Toys for Tots collection underway at Penn State York

November 18, 2014

Penn State York’s veterans organization, Student Veterans of America (SVA), York Chapter, is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive on campus. New or gently used, unwrapped toys will be collected through Dec. 17. The toys will be distributed to less fortunate children in the community through the First Capital Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program.  

Collection boxes are located on the second and third floors of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, the lobbies of the Main Classroom Building and the John J. Romano Administration Building, near the gym in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, and in the lobby of the M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center.

Last year, Penn State York’s chapter of SVA collected 216 toys and brought smiles to the faces of many children and adults. A variety of toys were collected from footballs to Barbie dolls.

SVA is a national organization sharing best practices and 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 Rick Gross, president of the SVA York Chapter, at

Last Updated November 20, 2014