CMN?part of?Raise the Region event
DANVILLE - Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger will be one of the participating nonprofits in Raise the Region 2014.
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania holds Raise the Region in an effort to help nonprofit organizations' fundraising efforts. The event begins at 6 p.m. March 12 and runs until 11:59 p.m. March 13.
The Bishop Guilfoyle Athletic Department will hold a basket fundraiser featuring Longaberger baskets from 5 to 8 p.m. April 6 at Father Kelley Hall, Altoona. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Planning for the event are (from left): front — Lily Benzel and Annie Dombrowski; back — Owen Wolf, Mike Cacciotti (assistant principal and athletic director) and Nathan Hagg. Tickets are $25, which includes 15 games, dinner, soft drinks, wine and dessert. A $60 Super Value Package also is available. For more information or to order tickets, contact Leanne Maucieri at 934-4047 or Lj2ocean@yahoo.com.
The 30-hour event is held at www.raisetheregion.
org. Donors are asked to visit the website, choose Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger and make an online gift. The running totals will be displayed online throughout the day.
Funds raised will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children's Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.
Oak Spring Winery to host fundraiser
"An Afternoon of Wine and Chocolate" and a silent auction will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. March 30 at the Oak Spring Winery, Altoona.
This event will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's 2014 Take Steps Walk.
Ticket are $25 and are available at the door or by calling 404-4470.
Home Instead offers free resources
As one of the most-worried-about diseases, an Alzheimer's diagnosis, presents many challenges for families living with this disease.
An estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer's live at home, with the responsibility of care for them usually falling on their families. While it may be impossible to predict behaviors exhibited by a person struggling with Alzheimer's, there are free resources available to help families in Blair and Cambria counties cope with the disease.
Home Instead Senior Care will be offering free Family Caregiver Alzheimer Trainings to reassure those caring for and to answer questions for those looking to know more about the disease.
The first class for the year will be from 2 to 4 p.m. March 13 at the Duncansville office, 1923 Plank Road, Duncansville.
To register, call 693-3634. Other classes will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. June 13 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12.
Foundation discusses programs
COALPORT - At the Feb. 24 meeting of the Glendale Education Foundation, President Rick Holes noted a request from Glendale High School principal Gary Walstrom for an "SAT Prep" workshop for juniors and seniors.
The board approved sponsoring a workshop on SAT Math and Reading and test-taking skills, to be presented April 12 by educators from The Learning Lamp in Johnstown.
The board accepted the resignation of charter board member Edward B. Turchick and then voted in recently retired Glendale teacher Diane Andrews to take his place on the board of directors. Andrews will also serve on the scholarship subcommittee.
To help support and expand local literacy, the board voted to send a donation of $250 to First Book-Clearfield County, which distributes free books to organizations that serve low-income families with children.
First Book is planning a book dispersal at the Glendale Area Public Library on May 24. The foundation's donation will subsidize nearly 100 books.
The board plans on doing something during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 5 to 9) for the 114 Glendale School District employees who donated a total of $4,385 to the foundation in 2013 via payroll deductions.
The board received a donation of $500 from Albemarle Corp. to subsidize its scholarship.
The board was awarded $1,800 from the Northwest Charitable Foundation Inc., which will subsidize the foundation's Viking Achievement Program for grades seven through.
The Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament will be June 13 at Eagles Ridge Golf Club. Golfer registration fees will be $60 this year, and the board is hoping to exceed the 96 total hole sponsors at $50 each from last year.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 28 at Josie's Restaurant.