School supplies still being collected at Penn State York

Alyssa Jackson
  • Penn State York will continue to collect school supplies for students in need until Sept. 30.
  • Supplies will be distributed through Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness.

If you have extra school supplies you want to get rid of, you can still donate them to Penn State York until Friday. A number of groups on and off campus have teamed up to get last-minute supplies to students in need, according to a news release.

A pile of school supplies collected at the Penn State York campus.

The Penn State York Council on Family Relations Club and the Human Development and Family Studies Affiliated Program Group of the Penn State York Alumni Society teamed up with Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness for the initiative.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education website, the ECYEH program was established with the goal to have an uninterrupted education process for children who are homeless. The program informs local school districts of their responsibilities for homeless children and provides them with tips.

All school supplies collected will be distributed through ECYEH. Pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, crayons, glue and other items can be donated in the collection bins on campus.

“I chose to get our group involved in this drive because what makes a child more excited for school than new school supplies?" said Shawnee Hostetter, a Penn State York student and president of CFR.  “No child should have that excitement taken away because they don’t have the things they need. Collecting these items allows us to help and make a difference."