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2014 Holiday Gift Drive for Beaver County Children & Youth Services

This fall the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will conduct its annual Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services (CYS). 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.

Children range in age from infants to 18 years.

The chapter requests that each gift have a value of $25 to $30. In lieu of buying a gift, participants have the option of making a cash donation which will be used by Alumni Chapter members to buy and wrap presents.

In the fall (late October or early November), we'll post the names of the Alumni Chapter members whom you may contact to receive the name of a child and his/her gift suggestions.

On each wrapped package, donors must include a gift tag stating the child’s first name and the caseworker code. Gifts will need to be dropped off at Penn State Beaver and donors will have that opportunity on two different days and times. 

As mentioned, if you'd prefer that we do the shopping for you, simply make a cash donation or send a check payable to Beaver Valley Area Chapter PSAA, then mail to Office of Campus and Community Relations, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061.

This project has been our chapter's favorite for more than 20 years, and we're grateful that so many wonderful people in our community have provided holiday gifts for thousands of children, many of whom might receive nothing at the holidays were it not for your generosity.

If you have questions about our project, please contact Amy M. Krebs, Penn State Beaver director of campus and community relations, and campus liaison for the chapter, at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816.

Thank you, and we look forward to partnering with you to help local children!