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Campus community prepares dozens of blankets for foster children

Busy hands fill the southwest corner of the workspace, on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center.
Busy hands fill the southwest corner of the workspace, on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center.
Koalas and kindness blend in a blanket displayed by Trevor L. Keaton, of Lansdale, a manufacturing engineering technology student and member of Sigma Pi.
Koalas and kindness blend in a blanket displayed by Trevor L. Keaton, of Lansdale, a manufacturing engineering technology student and member of Sigma Pi.
Altrusitic artisans prepare an impressive output to warm the lives of local foster families.
Altrusitic artisans prepare an impressive output to warm the lives of local foster families.

An industrious group of 25 volunteers and Jaycie M. Loud, assistant director of student engagement, gathered in Penn’s Inn for the latest “(community) Service Saturday” on Jan. 14. The group – which included representatives of the Sigma Pi and Phi Mu Delta fraternities, as well as members of the Horticulture Technicians’ Association – completed 35 no-sew blankets for donation to Dwell Orphan Care. The local social services agency includes the blankets in packages given to children entering foster care.

“(community) Service Saturday” events, held the second Saturday of the month, provide Penn College students with opportunities to volunteer within the Greater Williamsport area and get to know local organizations.

Students may email the Office of Student Engagement to add their names to the list of volunteers and stay up-to-date on all upcoming service events.
Photos by Jaycie M. Loud

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