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Zator Law of Allentown held a ‘One Warm Coat’ drive at its office in December. The drive was established in 1992 with a mission to organize companies and people in gathering coats for charitable organizations in their communities. Zator Law collected 262 coats for The Caring Place in Allentown, a nonprofit youth development center that serves inner city youth.
Zator Law of Allentown held a ‘One Warm Coat’ drive at its office in December. The drive was established in 1992 with a mission to organize companies and people in gathering coats for charitable organizations in their communities. Zator Law collected 262 coats for The Caring Place in Allentown, a nonprofit youth development center that serves inner city youth. Dr. Peter Fisher, president and CEO of Health Network Laboratories, presents a $5,000 check to United Way account representative Kelly Chando. The check represents HNL’s matching grant program in support of the company’s United Way initiative. In total, HNL and its employees raised more than $30,000 for the 2014 United Way campaign. Pictured from left are Pat Leibensperger, HNL campaign coordinator; Chando; Fisher; Kara Kirst, HNL employee co-coordinator; and Rachel Velecina, HNL employee co-coordinator. Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba PC of Center Valley celebrated the holiday by giving back to the community. This year, in lieu of sending holiday cards, the firm made a donation to Meals on Wheels Lehigh County. In addition, FLB staff members helped support several projects and organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley; Via of the Lehigh Valley; Allentown Rescue Mission; and St. Luke’s Parent Advocate in the Home Program. In the photo at from left are FLB attorneys Mallory Sweeney, Ed Hoffman Jr. and Anthony Rachuba IV, with an employee of the Allentown Rescue Mission. Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba PC of Center Valley celebrated the holiday by giving back to the community. This year, in lieu of sending holiday cards, the firm made a donation to Meals on Wheels Lehigh County. In addition, FLB staff members helped support several projects and organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley; Via of the Lehigh Valley; Allentown Rescue Mission; and St. Luke’s Parent Advocate in the Home Program. In the photo are FLB employees Pattie Cryder (left) and Heather Rivera. ServiceMaster of Allentown raised $500 through a social media campaign and a personal matching donation for Good Shepherd’s pediatrics program. Donor gifts like this help children get therapies that help them gain independence. Pictured are Freda and Scott Witmer of ServiceMaster with 2-year-old Sam Barlieb, a Good Shepherd pediatric patient. The Weichert Family of Companies completed its 36th annual toy drive, collecting more than 16,000 new toys and more than $5,000 in donations for disadvantaged children in time for the holiday season. The toys were donated to numerous charities throughout the regions in which Weichert does business, including in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The new toys were collected at Weichert sales offices and from corporate staff members. In addition, Weichert also collected clothing, food and financial contributions, which were also passed along to various charities. As part of its yearlong ‘Commitment to Giving’ initiative in commemoration of its 175th anniversary, Provident Bank collected toys and supplies for children ages infant to 3 years to benefit Community Services for Children in Allentown. The toys were collected from Provident’s administrative office in Bethlehem Township. Pictured are Andrea Reid (left) and Amanda Buss. Riverview Bank of Wyomissing donated to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County Inc. and Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading. For every new bank account that was opened, Riverview donated $10 to either charity. Pictured from left, at the rescue league donation ceremony, are Jason Shaffer, Riverview commercial relationship manager, Riverview Bank; a representative of the rescue league; and Kathy Coryell, Riverview Bank Wyomissing branch manager. Pictured for the Boys & Girls Club donation are Shaffer; Pablo Tejada, president and CEO, Olivet Boys & Girls Club; and Coryell. Riverview Bank of Wyomissing donated to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County Inc. and Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading. For every new bank account that was opened, Riverview donated $10 to either charity. Pictured from left, at the rescue league donation ceremony, are Jason Shaffer, Riverview commercial relationship manager, Riverview Bank; a representative of the rescue league; and Kathy Coryell, Riverview Bank Wyomissing branch manager. Pictured for the Boys & Girls Club donation are Shaffer; Pablo Tejada, president and CEO, Olivet Boys & Girls Club; and Coryell. New Tripoli Bank employees donated time and financial resources by taking part in the Lowhill Food Pantry Christmas gift project. The project ensures that children of families that use the food pantry would wake up Christmas morning with gifts under their trees. Bank employees and board of directors have been supporters for the past three years and have sponsored more than 71 children. Pictured are bank employees with some of