Penn State York was honored during the United Way of York’s County Campaign Celebration event earlier this month with a Community Builder Award. The awards are presented to companies and organizations who went above and beyond in their United Way campaigns in support of organization's mission to build a stronger, caring community.
"The campus is proud of the Staff Advisory Council's support of the York County United Way. Penn State York is committed to the well-being of the region and its citizens, and we will continue to partner on community-led initiatives that improves the lives of us all," said David Christiansen, chancellor of Penn State York.
The Penn State York Staff Advisory Council led the campus in taking part in the United Way’s Attendance Awareness Month in September. The project collected items for York County students in need. The campus collected 1,068 items including alarm clocks, nonperishable breakfast items, backpacks, personal hygiene items and more that would help students be ready for school and help limit absenteeism.
The campus made the collection a bit of a competition and the winners were the Lee R. Glatfelter Library and the Nittany Success Center with a total of 122 items. Members of the campus’ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State York also collected many items.