Proud to be a Penn Stater

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By doing so, we hope to show the world what being a "Proud Penn Stater" is really all about and how Penn State is much, much bigger than the alleged actions of a few people. Our hearts go out to the victims, and now our actions will as well.

This initiative is not affiliated with any Penn State University or Alumni organization, though we would welcome their involvement and support.

-Jerry Needel (@JNeed '98), Jaime Needel (@JaimeNeedel '98), Bob Troia (@BobTroia '95), Larena Lettow ('98), and many more

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RAINN has joined Penn State alum to support victims and survivors of sexual abuse. RT & use hash tag #ProudPSUforRAINN to show your support for Penn State victims

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Funds raised will directly support RAINN's Online Hotline, which has experienced over a 54% increase in demand since the Penn State news broke, helping over 1,000 survivors of sexual violence nationwide. Since 1994, RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotlines have provided free, confidential support to help more than 1.5 million survivors take the first steps towards recovery.

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Proud to Be a Penn Stater t-shirt

Wear it to show the world what Penn State really stands for. Wear it because you want to help ensure that something like this never happens again - anywhere.

Proceeds from this purchase will help ensure that every survivor who reaches out to RAINN receives the support that he or she needs and deserves.

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Media Coverage

CNN American Morning: Penn State alumni group raises money for sexual abuse victims

ABC News: Penn State Alums Raise Funds for Victims, Bring Back Pride

CBS Pittsburgh: Penn State Alumni Launch Website To Help Victims

Fox Charlotte: Local Penn State Alumni Raising Money For Sex Abuse Victims

CBS Philly: Penn State Fundraising Efforts

MSNBC: Penn State alumnus seeks to help abuse victims

Fox5 NY: Penn State Alumni Anti-Sexual Violence Effort

Los Angeles Times: Penn State community takes it personally White House, others weigh in on sex abuse scandal Penn State's Pre-Game Vigil: Focusing on the Victims — And Worrying About the Fallout

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Scandal has Penn State alums running on empty

Black Shoe Diaries: Support RAINN and the #ProudPSUforRAINN Campaign

Psychology Today: What Do Jon Stewart, Matt Millen, and Penn State's Alumni Have in Common?

The Daily Collegian: Penn State group raises money for RAINN Funding rolls in for victims

The American Prospect: Penn State Rallies for Victims Penn State president: Only decision was to play

The Morning Call: Penn State rallies for alleged sex abuse victims Tip of the iceburg?

CNN: Survivors of sexual abuse appalled by Penn State unrest

Washington Post: Penn State students plan candlelight vigil, raise money for victims

ABC News: Sex Crimes Against Boys Often Go Unreported Because of Queasiness Among Males

ABC7 WJLA: Graham Spanier and Joe Paterno fired, riots erupt on campus

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: PSU update: Gov. Corbett calls rioters 'knuckleheads' Please support the Penn State victims by donating to RAINN

In My Head: The good news – Penn State alumni step up

Triple Z Mom: Not Ashamed