Perry County PA Health and Wellness Expo, March 23, 2017



Lower Dauphin Family Day Summer Science Program Wrap Up

RSVP of the Capital (RSVP), is hosting a Family Day to recognize the completion of the 2016 Summer Science Program at Lower Dauphin Middle School. Students, families and members of the Lower Dauphin community are invited to join this celebration.


PLEASE NOTE REVISED TIME FROM PREVIOUS BLOG > This special wrap up program will take place on Thursday, July 21, from 10:30 – 11:30am at Lower Dauphin Middle School, 256 Quarry Road in Hummelstown.

Please come and celebrate the completion of another successful RSVP program. This is a free event. For more information, or to RSVP your attendance, please contact Rick Sayles at 717-541-9521 or

Help Fight Hunger at Community Day for Steelton-Highspire Family & Friends

SrCorpsPENNAsmallLed by 7th grade science teacher Bernadette Rhodes, the Steelton-Highspire Science Club invites you to join them for food, fun and information for the whole family on Saturday, August 6 from 12 noon to 3 pm in their Garden at the high school.  

As multiyear participants of ‘The Garden of Youth’ (a cross-generational mentoring program administered by RSVP of the Capital Region Inc.), the Science Club has enlisted a team of supporters to help them develop through the development and maintenance of the Garden.  

With the help of this caring network of support, club members tackle a variety of challenges that range from homework assistance to food production throughout the year.  This year, the Science Club is teaming up with Steel High athletes to maximize food production and help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provide fresh produce to local communities. 

Who are these students?  Who are the athletes?  Who is supporting their development?  How can YOU benefit?  Please come and find out. This is a free eventFor more information, or to RSVP your attendance, please contact Rick Sayles at 717-541-9521 or 717-739-4604 or 

RSVP Summer Activities

ATTENTION!  As of July 12, there are 15 openings for Newport School District students in the RSVP 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer ZONE Program through Aug 4.  Program is free for all students.  It operates 9 to 3, M to Th.  Transportation is provided from and to student’s home.  Free breakfast, snacks, and lunch.  One day at Little Buffalo including swimming each week.  One out of area field trip each week.  All free.  Students also participate in science and 4-H projects, crafts, recreational activities, and computer labs.  Seeking Newport School District students only.   Priority to those students who just finished kindergarten through second grade.  However, the Program Coordinator will attempt to accommodate any current student.  Call Melissa Gabel, at 717.877.4304 to register your students.  This is first come, first to have forms completed to fill these 15 FREE openings! 

See some of the fun activities remaining for summer below!


  • JULY 13
  • Lower Dauphin Summer Science Field Trip, ice skate at Twin Ponds
  • contact Rick > 
  • JULY 14
  • Newport ZONE Summer Program Field Trip, Lancaster Science Factory
  • contact Melissa >
  • JULY 21
  • Lower Dauphin Family Day  Summer Science Program wrap-up
  • contact Rick >
  • JULY 26
  • Newport ZONE Summer Program Field Trip, Penn State Arboretum & Creamery
  • contact Melissa >
  • AUGUST 2   (pending confirmation)
  • Newport ZONE Summer Program Field Trip to Franklin Institute in Philly 
  • contact Melissa >
  • AUGUST 4
  • Newport ZONE Summer Program Final Day (Swim/Picnic) at Little Buffalo State Park
  • contact Melissa >
  • AUGUST 6 
  • Massive RSVP Gleaning for Garden of Youth Volunteers at Strite’s, in conjunction with the Central PA Food Bank 
  • contact Rick >

RSVP York County PA Volunteer of the Month

Patti Hulmann

The RSVP of the Capital Region Volunteer of the Month for March 2016 is Patti Hullmann in York County. Patti tutors at Jackson Elementary School in the York City School District for RSVP. She makes fleece scarfs for the students at Jackson. Patti is a retired kindergarten teacher from the Dallastown Area School District, is married to Terry and she has two sons: Kyle and Ben. She enjoys walking her three dogs, sewing, baking, gardening, and playing the piano.

Patti’s other activities include: walking dogs at Animal Rescue, Inc, singing in her church choir, sewing sundresses for the “Little Dresses for Africa” mission. She is active in the Jacobus Lions Club and is a member of the Dallastown Area Communities That Care for the Dallastown Area School District.

Her reason for volunteering is that she feels very blessed with her life and wants to share those blessings with others. RSVP of the Capital Region is very blessed to have her as an active volunteer in York County.

For more information about volunteering with RSVP in York County contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or by email at



Volunteers 55+ needed for new After-School program in Delta

RSVP of the Capital Region-York County is seeking volunteers for an after school program. Become a volunteer and make a difference with children attending this new Mason-Dixon community service program in Delta, PA.

Volunteer benefits include: transportation reimbursement, free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, assistance with clearances, Comcast Newsmakers appearance, volunteer of the month in York County 50+ monthly newspaper, and improved personal happiness.

RSVP of the Capital Region has been serving the needs of eight counties by recruiting and placing volunteers who make a difference in their communities.

Please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or email at