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Penn Foundation Partners with Community Businesses for Holiday Giving

This holiday season, Penn Foundation is deeply grateful to three local businesses – The Perk Restaurant, Lacher and Associates, and Univest -for their help in making the season brighter for area families.

Throughout the month of December, The Perk Restaurant in Perkasie hosted a Giving Tree with tags that will benefit child, adolescent, and adult participants in various Penn Foundation programs. Stephanie Miller, Penn Foundation Recovery Coach (left) coordinated the Giving Tree with Lauren Cronmiller of The Perk (right).

Also during the month of December, Lacher and Associates in Souderton hosted Penn Foundation’s Camp Courage Giving Tree. Here, Account Executive Jesse Bessler stands by the tree in their office. Donors can make gifts at various levels to support Camp Courage 2013, a four week summer camp run by Penn Foundation for children with special needs.

Penn Foundation once again partnered with Univest for its annual Children’s Holiday Giving Trees. Five local branches– Kulpsville, Lansdale, Montgomeryville, Sellersville, and Souderton – participated in this special project, which is designed to provide gifts for children whose families are experiencing financial difficulties. Univest customers and staff chose tags describing items that are needed or wanted, purchased the gift, and returned it to the branch. Penn Foundation then picked up the gifts and delivered them to the families.

Elaina Borchelt, Penn Foundation’s Children’s Community Based Services     stands by the Giving Tree at Univest’s Souderton branch with Branch     Manager Bill Shelly. Children’s Community’s Based Services are designed     for children and adolescents through age 21 with a wide variety of     emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric issues as well as intellectual     disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Services, which are     provided in the child’s natural environment – home, school, church,     daycare, etc. - are designed to build on the child’s strengths and     promote independence and empowerment.

Lansdale Univest

Elaina Borchelt, Penn Foundation’s Children’s Community Based Services, poses with some of the gifts collected at the Lansdale Univest branch. She is joined by Branch Manager Babita Zaveri (third from left) and branch employees (from left) Shannon Saegar, George Adamietz, Kathy Gill, Tirsa Goshow, Connie Keeler, and Kathy Musselman.

Montgomeryville Univest  

Elaina Borchelt, Penn Foundation’s Children’s Community Based    Services, stands by the Giving Tree at the Montgomeryville Univest    with Timothy Frank (left), Sales and Service Representative and    Greg Loeffler, Branch Manager.

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