“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself” – Oprah Winfrey
This week, we highlighted organizations creating mentorship opportunities in the communities we serve. Traditions Bank appreciates ALL of the nonprofits providing these vital programs in our service areas and beyond. Each of the four organizations below received $1000 in appreciation of their efforts and honor of our customers.
Day of Giving #16
Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania
During the 2020-21 school year, Ferguson K-8 in York City focused on building lasting partnerships that would impact the students, their families, and the surrounding community. Community School Director, Amber Reed, attempted to meet the needs of the students by connecting with community groups such as Mission Central.
Through these collaborations, Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania’s Ferguson site staff connect families to difference-makers in the community while addressing barriers that the students and their families were facing. Mission Central, located in Mechanicsburg, PA, focuses on connecting individuals to resources. Ms. Reed was able to assist in addressing literacy through a donation of brand-new books. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer helped in the mitigation of COVID-19. Donated reward items were also beneficial in rewarding the increased attendance of the students during the March Madness attendance challenge.
Looking forward, the Ferguson K-8 Communities in Schools staff hope to continue to grow their network of partnerships. By being mindful of the community’s needs and thinking creatively to address them, they hope to create a more significant impact.
Day of Giving #17
Leadership Hanover (Hanover Chamber of Commerce)
Leadership Hanover is a unique leadership program focused on developing connections with key leaders in the Hanover community.
The program is designed to help make individuals more successful by better knowing the Hanover area, networking with key businessmen and women throughout the community, and establishing strong relationships with other participants.
Day of Giving #18
Attollo (Latin: Rise Up) is a forward-thinking yet historically informed organization that unifies high school students from all backgrounds to build a pipeline of diverse leaders. Through educational empowerment, they aim to play their part in ensuring a world whose fabric has been rewoven with threads of equity and inclusion. Their mission is to support success-oriented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue academic achievement, empowerment, and social engagement.
“Genesis is a recent graduate of Manheim Township High School. Genesis found her passion her junior year when she participated in our A-Med program, which is focused on exposing students to various professions within the medical industry. She continued and served as an intern for A-Med last spring. Genesis was inspired by her father, who had to give up his dream of being a cardiologist in Ecuador to give his family a better life in the United States. Her love for the field had an incredible influence on the students she worked with during this internship. Genesis is now in her first year at Drexel University, where she is studying to pursue a career in the medical field!”
Day of Giving #19
Susquehanna SCORE is a 501(c) 3 organization with just a single paid employee, the administrative assistant, who coordinates all of their services. Volunteers provide every other aspect of this nonprofit’s valuable client counseling, education, and support. Susquehanna SCORE’s mission is to foster small business creation and success through mentoring and education to positively increase our community’s economy (new businesses, new jobs, etc.). They assist aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners by offering the collective experience, wisdom, and knowledge of our volunteer mentors to all local small businesses. And, they do this at no cost to the small business.
Thank you for following along throughout the month of October as we highlighted 16 nonprofits doing great things in the communities we serve. These gifts are made in honor of our more than 7000 business and personal banking customers. Thank you for believing in Traditions Bank and allowing us to serve you.