Alumni Chapter launches annual holiday gift drive for children

November 18, 2011

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is conducting its annual Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services (CYS). The gifts will be distributed to children who are CYS clients.

Participants will be provided with the first name, age and gift preferences of a child, purchase and wrap the gift, and drop it off to the Alumni Chapter. In addition, participants have the option of making a monetary contribution to the Alumni Chapter whose members will, in turn, purchase and wrap gifts for the children.
Donors must attach a separate gift tag to each gift. Each tag must contain the child’s name and caseworker number. The Alumni Chapter requests that each gift have a value of $25 to $30.

Monetary donations can be made in cash or via check made 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.

Gifts drop-off will be 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. to noon, Room 16, Beaver campus Student Union Building. In addition, participants are asked to bring a nonperishable item for the Alumni Chapter’s annual Holiday Food Drive when they drop off their gift.

To obtain information about a child’s gift needs, contact Diane Canning at 724-375-2474; Cindy Hovanec at 412-370-2884 or 724-378-7448; or Jessica Hovanec at 724-777-4852.

For information, contact the Beaver Office of Campus and Community Relations at or 724-773-3816.

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Last Updated November 23, 2011