Eastern students help provide meals to needy
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“It’s really great,” Philabundance representative Evan Post said. “We couldn’t do anything that we do without people like this. This is the only thing that lets us be effective.”
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“This is what SkillsUSA is all about,” Eastern’s morning session SkillsUSA Treasurer Amy Pertuset said. “It’s about giving back and us- ing our skills.”
Morning session SkillsUSA President Marian Wiggins said the collection is an annual event, although each year the students select a different organization to receive the donation. She said last year they gave money WR $OHx’V /HPRnDGH SWDnG. $GGLWLRnally, while working on donations for Philabundance, the group also wcollected money for the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief. Later in the year, she said, they hope to make a donation to Cradles for Crayons.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology donates a check to Philabundance.