Fresh posts in the ‘Charity Events’ Category

YAFCAst – Andrew Ponti of the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society Tells Us About Upcoming Events on the Pride of the Susquehanna

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

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Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst! Our special guest this week is Andrew Ponti, the executive director of the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society.  When we first spoke with Andrew in April, he gave us some background on the Pride of the Susquehanna and how the HARS uses the riverboat to promote the heritage of the area and provide education for our youth.

Harrisburg Area Riverboat SocietyHarrisburg PA City Island

This time around Andrew talks about upcoming events including free cruises for veterans, murder mystery cruises and the upcoming Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment!  You can find out more about HARS and the Pride of the Susquehanna here:  http://harrisburgriverboat.com.  In the meantime, heeeeeeeere’s Andrew Ponti!

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YAFCAst – Natalie Kopp Discusses The PA Breast Cancer Coalition And How You Can Be Involved

Posted on: June 6th, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Interviews, YAFCAsts

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Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst!  This week our special guest is Natalie Kopp, Communications Director with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.  This week, Natalie tells us about her history with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and how you can learn more about what they do through their newsletter.

If you want to sign up for their newsletter or find out more about their upcoming charity events, just go to http://pabreastcancer.org.   There, you will find all kinds of information about what they do and how you can get involved.

In June and July, they will be sponsoring the 2013 Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby at 5 different ballparks in Pennsylvania to raise money for breast cancer survivors and their families.  It’s a great event where the whole family can be involved.  For more information on that, visit www.pahomerunderby.org.  We hope to join Natalie for more chats in the future, but in the meantime, heeeeeeeere’s Natalie Kopp!

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JTSF Crab Feed

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Partners


JTS.webRead on for event info, or click the JTSF logo to purchase tickets.

(Ticket sales for this event are now closed) 

Where: Kerry’s Green at 150 Country Club Rd., Red Lion, PA 17356
What: Crab feed to benefit the JTS Foundation
Tickets are $35 per adult, $10 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 3!

No tickets will be sold the day of the event, you must have a ticket to enter!

 

Hi friends!

We would like to give you some more information about our 3rd Annual Crab Feed which will be held at a new location this year! Of course, nothing has changed about the importance of this event! All proceeds benefit children and families in our area who are battling childhood cancer. Please join us on Father’s Day weekend to celebrate these families, remember those who cannot be with us and raise awareness and a lot of money!We are extending a big thank you to Kerry’s Green for becoming our new home to this beloved event.The event will begin at 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. featuring all-you-can-eat fresh steamed, Maryland blue crab from the fine folks at She’s Got Crabs! Additionally  we feature hot dogs, picnic side dishes and more desserts than you can handle!Beverages will be provided, non-alcoholic and alcoholic (sodas, tea, water and beer). Unlike in the past, this event is notBYOB. Please pass this along to friends who may have attended our event in prior years. If you have any questions about this please contact us at jtsfoundation@gmail.com.JTSF merchandise will be available for purchase. There will be a cash raffle as well as a few other special raffle prizes. If you cannot join us and would like to make a donation (monetary or in-kind), please visit our Facebook page or reach out to Savannah Smith at jtsfoundation@gmail.com! We appreciate your gracious support and look forward to seeing you at Kerry’s Green on June 15th! These tickets make a fantastic Father’s Day gift and help support the fight against childhood cancer.

Get yours today!

This post was originally published by our friends and partners at  The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation.

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Red Cross Statement on Oklahoma Tornado

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events

The American Red Cross issued the following statement following the tornado in Oklahoma this afternoon:

RedCrossWebWASHINGTON, Monday, May 20, 2013 – Our thoughts and concerns go to everyone in Oklahoma following this horrific tornado.

The American Red Cross has one shelter open in Moore and is working on locating others; we continue to operate three shelters that were opened Sunday in the Oklahoma City area following the storms on Sunday.

Red Cross volunteers are out tonight with food and supplies supporting first responders.

More than 25 emergency response vehicles are positioned to move at first light Tuesday, and we expect that the number will increase. The Red Cross is also sending in kitchen support trailers to support the upcoming operation to provide meals to those forced out of their homes.

People in Oklahoma near the tornado area are encouraged to connect with one another and let loved ones know that they are safe. This can be done through the I’m Safe feature of the free Red Cross tornado app. In addition, if you have access to a computer, go toredcross.org/safeandwell to list yourself as safe. If not, you can text loved ones or call a family member and ask them to register you on the site.

