Student veterans group collects 167 toys for needy children

January 13, 2015

The incredible Hulk, Barbie, and board games were just some of the 167 toys collected by Penn State York’s chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA) for less fortunate children in the York area during their toy drive last semester. The toys were collected and distributed for the holiday season as part of the local Toys for Tots program through the First Capital Marine Corps League.  

The York campus chapter of SVA has decided to make the Toys for Tots project an annual event.

SVA is a national organization sharing best practices, success stories, and offering support 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 or 717-771-4006.

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    A variety of toys from the incredible Hulk to Barbie and board games were collected during the 2014 Toys for Tots campaign at Penn State York led by the Student Veterans Association on campus.

    IMAGE: Barbara Dennis
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