His entry into the contest also prompted a surge in people - many from the left of the existing Labour membership - joining the party or paying 3 to become registered supporters. His perceived integrity and lifelong commitment to the socialist cause made him an attractive option to many left-wing voters jaded by the spin and soundbites of the Westminster political classes. Over the course of a year or so since becoming leader he has become something of a cult figure - ironic for someone who always insisted he didn't do personality politics and had never tried to cultivate a following among MPs. Legendary frugality Instead of amusing anecdotes about youthful indiscretions, or tales of climbing Westminster's greasy pole, his political biography is dominated by the list of the causes he has championed and committees he has served on. He once confessed he had never smoked cannabis - practically unheard of in the left-wing circles he grew up in, but the mark of a man who is known for his austere, almost ascetic, approach to life. His frugality is legendary. He usually has the lowest expenses claims of any MP. "Well, I don't spend a lot of money, I lead a very normal life, I ride a bicycle and I don't have a car," he told The Guardian. Asked what his favourite biscuit was during a Mumsnet Q&A , he answered: "I'm totally anti-sugar on health grounds, so eat very few biscuits, but if forced to accept one, it's always a pleasure to have a shortbread." Jeremy Bernard Corbyn had an impeccable middle class upbringing. He spent his early years in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Kington St Michael. When he was seven, the family moved to a seven-bedroomed manor house in the hamlet of Pave Lane, in cool training Shropshire.
For the second year, the State College Area School District teamed up with Goodwill to host a clothing drive at Mount Nittany Middle School. I think so much of our society has this, I can do whatever attitude, and we lose the sustainability piece, Bhattarai said. This is a way to drive away from consumerism, and in a community like this we need to participate in opportunities like this. I mean, its still a little bit buying into consumerism, but on a much smaller scale. So the Bhattarais donated bags of clothes, and also filled up a couple more bags of donated items to take home. The free clothing drive, which lasts through Sunday, was organized by faculty, staff, volunteers, students and community members served by Mount Nittany elementary and middle schools to benefit the community. Mount Nittany Middle School teacher Robin Bastress, who also helped organize the event, said the two schools took collections of gently used clothes and other goods just after the holidays. On Friday, a group of students from the middle schools Lion Leaders team spent time after school organizing the donations. Its a big team that gets all this done, Bastress said. Last years clothing drive produced about 1,376 pounds of clothes, which were then donated to Goodwill. Bastress said she expects about the same this year. On Monday, there will be a truck to pick up the donations we werent able to give away, she said.