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More than 200 Toys Collected During Drive

Photo of Rick Gross, secretary/treasurer of the Student Veterans Association, York Chapter.
Rick Gross, secretary/treasurer of the Student Veterans Association, York Chapter, and organizer of the toy drive on campus, got the toys ready for pickup by representatives from Toys for Tots.
1/16/2014 —

Penn State York’s chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA) collected more than 200 toys, 216 to be exact, and brought smiles to the faces of many children and adults. The toys were collected as part of the local Toys for Tots campaign and were distributed to less fortunate children in the York area. A variety of toys were collected from footballs to Barbie dolls.

A new organization on campus, the York chapter of SVA, thought the Toys for Tots initiative was a good first project for the group.

SVA is a national organization sharing best practices, success stories, and supporting one another to further strengthen the student-veteran community. Since SVA’s founding in 2008, more than one 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, please contact Norbert Rodriguez, president, at nqr5093@psu.edu or (717) 771-4006, or Rick Gross, secretary/treasurer at rqg5145@psu.edu.

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