This has been a major disaster, and the Red Cross will be there for the people in this state and this community. People who wish to make a donation can support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas as well as disasters big and small throughout the United States by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

This post originally appeared as a press release put out by the Red Cross on Monday.

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YAFCAst – Natalie Kopp Discusses Her Role at PA Breast Cancer Coalition, and explains about some upcoming events.

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Interviews, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst! This is part one of our series with Natalie Kopp, Communications Director with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. This week, Natalie tells us about the organization and their upcoming 2013 Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby.

In June and July, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition has their annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby at 5 different ballparks in Pennsylvania to raise money for breast cancer survivors and their families. It’s a great event and your whole family can take part in it…even without swinging a bat! You and your kids can get out in the field and shag balls and have a great time. e involved. For more information on that, visit www.pahomerunderby.org.

If you want to sign up for their newsletter or find out more about upcoming events, just go to http://pabreastcancer.org.

In the meantime…heeeeeeeere’s Natalie Kopp!

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Support The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society: Giveaway!

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Partners, Sponsors

AskAwayHave you read any of our posts from contributor Ellen Ross? If not, you have some catching up to do. Even better, you’ll support our nonprofit partners when you do.  The Pride of the Susquehanna is honored to be one of them. YAFCA is pleased to have a working relationship with both Ellen, and The Pride. Check out the following giveaway, originally published on Ellen’s blog.

This Summer, enjoy the local scenery of the Harrisburg area even at night, by taking a Arooga’s Wing Night Cruise on The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat!    You can enjoy the sunset on the river while you devour wings from Arooga’s! It doesn’t get much better than that! There is an Arooga’s Wing Night Cruise each month.

The cruises run from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

The Pride is handicapped and wheelchair accessible. This cruise is for ages 13 and older. Restrooms are available onboard.

The wing options are as follows : 

  • All-inclusive of 10 BONELESS wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($20.00)
  • All-inclusive of 5 BONELESS wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($15.00)
  • All-inclusive of 10 REGULAR wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($22.00)
  • All-inclusive of 5 REGULAR wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($17.00)
  • Just the cruise. Wings not your thing? Take just the cruise. Enjoy the cash bar and the sights ($10.00)


Pride of SusquehannaTo purchase tickets visit: http://shop.harrisburgriverboat.com/Aroogas-Wing-Night_c19.htm

OR
Enter to win 1 free ticket to the June 19th cruise below! (It’s super easy!!!) 
Here’s How to Enter:

1. Like The Harrisburg Riverboat on Facebook here.
2. Leave a comment on this post with your name and email address.

Bonus Entry: (must complete the main entry first)

 **LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH BONUS ENTRY YOU COMPLETE**
1. Follow The Harrisburg Riverboat on Twitter here.

2. Sign up for The Harrisburg Riverboat email blast here.(You Get A $2 coupon!)   
3. Tweet the following:  
I entered to win a free ticket to the Arooga’s WIng Night Cruise from @Pride_Riverboat and @Ellen_ross1!  http://ow.ly/kPIgY
4.  Share this giveaway on Facebook.

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:59 PM EST and a winner will be chosen via Random.org. 

Please note, to enter with comments, you must post your comment on Ellen’s blog!

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Leg Up Farm & This Saturday’s “Alarm At The Farm”

Posted on: May 15th, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Partners

YAFCA is pleased to announce Leg Up Farm’s upcoming Alarm At the Farm event. Scheduled for this Saturday from noon to six. Leg Up Farm is holding its first walk to raise money to help support services provided to children with special needs and their families. Become united with other families sounding the alarm for disability awareness.

There’s still time to create a team and join YAFCA at the farm for a fun day filled with activities, food, and fellowship. You can sign up, volunteer, or become a corporate sponsor. You may also give a gift in support of Saturday’s event through an online donation.

LegUpPartnerLeg Up Farm is a non-profit therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania, for children with disabilities and developmental delays. We believe every child is special and deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, they know that therapy takes a lot of time and hard work. Our individually tailored treatment plans, breadth of services, and child-friendly environment in a convenient, centralized location are the keys to success that will improve outcomes for children and families.

“Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

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YAFCAst – Part 3 with Savannah Smith of Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst! This week Savannah Smith of the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation in York, PA tells us more about upcoming events and how the foundation continues helping families dealing with childhood cancer. This is part three of our series of chats with Savannah, and we hope you’re as impressed as we are with the work of the JTS Foundation.  Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in for more chats with Savannah and our other non-profit friends and partners.

