St. James high school students Victoria Guba, left, and Kayla Contini struggle to close a suitcase, packed with everything from clothing and blankets to bandages and toothbrushes, destined for orphans in Guatemala. The girls are part of a group of 24 students and three staff heading to the Central American country this Saturday for a 10-day trip. While there, they will get to do a couple of days of sightseeing, but they will spend most of their time working with an orphanage that the school has helped to build and sustain since 2000. In preparation for the trip, the students have fundraised for the orphanage and collected high-need items based on a list provided by the Guatemalans. Each traveller will take one bag of these supplies, along with their own suitcases.
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Thursday, February, 14, 2013 - 11:11:39 AM
Packing it in