The Reading Bug (Donna Watkins) throws first pitch at York Revolution Game on Aug 23

The York Revolution Baseball team held Volunteer Recognition Night for York County RSVP of the Capital Region volunteers. The special night was held on Tuesday, August 23 at PeoplesBank Park in downtown York. RSVP worked with Evan Slabicki of the Revolution to make this a special night for the volunteers. Volunteer Donna Watkins was recognized for her efforts as “The Reading Bug” by throwing out the first ball on the field before the game. She wore her famous Bug You to Read costume while throwing out the ball. The Revolution also had the RSVP logo on the JumboTron scoreboard at the game for all the fans to see. Some of State Representative Kevin Schreiber’s staff came out to honor our volunteers.

The Revolution also collected books at the gate for Donna as she distributes them to people as part of her “Reading Bug Program”.  A great night was had by all the volunteers at the game with family and friends. Scott Brubaker of RSVP was there to hand out tickets at the gate to volunteers. His daughter Abby was the photographer on the field when Donna was throwing the first pitch.  A big thanks to the York Revolution and all the RSVP volunteers who tirelessly help others.


For further information about volunteer opportunities in York County, please contact Scott Hunsinger, York County Coordinator, at 443-619-3842, 800-870-2616, or via eMail at:



Yarn and knitting supplies needed for Veterans’ project


RSVP volunteers make lap robes and afghans for veterans at VA Centers, shelters and senior residences. Yarn may be dropped off at our RSVP office in Camp Hill, between 9am and 4pm weekdays. Please call before delivering. A cart is available for transfer from your vehicle. We can arrange to pick up large quantities. In addition to yarn (no rug yarn please), we also need other knitting supplies.

RSVP partners with schools, food banks and shelters by collecting and distributing hats, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves and personal care items. If you have other handmade needle-arts items that you would like to donate, we would appreciate your collaboration. Cash donations are also welcomed.

If you know of veterans in residence that are in need of any of the items mentioned above, please contact us. RSVP of the Capital Region is a 501[c]3 non-profit community benefit organization that has been assisting volunteers throughout the Susquehanna Valley for more than forty years.


To donate or inquire, please contact Juli Obaya at 800-870-2616 or email


Save this date: Nov. 13, 2016, 2-5 PM, Holiday Auction & Fundraiser

2016auctionSaveDateBlogJoin us for the 8th Annual RSVP Holiday Auction & Fundraiser

  • Down Home Country Christmas: Good food, good company,
  • silent and live auction, fiddlers, chances to win prizes and more!

Be sure to mark your calendar now. Register early by calling or eMailing us:  800-870-2616  |  |

RSVP seeks Part Time Development Coordinators in Dauphin and Cumberland/Perry Counties (PA)

  • 19 flexible hours per week
  • Some work from home
  • Occasional nights, weekends
  • $13,338 per annum

2 DCs Blog Aug 2016

  • Send resume, references and writing sample to:
  • Application deadline: September 2, 2016