Penn State University students who were attempting to collect donations on Sycamore Street Saturday were asked to stop by Newtown Township Police.
According to police, university representatives had contacted the department recently regarding the rules surrounding “canning,” in which students attempt to collect money at street corners and stop lights.
Police advised the university representatives that the activity is illegal. “The officer advised the group leader of the law and provided them with a copy of the statute,” according to Newtown Township Police.
The students use the canning effort to support the university’s THON campaign to fight pediatric cancer, according to the website, www.thon.org
According to police, an officer witnessed several Penn State students soliciting money on all the intersections on Sycamore Street on Saturday morning.
Once the officer told the students to leave, they did and no further incidents were observed, police said.