For Immediate Release December 09, 2021


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Adopt an Angel Donation Drop-Off

Team members adopted over 135 "Angels" and donated hundreds of gifts to children in need.

Glen Burnie, Md. (December 10, 2021) – University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is partnering with The Salvation Army Central Maryland Angel Tree program to donate gifts to children in Anne Arundel County this holiday season, with hospital team members adopting more than 135 Angels, the largest number of adoptions from any company in Anne Arundel County.

This week, over 500 hundred gifts were provided to local children, ranging from full-size basketball hoops to over a dozen scooters. Two pickup trucks, three SUVs and two cars were filled with Christmas gifts, which were dropped off at The Salvation Army Service Center in Glen Burnie.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program started in 1979 and it provides Christmas gifts to millions of disadvantaged children in the nation. Local community members purchase gifts, such as new clothing and toys, which are distributed to the child's family to give to them on Christmas Day.

"I am truly honored to be able to contribute to such an incredible program," said Kathy McCollum, President and CEO of UM BWMC, and one of the hospital's many Angel Tree donors. "To see the tremendous turnout we had from our team members shows our genuine commitment to impacting the lives of those in our local community. I am so proud to work alongside such a selfless and caring group of individuals, not only during the holiday season, but each and every day."

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About University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, UM BWMC is an acute-care facility that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System. The medical center has 285 beds and more than 3,500 team members. It also has 1,000 medical providers on staff in over 50 specialties. For more information, visit

About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state's future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the UM Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system's 28,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations and at 13 hospitals. UMMS' flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore is partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care. Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit

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