Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving partnered with Rossi's Corner Store, a Pennsylvania Skill Location, to donate $42,478.60 to the community in Southwest Central Pennsylvania. Donations were given to 11 nonprofits in Cambria, Clearfield, and Blair counties. The nonprofits that received donations include:
B.A.D.G.E. (Because All Deserve Great Equipment)
B.A.D.G.E., also known as Because All Deserve Great Equipment, received a $2,300 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to purchase a portable sound system that will be used for community events, trainings, and presentations. B.A.D.G.E. provides equipment and training for police departments in Cambria County and promote first responders and community safety throughout the region with youth education in at-risk communities.
Bilger's Rocks Association
Bilger's Rock Association, of Grampian, received a $10,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will offset the cost of the outdoor classroom that is under construction to be used for informational purposes at Bilger's Rock which is a volunteer-ran park and forest that provides educational events for students, scouts, and organizations.
Claysburg Area Public Library
The Claysburg Area Public Library received $2,000 from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to increase the library's book collection for students in elementary school as the local school has eliminated it library.
Girls Night Out Altoona
Girls Night Out of Altoona received a $2,500 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving which was matched by Colleen DeLeo, of DeLeo Games, which brought their total grant to $5,000. Girls Night Out supports uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with medical and general expenses and provides free mammograms at local facilities.
Mature Resources Foundation
The Mature Resources Foundation received a $1,678.60 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to replace 70 wall sconces within the historic Dimeling Hotel building which is used for a low-income senior housing. The scones need replaced in the hallways and stairways due to their dim lighting and damage.
Naomi's Nursery Blessings
Amanda Biddle, Founder and President of Naomi Nursery Blessings, accepts a $2,500 donation on behalf of the nonprofit from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to purchase items for families with their children’s needs. The nonprofit’s pantry provides free items such as clothing, diapers, wipes, furniture, and more.
North Point Volunteer Fire Company
North Point Volunteer Fire Company received a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to purchase thermal imaging cameras for the fire apparatus to equip members to better fight a fire. Firefighters can use the cameras fo find victims and monitor the fire to help evacuate a structure as the conditions worsen.
Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
The Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 received a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to purchase battery powered chainsaws, cut-off saws, portable scene lights on tripods, and extra batteries. This equipment could be used on any type of fire or rescue call. The fire company is based out of Hollidaysburg and provides services in Blair County. Pictured is Lynn Wheland, of Miele Manufacturing, left; Eric Schmitt, Assistant Fire Chief; and Brandon Dibona, Fire Chief.
Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company
Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company received a $4,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to purchase two new K-12 fire and rescue rotary saws that will be added to the engine/rescue truck to provide better service for the community when responding to a call.
The TriLeo Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will support a family going through medical issues with their child and also Congenital Cardiac Research Collaborative (CCRC). As part of the donation, Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving was listed a sponsor for their 2023 Hackers for Hearts Golf Outing.
Veterans Memorial Ambulance Service
The Veterans Memorial Ambulance Service, of Northern Cambria, received a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to replace an outdated generation as the facility is a designated warning station for the community during power outages or inclimate weather events to come for a warm place to stay.
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.