$5,000 Contribution and 100+ service Hours from Heart of PA Club of the Mid-Atlantic Pioneers will support temporary shelter for women and children
AT&T contributed $5,000 to Shalom House, an emergency shelter for women and children in Central Pennsylvania.
The organization was nominated to receive the funding by the Heart of Pennsylvania Club of the Mid-Atlantic Pioneers, a group of AT&T employees and retirees who participate in a variety of community initiatives.
Shalom House provides a temporary, 21-bed shelter for women and children who have nowhere else to go. As an emergency shelter, Shalom House provides for their basic needs: a bed, assistance with food resources, clothing, health and hygiene supplies, and a temporary address and telephone number.
On November 3, AT&T employees and retirees surprised Denise Britton, director of Shalom House, with the contribution check during a special event at AT&T’s offices in Susquehanna Township.
For the past few years, AT&T Pioneers have volunteered their time and talent and contributed resources to help Shalom House provide services to residents. Additionally, for the past 4 years, the AT&T Pioneer team has been ranked as Shalom House’s top corporate team sponsor.
“My Pioneer family always shows up when it comes to caring for the community! Their dedication and passion for helping people, groups and nonprofits like Shalom House are the reason we have the privilege of receiving the AT&T Cares grant,” said Navia Lee, a senior training manager for AT&T and president of the Heart of PA Pioneer Club. “We are extremely grateful for our continued partnership with Shalom House, and we look forward to using this contribution to help Shalom continue on its mission to empower women and transform lives.”
AT&T Pioneers is a network of volunteers who effect immediate, tangible change in our local communities. Today, the organization is the world’s largest group of industry-specific employees and retirees dedicated to community service. Pioneers volunteer more than 15 million hours annually responding to the individual needs of their communities.
In addition to funding, employees and retirees commit to giving their time to serve as volunteers. This year, through nominations by AT&T Pioneer chapters, Employee Resource Groups and international regions, AT&T plans to contribute $255,000 to charities around the world.
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