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Post E of the Illinois Division

TPA Post E in Peoria ordered 50 TPA blue backpacks and filled them with a generous array of school supplies when they met at Saint Sharbel II. They donated 25 of them to the Dream Center for children staying at the homeless shelter, and 25 to the Friendship House for families with young children in need of school supplies. Illinois Post E plans to do the backpack program again this summer.

Pictured L-R: A few of the members who filled backpacks – Dixie Burdett, Dean Costello, Steve Shults, and Pat Barnes.
Pictured:  Dean and Cathy Costello at the Friendship House

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