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Cal State L.A. delivers 1,100 ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ in time for spring break
Anthropology class students to donate to children at Normandie Elementary
WHAT: Two anthropology classes at Cal State L.A., taught by Professor Jessica Bodoh-Creed, are collecting toys, games, reading books and food for students at Normandie Avenue Elementary School as part of the Blessings in a Backpack’s effort to donate backpacks to all 1,100 students.
Blessings in a Backpack’s mission is to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year. Cal State L.A. is contributing “fun stuff” to add to the backpacks for the children as special surprises that will help keep them entertained over the spring break.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Normandie Avenue Elementary School, 4505 South Raymond Avenue, Los Angeles. (Parking area between Normandie Avenue and 45th Street, at the back entrance of the school)
MORE: Normandie Elementary school principal, two student council representatives, and a Girl Scout Troop will be on hand to receive the donations from Cal State L.A. Members of the CSULA’s Phi Pi Alpha fire fraternity will join Professor Bodoh-Creed in delivering 20+ boxes filled with donated items.
Bodoh-Creed organized this community service project to engender a group sense of purpose and to create a sense of empathy among the students. The focus is also to provide the students an understanding of cultures, ideas and reasoning.
INFO: For more information, contact Bodoh-Creed at (323) 252-7470 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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