Associate Professor Christopher J. Robinette
helped welcome the holiday season at the trademark Christmas Kettle Campaign Kick-off event. Professor Robinette – who teaches Torts, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Insurance on the Harrisburg campus – also serves as Advisory Board Chairman of the Salvation Army of Harrisburg. The annual event was held at the state capitol in Harrisburg on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10 a.m.
The half-hour event also marked the 125th year anniversary of the Harrisburg Salvation Army. About 25 individuals attended, ranging from state senators and representatives to supporters and volunteers.
Professor Robinette spoke on the importance of the Kettle Kickoff, which supports one third of their yearly budget. He stated, “I think the thing that people would find most interesting is that all the money that is raised stays right here in Harrisburg.”
This year the funds collected will help support 1,000 families and 3,600 individuals who applied for Christmas assistance. This amounts to 8,400 toys and clothes and 850 food baskets. Twenty-five red kettles will be located throughout Harrisburg. The closest one to the law school is located at Kmart on Jonestown road.
Professor Robinette became involved in the Salvation Army while in law school and has on been with the Harrisburg Salvation Army since 2005.
Anyone who would like to volunteer or make an online donation at the virtual red kettle should visit http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_harrisburg.nsf