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East Point Academy Middle Campus collects over 300 pounds during Canned Food Drive

West Columbia, SC 03/02/2021 - The East Point Academy Middle Campus' Beta Club hosted a “Heart for Giving” carline canned food drive last month. This was a part of their Focus on Giving during the month of February, 2021.

During this campaign, the members of the BETA Club gathered over 300 pounds of canned foods that were donated directly to Harvest Hope food bank. They used an innovative set up which enabled students to collect the food while maintaining physical distancing.

The members of the Beta Club planned each aspect of the project, from wrapping collection boxes, to delivering the donations. 8th grader Yohanna reflected on the project saying “...the experience was fun. We got to see where people take the food that gets donated. We ended up with 329 pounds of food that was donated to the school!”

Beta Club representatives, along with club sponsor, and teacher of the year Megan Nagle, transported the items to Harvest Hope and learned about the charity. Head of School, Mark A. Bounds remarked on the event saying he is “...proud of these young philanthropists! They are modeling the “P” in our Panda Core Values by ‘Placing an emphasis on service to others’.”

East Point Academy is a highly rated Mandarin Immersion free Public Charter School that provides rigorous academics with a global focus to students from four-year-old kindergarten to eighth grade. It was named the “Best” Charter School by the State Newspaper, “Best” Private or Charter Elementary School in South Carolina by East Point Academy is enrolling now with limited openings for the remainder of the 2020/2021 school year.

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