Pennsylvania Treasury Deparment

While many holiday gift givers will be heading out to the stores Monday and Tuesday for a few last-minute gifts, Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord is offering another solution: give to a loved one’s college fund.

It might not a huge shopping mall, but the State Treasury is offering shoppers a way to find unusual presents this holiday season.

Treasurer Rob McCord suggested holiday shoppers log onto the Treasury’s eBay auction site.

“One reason why it’s great at this time of the year is people start to look around for unusual gifts and great buys, great discounts,” McCord said. “And I’m very proud that Pennsylvania was the first state to have a continuous eBay auction for unclaimed property.”

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department wants military veterans or their heirs to get the military medals they rightfully deserve.

The Treasury is trying to return some of the 300 military medals the department has acquired over the years.

In conjunction with Veterans Day, State Treasurer Rob McCord is urging his Return Team to renew their efforts in finding the rightful owners or heirs to unclaimed war medals.

Three years after the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania began divesting from companies taking part in “scrutinized activities” in Iran or Sudan, it has not resulted in a loss of investment revenue but rather a net gain.