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Gallery School Partners With Operation Backpack

January 18, 2012

The Gallery School of Pottstown is proud to partner once again with Operation Backpack to host a food drive for the month of January.  Operation Backpack provides local hungry students with much needed food for the weekend. There are many homeless and chronically hungry students in our area, and together we can help them succeed by addressing their hunger.

True to Life Ministries (TTLM) of Gilbertsville runs Operation Backpack and works with individuals and organizations like GSP to gather donated food and supplies. Volunteers use these items to fill backpacks distributed to qualifying students at the end of each week. The backpacks protect the students’ confidentiality, and they are discretely returned on Mondays so the process can start over. For more information on TTLM, please call them at 484-300-0280 or visit their website at
www.ttlm.org.

Donations can be dropped off at 254 E. High St. during normal business hours
(Tuesday-Friday 10am-4:30pm and Saturday 10am-3pm). GSP will have a collection
box available until the end of January. Please visit the TTLM website for a list
for approved items.

Adding to the impact of the food drive, Gallery glass artist Tari Zarka will donate 20% of her jewelry sales during the month of January to Operation Backpack. Tari creates gorgeous lampworked pendants, earrings, pins and cufflinks. Stop by the Gallery to see her work.

The Gallery School of Pottstown is a 501c3 non-profit community art school and
gallery. The School offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal
of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through
self-expression and independence. The Gallery on High hosts rotating shows
featuring local artists. The Gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift
items.  The Gallery on High is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4:30pm and
Saturday 10am-3pm. The Gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

The Gallery School of Pottstown
@Gallery on High
254 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA  19464
610-326-2506
www.galleryonhigh.org

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