School col­lects for Pa­jama Pro­gram

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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.


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