Business news of local interest

Bath Fitter supports

cancer society

Bath Fitter is partnering with the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer.

ACS will hold its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Sunday at People’s Natural Gas Field in Altoona with the support and sponsorship of Bath Fitter.

The company has been sponsoring Making Strides walks across the eastern U.S, for the past 11 years. It is also sponsoring a walk in Holland, Ohio. In addition to sponsoring and participating in the walks, Bath Fitter will, for the second year in a row, donate a portion of all sales revenue in October to ACS.

Local dentists participating in Freedom Day

Total Health Dentistry will join businesses across the country Thursday to participate in Freedom Day USA, which is a national military Thank You event designed to show appreciation to U.S. veterans.

Between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., both the Huntingdon and Altoona offices will offer free food, gifts and a chance to win door prizes to any U.S. veteran residing in Huntingdon, Blair or Centre counties.

The Huntingdon office is at 524 Washington St., and the Altoona office is at 616 Fourth St.

Chick-Fil-A partners with Operation Christmas child

Operation Christmas Child volunteers will be at the Altoona Chick-Fil-A handing out empty shoeboxes with instructions on how to pack them, from 11 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. They will provide an offer for a free Chicken Biscuit to those who return the box, filled, on Nov. 9.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Samaritan’s Purse currently works in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — and delivers them to children in need around the world.


Giant/Martin’s donate

to food banks

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets’ customers and associates donated $738,080 during the annual September in-store Bag Hunger campaign, which supports local and regional food banks in four states.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank was one of the recipients.

This year alone, Giant/Martin’s customer contributions for hunger relief efforts total more than $1.3 million.