South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — The Health Careers Club at South Hills School of Business & Technology has been collecting donations for the Jared Box Project. This nonprofit organization was started in 2001 by the students at Our Lady of Victory School in State College in memory of a fellow classmate and friend named Jared who had endured many hospital stays while he battled incurable brainstem cancer.
The Health Careers Club members recently held a bake sale to raise money to assist in purchasing items that will be used to assemble Jared Boxes. Jared Boxes are gift boxes filled with small toys, games, and activities based on age and gender. They provide healthy diversions to patients as medical treatment is being administered, helping to lift the spirits of young children who are in the hospital or emergency room.