The Rotary Club of York sponsored the summer Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program at York High. The students in the program did weekly community service projects for various non-profit organizations.  One of the projects was to make blankets and assemble care bags for the American Red Cross “Totes of Hope” Program.  The “Totes of Hope” are given to homeless veterans and veterans in VA hospitals.  The students made 23 blankets that were placed in “Totes of Hope” bags along with toiletries, socks, and a puzzle book. 
On November 21, 2019, the students were awarded the Youth Impact Red Cross Hero Award by the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross for their work with the “Totes of Hope” Program.  The Rotary Club of York donated the funds to purchase the blankets and Rotarians helped and interacted with the students at every blanket making session.
Some of the students in the program have recently been relocated to the mainland of the United States from Puerto Rico after losing their homes to Hurricane Maria.  Providing the blankets to homeless veterans is a project that is very close to their hearts.
Contact Person:
Ashlee Etzweiler