COATS for KIDS Project 

The WIC annual Coats for Kids shopping day took place on November 3, 2017 at Boscov’s in Johnstown, Pa. WIC compiled a list of families and children referred to them and each shopped for their own outerwear. 52 children were helped this year. This project is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the WIC staff and others, as well as, donations from individuals, area businesses and organizations.





CAPCC Celebrates 52 Years of Service

Over 98 Board members, staff and invited guests of Community Action Partnership of Cambria County gathered at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown on September 12, 2017 to mark another year of working to improve the quality of lives of low income individuals and families in Cambria County.

The Board President, Tina Ruffing, hosted the event and presented years of service awards to several Board members. Marilyn Roseman received a 5 year of service award and Commissioner Tom Cherinisky received a 15 year of service award.

Tina and Tom

The 35th Paul Bennett Award, which is given to a Board member who goes above and beyond with their efforts was given to Josh Yoder, marketing director for CAMTRAN.

Tina and Josh

Special recognition was given to Dee Porcher  who  passed away earlier this year. Dee worked for CAPCC as an office assistant for 38 years. A plaque in her memory was presented to her husband, Rev. Julius Porcher.

Julius and Jeff Special recognition was given to Pat Holifield who passed away earlier this year as well. Pat was an active member on the Board of Directors since 2012.

Jeffery Vaughn, the agency’s Executive Director, presented staff awards to employees who have served the agency from 5 to 50 years overall.

5 year awardees   Theresa Fuchs

Employee award #2       30 year awardees #2

Tracey Fryday     Joyce Thompson

Amy #2

Special recognition was also given to Deborah Wilson, an employee with the Early Childhood/Head Start program for 34 years who passed away in February of this year.

The 15th annual Dorothy G. Lewis Award, which is given to an employee who demonstrates a deep compassion and commitment in serving the needs of those less fortunate, was presented to the Randy Rokita from our Community Services Department.

Jeff and Randy #5


Our 5K fun run at Point Stadium was a successful event and everyone had a great time! Thanks to all our corporate sponsors, volunteers and our participants that made the day enjoyable!

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Fun Run Photo-Joella

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The Altoona Curve was at Lake Rowena in Ebensburg on July 29, 2017 to meet with little league baseball players from around the area Mike Messina, D&A Prevention Specialist, was there as well to talk to them about drug awareness and other issues.

Curve photo

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Community Action Partnership of Cambria County was well represented at the recent Kids-A-Fair event held earlier this month at the Trojan Stadium in Johnstown, PA. Staff from our Drug & Alcohol Prevention and Early Childhood Programs were in attendance. There were lots of activities for the kids to participate in and a good time was had by all!

Kids-A-Fair photo

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