Georgia Students Give Back Through 'Angel Tree' Project
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Students Give Back Through 'Angel Tree' Project

December 22, 2017

GA-PCOM's Student Government Association collected toys, supplies for area shelters.

If you look closely, you’ll see angels in our midst at GA-PCOM.

Simply visit the Atrium where an “Angel Tree,” surrounded by a multitude of donated gifts, serves as a reminder of the generosity and goodwill of GA-PCOM students, faculty and staff members.

The Angel Tree project, a campuswide endeavor to collect wished-for toys and supplies to give back to the community during this gift-giving season, was started last year by Hershika Patel (PharmD ’18), the 2016-17 Student Government Association (SGA) president. With her help, the SGA continued the project this year and hopes to make it an annual endeavor. 

SGA students, including current SGA president Tyler Raeford (MS ’18), are experiencing the spirit of the season by delivering the donated gifts to shelters across Atlanta.

“We received about 65 gift donations from individuals and organizations," Raeford explained.

Items—including toys, clothing, bedding, toiletries and cleaning supplies—were selected from “wish lists” each shelter provided. These donations, he added, are being delivered to local shelters, such as the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children and Solomon’s Temple.


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About PCOM Georgia

Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. For more information, visit or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit

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