The Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) recently paid a visit to Cong. Beth El, where the children made sock toys and rope scratchers for the cats and dogs. They also very generously donated much needed supplies to the shelter. Pictured were (from left), VAO volunteer Patti Merovitz; Dina Eliezer, Beth El preschool director; and Beth El teacher Sheryl Morales. Open since 1988, the VAO is a non-profit, open-intake, non-kill community animal shelter that serves 15 municipalities in Camden County. To find out more, visit the VAO at 419 Cooper Rd. in Voorhees (next to the Firehouse). You can also visit their website at www.vaonj.org.