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Students Raise More than $3,324 for Children’s Fund

Bingo game at Penn State York
Chrissi Payne, an HD FS student at Penn State York, checks the card of a player during the basket bingo Dec. 6 to benefit The Plaza Children's Fund.
12/16/2009 —

Penn State York students in development and administration of human services programs (HD FS 455) class raised more than $3,300 for the children of their late classmate, Michelle Plaza. A roller skating party in October and a basket bingo in December were held to benefit The Plaza Children’s Fund.

Plaza was shot in July and left behind three children ages 18, 13, and 7. She graduated with an associate degree in human development and family studies in May 2009 and had planned to return to campus this fall to continue her studies toward a baccalaureate degree. Each semester, under the guidance of JeanMarie St. Clair-Christman, assistant professor of human development and family studies, students in the HD FS 455 class plan fundraising events and learn firsthand what it is like to do them. The projects provide real-world experiences for students. The class voted unanimously to plan events to benefit Plaza’s children.

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