Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving recently held a Charitable Thursday Give-and-Grab event for nonprofits in the Commonwealth. The event was held at Sprankle's Neighborhood Market in Kittanning where $28,977.00 was donated to 6 organizations in the southwest region.
The southwest region consists of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
Armstrong Center for Medicine and Health (ACMH)
Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving donated $1,788.00 to ACMH for MAPS Technologies to increase communication within the community. MAPS is a cloud based platform that will enable ACMH with additional methods to communicate and send notifications and reminders to patients and the community. The Armstrong Center for Medicine and Health is committed to improving the emotional and physical health of its patients through superior clinical care and the compassionate management of illness and disability.
God's Country Paradise Park Foundation
God's Country Paradise Park Foundation received a $2,500 donation in support of their annual Friday Night Concert Series. The organization provides free or a low-cost venue for local organizations to host fundraisers for education, performing arts, public messaging, tourism, faith engagements, and much more.
The concert series is held every Friday in the month of August from 5 to 11 p.m. with five hours of live music, a 5 p.m. happy hour, food, and only costs $5 at the gate. There is free parking and will be held rain or shine. Tables and seating is available, or attendees may bring a chair. The lineup for this year's High 5 Fridays includes the following:
- Aug. 4: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nobels Hops; 8 to 11 p.m., Thieves
- Aug. 11: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Sons; 8 to 11 p.m., Desperado (Eagles Tribute)
- Aug. 18: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Cash Out Show; 8 to 11 p.m., Killin' Time
- Aug. 25: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Heidi & The Hellcats, 8 to 11 p.m., Metro Band
The park is located at 1581 State Route 268, Cowansville, PA 16218
Growing Together Aquaponics
Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving donated $7,689.00 to Growing Together Aquaponics. The donation will be used for their job training program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This specific donation would employ two students that have completed the program and enable the organization to purchase an O2 Sensor and Composter to make the plants and fish safer.
The foundation holds 10-week long curricular classes which provides students with knowledge about fish care, plant sowing, management, harvesting, and packaging and system management. System management includes monitoring the water chemical levels (pH, ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates) which are important STEM concepts.
Growing Together Aquaponics provides individuals with disabilities with job-training skills which lead to competitive, integrated employment.
Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF)
The Homeless Children's Education Fund received $5,000 for transportation assistance for children and youth in Allegheny County experiencing housing instability. The foundation offers services both episodically and year-round for summer and afterschool programming, cultural enrichment programs, educational mini-grants, post-secondary education/career scholarships, college and career planning, workforce readiness internships, learning centers at partner housing agencies, emergency funds, and an annual backpack drive. In 2022, the organization served approximately 2,500 children and youth. Any youth or young adult under the age of 24 within Allegheny is eligible for HCEF's services.
Salvation Army of Kittanning
Sprankle's Neighborhood Market made a $7,500 donation to the Salvation Army of Kittanning which Pennsylvania Skill contributed towards, bringing the total donation to $17,500! Sprankle's hosts an annual fundraiser called Camp Out for Community in which they raise money for their local Salvation Army's food pantries. During this fundraiser, 10% of all sales across the Sprankle's stores is donated to the Salvation Army. This is the fourth year Sprankle's has hosted this fundraiser in which Charitable Giving has been annual partner.
VFW Post 4793
Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving donated $2,000 to VFW Post 4793, recommended by James Vending, in support of their local veterans. The organization supplies military rights for funerals, provides a place for servicemen to interact with others within their community, and helps those that they need to apply for disability.
About Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving
Since 2018, the Charitable Giving foundation has donated over $3,000,000 to nonprofits. PA Skill Charitable Giving is made up of the hundreds of skill game operators from across the state.
Pennsylvania Skill is powered by Pace-O-Matic and built by Miele Manufacturing. Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving is committed to supporting causes that improve communities and quality of life for the commonwealth residents. PA Skill Charitable Giving does not make charitable donations to for profit organizations. Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) or non-profit. Recipients are a community organization in Pennsylvania.
If your organization is in need of a monetary donation and would like to be considered, visit PA Skill Charitable Giving to download the Donation Request Form.