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Klothing the kids

After retiring from her 35-year tenure as a Pennsbury educator, Meg Kramer refused to sit home. She sought a way to not only keep busy, but have a positive impact on her community. The answer came in the form of the PASR — Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees — which encompasses 30,000 retired school employees from across the state, including everyone from teachers and administrators to cooks and janitors.

According to Kramer, a key focus of the organization since its creation 80 years ago has been small community service projects such as baking homemade goods for shut-ins and delivering blankets to seniors at local nursing homes. But in 2005, a new goal was established — to help more children in need. That year, the Bucks County chapter formed a committee dedicated solely to this mission, quickly laying the groundwork for what would become its biggest initiative to date — Klothes for Kids.

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