Allied Services recently accepted a $10,000 donation from the Hawk Family Foundation. The donation represents a contribution to WNEP’s Ryan’s Run, an annual charity campaign that raises funds for rehab technology and services benefitting patients and residents of all ages and abilities at Allied Services. The charity campaign culminates on November 7, 2021, when a team of volunteers from around Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and beyond will participate in the TCS New York City Marathon. With support from local businesses, foundations, schools, and individuals, the campaign aims to raise more than $300,000 for vital community services and rehab technology at Allied Services.
The recent donation by the Hawk Family Foundation is part of an ongoing partnership between the family-owned Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and the local non-profit health system. Over the years, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates has supported the non-profit health system’s school for children with dyslexia, skilled nursing facilities, and other programs that benefit individuals, families, and communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania. They also partner with the Vocational Training Center on Allied Services Scranton Campus to employ individuals with disabilities.
The Hawk Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania through non-profit organizations dedicated to health, human services, education, and arts & culture. Priority is given to organizations serving the vulnerable, particularly children, seniors, those currently incarcerated, and returning citizens.
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates recently presented Allied Services with a $1,500 in support of the 2021 Vocational Services Golf Classic held at Glenmaura National Golf Club.
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates partners with the Vocational Services Division to provide rewarding employment opportunities for adults with disabilities enrolled at Allied Services training and employment center in Scranton.
Pictured are, from left: Adam Oakley, Kathy Brady, and Michelle May, Allied Services; Carolyn Hawk Horter, chair of the board, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Patrick Hawk, vice president, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, and Kelly Evanusa, Allied Services.
FNCB Bank announced its support for Allied Services with a $5,000 donation to the Vocational Services Division. FNCB will serve as co-presenting sponsors of Allied Services 2021 Vocational Services Golf Classic. The charity tournament is scheduled for Monday, July 12, at Glenmaura National Golf Club, Moosic.
Now in its 28th year, the tournament benefits individuals with disabilities participating in training and employment programs provided by the non-profit health system. Allied Services Vocational Services Division serves over 500 individuals with disabilities each year. Individuals with disabilities enrolled in the program receive specialized training, development of work-related skills, and supervision and guidance in the workplace as needed. The goal of the program is to support and empower individuals with disabilities as members of the workforce.
The Vocational Services Golf Classic features a shotgun start, lunch, cocktail hour, and an awards program. To learn more about sponsoring or participating in the tournament visit alliedservices.org/vsdgolf or call 570.348.1407.