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Gifts That Give Hope
10/11/2010 —

Penn State York is one of more than twenty organizations participating in York’s first alternative gift fair, Gifts that Give Hope, on Nov. 7, 2010. The fair offers shoppers the opportunity to choose meaningful gifts for people on their list while at the same time giving support for nonprofit organizations in York. The fair is hosted by the Women’s Giving Circle of the York County Community Foundation and provides an opportunity for people to practice philanthropy with no more cost than a gift would be.

Gifts That Give Hope allows people to shop online at www.giftsthatgivehope.org/york (PayPal is live now through Dec. 31) or attend the event on Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center and learn more about the work being done at Penn State York and the other participating nonprofits from the York community. Gifts range in price from $10 to $100. Those who purchase gifts will receive a beautiful card to give as a gift that announces what your donation has purchased for each gift that you select. All gifts are tax deductible.

Gift amounts and items available to support Penn State York are:

  • $12 - One hour of tutoring by Penn State York students for low-income middle and high school students
  • $40 - A Pay It Forward scholarship gift: 50/50 split for endowment and annual scholarships
  • $85 - Equipment for student enrichment through athletics (i.e. basketball uniforms, volleyball warm-up suits)

“We hope people will support Penn State York by redirecting a portion of their holiday shopping to Gifts That Give Hope and passing the word along to alumni, friends, and family who may not otherwise hear about the Web site or the event,” said Di Hershey, director of development at Penn State York.

For more information or answers to any questions about Penn State York at the Gifts That Give Hope Fair, please contact Di Hershey at (717) 771-4127 or dkh13@psu.edu or Iona Conlon (717) 718-6781 or imc11@psu.edu. You can also view a downloadable flyer.

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