Making a Difference Through Service

Consider The Cooper Foundation, and you can help patients at Cooper University Health Care heal by giving back.

  • Is your organization looking for a service project that will make a difference in your community?
  • Does your school or youth group encourage students to participate in community service?
  • Do you belong to a fraternity, sorority, religious organization or any other group wanting to support a good cause?



Help Our Community By Giving Back and Doing Something Great!

Join The Cooper Foundation in making a difference through service projects that support patients at Cooper University Health Care as well as families in need in South Jersey.

Whether you are looking to fulfill a community service requirement for a youth group or graduation, or you simply want to give back, there are countless ways for you to lead, serve and inspire.

We welcome the chance to partner with those who share our passion for giving back, so please get involved today, and help us help others!

There are many ways you can get involved.

Here are just some of the possibilities:

  • Hold a charity car wash, walk, dinner, bowl-a-thon or other fun event to raise funds to support the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, where doctors are leading the fight against cancer, or help support many other programs at Cooper.
  • Host a book or toy drive to collect gifts for young patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.
  • Hold a canned food drive at your school, place of worship or through a club or sports league for South Jersey families in need.
  • Get together with friends and classmates to assemble gift bags filled with personal care products, warm socks and other comforting items to brighten the lives of Cooper patients.
  • Collect warm jackets, gloves and scarves for families that may not have heat or warm clothing in the winter.

It only takes ONE IDEA to make a BIG IMPACT.

Read how inspired people just like you have given back to Cooper.

“I wanted to make kids feel better, and reading is sometimes the best medicine.” — Rebecca Friedler
Rebecca collected more than 100 books for patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper for her Bat Mitzvah service project.

“No effort is too big or too small when it comes to helping women fight cancer.” – Susan Rose
Susan is the Founder and President of the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation, which provides Mothers Matter gift bags filled with women’s personal care and comforting items to patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

“Who doesn’t love eating pizza, especially when it‘s for a good cause?” – Taylor Hatfield
For her high school senior class project, Taylor held a fundraiser at her hometown pizzeria for the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.

“It was fun seeing everyone at school wearing pink all on the same day.” – Grace Bischoff
Grace and her friend, Victoria Figon, organized Pink and Proud Spirit Day at Moorestown Upper Elementary School to raise awareness for breast cancer and support research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

“Cooper saved my life, and I want to do what I can to save someone else’s.”– Melvin Sheppard
Melvin spent the first month of his life in Cooper’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Melvin has collected more than $2,000 in pennies for Cooper’s NICU.

“Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed in the classroom and this is a great way to help.” – Dr. Susan McAllister
Dr. McAllister served as a team leader for Operation Backpack, which equips children in the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

Do you have another idea for a service project that could benefit Cooper? Tell us about it!

Contact us today to arrange your service project and to find out how you can support life-saving medical research and high-quality patient care in your community.

At The Cooper Foundation, we are grateful for caring people like you who share in the mission of Cooper University Health Care to serve, to heal and to educate.

Susan Bass Levin