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PSU Abington Education Club: Purse Drive

“Service Beyond Oneself”

The mission of the Education Club at Penn State Abington is to actively listen to the needs of our partnership schools, and seek creative ways to supply the school with the materials to enhance the well-being of the students and their families. Last winter, partnership school Alexander McClure Elementary brought to our attention that many students were coming to school without winter coats – so we jumped into action!

The Education Club at Penn State Abington collected over 500 coats last winter for our first annual coat drive for students at Alexander McClure Elementary. We had such significant success that this year, we would like to pair our second annual coat drive with a purse drive for the children’s mothers.

Our goal is to collect 750 gently used purses, as well as items that the parents of young children often need. Items include, snacks, feminine products, tissues, hand sanitizers, etc. The Education club plans to present these purses at the time of our coat drive in January 2016.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like for us to provide you with flyers containing this information, or receptacles to collect donations with appropriate signage. We are also able to arrange pick up of any contributions collected at a time and place that is convenient for you! Please contact Ann Martinelli @ 215-939-3190 or

Warm regards,

Ann Martinelli


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