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

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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.

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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:  YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org

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Yarn and knitting supplies needed for Veterans’ project

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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.

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To donate or inquire, please contact Juli Obaya at 800-870-2616 or email Office@rsvpCapReg.org

 

York PA Volunteer Recognition & Mayor’s Declaration

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RSVP Senior Volunteers are invited to join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at Alexander’s Family Restaurant (840 Carlisle Road), 9 – 10:30am.

Following breakfast, please join us for Mayor Bracey’s Day of Volunteer Recognition Event at York City Hall (101 S George St), 11am.

Please RSVP (for either/or both events), by March 21 to Scott Hunsinger at (443) 619-3842 or eMail to YorkAdamsFranklin @ rsvpCapReg.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

 

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RSVP of the Capital Region and the Senior Companion Program of York County are collecting hygiene and food items to benefit the York County Food Bank, as part of our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project.

Donations are being collected January 8th – February 8th, 2016

Hygiene and non-perishable food toothpasteitems:

  • Canned vegetables & fruits
  • Canned and boxed meals (i.e. soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper)
  • Canned or dried beans, and peas
  • Pasta, rice, low sugar cereals
  • Peanut buttercans
  • Instant mixes like potatoes, gravies, and sauces that add a little something special to a holiday meal
  • Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, salmon) that do not require refrigeration before opening
  • 100% fruit juice (canned, plastic, or boxed)
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For further information contact:

Lambrini Nauss     717-843-2677     LNauss@SpiriTrustLutheran.org

Scott Hunsinger     443-619-3842     YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org

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 YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org.