The 78th Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils will be held on November 6, 7, and 8, 2014, hosted by the Altoona Area HS and Altoona Area JHS. This conference will be hotel-based, which means that all students and advisors will be staying in local hotels. Each hotel has at minimum a continental breakfast. All other meals will be served at the schools.
State Conference Hosts Select State Charity for 2014
The Altoona Area High School and Altoona Area Junior High School have chosen Children’s Miracle Network Hospitalsas our State Charity for the 78th PASC State Student Council Conference November 6–8, 2014.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is an international nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children’s health issues. The organization, founded in 1983, is headquartered in Salt Lake City Utah and has raised more than $4.7 billion for a network of 170 hospitals.
There are five Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Pennsylvania.
They are: St. Vincent Health Center in Erie; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
We are asking schools to participate in a fundraiser to raise funds for these hospitals. All donations will be sent to the hospital that serves the region in which your school is located. Although there are many ideas on how to raise funds for this endeavor, we are encouraging schools to sell the $1.00 Balloon icons, which we will provide to you, if so desired, in the spring.
We will send out a form for you to order the number of balloons you would like to sell and we will mail them to you. Once you have sold them, you may display them at your school if you would like and return the money to us so that we can keep a record and then split the money to the appropriate hospitals after the Conference. We think of it as “Kids helping Kids.” We hope you will support this charity as part of PASC’s commitment to helping others.