Carpentry Auction Benefits Children’s Advocacy Center for Third Year

Todd Campbell, Department Chair of Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology; Katie Leonard, President & CEO of Johnson College; Mary Ann LaPorta, Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA; Rosemary Bohenek, Fundraising & Event Coordinator for Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA; Matthew Darrow, ’19; and Laura Little, Director of Institutional Research and Curriculum.


Johnson College’s Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology program hosted its third auction to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA on Thursday, April 11th. The items up for auction were all created by students in the Carpentry & Cabinetmaking program, and the event was organized by Logistics & Supply Chain Management senior Matthew Darrow, ’19. More than 70 items were auctioned off including cutting boards, chess boards, stools, benches, tables, cabinets, wine racks and a toy box.  Most of the items were made from repurposed wood. The auction raised over $7,000 for the local non-profit and brought together a group of faculty, staff, and parents to showcase the wonderful creations the students work on every day.

Darrow, who organized the event as part of an internship said, “Organizing the auction has prepared me for the workforce by allowing me apply the communication, team work, and project and resource management skills that I have acquired through my education at Johnson.” He was very proud to produce an event that supports children in the region. “It was an honor and tremendous opportunity to be able to work with an amazing organization such as the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA which gives time and support to the youth of our community,” he said

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