AtlantiCare’s youngest patients did not go without holiday surprises, thanks to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Absecon/Galloway Chapter, Lodge 213, which collected toys for children staying in hospitals over the holidays.

AtlantiCare held a reception Dec. 15 at the Atlantic City campus to acknowledge the efforts of the group to bring smiles to the youngest of patients during the holidays with their donation of several hundred toys.

Wayne Dilks, of Linwood, a member of the lodge, said the group enjoys bringing cheer during the holidays, especially to children.

Odd Fellows Union Lodge 213 meets monthly at the Farmington Fire House in Egg Harbor Township. For information, call 856-217-6382.

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