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Quota event benefits ICCAP Power Packs

by on April 29, 2014 10:50 AM

Quota International of Indiana, Pa. Inc. sponsored a districtwide Service on Site project as part of the 2014 Quota District 3 conference, held Saturday at the Indiana Holiday Inn, to benefit the Indiana County Community Action Program’s Power Pack program.

Members of District 3, including Indiana, New Castle, Johnstown, Hermitage and Shenango Valley, were challenged to collect as many nonperishables as they could. More than $500 and more than 800 items were collected and donated by the Quotarians to the Power Pack program. The New Castle and Hermitage clubs were recognized for making the largest donation and collecting the most items, respectively.

The Power Pack program provides child-friendly, nonperishable food items to children in Indiana County schools who do not have food in their homes over the weekend. The program serves about 500 children at 10 schools in Indiana County.

Amy Kemp of ICCAP gave the conferees an overview of the program at the luncheon.

“Part of Quota’s mission is to serve disadvantaged women and children,” Quota President Amy Taylor-Liboski said. “When we learned about the Power Pack program and how it serves children in our communities, we knew we wanted to support it.”

Added District 3 Governor Meghan M. Foulk, “I am so proud of what District 3 has been able to do for ICCAP’s Power Pack program by coming together as one united group of Quotarians. Each person might have brought only one or two items, but every little bit helps. When you add up everyone’s items, the impact is so great.”

This was the last district conference before Quota International switches to a regional configuration. At every Quota conference, the clubs perform some type of outreach project.

Recently, the Indiana Quota donated $250 worth of personal care items to the Justice Works Program for use by CYS Children and $250 as part of a larger donation for a start-up yoga program for teenagers.

On Jan. 30, Quota of Indiana, Pa., in partnership with the Coney Island, hosted the 11th annual Alice Paul House fundraiser, raising more than $9,000.

On March 21, Quota raised more than $20,000 through its ninth annual St. Patty’s Open for its charitable initiatives in the community and is actively planning for the 10th annual event, to be held in March 2015.

With more than 50 active members, Quota International of Indiana meets monthly at the Indiana Country Club. The group celebrated its 56th anniversary in September.

Quota of Indiana continues an active schedule of community impact projects, including a mentorship program for girls and teens and an active hearing loss prevention program.

Membership in Quota is open to all. For more information, contact Taylor-Liboski at (724) 549-6512.

[PHOTO: Quota International of Indiana, Pa. Inc. sponsored a districtwide service project for its annual District 3 conference, held Saturday at the Indiana Holiday Inn, benefiting the Indiana County Community Action Program’s Power Pack program. Pictured are, at front, Michelle Fryling, Quota of Indiana, East Area Representative and member of the International Board of Directors; and back row, from left, Carole Giroski, Quota of Hermitage; Judi Keafer, president, Quota of Johnstown; Connie McMichael, president, Quota of New Castle; Cindy Hodges, Quota of Shenango Valley; Amy Kemp, representing the ICCAP Power Pack program; Amy Taylor-Liboski, president, Quota of Indiana; Carol Karol, District 3 lieutenant governor and member of Quota of Hermitage; Meghan Foulk, District 3 governor and member of Quota of Indiana; and Diana Dickie, district secretary-treasurer and member of Quota of Indiana. (James J. Nestor/Gazette photo) ]

James J. Nestor is a photographer for The Indiana Gazette.
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