Point Park University
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Criminal Justice Students Donate Supplies To Local Police

Before leaving campus because of the coronavirus pandemic, two student groups at Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh wanted to do something kind. So they gathered up supplies and treats for Pittsburgh Police officers.

A service project to thank Pittsburgh Police for their servicePoint Park University

The Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and Criminal Justice Club dropped off 100 backpacks with granola bars, hand sanitizers and hand warmers at Pittsburgh Police zones across the city.

Gathering up hand warmers and granola bars for Pittsburgh PolicePoint Park University

According to Point Park University's website, "This service project was selected by the students to express their gratitude to our police who serve the community and risk their lives every day to keep us safe. Through their classwork, the students have learned the commitment these officers make to our society," said Richard Linzer, J.D., associate professor of criminal justice and director of the criminal justice administration graduate program.

Stuffing backpacks for Pittsburgh PolicePoint Park University

Kayla McDonald, a senior criminal justice major from Buffalo Academy of Sacred Heart High School in Buffalo, N.Y. said the students wanted to find a way to thank Pittsburgh Police officers for their service.

Point Park University Noelle Wachter, a junior criminal justice major from Bethel Park High School in Bethel Park, Pa. said giving the bags to the officers and seeing their reactions was her favorite part of the project.

How can you start something good?

How can you help during the coronavirus crisis? Consider volunteering at 412 Food Rescue, or donating to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, or the many other organizations in Western Pennsylvania who are working to meet an increased need for basic necessities during this challenging time..

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