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ESCA Participates in 'Day of Giving' May 3rd

posted April 26, 2016
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, East Suburban Citizen Advocacy will be participating in the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County's Day of Giving.

WestmorelandGives: Westmoreland County Organizations have a $50,000 match pool provided by the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and its donors. Contributions will be matched on a pro-rated basis. Participating organizations will receive all contributions made through the website less a 5.99 percent credit card and technology fee plus the matching portion. There is no limit to the amount a nonprofit may raise on Day of Giving.

On this day between the hours of 8: 00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight, all online credit card donations made to East Suburban Citizen Advocacy at www.westmorelandgives.org (or the link below) will be matched by the Foundation from a prorated match pool making your gift go even further!

To Access the Full Day of Giving 2016 Site, Please go to the link below:


East Suburban Citizen Advocacy
Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Sibling Ambassador Program

posted April 22, 2016
PA Sibling Support Network

We are looking for Pennsylvania adult brothers and sisters of people with disabilities to be part of the Sibling Ambassadors Program! Please share this information with your networks. Please find the recruitment flyer attached.

The Sibling Ambassadors Program is a leadership training program for adult siblings of people with disabilities to build the sibling network in PA and become Sib Ambassadors in your region.

Sibling Ambassadors will:
• Attend the sibling leadership training September 16 & 17 in Harrisburg, PA to build leadership skills as well as learn about the sibling movement and the resources available to support siblings
• Develop an action plan at the training to help create a sibling support group in your region
• Help expand the PA Sibling Support Network by connecting siblings in your region and creating a sibling support group
• Build awareness about the sibling experience in your region by disseminating information and resources to your networks

Who is eligible for the program? We are looking for a total of 20 adult siblings of people with disabilities from across the five regions of Pennsylvania to participate in this training and become SibAmbassadors in their regions.

When and where is the leadership training being held? September 16-17, 2016. The training will start on Friday afternoon, September 16th and end on Saturday afternoon, September 17th. Funding is available for participant’s lodging and travel. Location: Temple University Harrisburg; 234 Strawberry Square, Room 246; Harrisburg, PA

How do I apply? Applications are due May 31st. More details can be found at: siblingleadership.org/sibling-ambassadors-program/

Karen A. Reed| Project Officer
DHS|Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
Rm 569 Forum Bldg.| Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-346-2192 | Fax: 717-772-0738