleangels.org/