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Management Class Raises Funds for New Bethany Ministries Thanksgiving Meals

Doing Good at Work ClassBethlehem, Pa., November 19, 2012– Management Professor Santo Marabella’s class “Doing Good at Work” will be putting theory into practice when they present a check for more than $1,000 to Brandi Garofalo, director of the Mallard Hospitality Center at New Bethany Ministries on Tuesday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Comenius Hall, Room 309.

The class initiated a fund-raiser to support their campaign to increase Thanksgiving dinners for the less fortunate after taking a field visit to New Bethany Ministries in Bethlhem, where the student got to see first-hand how the less fortunate live their lives. “New Bethany Ministries is an organization that provides two meals a day for those in south side Bethlehem that cannot afford to feed themselves,” said Rachel Hood ’13. “This organization provides people who are without a home a place to shower and rest during the day.”

“They also provide food packages for families around Bethlehem that cannot afford to have Thanksgiving dinner,” Hood continued. “This year however, the shelter doesn’t have enough food or funds to create these Thanksgiving packages. This means they might have to turn people away at the door when they run out of supplies. Take a moment out of your day right now to imagine Thanksgiving without a turkey - without stuffing or gravy. Imagine a life were the next meal isn’t figured out or even a guarantee.”

Our class decided to do a fundraiser so that no family is denied a meal for Thanksgiving. Donations were collected at the HUB Desk at Moravian for New Bethany Ministries,” Hood noted. “If this all works out, I will be thankful for a College that cares about its community and helps out those in need.”

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pa. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their futures. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.