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 Office@rsvpCapReg.org
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.
RSVP of the Capital Region’s volunteer of the month for February is D. Monine Seitz. Monine volunteers at Healthy World Café in the City of York. She prepares and serves food for customers who visit the café for lunch. She was born and raised in York County. Monine is married, has two daughters and five grandchildren. She retired from York Bank & Trust Operations Department. Monine likes to bowl and also volunteers at the Strand Capital Performing Arts Center, and The Pullo Center.
For more information about volunteering with RSVP of the Capital Region, contact Scott Hunsinger, York County Development Coordinator at 443 619-3842 or by e-mail at YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpcapreg.org
Each week, four fresh faces from UCP join the RSVP office staff to sort donations, prepare a bulk mailing, label donated books or create cards for area veterans. Several volunteers are shown above, with staff. Their presence always cheers the office, and of course their help is invaluable. That’s why the UCP volunteers are some of our favorites and our pick for Volunteer of the Month.
Consumers of the UCP program in Colonial Park are big on volunteering. In fact RSVP is just one of their regular projects. Others include the packing of boxes with the food bank, sorting at the recycling center, office help at WITF, working with Meals on Wheels in Colonial Park, and various duties at Swatara Church of God. They also regularly help dust cars at the Antique Auto Club of America Museum and help with mailings at a local domestic violence charity.
Volunteer efforts are one part of the program for adults with disabilities, where clients choose their activities. Options ranging from recreational outings, educational trips or volunteering in the community. The group is out in the community at least once a week, and is always looking for more good works to do.
For further information about RSVP volunteer opportunities in the Capital Region, please contact Michelle Jones, Cumberland County Development Coordinator. Her phone is 717-541-9521, and her e-mail is PerryCumb@rsvpCapReg.org
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 YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org.