TAMIU LBV Planetarium Accepting Donations for Sacred Heart Children
Posted: 12/17/2009

TAMIU LBV Planetarium Accepting
Donations for Sacred Heart Orphanage

Practical gifts might be boring, but in this current economic climate, they’re sometimes necessary. The Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is currently accepting donations of basic toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap for the Sacred Heart Orphanage.

“After talking to one of the nuns from Sacred Heart, I found out that even though the community has been very generous by giving the children lots of presents, they are in great need of basic toiletries,” said Gerardo A. Pérez, director, LBV Planetarium.

The LBV Planetarium and the South Texas Writing Project will host about 60 children from the Sacred Heart Orphanage with a show and a pizza party next week Monday, Dec. 21.

“These items are used on a daily basis, year round, for children’s hygiene and any donations would help them greatly,” stressed Pérez.

Anyone interested in donating may drop off items at the TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergar Science Center, room 301 or at Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, room 314.

For more information, please contact Pérez at 326.2606 or gaperez@tamiu.edu

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