POTTSTOWN PA – Several area non-profit organizations benefited from fund-raising efforts of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation East Auxiliary, which recently presented a $20,000 check to representatives of the foundation and six of its grant winners.
The auxiliary operates the “Just For You” gift shop located in the lobby of Pottstown Hospital. The shop is open to the public. Its funds were distributed as part of the foundation’s fall 2017 grant round, according to auxiliary President Mary Ellen Dice.
- Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, and its Aging in Community Program. Camphill Village provides personalized and preventative care to aging residents with developmental disabilities and struggles with independent living;
- Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County and Mission Kids, which fosters the resilient child through family advocacy and forensic interviews. Mission Kids is a collaborative effort to stop the cycle of abuse and improve the outcomes for abused children and their families;
- Maternity Care Coalition of the Pottstown Area Early Head Start and Parenting Initiative. The coalition strives to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers, and communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania;
- Spring-Ford Counseling Services and its Signs of Suicide program. Spring-Ford Counseling addresses the emotional and educational needs of the surrounding communities;
- Prime Time Health of the TriCounty Active Adult Center, making healthier lives possible for older adults. TriCounty is a community center for adults aged 50 and older, offering exercise classes, social and recreational programs, educational programs, and a daily lunch; and
- Visiting Nurse Association Community Services Inc. and its Personal Navigator program with expanded legal support. It is a non-profit agency with a focused mission of providing community-based programs that address family health and social service needs, and that support individual, family capacity, and self-sufficiency goals.
Participating in the presentation ceremony (at top, from left) were Brian Parkes, Executive Director, TriCounty Area Active Adult Center; Felicity Jeans, Executive Director, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills Louisa Pieri, Executive Director, Spring-Ford Counseling Services; Justine Pascal, Family & Engagement Coordinator, Maternity Care Coalition; Sandra Devine Sai, Director, Personal Navigator Program, Visiting Nurse Association; Mary Bright, Resident Board Member, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills,; Mary Ellen Dice, President, PAHWF East Auxiliary; Leslie Slingsby, Executive Director, and Kelli Murphy, Grants Manager, Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center; Laura DeFlavia, Controller, and Dave Kraybill, President, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation.
Photo from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation