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Alumni conduct most successful children’s gift drive to date

1/9/2012 —

In 2011 the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association conducted its most successful children’s holiday gift drive to date by gathering gifts for a record 129 children who are clients of Beaver County Children and Youth Services (CYS). The chapter and CYS have partnered for 18 years to solicit gifts from the community for children who might have few or no gifts during the holidays.

Participants can make a cash donation, which enables Alumni Chapter members to buy gifts for the children, or participants can purchase and wrap the gifts themselves, then give them to the chapter members for delivery to CYS. More than $1,000 was raised for this most recent gift drive.

‘In December, more than 129 children were served thanks to the generosity of our chapter members and friends and campus faculty, staff, and students,’ said Roseann Simoni, an alumna of Beaver and Penn State University Park and chair of the 2011 gift drive project.

For information about the Alumni Chapter or the 2012 gift drive, contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Campus and Community Relations, 724-773-3816, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu.


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