Monday, Nov. 20, 2006
Classes collect thousands of canned items, win pizza party from Browns player
CLEVELAND – Students from Robert H. Jamison School rallied together to support Cleveland Browns star Braylon Edwards’ “Holiday Great Exchange Canned Food Drive” to benefit the Cleveland Foodbank. A fifth-grader will win an autographed jersey from the wide receiver, after becoming the school’s top individual collector with a total of 314 cans.
Also receiving special thanks from Edwards is Jamison’s fifth grade class, which collected 790 items, the most food of any other homeroom. The class will receive a party sponsored by Donatos Pizza and hosted by Edwards tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 at noon. The party will take place at Jamison, 13905 Harvard Ave. in Cleveland, where Edwards will also present the autographed jersey.
“These kids aren’t from privileged backgrounds, so it says a lot about them that they worked hard to try and help others’ enjoy the holidays,” Edwards says. “I wanted to help them see the natural reward that comes from giving. Pizza was just to provide them with incentive.”
Last year, the Cleveland Foodbank distributed 19.5 million pounds of food to more than 450 hunger programs in a six-county area. The supply was enough to provide 15 million meals to hungry men, women and children in Northeast Ohio. One-third of recipients at local hunger centers are children, like those attending Jamison.
WHO: Cleveland Browns star Braylon Edwards congratulates class that collected more than 700 canned food items; one student who individually collected 314 food cans will receive an autographed Braylon Edwards jersey
WHAT: Pizza party for students who supported Edwards’ “Holiday Great Exchange Canned Food Drive” to benefit the Cleveland Foodbank
WHERE: Robert H. Jamison School, 13905 Harvard Avenue in Cleveland
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 at 12 noon
CONTACT: Justin Jarvis
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