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Insurance firm donates coats for students in need

Pictured from left is Wanda Erb, the district's business administrator; Dereck Malzi, area assistant vice president for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; and Dr. Richard Poole, director of student services. PHOTO PROVIDED

WILLIAMSPORT– Thanks to a donation made by the district’s insurance firm, a group of students will receive a free coat to wear this winter.

Dereck Malzi, the area’s assistant vice president for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., stopped by the District Service Center on Thursday to donate 10 coats for five female and five male students at Williamsport Area High School.

The donation is a part of the company’s annual Coats 4 Kids Drive.

In addition to the coats, the insurance firm also is raising funds from its employee base to put together holiday gift packages for a selection of students at Stevens Primary School. The gift packages will include items, such clothing, shoes, and small toys and games.

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