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A call to serve in York City on MLK Day

Posted on: January 19th, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Charity Events

By EYANA ADAH McMILLAN 505-5438 / @ydfeatures (See the original article on YorkDispatch.com)

Six years ago, LaShay Stevens was a first-time volunteer at the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service program organized by local Crispus Attucks Community Center.

Now she is the event’s chairwoman.

Stevens, 31, said she expects about 150 people of all ages to participate in the day of service on Monday, Jan. 21, the national holiday for King, a civil rights leader who was born Jan. 15, 1929, and assassinated April 4, 1968.

The King Day of Service program begins with a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Crispus Attucks, 605 S. Duke St. in York City.

“The event will be catered towards the youth,” Stevens said. “We will have speakers, youth reciting poetry and Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, and a praise dance performance by a group of local students.”

Then at 10 a.m., attendees will head out into the community to do volunteer projects, including a neighborhood cleanup around the center, a book read and giveaway for children, painting garages with the Salem Square Neighborhood Association and helping Crispus Attucks staff with game-day activities for youth at the center.

MLK Day Downtown York

“To be of service is what Mr. King was trying to get people to do … to come together and take part in the community,” Stevens said.  Volunteers are invited to return to the center at noon to receive free bagged lunches and to close the day’s events with a brief prayer, Stevens said. The day of service ends at 1 p.m.

Changed her life: Stevens said that becoming a King Day volunteer was a life-changing experience.

“After the first time I came to volunteer, I knew I had to be part of it again, to be of service to the community,” she said. “It encouraged me to (volunteer) throughout the rest of the year.”

Stevens became a volunteer with Crispus Attucks Rising Stars Youth and Family program, which provides after-school and summer programs, life skills classes, recreation activities and community service opportunities.

She now works in Crispus Attucks’ employment and training department and is a case manager for the Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) program.

Stevens said she sees how the center’s MLK Day of Service is an inspirational experience for others.

“People have energy,” she said. “They’re kind toward one another and they’re ready to go out to serve. A lot of people bring their kids. The feel is a real sense of community.”

– Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.

Martin Luther King Day of Service at Crispus Attucks Community Center begins with a free breakfast program at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the center at 605 S. Duke St. in York City.

Volunteer efforts will be completed throughout the community from 10 a.m. to noon, when the CA will distribute free bagged lunches at its facility.

To volunteer, call LaShay Stevens at 848-3610 or email her at lstevens@crispusattucks.org.

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YAFCA At The JTS Foundation 2012 Fundraiser

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 By: John Ellis | | Fresh groups: Charity Events

YAFCA president Mark Boyd at JTSmith Foundation autumn fundraiser

At the end of September, YAFCA was proud to be a part of the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation’s annual autumn fundraiser in York.  What a wonderful group of people brought together by one special little guy!

Meeting Kristin and Savannah and getting to know the heart and soul of the foundation was an amazing and inspiring experience and we’re happy to support the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation’s cause to fight childhood cancer.

It was one of the first fundraisers where YAFCA has been able to show support and we were fortunate that Hannah Sawyer from the York Daily Record was there and took time out to talk with us.

You can read the full story in the York Daily Record here.

You can learn more about the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation here.

Fall Leaf Raking

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 By: John Ellis | | Fresh groups: Charity Events

This Saturday, at COD York, meet up with fellow Yorkers and enjoy Reaching Out to the local community.

Come enjoy…  what will hopefully be great weather, lots of  fun, and a giving Spirit. COD York plans to assist as many as fifty local homeowners through the simple task of raking their leaves!   Plan to  meet in the lower parking lot at 10AM, gather into teams, and head out on the church bus, van & other vehicles as needed.  If you have a rake, please bring it.  They have about 20 extras for those who need them. If you’re planning on helping, please sign up by calling Bill Galinato at 717-767-6491.

 

 

York’s Polar Plunge 2012 – It’s a “Special Affair!”

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 By: John Ellis | | Fresh groups: Charity Events

We found out about York’s 2012 Polar Plunge when we were perusing Facebook and noticed a friend of ours was participating this year. In the spirit of good-natured fun and games, we couldn’t help but donate some dough to Jane Hoffman’s dive into some frigid February water! You can join in on the fun, too by clicking here. As of this post, shes’s at $155. Would you consider donating to her cause?

Check out the very happy Jane! – She’s on the right!

Stay tuned for Jane’s “Post Plunge” interview!