Catholic Newman Club raises $496 for those in need

In December, students in the Penn State Beaver Catholic Newman Club raised $496.27 to benefit Catholic Relief Services (CRS) through the Work of Human Hands sale. Sales were conducted in the Brodhead Bistro for a week prior to the holidays.

The Work of Human Hands program allows hosts to sell high quality, fairly traded handcrafts and gourmet food items from disadvantaged producers across the globe. The CRS Fair Trade network guarantees fair wages to disadvantaged artisans, farmers and workers. It also provides the technical and financial assistance that many people desperately need but rarely get in a conventional trading system.

In addition, chances were sold for two original acrylic paintings by student John Lind and a variety of handmade crocheted items were sold with proceeds totaling $32.75 to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Lind is a sophomore engineering major from Cranberry Township.

The winners of Lind’s painting were Nick DiPietrantonio, staff member in the Office of Physical Plant, and Gary Slifkey, Catholic campus minister.

For information about the Catholic Newman Club, contact Slifkey at or 724-773-3839, or contact Denise Turyan, staff assistant, Office of Student Affairs, at or 724-773-3951.


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Last Updated January 07, 2013