“Last week, the Erie Philharmonic donated pianos to two Erie schools. Today, they are helping some local incoming kindergartners get ready for school,” reports Sierra Tufts on Monday (8/7) at Erie TV News (Erie, PA). “Crews donated book bags filled with school supplies and household items, to students at the Saint Benedict Center this morning. Eighty-five back packs were filled with soap, socks, books and more. The Philharmonic says the donation is designed to help the kids transition to preschool to kindergarten this coming fall. [Philharmonic] executive director, Steve Weiser, says they’ve been helping them with music lessons this summer, and want to continue helping the kids. ‘We wanted to find a way to keep giving throughout the rest of their lives, and what better way than actually having a book bag they can take with them. Not necessarily a memory of us, but just a way to keep help supporting them,’ says Steve. A portion of the donations came from a recent fundraising drive where many community members participated.” Video is included.
Posted August 9, 2017
Pictured: On Monday, the Erie Philharmonic donated book bags filled with school supplies and household items to students at the Saint Benedict Center, a childcare center in Erie, Pennsylvania.