School collects for Pajama Program
The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology faculty and staff members held a pajama and book drive throughout the months of November and December to benefit the Pajama Program. They collected 55 pairs of pajamas and 23 books to benefit children in need during the winter season. Eastern’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA, has also chosen the Pajama Program as its charity of choice this year and held fundraisers in the fall to raise money for the organization. Eastern students raised more than $400 for the Pajama Program. The Pajama Program, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides comfort and love in the way of new pajamas and new books to children in need, many waiting and hoping to be adopted. Pictured are Amy Shields, Eastern’s organizational advancement director, left, and Eileen Collins, Eastern’s assistant to the career and technical aupervisor, deliver the pajamas and books to Cheryl Gill, executive policy director at Bethanna, the local Pajama Program dropoff center.