Boas Fundraising Is Under New Ownership January 4, 2018
Lancaster County natives Kevin and Terri Wilson recently took ownership of Boas Fundraising, 1500 Wilson Ave., Lancaster.
Kevin grew up in Strasburg and graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School, while Terri grew up in Millersville, moved to Akron at age 10, and later graduated from Ephrata High School. Kevin worked at West Pharmaceuticals in Lititz for more than 26 years as a training coordinator. Terri was previously employed as an outside sales representative.
Boas Fundraising was founded in 1989, and the Wilsons are the third owners. The business offers individuals and organizations an easy and profitable way to raise funds. Boas Fundraising offers products including super-fresh subs and pretzel sandwiches, pizzas, dessert rolls, and pies, as well as Pellman cakes and cheesecakes. It works with schools, universities, churches, civic groups, youth and adult sports leagues, bands and choral groups, preschools and day cares, animal rescues, dance and gymnastics organizations, Scout troops, and other nonprofit organizations.
"We strongly believe that locals should support locals," noted the owners, explaining why the business partners with local vendors and suppliers whenever possible for its products and services. "This includes companies such as Scheid Produce, Hometown Provisions, Pellman Foods, Papa Dino's, and Cooper Printing," the owners shared. "We are so fortunate to have great local companies that can supply us with what we need, especially since this is who we sell to - our local communities."
Boas Fundraising strives to help its customers by sorting orders when the seller requests and triple-checking orders for accuracy. "We do this because we feel the organizers of a fundraiser have enough to do," the owners said. The business makes subs and pretzel sandwiches the day of the sale to ensure freshness. In addition, Boas offers free delivery on a minimum order of 100 items within a 25-mile radius of its centrally located Lancaster shop. "At Boas, we strive to always achieve excellent customer service, and one of the ways we do this is by always delivering at the time and location requested," the owners stressed. Customers may also pick up orders at the facility, situated right off Columbia Avenue behind the Turkey Hill at Stone Mill Road.
Kevin strives to run the business in a streamlined and efficient manner, from organizing the facility to handling the setup of the sales and the delivery of products. Customers may set up a sale by calling 717-396-0141 or visiting www.boasfundraising.com, where they will find an easy, step-by-step process. For additional information, readers may also email Kevin@boasfundraising.com.
Boas recommends allowing two to three weeks for selling the chosen items. The business requests orders be turned in one week prior to the delivery or pickup date, and orders for desserts should be called in two weeks prior to delivery or pickup date.
"It means so much to us to help others raise the funds they need for what is important to them," said the owners, noting that, for example, the activities of school-age children can take a toll financially on families, especially if multiple children are involved in numerous sports or extracurricular activities. "It's very rewarding to know we help soccer teams, marching bands, animal rescues, and church youth groups - just to name a few - to reach their financial goals," said Kevin and Terri. Fundraising is common for parents, schools, and churches, and Boas aims to provide delicious food that customers want to buy and eat. "We look forward to making each and every sale the best it can be for our customers," the owners commented. "We can't wait to make your fundraiser our next success story."
Breast Cancer Groups Receive Funds January 3, 2018
Local breast cancer groups, including the Terry Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation, the Feel Your Boobies Foundation (FYBF), and the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation, recently benefited from a donation of more than $13,000, raised during the month of October by Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar. The amount topped the more than $10,000 raised in 2016 for the same organizations.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the business has supported the FYBF, raising more than $27,000 to date for the organization, which promotes proactive breast health in young women.
Her Traditions Scholarship Set January 3, 2018
York Traditions Bank recognizes the influential role of women as business and community leaders in York County and believes a community is only as strong as its best leaders. As part of its commitment to the local community, the bank created the Her Traditions Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, this scholarship is designed to help develop the leadership potential of women who will ultimately serve as role models for future generations in the county.
York Traditions Bank will present up to four $500 awards to 2018 graduates. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Interested applicants must meet several requirements. Applicants must be female residents of York County who are 2018 graduating seniors at a public or accredited private high school in York County. Applicants must have served as a class officer or held another leadership position in an organized, school-sponsored activity. Applicants must carry a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale that is maintained through the end of the junior year in high school and must include their transcript and a letter of recommendation. Applicants must have accumulated a minimum of 20 hours of community service within the past calendar year.
In addition, applicants must submit an essay of 250 words or less. The essay must address: How do you define leadership? Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
For more information and an application, interested young women may visit a York Traditions Bank. Branches are located in York at 235 St. Charles Way, 2450 Eastern Blvd., and 2305 Susquehanna Trail North; and in Hanover at 361 Eisenhower Drive. Applications are also available at the administrative headquarters at 226 Pauline Drive, York.
Applications may also be found at www.hertraditions.com. Applications must be dropped off at a bank branch or postmarked by Feb. 28. Scholarship applicants may contact Melissa Moore at 717-747-2678 for more details.
Eyeglasses Collected For Lions Clubs January 3, 2018
Geisinger Holy Spirit collected nearly 750 pairs of prescription eyeglasses, readers, and sunglasses in the fall in partnership with local Lions Clubs.
Geisinger Holy Spirit encouraged employees and patients to donate gently used glasses for use in countries where vision screening and eyeglasses are unavailable to people living in poverty. Several Lions Clubs in southcentral Pennsylvania, including those in Camp Hill (District 14-C) and Lower Paxton Township (District 14-T), donated the collection boxes and were slated to sort and ship the collected eyewear to distribution facilities in New Jersey and Virginia.
Additional donations of eyeglasses will be accepted on an ongoing basis in the hospital lobby, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill.
For more information about the Lions Clubs' sight programs, readers may visit www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/index.php.
Students Receive Gifts December 21, 2017
For the third consecutive year, three students at The Vista School in Hershey and their siblings received personalized holiday gifts from employees at the Old Navy store in Hershey. High school students from the school picked up the gifts from the store on Dec. 19 and brought them back to the school.
Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, The Vista School is a school for students with autism. Approximately 100 students from 34 school districts in eight counties attend the school. Another 130 students with autism receive support in their home schools through Vista Outreach Services. Through Vista Adult Services, adults with autism receive training, residential services, and employment support.
For more information, readers may visit www.thevistaschool.org.