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Week of Giving Campaign Continues Through Friday, March 24

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 12:03 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

imageedit_1_8173293605OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Bridge Builders Community Foundations’ Week of Giving continues through Friday, March 24. The non-profit organizations have received a total of nearly $34,000.00 in donations in the first 48 hours.

Lauren Lupinacci (pictured above), Office Administrator of Bridge Builders Community Foundations, told, “We, at the Community Foundation, are very excited and encouraged by the outpouring of support by donors in our area. The generosity of people in our communities is always amazing to see.”

“We want to thank the donors that have already participated this week, and we hope that the giving will continue.”

Here are some stats regarding the first 48 hours:

– Total donation amount: $33,670.24
– Total Individual donations: 203 donations
– Average donation amount: over $165.00
– Highest dollar amount in donations: Brandon’s Dad with a total of $5,480.00
– Goals: Oil Region Library Association exceeded their goal of $2,000.00; total donations for ORLA: $2,305.00
– Most individual donations: ORLA has 17 individual donations
– Second most individual donations: Family Friendship Bags has 15 individual donations

There is still time to make a donation/or donations to any of the following non-profit organizations:

Non-Profit Organizations Participating in “Week of Giving”

(Click on links to view Non-Profits’ Services Provided, Mission Statement, and Photos)

Clarion County

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts – Goal $10,000.00

Brandon’s Dad

Clarion Forest VNA – Goal $10,000.00

Clarion Free Library – Goal $5,000.00

Clarion Hospital Cancer Center

Clarion-Limestone Scholastic Foundation

Family Friendship Bags – Goal $2,000.00

Foxburg Free Library

Heart for Uganda, Inc.

Heavenly Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center – Goal $5,000.00

Immaculate Conception School – Goal $25,000.00

Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center – Goal $16,000.00

SAFE – Clarion County – Goal $5,000.00

Scenic Rivers Association – Goals – Clarion County YMCA, $10,000.00; Oil City YMCA, $10,000.00; Camp Coffman, $10,000.00

Southern Clarion County Ambulance Service

United Community Independence Programs (UCIP) – Goal $3,000.00

United Way of Clarion County

Washington Township Community Association Scholarship Fund – Goal $5,000.00

Winds of Trade Community Center – Goal $1,000.00

Forest County

Clarion Forest VNA – Goal $10,000.00

Friends of the Marienville Area Library – Goal $10,000.00

Neilltown Church Building Rehabilitation – Goal $2,000.00

Taylor Diversion Programs, Inc.

Jefferson County

Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania

LifeSpan Family Services of PA – Goal $2,000.00

Punxsutawney Area Community Center – $3,000.00

Punxsutawney Memorial Library – Goal: 10 New Donors

Punxsutawney Revitalization: Investing, Developing, Enhancing (PRIDE) – Goal $5,000.00

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Punxsutwaney Area Historical and Geneological Society

Venango County

ABC Life Center – Goal $10,000.00

CASA of Venango County – Goal $1,500.00

Catholic Rural Ministry of Oil City Deanery – Goal $40,000.00

Christian Life Academy – Goal $200,000.00

Colonel Drake Cultural Alliance – Goal $50,000.00

Community Services of Venango County – Goal $500.00

Debence Antique Music World-Oil region Music Preservation Museum

Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania

Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library

Family Services & Childrens Aid Society of Venango County

Franklin Library Association

Friends of Drake Well, Inc.

Headwater Charitable Trust

Historic Franklin Preservation Association

Imagination Library-United Way of Venango County

Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center – Goal $16,000.00

Lighthouse Ministries (dba Fishermans Network) – Goal $3,000.00

Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County – Goal $5,000.00

Northwest Hospital Foundation

Oil City Civic Center

Oil City Main Street Program – Goal $2,000.00

Oil Region Library Association (ORLA) (organization operates Oil City Library) – Goal $2,000.00

Scenic Rivers Association – Goals – Clarion County YMCA, $10,000.00; Oil City YMCA, $10,000.00; Camp Coffman, $10,000.00

Seneca Hills Bible Camp and Retreat Center

Shepherd’s Green Community Food Panty

Snacks to Grow On

The Salvation Army

United Community Independence Program (UCIP) – Goal $3,000.00

United Way of Venango County

Venango Area Chamber of Commerce

Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry

Venango Training & Development Center, Inc.

Venango VNA Foundation

Women and Girls Empowerment Fund

YMCA of Franklin & Grove City; Franklin Branch

Youth Alternatives, Inc. – Goal $6,600.00

To donate, follow this link:

Donors can select multiple nonprofits to give to within the same transaction, and also allocate varying contributions to each nonprofit selected. Donations received through the Week of Giving event are fully tax deductible donations under applicable federal and state laws.

renton Moulin, executive director of Bridge Builders Community Foundations.

Trenton Moulin, executive director of Bridge Builders Community Foundations.

Related article: Bridge Builders Community Foundations’ Week of Giving Campaign Continues Today

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