Sunday, December 2, 2012
The supermodel mom will help distribute supplies today in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch.
Supermodel Heidi Klum is lending her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing supplies, food, and water in the afternoon today, Dec. 2 at the American Red Cross Nassau Chapter in Mineola, NY, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. After, Klum will go to Lindenhurst, NY, for the tree lighting with Mayor Thomas Brennan. Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. Here's how you can help: Donate to Quaker Valley CARES efforts to help Sandy victims. Contributions can be brought to any Quaker Valley school buildings' main office. Checks should be made out to "Quaker Valley Cares." Funds will be collected through Jan. 7 for the American Red Cross, …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The community is invited to donate a gift card for shopping by Dec. 10 to help a local family in need.
Want to spread some cheer this holiday season? The community is invited to join Union Aid Society's holiday program now underway to help a Quaker Valley family have a happy holiday. To participate, simply donate a gift card for holiday shopping. Take an ornament from one of the trees located around Sewickley--Sewickley Library, Crazy Mocha, Starbucks, Safran’s, Ultimate Pastry Shop and the Sewickley Valley YMCA--and return the ornament with your donation to the Union Aid Society’s office in the Sewickley Borough Building at 601 Thorn St. Ornaments must be returned by Dec. 10. According to Union Aid Society, the need is greater than ever due to the economic downturn and your support will help local families have a brighter holiday. If you…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Pluck a “turkey” from a gift tree and purchase a grocery store gift card to benefit a family or individual in need.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Union Aid Society is organizing its annual Thanksgiving food program for 2012. Participating is easy. Simply pluck a “turkey” from a gift tree and purchase a grocery store gift card to benefit a family or individual in need. Union Aid Society is counting on the continued generosity of the community to help neighbors this holiday season. “Turkey Trees” will be located this season at the Sewickley Valley YMCA, the Sewickley Public Library, the Ultimate Pastry Shop and Safran’s Supermarket. The trees will be in place through Nov. 10. Send donations by Nov. 10 to the Union Aid Society office, 601 Thorn St., Sewickley, PA 15143. Donations can also be made online by clicking here. The Union Aid Society is a local non-profit that has been …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The ministry will provide clothing and school supplies to children of single mothers this Monday, Aug. 27.
St. Stephen's Side by Side ministry will host a Back 2 School Boutique this Monday, Aug. 27 from 6-9 pm in the church lobby. Single mothers with school-aged children are welcome to attend the event, which will allow them to pick up donated clothing and school supplies free of charge. There will also be activities for kids while mothers shop at the boutique. This will be the first year that Side by Side ministry has hosted the Back 2 School Boutique and the women involved in the ministry are thrilled at the number of donations they received. "The community was so generous, the two coat rooms at St. Stephen's are filled with donations!" said Jenni Bartling, co-chair of the boutique. Side by Side was created in 2009 by Andrea Zimmerman, the …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Donors only have a week left to pledge as a Front Row member.
A Sewickley organization working to bring a theater back to the village is approaching $400,000 in pledges, but the group hopes to secure more funds to make the theater a reality. Donors still have a chance to become "Front Row" members by making a pledge before Saturday, June 30. Front Row donors can give at any level to be invited to the first movie ever shown in the Village Theater. Village Theater, working with Forbes Trail Development Co, announced plans in December to bring a two-screen family movie theater back to Sewickley. The former Ascot Imported Cars Inc. site was later announced as the potential location. The theater will screen American independent and foreign films, as well as second-run and older films. Village Theater Co…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
An information session is planned from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the Sewickley Valley YMCA community activity center.
The Village Theater Company wants to hear from you. The newly-formed nonprofit is on a mission to bring a family movie theater back to Sewickley and is inviting the public to attend an information session. The session will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the Sewickley Valley YMCA's community activity center, located near the paddle tennis courts off Blackburn Road. Volunteers said the meeting will outline plans to bring a two-screen family theater to the village in addition to soliciting feedback from the community. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. Village Theater, working with Forbes Trail Development Co, announced plans in December to bring a family movie theater back to Sewickley …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Laughlin Children’s Center is hosting the book drive Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 31 to raise awareness about the importance of diagnosing and treating communication disorders and reading problems.
Monday, May 7, 2012
As part of national “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” Laughlin Children’s Center is once again hosting a book drive to raise local awareness of the importance of diagnosing and treating communication disorders and reading problems. The book drive runs from Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 31. Books will be donated to Side By Side, a local program that offers practical help to single mothers and families who have children with special needs, by providing material help, mentoring and support from members, and practical help that uses the gifts of the church to meetthe real demands of everyday life. Children with weak speech and language skills, as well as those who do not have the opportunity to see and interact with print in everyday …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The charity game takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at South Park. Donations for this game are going to the UPMC Brain Cancer Research in honor of Dave "Ziggy" Zeigler.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Quaker Valley Varsity Hockey has been honored by the league again this year and selected to play in a Winter Charity Classic of sorts! The team will play at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 in the PIHL charity outdoor game and will face Westmont Hilltop at the South Park outdoor rink. For ease of student purchase, tickets are being sold this week at the high school as well as through the Varsity Team Manager, Beth Ann Mohr. Pre-game cost is $5 which increases to $7 on game day. Tickets will be available to purchase at the Quaker Valley High School through Katie Martin, junior. All donations for this game are going to the UPMC Brain Cancer Research in honor of Dave "Ziggy" Zeigler. Zeigler owned a pro shop and always found a way to outfit youth …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Nell "Mrs. D" D'Augostino of Sewickley greets Santa, a.k.a Bob Dunn, Friday outside his home decorated with 20,000 lights and numerous figurines on Maplewood Avenue in Ambridge. Dunn has decorated his house every year for 20 years and the last four years
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Middle school students collect more than a ton of food for the Center for Hope.
It took nearly a dozen Quaker Valley Middle School students and some parents to carry 45 laundry baskets and 25 boxes filled with food into the Center for Hope in Ambridge. The seventh-graders loaded up a truck at the middle school and delivered the food Tuesday after collecting a record number of donations during the eight-day food drive supporting those less fortunate. “I think this was one of our best turnouts ever,” said seventh-grader Bearett Tarris. “Normally, we don’t get this much.” “I think people were more motivated to bring in the cans,” seventh-grader Maria Beatty added. Sue Otto, executive director of the Center for Hope, said many food pantries see donations around the Thanksgiving holiday, but are sometimes forgotten …