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Thoughtful college employees warmly welcomed at YWCA

Gathering bags and boxes of cold-weather apparel for delivery Tuesday are (from left) Sue A. Mahaffey, coordinator of enrollment management operations; Barbara J. Stevens, secretary to college transitions and first-year initiatives; Joette M. Siertle, academic skills specialist: early alert tech and data systems; and Kelly S. Watkins, financial aid specialist, federal programs.
Gathering bags and boxes of cold-weather apparel for delivery Tuesday are (from left) Sue A. Mahaffey, coordinator of enrollment management operations; Barbara J. Stevens, secretary to college transitions and first-year initiatives; Joette M. Siertle, academic skills specialist: early alert tech and data systems; and Kelly S. Watkins, financial aid specialist, federal programs.

Penn College’s Enrollment Management team collected bagsful of “warm items” this season, brightening this suddenly wintry season for appreciative recipients at the YWCA Northcentral Pennsylvania.

“We were honored today to receive the donated cold-weather items from Pennsylvania College of Technology,” said Dawn Linn, the regional nonprofit’s chief executive officer. “Individuals coming to the YW’s shelters, homeless or escaping abuse, are often coming with just the clothes on their backs. Clothing donations will allow staff to provide them the items they need immediately.”

Joining the college contingent on the receiving end are Brittany Fischer (center left), YWCA communications and development director, and CEO Dawn Linn (center right). (Photo provided)
Joining the college contingent on the receiving end are Brittany Fischer (center left), YWCA communications and development director, and CEO Dawn Linn (center right). (Photo provided)

College co-workers amassed a generous sampling – including coats, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, leggings and new underwear – for YWCA clients, delivering their collective contribution Tuesday morning to the agency’s 815 W. Fourth St. headquarters.

“There are so many items on their plates when they enter a shelter (safety, food, finances, etc.), that not immediately worrying about such essential items as clothing is a blessing,” Linn added. “Thank you to everyone at Pennsylvania College of Technology who participated in providing cold-weather items for your neighbors in need.”