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Penn State York Students and Alumni Join Forces to Help the Troops

10/20/2009 —

Penn State York’s Blue & White Society has joined forces with the Penn State York Alumni Society (PSYAS) for Santa for Solders, a project to help make the holiday season a little brighter for soldiers in Iraq. The groups are working together to collect items for two United States Army units stationed at remote outposts in Iraq. The Blue & White Society is a student group that aims to enhance student life through promoting Penn State pride, community service, and dedication to the University.

Letters, cards, and other items from toothpaste to playing cards and cheese crackers, will be collected until Nov. 15. For a list of suggested items being collected, please visit http://www.psualum.com/society/york. For more information, please contact Iona Conlon, Blue & White Society, at (717) 718-6781 or e-mail iona@psu.edu; or contact Joyce Turner at (717) 843-3291 or e-mail joyceturner415@verizon.net.

Collection boxes are located in the Main Classroom Building and the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at the campus.   Monetary gifts will also be accepted to help defray the cost of postage. Checks should be made payable to the Penn state York Alumni Society and sent to the campus at 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York,  PA,  17403. Donations will be accepted on campus through Sunday, Nov. 15.

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