YORK, Pa. — In celebration and to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Penn State York has planned a day of service open to students, faculty and staff who will gather on Thursday, Jan. 18, at noon. Members of the campus community are set to assemble more than 250 kits for the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Volunteers will gather in the Precision Custom Components Community Room in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on campus.
This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association at Penn State York and the campus Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee.
The campus purchased items to place in mesh bags, including a pair of fuzzy socks, a coloring book, crayons, stress ball and lip balm. The bags are geared to children who are patients at the hospital. The words “From Your Friends at Penn State York” are attached to a card tied to the bags. Cards of encouragement, personalized by students, faculty and staff, also will be included. The kits are to be delivered to the hospital at a later date.
In addition to the day of service, posters are being displayed throughout the campus highlighting the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. The poster series, which will be on display until the end of the month, is sponsored by the Penn State York DEIB Committee.