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Monday, June 17, 2019
ABOVE: St. Thomas More School eighth grade students, under the direction of school counselor Laura Michaelis, fill bags with snacks for the patrons who stay the night at the Allentown YMCA warming center. ABOVE: St. Thomas More School eighth grade students, under the direction of school counselor Laura Michaelis, fill bags with snacks for the patrons who stay the night at the Allentown YMCA warming center.
St. Thomas More School student Nicole Ayala displays snack bags students in all grades at the school have affixed with positive, caring messages destined for patrons at the Allentown YMCA overnight warming center. St. Thomas More School student Nicole Ayala displays snack bags students in all grades at the school have affixed with positive, caring messages destined for patrons at the Allentown YMCA overnight warming center.
LEFT: Robin Reynolds, director of the overnight warming center at the Allentown YMCA, picks up bags of snacks prepared by students at St.Thomas More School to be distributed to those staying overnight during winter months at the shelter.PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH LEFT: Robin Reynolds, director of the overnight warming center at the Allentown YMCA, picks up bags of snacks prepared by students at St.Thomas More School to be distributed to those staying overnight during winter months at the shelter.PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH

ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by jim marsh Special to The Press in Local News

Students prepare warming center snack bags

St. Thomas More School students have been assuring that patrons of the overnight warming center at the Allentown YMCA get an evening snack to tide them over until morning.

The students’ families have been providing protein bars, crackers, applesauce containers and other provisions for the students to place in decorated paper bags for distribution at the center which provides shelter and beds during the winter nights for those who have no other place to stay.

Students throughout all the grades decorate the bags with caring messages and positive thoughts.

Each grade has a time during the week when they help put the snacks into bags for pickup on Friday afternoons by warming station director Robin Reynolds.

The charitable student efforts are coordinated by St, Thomas More School counselor Laura Michaelis.