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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Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a multi-program institution of educational excellence founded in 1899. GA-PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. The campus, located in Suwanee, Georgia, 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 or call 678-225-7500.


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