Aging Services Inc. has announced that the five full-time social centers in Indiana County are once again gearing up for their “Seniors Giving Back to the Community” projects.
Each center will be conducting fundraising events to raise money for projects which center members and staff have chosen. These projects have become an annual event with a special charity or need being addressed each year.
Each center’s membership and staff met, discussed and planned strategies for the fundraising. This year the social centers will play “Santa” to the following community groups in need.
Mahoning Hills Social Center is conducting a food drive through Nov. 8 to benefit ICCAP. Their collection of nonperishable food items and monetary donations has become a tradition at the center. For each dollar donated, the food bank is able to purchase 10 pounds of food to help others. For more information, contact (724) 286-3099.
Saltsburg Social Center has chosen the Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department as the recipient of their benefit effort. They will be hosting a pork and sauerkraut dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday with entertainment by DJ Jammin’ Jim from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be 50/50s and door prizes. Tickets for the dinner are on sale now for $5, and must be purchased in advance. If you are unable to attend the dinner but would like to make a monetary donation to the cause, donations are being accepted now through the evening of the dinner. For more information, call (724) 639-9055.
Indiana Social Center has picked Four Footed Friends as the recipient of their fundraising efforts. They will be having a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the center. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, green bean casserole, assorted desserts, coffee, punch and iced tea. Tickets are $5 (in advance only) and must be purchased by today. There will be 50/50 drawings and door prizes. For more information, call (724) 465-2697.
Two Lick Valley Social Center will host a benefit spaghetti dinner and evening of fun with proceeds going to the teddy bear fund drive. The fun starts at 3 p.m. with Country Friends entertaining, bingo at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available in advance only. All monetary donations will be accepted now through the evening of the dinner. For more information or to offer your help to this cause, call (724) 254-9820.
Chestnut Hills Social Center chose the Share the Joy Foundation this year as their project. Tickets are being sold in advance only, for a ham and halupki dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 14. There will be other chance off items and 50/50s to raise funds. If you would like to offer your help with this fundraising event, call (724) 459-5251. The Share the Joy Foundation provides assistance to the Blairsville School District and benefits the children of Blairsville, Black Lick and Burrell Township.