Alumni Chapter invites public to participate in children's gift drive

November 02, 2012

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) is conducting 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 and will purchase, wrap, and deliver the gift to Penn State Beaver. The chapter requests that each gift have a value of $25-$30.

In lieu of buying a gift, participants have the option of making a $25-30 contribution to the Alumni Chapter whose members will buy and wrap presents for children.

To receive the first name of a child and gift suggestions, contact Diane Canning at 724-375-2474 or Cindy Hovanec at 412-370-2884 or 724-378-7448.

On each wrapped package, donors must include a gift tag stating the child’s first name and the caseworker code. Gifts must be dropped off from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, or 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Beaver campus Student Union Building, room 16.

When dropping off gifts, participants also are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Alumni Chapter’s annual Holiday Food Drive.

Donations can be made in cash or by check payable to Beaver Valley Area Chapter PSAA and mailed to Office of Campus and Community Relations, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061.

For information, contact Beaver campus at 724-773-3815 or For directions to the Student Union Building, visit



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Last Updated November 12, 2012