IUP Punxsutawney Students Give Back to Community

Posted on 12/12/2017 10:36:22 AM

Students in IUP Punxsutawney’s General Psychology class recently participated in a community service project where they purchased Christmas gifts for seven children from the area.

Christmas Community Service Project

Theresa Ruffner, assistant professor, and Gina Bryant, administrative assistant, organized the project as a way to give back to the community this holiday season. Families were identified, and wish lists for seven children were received. Students had a great time shopping for the kids and wrapping their gifts. 

Student Alli Lunger said, “It is a great opportunity to give at Christmas than receive, knowing you are able to make a difference in a child’s life.”

Another student, Isaiah Snyder said, “It is very inspiring to see what a kid would want in this situation and what hope they still have.”