CAMDEN, NJ— The American Water Charitable Foundation [AWCF] announced that it donated $25,000 to LUCY Outreach, a Camden-based organization that provides services to underserved Camden County youth and young adults and their families.

With American Water’s move to Camden, employees were given the opportunity to make a monetary donation in return for desktop equipment from their existing offices. The employees overwhelming response generated $12,500 for LUCY Outreach, and the AWCF matched those donations.

“With our headquarters now in Camden, we are excited to show our support of the local community and continue our commitment to Camden’s future. LUCY Outreach has been a partner from day one and we are happy to contribute to the youth and families of this incredible organization," said Aldie Warnock, senior vice president of external affairs and business development and AWCF chairman.

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In addition to the donation, during the month of September, more than 100 American Water employees volunteered countless hours at LUCY Outreach, from painting and cleaning to gardening and decorating youth rooms.

“This relationship with American Water over the past year has been so special,” said Kristin Prinn Rose, executive director of LUCY Outreach. “The employees have become part of the LUCY family and connected with us on a personal level. There’s something so unique about this company and its leadership. From service days to starting a career closet, a holiday drive, a community garden, wish lists for our new building, and a surprise employee match donation. We’re excited to have them in Camden and know that they’ll be active, present and caring neighbors for our LUCY youth and families.”