Penn State Altoona partnering with local Veterans' home for donation drive

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona's Center for Student and Civic Engagement is coordinating the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home Donation Drive again this year. Collection boxes will be located at 113 Slep Student Center, the Smith Building study area, and 106 Aaron Building on the downtown campus.

Brand new items are needed for both men and women and include:

Clothing (all sizes)

  • Underwear
  • Sweatpants/lounge pants
  • Sweatshirts with pockets
  • Winter jackets, especially larger sizes
  • Military-themed shirts and ball caps (Army, Navy, Marines, etc.)
  • Elastic waist pants for women
  • Cardigan sweaters
  • Shoes (sizes 8-14, wide sizes appreciated)
  • Slippers (moccasin/shoe-style)


  • AAA batteries
  • Wristwatches
  • Mini flashlights
  • Headphones (no earbuds)
  • Reading glasses
  • Men's wallets

Donations will be collected through Nov. 6. Monetary donations can be made through Mitch Bonsell at 814-949-5118 or [email protected].