New Hope Receives Grant August 23, 2017
New Hope Ministries has announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. The funds will support New Hope's workforce development and stability programs designed to make people job-ready for open and needed positions in the southcentral Pennsylvania region.
According to New Hope executive director Eric Saunders, the goal of the organization's job training and workforce development programs, along with soft-skills training and personal encouragement and support, is to address and reduce community instability and poverty.
The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.
New Hope Ministries is a community-based, Christian, social service agency that aims to show the love and hope of Christ by meeting the needs of low-income families and individuals through crisis assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Mechanicsburg, New Oxford, and the West Shore. New Hope provides help with food, housing, utility, and transportation needs to 18,000 individuals from 7,600 families every year. In addition, New Hope provides structured after-school programs for underprivileged youths. For more information, readers may visit www.nhm-pa.org.
Collection To Benefit Gate House August 11, 2017
The Gate House in Mountville will benefit from a collection of hair products and styling tools organized by Details Salon and Spa in Mount Joy. The collection will continue through the end of August.
The Gate House is a women's halfway house that provides drug and alcohol treatment programs. All items collected will be donated to the organization to help support recovering addicts.
Community members are welcome to donate non-professional products and tools at the salon, 1001 W. Main St., Mount Joy. For more information, readers may call 717-928-4021.
Organizations Receive Grants August 10, 2017
Arconic Foundation and the Arconic Lancaster facility announced they have supported seven community-based Lancaster County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $150,000 in 2017.
The grant winners were as follows: Compass Mark, $20,000; Crispus Attucks, $25,000; Franklin & Marshall College, $20,000; Junior Achievement, $25,000; Millersville University, $20,000; Power Packs Project, $20,000; and Spanish American Civic Association, $20,000. These winners include a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Outreach and Interactive Science Program that benefits local students in kindergarten through eighth grade and families in the Lancaster city schools, a project that provides food for the weekend to families whose children receive free school lunches, a program that supports STEM Summits that inspire local high school students to pursue STEM careers, and support for ESL and ABE education, along with career counseling for local unemployed individuals.
Benefit Event For Dogs Posted August 9, 2017
Golden Retriever Lifetime Study hero dogs from Morris Animal Foundation will be on hand from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 19 and 26, at the Orvis outlet store in Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster. The dogs' owners will be available to answer questions about the study, and what it means to advancing veterinary medicine.
During the Dog Days of Summer, customers are invited to participate in the Paw Print Program. Customers may purchase a paper pawprint, write their dog's name on the paw, and have it displayed. Proceeds will benefit the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.
The study seeks to identify the nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors that may increase the risk of developing cancer and other major diseases in dogs, such as diabetes and heart disease. Now in its fifth year, the study is the largest of its type ever done in veterinary medicine in the U.S.
Through the Cover Dog Contest, more than $1.1 million has been donated to support cancer research at Morris Animal Foundation. To learn more, or to make a donation, readers may visit www.morrisanimalfoundation.org.
Book Bag Drive Posted August 9, 2017
Northeastern School District (NESD) will benefit from a back-to-school book bag drive organized by Business Information Group (BIG). Monetary donations will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 17, at http://bit.ly/GiveBIG_NESD.
Employees from BIG are collecting donations, purchasing supplies and assembling book bags filled with school supplies to benefit children in kindergarten through sixth grade in NESD. Book bags will be delivered to NESD on Monday, Aug. 21, to be distributed to support the more than 600 children in the district who come from underprivileged homes.
Student Wins Scholarship July 27, 2017
Michael Stock of Peach Bottom was a winner in the Terumo Americas Holding Inc. Scholarship Program. Michael, the son of Edward Stock, is studying finance at Bloomsburg University. His school and community activities include FBLA and the Swat Clean-Up Team. He also coaches basketball.
The scholarship program provides scholarships to children of Terumo Medical Corporation associates. Recipients must be enrolled or plan to enroll full time in a college, university, or technical school program. The recipients are chosen competitively on the basis of their academic record and personal achievements.
Zubrickie Receives Award July 25, 2017
George Zubrickie of Harrisburg received an award from UniqueSource Products and Services on June 19 at an Embrace the Abilities event at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The award recognized Zubrickie's abilities in the workplace.
Embrace the Abilities showcased the skills and talents that individuals with disabilities bring to the workplace. Zubrickie was among 26 individuals who were recognized with UniqueSource Achievement Awards in front of family, friends, co-workers and legislators for the contributions they make in jobs that they choose to have.
Following the awards ceremony, guests heard a keynote address from Jessica Cox, a woman who was born without arms and whose many accomplishments include receiving the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.
For the last seven years, Zubrickie has been employed by Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania, where he works as a custodian. In that time, he has independently maintained two sites for Vision Resources. Zubrickie's responsibilities include cleaning restrooms, picking up trash, vacuuming and dusting. He also informs his supervisor of what supplies are needed.
He said his job has helped him build his self-esteem and self-confidence. When he is not working, he enjoys bowling, going to the gym, and taking reading and math classes at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. Zubrickie also said he enjoys attending activities, such as baseball games, that are sponsored by his employer.
School Supply Collection Posted July 20, 2017
Children's Home of York County will receive the items collected during a school supply drive. U-Stor-It will accept donations from the community through Monday, July 31. Members of the public may drop off donations at 2786 S. Queen St., Dallastown, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays or 1331 N. Sherman St., York, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Children's Home of York County's wish list includes composition notebooks, glue sticks, folders, pencils, erasers, highlighters, pens, rulers, backpacks, and coloring utensils. Spiral-bound notebooks will not be accepted.
For more information, readers may contact Jill or Courtney at 717-840-9369.
School Supply Collection Posted July 20, 2017
A school supply collection to benefit students in the Palmyra Area School District will be held at Traditions of Hershey, 100 N. Larkspur Drive, Palmyra, from Tuesday, Aug. 1, to Thursday, Aug. 31. Suggested items include pencils, erasers, colored pencils, ruled paper, folders, glue sticks and more.
For more information, readers may call 717-838-2330.