the gifts under a tree. Metro Bank business banking officer Dale-Ann Farina (right) presents donations from the bank’s Giving Tree program to chief development officer Camille Stock of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, Reading. The program collected more than $5,000 in charitable giving and essential items for six local nonprofits. Pocono Pistol Range of Stroudsburg raised $419 for the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund. The money was raised by selling pink targets and through some of the proceeds from a ladies’ night event. Pictured from left: Harry Miller, manager/range master, Pocono Pistol Range; Carole Ann F. Bowyer, cofounder, Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund; Michael E. Darrell, range safety officer/basic pistol instructor; and Andrew ‘Gunny’ Hunter, pistol instructor/home firearms safety instructor. Frailey Insurance and Financial Services of Stroudsburg helped to load gifts collected through the ‘Angels for Aging’ Christmas tree project. The gifts were donated by clients, team members and the public. It was the fourth year that Frailey Insurance and Financial Services partnered with the agency. Pictured from left are Sandey E. Haley, project coordinator; Michele A. Frailey-Miller, chief operations officer; and Wanda J. Nicolo, aging case aid. Sanofi Pasteur of Swiftwater employees Pam Makosky (foreground) and Deborah Rudisill (background) have their hands full as they deliver truckloads of gifts, nonperishable food items, gently used clothing and supermarket gift cards to local Head Start families in need. This year’s ‘Adopt-a-Family’ holiday drive marks the 20thanniversary of the generous tradition, which has supported hundreds of Monroe County Head Start children and families since its inception. Head Start of Monroe County provides pre-kindergarten learning, health, family services and disabilities services to low-income families with children ages 3-5. At the United Way of Monroe County Board of Directors meeting, representatives of Sanofi Pasteur of Swiftwater announced the highest fundraising total in the history of the company’s United Way annual campaign. The campaign total of $328,673 included employee donations, along with the assistance of a company match from both Sanofi Pasteur and the Sanofi Foundation for North America; 86 percent, or $283,167.83, will be credited toward the United Way of Monroe County’s annual campaign. Pictured from left are company campaign co-chair Erica McGraw, deputy director, industrial strategy; company campaign vice chair Amy Besecker, deputy director, marketing and sales planning and analysis; Dale Parisi, vice president, human resources, commercial operations, vaccines, Americas, who is Sanofi Pasteur’s United Way campaign adviser and a board member of the United Way of Monroe County; Mathilda Sheptak, executive director, United Way of Monroe County; East Stroudsburg University football coach Denny Douds, 2014 campaign honorary chair for United Way of Monroe County; company campaign co-chair Carolyn Dulney, manager, regulatory affairs; Ellyn Schindler, director, North America corporate social responsibility and community engagement; and company campaign vice chair Kristen Fitch, deputy director, product management. Victaulic recently held its annual holiday gift-tag program at its corporate headquarters in Forks Township. Gift tags were hung on a Christmas tree in Victaulic’s cafeteria, where employees picked all of the tags, which denoted gifts requested by local children and families in need. This season, more than 170 gifts were given, more than doubling the number of donations from last year. Pictured from left: Victaulic employees Julie White, Debbie Cooper, Pat Housel and Blair Danial, who helped organize the program, wraps gifts and deliver them to children and families throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley. Pocono Health Foundation and of East Stroudsburg and The Rotary Club of the Smithfields held their annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony at the campus of Pocono Medical Center. The ceremony benefits children’s programs in the community, and together they awarded six grants to nonprofit children’s agency programs totaling $6,000. The recipients were Devereux Pocono Programs & Services; Melon’s Gift Inc.; Pocono Area Transitional Housing; Pocono Services for Families and Children; Pregnancy Resource Center of the Poconos; and Youth Infusion Inc. An annual golf tournament in Avalon, N.J., donated $2,500 in proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley. Pictured are Susan Bartels, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley, and Bob Eggstein, owner Keystone Harley-Davidson of Parryville and one of the tournament’s chief organizers. The Allentown Police Department’s bicycle patrol is cruising around on a new set of wheels thanks to the donation of a Trek ‘police edition’ mountain bike from Regan, Levin, Bloss, Brown & Savachak Certified Public Accountants, one of downtown Allentown’s newest corporate residents. Firm principal Marin C. Levin said the partners decided to donate the bike after police Capt. Glen Dorney did a safety presentation for RLB employees at the firm’s new location at Seventh and Hamilton streets. Pictured are RLB employees with Allentown police officers.

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