Giving back

Paula Wolf//November 22, 2022

Giving back

Paula Wolf//November 22, 2022

Plants & Pints, the family-friendly, plant-based community event held in Harrisburg’s Strawberry Square in late August, presented checks for $2,000 each to Downtown Daily Bread and Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services from event proceeds. 

Hershey-based Pennsylvania American Water awarded $71,000 in grants to 142 fire and rescue organizations across the commonwealth through its annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. 

Harrisburg-based Central Pennsylvania Food Bank announced that it is receiving a $127,000 grant from Sheetz for the Kidz, a charitable organization driven by the employees of Sheetz Inc., to help provide hunger-relief to children in central Pennsylvania through the food bank’s summer feeding and youth hunger programs. 

Walmart is making it easy for nonprofits to rally support as well as for customers and associates to give back by launching Spark Good, a new way of community giving. Spark Good Round Up allows customers to round up their purchase total and donate their change at checkout on Walmart.com and in the Walmart app year-round. 

The American Land Title Association Good Deeds Foundation announced that it was awarding a $5,000 grant to the Workforce NOW Foundation of the York Builders Association. Shonna Cardello, president of White Rose Settlement Services Inc., York, nominated the nonprofit to receive the grant because of the organization’s efforts to address the local workforce gap in the building industry. 

Harrisburg-based MITER Foundation will once again recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by making a series of financial donations totaling more than $80,000. The foundation will present a $40,000 check to both the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

In the third quarter of 2022, York-based First Capital Federal Credit Union donated $1,050 to Autism York. This money was raised through various fundraisers throughout First Capital’s branches, including jeans days and soft pretzel sales. 

West Shore Home and MI Windows and Doors donated $100,000 to Four Diamonds to assist in childhood cancer care, treatment and innovative research. The Oct. 27 donation capped off their Childhood Cancer Awareness month fundraiser. 

United Concordia Dental recently presented The Nativity School of Harrisburg with a $15,000 donation in support of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program offered through Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. The funds will be used to provide need-based scholarships to students attending the school. 

Harrisburg-based MITER Foundation, the charitable arm of MITER Brands, MI Windows and Doors and Milgard Windows and Doors, raised a record $2.3 million at its annual golf outings in Hershey and in Prescott, Arizona. 

Access Insurance Agency, based in Harrisburg, gave a $10,000 donation to Harrisburg’s Bro2Go, an organization dedicated to providing human and social services to under-served individuals, such as veterans, at-risk youth, low- to moderate-income families, ex-offenders and people in recovery. 

Compiled by Paula Wolf