2008 Press Archives

Spirit of the Season

Central Jersey.com, December 10, 2008

Megan Sullivan

Feed the Hungry
To warm hearts and lift spirits, pick up a copy of A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa, Vol. 2. Featuring 11 Princeton-based student choral groups, the 18-track music compilation will raise money for needy children in Africa through the World Food Program, the United Nations’ frontline agency for hunger relief. “Princeton boasts America’s most impressive lineup of choirs, including some that are internationally acclaimed,” says Tom Meagher, the organizer of A Princeton Christmas and coordinator for the volunteer-based WFP Committee of New York.

The purchase of one CD will feed a hungry schoolchild for more than two months. “It’s the most appreciated $20 gift you’ll give this year,” Mr. Meagher says. The inaugural album raised more than $40,000 for the WFP. “The proceeds from last year provided 160,000 meals, which was phenomenal,” Mr. Meagher says, “and hopefully we’ll bring in even more than that (this year) because the need is great.” The CD can be purchased at the Princeton University Store (36 University Place, Princeton, 609-921-8500) or at amazon.com and iTunes; princetonchristmas.org

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).

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

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