McLanahan’s To Donate 20 Percent Of Penn State Purchases To THON

Update 2/17: One week after announcing its THON promotional campaign, McLanahan’s announced that it raised over $12,000 in revenue designated for donation.


Original story 2/10: With THON right around the corner, the final push for funds is well underway. McLanahan’s is getting in the spirit by donating 20 percent of your Penn State purchases to THON until Feb.15.

This policy goes for purchases made both in the store and online; because of this, students and alumni from near and far can help raise money FTK while also expanding their Penn State wardrobes.

Jennifer Schoch, a manager for the store, said that while McLanahan’s usually does several things benefiting THON, this is its first year donating 20 percent of Penn State purchases. After sending out a mass email, Schoch noticed that sales did, in fact, increase. “I do all of our website sales and shipping, and I have noticed an increase of orders, which is Penn State families and alumni showing their support,” Schoch said.

Those who are participating in THON can stock up on necessities while also helping the kids — McLanahan’s has all of its brightest clothing on display, as well as Penn State drawstring bags, sunglasses, water bottles, and other neon accessories.

Likewise, Schoch says that, “Several THON kids came in and placed labels on items throughout the store on supplies that dancers would find useful. So somebody looking to give to THON can come in and buy those items and place them in the bins at the front, which will eventually get picked up by committee members.”

Since everyone could use more Penn State gear and we’re all FTK, it’s a perfect match.

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