Student Veterans of America collect more than 200 toys in drive

Penn State York’s chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA) collected 216 toys, and brought smiles to the faces of many children and adults. The toys were collected as part of the local Toys for Tots campaign and were distributed to less fortunate children in the York area.  A variety of toys were collected from footballs to Barbie dolls.

A new organization on campus, members of the York chapter of SVA thought the Toys for Tots initiative was a good first project for the group.

SVA is a national organization sharing best practices, success stories and supporting one another to further strengthen the student-veteran community. Since SVA’s founding in 2008, more than 1 million veterans have returned home to pursue a postsecondary degree. SVA focuses on veteran’s welfare to ensure student veterans are supported in their transition to education and employment. Through advocacy, partnerships and alumni support, SVA strives to help all student veterans succeed and contribute to civilian society.

For more information about the York Chapter of the SVA, contact Norbert Rodriguez, president, at or 717-771-4006, or Rick Gross, secretary/treasurer, at

Last Updated January 15, 2014