Mayor’s Column

Mayor’s Column

 “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill  

 Voorhees Township is fortunate to have one of the finest Police Departments in New Jersey. They work hard to keep our community safe and allow our families to sleep peacefully at night.

In addition to their service while on duty, our police are active in serving our community while off duty. For more than a decade, they have sponsored a Holiday Fund Drive to help bring smiles to the faces of deserving local families. This year is no exception.

Three deserving area families are chosen to benefit from this wonderful cause. The police will provide the family with toys, clothes, food and gift cards. One of the families selected is a family of 4 with a young daughter fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Volunteers raise the money, then do all the shopping and wrapping.  The presents are delivered by Santa Claus escorted by our police and fire trucks.

Donations can be made in person at the Voorhees Police Station or by mail to Stephanie Fowler, Voorhees Police Holiday Fund, 1180 White Horse Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043.  Make checks payable to the Voorhees Police Holiday Fund. Questions about the Holiday Fund should also be directed to Stephanie Fowler at 856-882-1162 or

During this holiday season, it is always more rewarding to give than to receive!

** Santa Claus has arrived at the Voorhees Town Center! He will be available for photographs Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pet photos with Santa are available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays. For more information about holiday events, visit

** Come have cookies with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kirkwood Fire Station, 2002 S. Burnt Mill Rd. This free event will include Santa pictures, refreshments, Fire Truck display and holiday music. For more information visit