The Williamsport Crosscutters baseball team’s Charitable Tuesday program, presented by Pennsylvania Skill, gave local nonprofit organizations a no-cost opportunity to have a presence at Bowman Field to educate fans about their organization. One organization was featured at each of the Crosscutters six Tuesday home games and received a $500 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The 2022 Charitable Tuesday recipients include:
- Family Care for Children and Youth
- YWCA of Northcentral PA
- ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund
- Journey House
- Ruffed Grouse Society
- United Churches of Lycoming County
FAMILY CARE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
The mission of Family Care for Children & Youth, Inc. (FCCY) is to be the best social service agency in Pennsylvania committed to providing an excellent standard of care and culturally competent services while communicating compassion, empathy, and hope for the future. With experienced, compassionate, and dedicated professionals, FCCY works to find the best solutions whether it is for a child in need of emergency services, or someone is looking to provide a home for those in need.
YWCA OF NORTHCENTRAL PA
The YWCA of Northcentral PA is a member of a nationally recognized movement with a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCAs have positioned themselves at the forefront of the most pressing social movements. They have advocated for voting rights, civil rights, and violence protection; fought for affordable housing and pay equity, and championed health care reform. Locally, the YWCA of Northcentral PA supports the Lycoming County community by providing permanent supportive housing as well as comprehensive and life-saving services for women, children, and men. They ensure each program offered is designed to empower the individuals that they serve as they take steps towards their new paths.
THINKBIG PEDIATRIC CANCER FUND
ThinkBIG's mission is to relieve the stress of everyday financial expenses so families who are battling pediatric cancer can concentrate on treatment and healing. Families of children with pediatric cancer struggle with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses due to the significant amount of time that is spent in the hospital caring for their child and due to caregivers often having to take a leave of absence from work. ThinkBIG® is dedicated to minimizing this stress by providing financial support to these families for everyday cost of living expenses and unpaid medical bills.
Journey House is a United Way Partner Program and is a four-apartment transitional living program for homeless families in Lycoming County and is owned and operated by New Covenant United Church of Christ.
RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY
The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) unites conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Since 1961, RGS has promoted stewardship for forests, wildlife, and the future. Their vision is to create landscapes of diverse, functioning forest ecosystems that provide homes for wildlife and opportunities for people to experience them. The organization is headquartered in Coraopolis, PA, and employs a team of forest wildlife conservation professionals to work with private landowners, and government, including local, state and federal, land managers who are interested in improving their land for Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock and the other songbirds and wildlife that have similar requirements. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.
UNITED CHURCHES OF LYCOMING COUNTY
United Churches of Lycoming County (UCLC) is a network of congregations who are Connected Through Faith and United in Service. Begun in 1946 they now have over 125 member congregations representing Protestant, Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox faith traditions. The organization is made up of congregations who care about their neighbors, celebrate unity through faith in action, and respect others journey of faith. UCLC believes the broader mandate of Jesus is to take care in tangible ways — to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, and visit the sick and imprisoned. The nonprofit facilitates cooperation and understanding on faith, life, and justice issues and seeks to energize people by mobilizing congregations and communities in response to emerging needs.