Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pottstown Teacher Federation Joins Fill the Media Lab Food Drive!

The latest organization to join in and help with our Fill the Media Lab Food Drive is the Federation of Pottstown Teachers.

Robert P. Decker Jr., Mathematics Department Chair at Pottstown High School and Vice-President, Federation of Pottstown Teachers informed us via e-mail. The teachers have designed the Cluster food pantry as the recipient of their donations.

This is the gist of what he sent out to teachers in all right of Pottstown's school buildings: 

"Just wanted to let you know that the Federation of Pottstown Teachers has set up collection points for the Mercury's Food Drive. We would like to earmark all donations collected by our group for the Pottstown community specifically.

"Every school building has collection boxes available so community members, staff, and students may contribute at all five elementary schools, the middle school, and the high school.

"The last day for pick up will be next Wednesday (the early dismissal day prior to spring break). Building reps, if you need items picked up, please email me and I will come and get them. Barth has already requested a pick-up! Way to go!"

Decker also made not of the impressive work already undertaken at St. Aloysius School and Church.

This is one of the photos sent to The Mercury over the weekend
of more St. Aloysius contributions ready for delivery
"Not that this is a competition, but I wanted to let everyone know that there have been some pretty dramatic results thus far within the Pottstown community. Saint Al's school alone has collected more than 1200 items!

"To help with spreading the word of the FPT's collection efforts, I have enlisted the help of the high school's marketing students who have created a flyer that I will be asking the copy center to copy and distribute to all elementary schools for inclusion in your kid mail envelopes. (shown above)
"Mr. Armato is going to add the flyer to the district's website, and Mrs. Minger and the PHS Telecommunications students will be running the info on this week's  PHS Hearsay radio broadcast.

 "Every school building and the Administration building are now drop-off points. After only a couple of days, we already have over 100 items."

Welcome to the effort Pottstown teachers. We applaud your dedication to the community.

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