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Students support Haiti with fundraisers at local restaurants

The Penn State Berks student group "We Are ...  Helping Haiti @ Berks," in conjunction with the college's Intercultural Communication: Theory & Research class, will hold its second fundraising event at Issac's Restaurant & Deli on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 5 to 9 p.m. Issac's has agreed to donate 25% of their earnings, but only for those who present the flyer, which is available on the college's Facebook page (facebook.com/pennstateberks).

Another fundraiser will be held at Moe's Southwest Grill of Wyomissing on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 5 to 9 p.m. Moe's has agreed to donate 10% of their earnings, but only for those who mention the student group. This fundraiser was originally scheduled for February 11, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

The class, which is part of the Communication Arts and Sciences' baccalaureate degree program, organized its first fundraiser at On the Border on February 2.

In addition, the student group is planning several other fundraising activities, including selling Help Haiti apparel and holding events such as a Haiti Awareness Week, and a faculty vs. student sports challenge.

The students are working to determine the most effective charities to support. We Are ... Helping Haiti @ Berks will choose the charity that sends the highest percentage of each dollar directly to Haiti and does not have a specific connection to any religious group or political affiliation.
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