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Scout’s spaghetti fundraiser for kids was a success

Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 8:03 PM

Pine Richland student and BSA Troop 344 Life Scout Nathan Cottrell would like to thank all those who attended and supported his spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit his Eagle Scout Service Project.

Nathan began his project in 2017 when he was inspired after a conversation with his aunt about a child who had recently passed away. Nathan learned that patients at Children’s Hospital had access to televisions, video games, and other simple electronics but limited access to books because it is difficult to properly clean and sanitize the books.

Nathan decided that he wanted to find a way to allow childhood patients the opportunity to enjoy reading and began developing his Eagle Service Project, building an e-Library for patients staying at Children’s Hospital.

Nathan knew he would need to raise funds for his project. He decided he would first hold a car wash to help cover the costs of the spaghetti dinner, which he hoped would raise the funds needed to purchase e-readers and e-books.

Nathan set a fundraising goal of $3,000; yet, through the generous support of more than 50 volunteers and many hungry guests he raised over $5,000. Soon patients at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will have the opportunity to enjoy the love of reading.