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Students host fundraiser to benefit abused children

Penn State Berks students will host a “We Care” fundraiser to benefit the Reading’s Childrens Alliance Center on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center. The goal of the event, which will be held in conjunction with the Penn State Berks “Civility Day,” is to represent the student body’s concerns for the victims of childhood abuse.

The “We Care” fundraiser is led by students from the college’s Communication Arts and Sciences degree program in collaboration with the Student Government Association. The objective is to raise money for the Childrens Alliance Center through the sale of t-shirts and bracelets, as well as obtaining donations from the local community and businesses. The campus event will also feature keynote speaker April Reed Schmehl from the Children’s Alliance Center, who will discuss issues related to child abuse in the Reading area.

The Children’s Alliance Center of Berks County provides a child-friendly environment that welcomes abused children and non-offender family members and caregivers.

If you have any interest in donating to the “We Care” event, or would like to receive additional information, contact Dr. Cheryl L. Nicholas, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, via e-mail at CLN12@psu.edu.
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