By David Madden

TRENTON, N. J. (CBS) – A program that benefits at risk children in and around Trenton got a shot in the arm this week from a former mayor.

Doug Palmer helped to create Children’s Futures midway through his 20 years in office.

Now, two years removed from his elected post, he’s returning to the organization as a board member. And he handed group President Floyd Morris a personal check for $5,000 to kick off a new “Champions for Children” campaign.

“It’s to reach out to individuals who work in institutions, individual philanthropists as well as entertainers and others who are really concerned about making sure that the issues of early child care are not lost,” Morris explains.

Translation – they need money. Find out how you can help by going to .

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