East­ern stu­dents help pro­vide meals to needy

Public Spirit - - FRONT PAGE - By Caitlin Burns

cburns@jour­nalregis­ter.com East­ern Cen­ter for Arts and Tech­nol­ogy stu­dents in the Skill­sUSA or­ga­ni­za­tion proudly pre­sented Philabun­dance with hun­dreds of dol­lars to pro­vide meals to needy in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies March 19. 7hURuJh VDOHV DnG UDIflHV, WhH VWu­dents col­lected more than $700 for Philabun­dance.

“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.”

7hH VWuGHnWV wHUH HxFLWHG WR hDnG over the $722.32 check to Post and help feed hun­dreds of peo­ple through­out the re­gion. Post said the group’s do­na­tion will be able to purFhDVH DSSURxLPDWHOy 1,500 PHDOV IRU peo­ple in the re­gion.

“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.

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