Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving recently held a Charitable Give-and-Grab event for nonprofits in the Commonwealth. The event was held at the Hollidaysburg American Legion Post 516 where $29,000.00 was donated to 10 organizations in the southwest central region.
The southwest region consists of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Somerset counties.
Bellwood-Antis Public Library
The Bellwood-Antis Public Library received a $3,000.00 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving for the 2023 Summer Art Camp for children ages 6 to 12 years old. The library provides free services to community members in Blair County, with a special emphasis on the Bellwood-Antis community.
Cambria County Children & Youth Advisory Board
The Cambria County Children & Youth Advisory Board received a $500.00 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving to enrich the lives of children with higher education scholarships, senior expenses, school, and sport activities.
Claysburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit #522
The Claysburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 522 received a $2,500.00 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to support their programming that helps local veterans and community members in need and the local veteran food share program.
Cove Adoptive Families
Cove Adoptive Families received a $1,000.00 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving in support of their programming. Cove Adoptive Families provides financial assistance to children who are, or want to be, enrolled in an organization that aligns with their mission are are experiencing financial hardship. The nonprofit supports organizations that offer children extracurricular activities that stimulate their mind, body, and soul whatever their passion may be — whether that be sports or the arts. This donation directly supports three children in Blair and Bedford counties.
Cover Hill Volunteer Fire Company
Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving made a $10,000.00 donation to the Cover Hill Volunteer Fire Company to purchase Milwaukee tools to be placed on a rescue/pumper that is the replace the 1991 rescue truck. The tools will be used for possible rescue throughout the Johnsontown area as it is will be the primary rapid intervention and rescue vehicle.
Fostering Music, of Shelocta, received a $3,000.00 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving in support of their programming. Fostering Music is dedicated to enriching the lives of children currently in, or adopted out of, the foster care system by providing musical instruments and quality music instruction in conjunction with local music stores.
Great Commission Schools
Great Commission Schools, of Altoona, received a $2,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to pay for 13 students who qualify for free and/or reduced lunches through their public schools but are unable to afford a lunch at the private school. Students are not denied a lunch if they are unable to afford a lunch as they pay what they can.
Hollidaysburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516
The Holidaysburg American Legion Unit 516 received a $2,500.00 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The legion will be using this donation to pack and send holiday boxes to deployed soldiers for Christmas.
Homer City Police Department's K-9 Unit
The Homer City Police Department received a $2,000.00 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving to offset the cost of unfunded items for the K-9 Unit Fundraiser. The police department provides a high level of service to residents and business owners in the borough of Homer City and Indiana County and is continuously looking to improve their training, equipment, and service for the community. To further their services, the Homer City Police Department established a Police Canine Unit.
Canine officers and their partners have proven to be effective in locating contraband that may otherwise go undiscovered by the ordinary patrol officer. The canines the Homer City Police Department plans to deploy will be trained to perform, but are not limited to: tracking people ranging from a missing child to a wanted criminal, performing field searches, building and resident searches for people or discarded items and evidence, as well as serving as a deterrent to criminal behavior, narcotics, and patrol.
The Hope Center
The Hope Center, of Bellwood, received a $2,500 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to purchase food for The Hope Centers monthly Truck2Trunk Bulk Food Distribution and the Food Pantry for income-qualified residents in Bellwood and Antis Township.
The Trunk2Truck Food Distribution is in partnership with the Bellwood-Antis Council of Churches where boxes of bulk food are distributed monthly to about 100 families, half of which are delivered.
The Hope Center Food Pantry is open for income-qualified residents in Bellwood and Antis Township. Between 30 to 45 families use the Food Pantry to supplement their household groceries by self selecting meat, dairy, produce, and a variety of shelf-stable items.
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.