camden

book ark for free books flanked by the program director, site host, and artists

Free Books in Low-Income Communities

We are pleased beyond measure to partner with Camden County Pop Up Library, our newest grantee. CCPUL’s motto says it all: “We take books where libraries don’t go and give them away.”

photo of Pepe & Elena Piperno and mobile grocery store staff

Mobile Grocery Store a Success!

“The Virtua bus has been a blessing, since it is difficult for disabled people like me to do fresh shopping. This is a wonderful concept. The selections have been fantastic. The prices here are wonderful.”

Boys troubleshooting their Mars exploration robot

We’re Funding Mars Exploration!

Okay, we don’t actually have anything to do with the Perseverance rover on Mars. But we are making it possible for students like the ones shown here to learn about planetary exploration, robotics, and computer programming.
This summer…

Elena & Pepe Piperno with graduates of Cathedral Kitchen's culinary training program

Cooking Up Success

High school and college seniors are not the only ones graduating this season! On July 8, we attended the graduation ceremony for the Cathedral Kitchen Culinary and Baking Arts training program. We are proud to have supported these nine graduates in preparing for new, more hopeful chapters in their lives.

photo of Pepe & Elena Piperno with the executive director of LUCY Outreach

LUCY Breaks Ground!

You can see from the photo how excited we were to share in the groundbreaking ceremony for LUCY Outreach’s new youth center on May 20. That’s Pepe and Elena Piperno on either side of Kristin Prinn, LUCY’s executive director–all of us thrilled to be part of LUCY’s expansion to serve more Camden youth.