Sept. 15, 2017 // NATCA Charitable Foundation Members Across the Country Make a Difference in their Communities
The NATCA Charitable Foundation supported Lisa Fulford of Boston TRACON (A90) and the Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House (AMH). Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House (AMH) supports the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness as they work to achieve sustainable income and housing. All families are referred to AMH through congregations and a network of social service providers. Families entering the program must be substance free, pass a criminal background check, have a source of income and transportation, be career searching or be involved in a job training program, and sign a monthly agreement based on progress toward individual goals.
Each family works with AMH’s Family Services Director to identify and maintain their monthly plan for regaining independence and self-sufficiency. In addition, each family has the opportunity to attend classes on parenting, financial management, housing and real estate, and career searching.
The NATCA Charitable Foundation supported Dina Earl of SkyOne Bank and Credit Union, a NATCA Benefits Partner, and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps their patients more than 528,000 times each year in an individualized setting. Today, CHLA medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of patients.
CHLA is a provider of more than $232.6 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow, and innovative research efforts that impact children at their hospital and around the world.
The NATCA Charitable Foundation supported Ben Causey of Miami Center (ZMA), and Live Like Bella. Live Like Bella funds innovative pediatric cancer research. They provide support to families with children currently in treatment.
The NATCA Charitable Foundation sponsored Jerry Nash of Sarasota Bradenton ATCT (SRQ) in a 100-mile bike ride to support ReMARCable Tour de Keys on Sept. 3. The charity was still able to use donations for a good cause even though the event was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. The mission of the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens is to provide their clients with dignified, compassionate, professional care in a family environment for the duration of their needs.
The NATCA Charitable Foundation supported Jennyfer Rivera and Zoe Roberts of Indianapolis Center (ZID) to support the Special Olympics of Indiana in an annual Plane Pull Challenge. The ZID group raised $3,000 for the Special Olympics of Indiana. The mission of the Special Olympics of Indiana is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, offering them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The NATCA Charitable Foundation’s Annual backpack Drive is in full swing. The following charities have been supported by the generosity of NATCA members across the country:
- Helping Hands of Hamlet (N.C.)
- 6 Stones (Texas)
- Donated School Uniforms in Tampa (Fla.)
- First Ward (N.C.)
- Child Advocate (Texas)
- Angels Anonymous (Ind.)
- Abby’s Angels (Ga.)
- Jersey Cares (N.J.)
- Jewish Family & Children Services (Ariz.)
- Family Resources (Fla.)
- Kids TLC (Kan.)
- Summit County Children Services (Ohio)
- Riverhead PTO (N.Y.)
- With Love, Puerto Rico (P.R.)
- Sippy Cups & Chardonnay (Utah)
- Wright To Read (Va.)
- Portland Backpack Program (Ore.)
- Community of Hope (D.C.)
- Northport American Legion (Wash.)
- St. Vrain School System (Co.)
- United Way of Frederick County (Md.)
- 360 Communities (Minn.)
- Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)
- Morrow Elementary School (Ga.)
- Volunteers of America: Operation Backpack (Calif.)
- Mountain View Boys & Girls Club (Alaska.)
- Parkton Presbyterian Church (N.C.)