Monday, September 01, 2014

Women Helping Women Grants $4,000 to Local Agencies

WEBbanner 2014 WHW v2The Women Helping Women Fund at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains recently provided $4,000 in grants to six regional organizations working on behalf of women of all ages. Susquehanna County Interfaith provides women's professional development classes. Trehab received assistance to run its Seeking Safety curriculum to address addiction and trauma. The Women's Resource Center received assistance for its ongoing advocacy and education programs to end domestic violence. The Caregiver's Library will be updated at the BSST Area Agency on Aging. Care Net will be able to purchase equipment for its education classes, and the Tunkhannock Area School District's TIGRESS program was funded to help provide life skills lessons.

In total, the Women Helping Women fund received funding requests in excess of $14,000. To help raise interest in developing this permanent endowment so that it may increase its granting ability a special networking breakfast will take place at 10:30 on Saturday October 4th at The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue in Montrose. This will be a casual yet elegant catered annual event to meet caring and involved women of the Endless Mountains region. Informative presentations from this year's grant recipients will help illustrate the good work The Women Helping Fund is helping to support and will hopefully inspire additional donations to help enhance the endowment. For reservations and more information call Heather Taylor at The Community Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 570-278-3800.

 

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Sponsor a Woman You Know

October is breast cancer awareness month

WHWlogoMARIA2smallWomen Helping Women is pleased to announce an exciting new project happening here in our own backyard! We have partnered with Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania to sponsor women in Susquehanna County to get breast cancer screenings at Endless Mountains Health Systems.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For a tax deductible donation of $200, you can sponsor a woman from Susquehanna County to get a screening. Screening is vital to early detection, which in turn increases survival rates of this devastating disease.

EMHS has offered a discounted rate to Susquehanna County women that get a screening during the month of October. The cost is less than 30% of the regular cost!

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has been working with Baker Hughes on the "Doing Our Bit For The Cure" project, which will be making a generous donation to Susan G. Komen® this October. To bring this project home to Susquehanna County, Cabot has initiated this project to partner with Women Helping Women to raise funds to fill all 128 available slots during October.

To sponsor a Susquehanna County woman, send your donation to
Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains
270 Lake Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801
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Or Donate Online
www.community-foundation.org

 

Women Helping Women is Couponing with Carly

coupondayOnline sensation Carly will share her secrets to savings and donate a percentage of proceeds to Women Helping Women.  Join us for this informative and fun workshop.  Register early to win $1,000 in coupons!

New Funds to Benefit Art, Music, Theater & More

 

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Some exciting news from The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains! Last week we established two new anonymous endowments with a combined value of $85,000. The families who established these funds will be supporting the Art, Music, and Theater departments in the Elk Lake School District, as well as The Endless Mountains Nature Center, The Tunkhannock Public Library, and The New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation. On behalf of these agencies we thank these two local families for their generosity and foresight.

 

Chocolate and Wine Festival Benefits Schreiber Fund

 

Jane Leopold SchreiberOrganizers of the annual Chocolate and Wine Festival held each May in Montrose recently provided a gift of $1,450 to the Leopold and Jane Schreiber Fund at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains from proceeds earned at this year’s festival.  The Schreiber Fund was established in 2011 by employees and friends of Leopold Schreiber, proprietor of Chocolates by Leopold in downtown Montrose.  The fund is to honor Leopold and his late wife Jane, while also providing permanent annual support to the Culinary Program in the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center.  In 2013 the endowment provided $600 to the Culinary Program to assist with various expenses.  This donation will help to enhance the fund’s granting ability for 2014 and beyond.  Further tax-deductible donations in honor and memory of Leopold and Jane can be made at www.community-foundation.org.

To learn more about the Festival, visit www.chocolatewinefestival.com

To learn more about the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, visit scctc.elklakeschool.org

 

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