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Oct. 20: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students, Froggie Radio Mascot To Pack Care Boxes for Afghan School Children

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Media Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students, Froggie Radio Mascot
To Pack Care Boxes for Afghan School Children

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's engineering students and the mascot from Froggie 98 Radio will stuff more than a dozen boxes with school supplies for Afghan elementary students. The drive, dubbed "Pencils for Pupils," stems from a need for basic school supplies, including tote bags, paper, paper clips, pencils and scissors. Donations for the project came from the College of Engineering, the university's Naval ROTC program and University Advancement.

John Wiss, an adjunct professor in mechanical engineering, said the students developed the idea of helping the Afghan school children after receiving information from Carnegie Mellon alums serving in the U.S. military that terrorists had damaged several schools throughout Afghanistan. Wiss said the drive also will feature a decorative cake shaped like a giant pencil to commemorate the second year of the school supply drive.

When: Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Where: Dilkes Library, Roberts Hall of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, off Frew Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

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