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Alumni chapter's annual project results in gifts for 120 children

1/17/2011 —

In December, the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association completed its annual Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services. The collected presents were given to 120 children who are clients of Children and Youth Services.

The alumni chapter has conducted the gift drive for almost 20 years, and each year more than 100 children have received gifts. Members of the public are asked to purchase gifts for the children and/or make a cash donation that the alumni chapter members can use to buy gifts.

In October, the Beaver Valley Area Alumni Chapter received the Outstanding Service Project Award at the Penn State Alumni Association’s Volunteer Awards Dinner in recognition of their success with the 2009 Gift Drive.

Alumni chapter membership is open to the public, and members do not need to be Penn State alumni. For more information about the annual gift drive or to join the chapter, contact Amy M. Krebs, director of campus and community relations at Penn State Beaver, at amk6@psu.edu or 724-774-3816.

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