Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving made donations to organization's throughout the Commonwealth to improve communities through the services they provide. In total, for the month of February, Charitable Giving donated $56,379.37 to 20 nonprofits.
Blacklick Valley EMS received a $1,500 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving to purchase Intraosseous (IO) Needle set and driver. These devices are required by the Department of Health and is a valuable life-saving tool for patients who are severely sick or dying. IO Needles provide vascular access for delivery of fluids and medication in the event intravenous access is not available. The Blacklick Valley Foundation and Ambulance Service is a nonprofit agency that operates 24/7 and provides services in Nanty Glo and to other communities in Cambria
Jim Davis, of Bobs Creek Stream Guardians, accepts a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. A portion of the donation will be used to purchase trophies for youth fishing programming and public access areas on Bob Creek. The remaining monies will be used to dispose of tires collected on the 20th annual Bob Creek Stream Clean-Up. The organization protects Bobs Creek and tributaries in Imler, Bedford County, so that future generations can enjoy recreational and other uses in a high-quality watershed.
Center Square Fire Company’s Captain Ted Fonash, left, and Fire Chief Lee Miller, right, accept a $3,000 donation from Miele Manufacturing’s Sales Representative, Anthony Kovaleski. The donation will be used to fund the implementation of a new firefighter accountability system and safety equipment. The fire company has provided emergency services to Whitpain Township and Montgomery County for 108 years.
Dan Palski, Treasurer, left; and Gary Harmon Jr., President, of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club Chapter 32 accept a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The chapter is a social club for firefighters and their families who enjoy riding motorcycles in Lycoming and Clinton counties. Annually, they make donations to the Lehigh Valley Health Network Pediatric Burn Center, KidsPeace of Lycoming County, Strike for a Wish, the RKMC PA 32 Scholarship Fund, and other local charities.
Anthony Kovaleski, of Miele Manufacturing, presents Karen Kinley, teacher at Salladasburg Elementary School, with a $500 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving for their BARK Program. The BARK Program rewards students and staff members for exemplary citizenship. Students will be able to receive prizes such as educational games, toys, books, or gift cards. The BARK Program is part of Jersey Shore School District’s School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan, which models and reinforces appropriate behavior for all students. The program was recognized by the state with a banner and rewarded for an excellent behavior program for 10 years in a row. Salladsburg Elementary was one of eight schools in the state that received recognition from the PA Positive Behavior Support Network for receiving high scores on evaluations performed by the state, too.
Members of the VFW Post 1718 of East Harrisburg received $3,146.37 to replace their beverage cooler that was on the way out. The VFW provides a veteran support to the community in Dauphin County.
Additional Donations for the month of February include:
Addie's Army: $1,000
Camp Victory: $5,000
Christian Houghtailing Foundation: $3,000
Cumberland Valley Wrestling Booster Club Fundraiser: $1,000
Development & Disability Services of Lebanon Valley: $1,000
Dushore Fire Co. No. 1: $10,000
Humane Pennsylvania: $1,000
Keystone Elk Country Alliance: $5,000
McClellandtown Volunteer Fire Company: $2,500
Muncy Public Library: $2,733
Pride Motocycle Club: $5,000
Williamsport Eagles Club: $1,000
Williamsport Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 29: $1,000
Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving is made up of the hundreds of skill game operators from across the state. It has handed out nearly $2 million since it was created in 2018.