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Young Women Volunteers Treated to DC Trip

Danielle Penny, Angelique Cauterucci, Camryn Schultheis, Abigail Mignucci and Amanda Peacock received a free trip to Washington, DC for their dedicated assistance to Project Thanksgiving, veterans, homeless individuals and children throughout Cumberland County and surrounding communities during the past year. Their efforts included collecting monetary and food donations during Project Thanksgiving’s 15th annual event, planting flowers at the Atlantic County Veteran’s Museum, cleaning up parts of Fort Mott, serving food to children with disabilities at a Christmas party, participating in a recorded Christmas skit for WVLT 92.1FM to help promote Project Thanksgiving, helping young children make their own Easter baskets, putting on a variety show for residents of the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home, and many other events.

During their trip, they met with Congressman Jeff Van Drew who presented them with Proclamations and Challenge Coins for their hard work. They enjoyed a tour of the U.S. Capitol with one of Congressman Van Drew’s staff. They also visited the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Monument. The young women were accompanied by members of their families, a pageant director and several Project Thanksgiving team members.

Project Thanksgiving is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which provides food and monetary assistance to veterans and food banks throughout much of South Jersey during the year.

Thank you, Victoria’s Tax Service, Bagel University and Enterprise Rent-A-Car for sponsoring the trip. Alex Kaganzev, founder of Project Thanksgiving, made the arrangements.