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New Tripoli Bank donated $7,500 to the Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry in New Tripoli. Founded in 2009, the food pantry serves Weisenberg, Lowhill, Heidelberg and Lynn townships and has 118 people and families registered. New Tripoli Bank’s branch offices are drop-off centers for food, and last year it donated 1,347 pounds of the 70,000 pounds of food that were given to the pantry. Pictured from left: Bev Kistler, Lowhill Food Pantry; David Hunsicker, president and CEO, New Tripoli Bank; and Michele Hunsicker, chief financial officer, New Tripoli Bank.
New Tripoli Bank donated $7,500 to the Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry in New Tripoli. Founded in 2009, the food pantry serves Weisenberg, Lowhill, Heidelberg and Lynn townships and has 118 people and families registered. New Tripoli Bank’s branch offices are drop-off centers for food, and last year it donated 1,347 pounds of the 70,000 pounds of food that were given to the pantry. Pictured from left: Bev Kistler, Lowhill Food Pantry; David Hunsicker, president and CEO, New Tripoli Bank; and Michele Hunsicker, chief financial officer, New Tripoli Bank. Quaker Steak & Lube, a restaurant in Pohatcong, N.J., partnered with OK Auto, 4WD & Tire of Stewartsville, N.J., to donate toys to the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership of Phillipsburg. NORWESCAP works to improve the lives of low-income people and families in need in northwest New Jersey. More than 200 toys were collected and distributed to families in the region. Pictured from left: Nick Graf, general manager, Quaker Steak & Lube, Pohatcong; Colleen Baylor, family practitioner, NORWESCAP; and Christie Vinson, marketing director, OK Auto, 4WD & Tire. New Tripoli Bank donated $100,000 to Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The donation will be used to enhance science, technology, engineering, arts and math initiatives at the middle and high schools. Additionally, elementary students of the district will receive Google Chromebooks, laptops that connect quickly to the Internet and are used for research by students. Pictured from left: Michel Hunsicker, chief financial officer, New Tripoli Bank; Valeri Creitz, secretary, Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation; Clare Scott, president, Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation; and David Hunsicker, president and CEO, New Tripoli Bank. QNB Bank of Quakertown held its annual campaign to raise funds for United Way. Led by Ann Gaspar (left), this year’s campaign was the most successful yet, tallying $24,054 from employees and an additional $4,500 from the bank for a total contribution of $28,554. Also pictured is Dave Freeman, president and CEO of QNB Bank. Freedom Auto Group in Hamburg donated $5,000 to Miller-Keystone Blood Center of Reading. Eric Savage (far right) of Freedom Auto Group presents the check to (from left) Jessica Kuc, Janet Busse and Michael McShane from Miller-Keystone Blood Center as part of its #FreedomGivingThanks – an initiative to help give thanks to nonprofits in the community. Linda Emery, market administrator at Waste Management, presented a $5,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit check to Timothy Mulligan, president and CEO of Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley. John Yurconic Agency of Allentown donated $6,500 checks to KidsPeace and Moravian Academy through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. Pictured are Robert J. Zaiser (left), director of institutional advancement at Moravian Academy, accepts the check from John T. Yurconic, president of John Yurconic Agency. John Yurconic Agency of Allentown donated $6,500 checks to KidsPeace and Moravian Academy through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. Pictured are Patrick Slattery (left), vice president for marketing and business development at KidsPeace, accepts the check from Yurconic. Fox Chase Bank of Hatboro awarded LifePath of Hanover Township, Northampton County, with a $10,000 grant to help ‘Raise the Roof’ at two LifePath community homes. LifePath, which provides homes and services to more than 1,200 people with intellectual and development disabilities, has launched a ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign to replace the roofs and aging infrastructure at six of its homes. Pictured from left: Paul Coleman, LifePath CEO; Annette Kaiser, LifePath development and communications director; and Tom Petro, Fox Chase Bank president and CEO. Easton Hospital donated more than 300 fleece blankets to Safe Harbor of Easton, an organization that helps homeless men and women in the Lehigh Valley. Anita Mitchell (left), executive director of Safe Harbor, is pictured with Janine Santee, community outreach coordinator at Easton Hospital, with some of the donated blankets. Shellie Pany of RELevent event planning of Bethlehem partnered with eleven. eleven. social. of Allentown by hosting a holiday wine tasting to raise funds to support Allentown’s Sixth Street Shelter, a safe haven for homeless families. The event, at Grain in Allentown, featured several varieties of wines from Galen Glen vineyard of Andreas and was sponsored by James Straley of Grand Construction Management Inc. of Coplay. Pictured from left: Michele DeLong of eleven. eleven. social.; Straley; Dawn Godshall of Sixth Street Shelter; Kathy Matson of Galen Glen; and Lauren Smith of eleven. eleven. social. Llantrisant Retreat and Wellness Center in Tatamy hosted a Ladies Night Out fundraiser to benefit the Kellyn Foundation, a nonprofit that develops, supports, facilitates and implements programs that encourage family and community physical and emotional wellness. Businesses donated items for basket raffles, with all proceeds benefiting the Kellyn Schools program, which educates youth on healthy lifestyle choices. Pictured from left: Dr. Meagan Grega, co-founder and chief medical officer, Kellyn Foundation; Alex House, an Easton-based comedian; and Eric Ruth, co-founder and CEO of Kellyn Foundation. Copperhead Grille presented a $12,820 check to Jay and Liz Scott, parents of Alexandra Scott, who founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand in 2000 and died from cancer four years later. The money was raised through a September golf tournament at Locust Valley Golf Course in Coopersburg and was presented to the Scotts in December. The money raised will be split between Alex’s Lemonade Stand and another long-standing cause, Southern Lehigh scholar athletes. More than 150 golfers participated in the event, which set a record for fundraising. Pictured from left: Liz Scott; Mike Dontas Sr., Copperhead Grille owner; Mike Dontas Jr., Copperhead Grille co-owner; and Nick Venizelos, Copperhead Grille general manager.

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