Events

WIC Coats for Kids 2020:

The WIC Program recently held its 13th Annual Coats for Kids shopping days at Boscov’s department store earlier this month.  Through fundraising efforts, the WIC staff are able to provide coats, hats, gloves and boots to children in need, on a yearly basis.

Through the years, WIC has helped over 1,000 children. The families are chosen by referrals from agency staff and community partners.  Fundraising for this event is ongoing and any donations are greatly appreciated.

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55th Annual CAPCC Awards Event:

Our annual awards banquet had to go to a virtual platform this year due to the pandemic situation. The program was similar to the usual one and awards were still able to be presented appropriately.

Our Dorothy G. Lewis Employee Award went to Deborah Morgan a State Head Start Teacher.  Congratulations to Deborah!

Staff Service Awards:

5 years-Marge Bubner, Ginny Christy, Jenna Frampton, Lindsay Kleman,  Susan Shaffer, Allison Wells and Kristy Whitman.

10 years-Elizabeth Barto, Barb Layton, Beth Lovell and Cindy Rumbaugh

15 years-Becky Hendrickson, Rita Wallace and Tricia Zierer

20 years-Cathy Franey, Stacy Skibo, Deb Stohon, Christine Theys and  Christine Walker

25 years-Julie Myers

30 years-Sherri Smay

45 years-Lois Pergrim

Jacqueline LaRue received this year’s Paul Bennett Board Award.

Jacqueline is the current liaison with the Early Childhood/Head Start Policy Council and the agency’s Board of Directors. This role requires attendance and participation at multiple meetings in both areas. She has also actively participated in assisting with the programs interviewing and hiring process as well. Although new to the agency’s Board, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving others and being actively involved in all levels!

Jeannine McMillan and  Leanna Bird received this year’s Anthony Genovese Community Award for all their efforts with the 1889 Center for Population Health program here in Cambria and   Somerset Counties. This program was established to assist pregnant mothers who are in need of           additional services.

Various community health workers will provide this service to these clients. Jeannine and Leanna have worked tirelessly in making early community contacts, coordinating the contracts with service providers and implementing the program as well. They are well deserving candidates for this award!

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Easter Seals Office Olympics:

As usual Community Action Partnership employees participated in this event for the Easter Seals of Pennsylvania. Due to the pandemic, the activities were all done outdoors but were just as enjoyable for everyone who participated.

CAPCC did not win any medals, however, the agency did take first place for raising the most funds for the event! Overall the two teams raised over $680 with Robin Gartrell personally raising $545 herself! Robin won a gift card for her efforts and Deb Orris also won a basket as well.

Team 1: Shelle Eisenhuth, Madi Gartrell,

Robin Gartrell, Deb Morgan, Stacy Leventry

Team 2: Michelle Moss, Deb Hartshorn

Lori Johnson, Pattie Kohort, Ashley Hamilton

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WIC Coats for Kids 2019:

The WIC Program recently held its 12th Annual Coats for Kids shopping day at Boscov’s department store. Through fundraising efforts, the WIC staff are able to provide coats, hats, gloves and boots to children in need, on a yearly basis. Over the years, WIC has helped 920 children. The families are chosen by referrals from agency staff and the community. Fundraising for this event is ongoing and any donations are greatly appreciated.

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