LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - MountainServe Center for Global Citizenship at Lock Haven University completed its annual Adopt-A-Family program on Friday, December 5. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Created by Dr. Beth McMahon and the Health Sciences Club, the program matches economically-distressed families, who are identified by Keystone Central School District guidance counselors, with faculty, staff and students in university departments, clubs and organizations. Those departments and organizations provide holiday wishes requested by the families.
Dylan Cawley, a student Americorps member, coordinated the project, which involved 25 local families this year. She contacted the families and got their “wish lists” to make it easier for the departments and clubs to provide the gifts.
On Friday, December 5, all of the gifts were gathered from the departments and clubs and delivered to the families. Over fifty students volunteered their efforts to the project. In describing the project and the day, Dylan said, “I enjoy seeing the hope that this project provides to local families.”