Penn-Trafford business class raises nearly $100,000 for charity
Students in a business class at Penn-Trafford High School raised almost $100,000 for charity since the class started 14 years ago, and they expect to pass the six-figure mark this year.
Students in the “Introduction to Administration and Management” class sell T-shirts of their own design, with the profits going to charity. They’re tasked with creating a logo, marketing plan and commercial.
The class has changed a lot in the last 14 years, according to teacher Kim Stefkovich.
Designs once created by hand now are made with computer graphics software and, instead of using iron-on patterns, students outsource work to professional screen printers.
In 2017, the class started soliciting sponsorships to raise more money, with the sponsor’s logos printed on the back of the shirts.
The Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh will receive this year’s proceeds.
To date, the class has raised more than $99,000.
Past recipients include Make-A-Wish, the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Orders will be open until Dec. 3 and shirts will be delivered in mid-December.
Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .