Students in a human services class at Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted an event on campus in November that raised $2,968 for an international cause.
Fourteen students, all enrolled in the course Community and Organizational Change, hosted a Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale, offering fair-trade handcrafted goods from around the world.
Fair trade enables the artisans to earn a fair wage and provides opportunity for a higher quality of life.
The three-day sale gave students firsthand experience in organizing an event that raises awareness of a need and helps to provide resources to fulfill the need.
To learn more about human services majors and other academic programs in the School of Integrated Studies at Penn College, call 570-327-4521 or visit www.pct.edu/schools/is.