Students Bring Cheer to Local Children

EMU social work students shop for clothing and toys EMU social work students Jennifer Erb (l.) and Katie Chaffinch shop for clothing and toys.
Photo by Megan Yoder

Some Eastern Mennonite University social work students have completed a successful Christmas service project that raised more than $1,000 to buy gifts for local children.

The EMU student organization, Social Work is People (SWIP), requested names and “wish lists” of children sponsored for special services by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Department of Social Services (DSS). Seniors Megan R. Yoder of Perkasie, Pa., and Andrew Intagliata of Phoenix, Ariz., organized this year