Sun, 30 Jun 2013 01:53:27 GMT — They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, and Saturday that was the case. The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O) is a group of women helping other women reach for the stars. They hosted their Junk in the Trunk Fundraiser, and it's probably what you're thinking. There were trunks full items that people could buy. It was all part of helping women, especially women coming to the United States from other countries who have been out of high school or college wanting to go back to get or continue their education. So the P.E.O. members packed up their trunks and started selling. "Great idea, you don't have to set up a lot of tables, just open your trunk and price your stuff and sell it," said Melissa Nelson, a P.E.O. member. "We decided that we needed some money for some of our scholarships and other items of fundraising that we have to provide for."
P.E.O.'s mission is to promote educational opportunities of women, as education continues to be the primary philanthropy of their sisterhood.