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2015 Holiday Gift Drive for Beaver County Children & Youth Services (CYS)

For the 22nd consecutive year, the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and it's Holiday Gift Drive Committee will conduct a project to collect holiday presents for children who are CYS clients in need.

The children range in age from infants to 18 years. In 2014 we were able to provide gifts for a record-breaking 169 children!

Participants will be provided with the first name, age, and gift preferences of a child(ren) and will purchase, wrap, and deliver the gift(s) to Penn State Beaver on designated days/times to be announced in October/November. Each wrapped package must include a gift tag stating the child’s first name and the caseworker code. We request that each gift have a value of $25 to $30.

Please note: If you'd prefer that we do your shopping for you, you're welcome to make a donation with cash or by check, payable to: Beaver Valley Area Chapter PSAA, which should be mailed to: Office of Campus and Community Relations, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061. Our CYS Gift Drive Committee members will buy and wrap presents for you!

This project is now in its third decade. We're truly grateful that so many generous people in our communities have provided holiday gifts for thousands of children in need, many of whom might receive nothing at all were it not for your kindness.

If you have questions about our project and/or if you would like to become a donor or volunteer, please contact Renata Shaw, staff assistant in the Penn State Beaver Office of Campus and Community Relations, 724-773-3815. 

We look forward to partnering with you to bring happiness to local children during the 2015 holidays!