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A PRINCETON CHRISTMAS: FOR THE CHILDREN OF AFRICA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Tom Meagher (A Princeton Christmas) / 908-907-3377
Maria Reppas / mreppas@friendsofwfp.org / 202- 530-1694 x 111

“A Princeton Christmas” Album for Africa Hunger Relief Available at the iTunes Store

The iTunes Store, the world's most popular online music store, is now offering the debut album, “A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa”, a stirring 20-song holiday collection featuring eight Princeton, New Jersey student choral groups.

Princeton, N.J. (PRWEB) November 19, 2007 — The iTunes Store, the world's most popular online music store, is part of the distribution network for the debut album, “A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa”, a stirring 20-song holiday collection featuring eight Princeton, New Jersey student choral groups.

“The iTunes Store dramatically and immediately expands the reach of this unique fund raising effort that directly benefits the School Feeding campaign of the United Nations World Food Program in Africa through the Friends of the World Food Program,” says project organizer Tom Meagher. “iTunes helps bring the music and mission together: you easily download the entire album and at the same time provide what it costs to feed an African child for about one month.”

Signature selections on the album (also available in CD at www.princetonchristmas.org) are performed by The American Boychoir; The Princeton Girlchoir; Chapel Choir of Princeton University; The Westminster Concert Bell Choir and Westminster Choir of the Westminster Choir College of Rider University; The Tartantones of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart; The Princeton Day School Choir Madrigal Singers; and The Princeton High School Choir.

Shirley M. Tilghman, President of Princeton University and a one-time secondary school teacher in Sierra Leone, West Africa, said, “Princeton University is proud to be part of this remarkable grassroots initiative to help the children of Africa. The music is enchanting and inspirational, and the message of hope and love is immensely powerful.”

“We are proud to team up with the Princeton community in this timely and inspired effort to help feed the children of Africa,” said Karen Sendelback, President and CEO of Friends of the World Food Program. She added, “We are delighted that every donation from A Princeton Christmas will directly support the fight against childhood hunger in Africa.”

For more information, visit Friends of the World Food Program (http:/ www.friendsofwfp.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to building support for the WFP (http://www.wfp.org).
 

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