FOCUS ON RENEWAL NEWS, INFORMATION AND HIGHLIGHTS
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FOR approved as an EITC program
Focus On Renewal has been approved as an educational improvement organization under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) for the Father Ryan Arts Center's Reader's Theater program and arts education programs for children and youth.
Focus On Renewal has been added to the list of educational improvement organizations to which businesses may make contributions and be considered for Educational Improvement Tax Credits from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A copy of the current list of educational improvement organizations can be found at newpa.com/eitc.
Businesses in Pennsylvania subject to one or more of the following taxes are eligible to participate in the EITC program:
· Corporate Net Income Tax
· Capital Stock Franchise Tax
· Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
· Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
· Insurance Premiums Tax
· Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
· Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners
For more information, please contact Chris Crytzer at 412-771-6460 x 305 or email@example.com.
THANK YOU BNY MELLON!
BNY Mellon employees held an "internal" golf classic to raise money for Focus On Renewal's participation in the Feinstein Foundation's campaign to fight hunger. >> Take a look
On Friday, April 19, BYN MELLON EMPLOYEES volunteered by planting and weeding our Community Center garden (before the rain fell), helped stock our food pantry and greet our guests, and stopped by the Father Ryan Arts Center to fold brochures for our summer arts classes.
Here are some highlights from the BNY Mellon Employee Volunteer Day at Focus On Renewal. The day started off great and our friends were able to plant flowers and weed the FOR garden before the rain fell. Volunteers also spent the afternoon at the food pantry stocking shelves and helping guests as well as folding brochures for our upcoming summer arts classes at the Father Ryan Arts Center. Thank you all for your generosity and friendship!
Sto-Rox Federal Credit Union is now SouthWest Communities Federal Credit Union
Membership is open to any individual who lives, works, worships or has a legal entity in the following municipalities: McKees Rocks, Robinson, Kennedy, Ingram, Thornburg, Pennsbury, Carnegie, Crafton, Rosslyn Farms, Bridgeville, Heidelberg, Collier, Scott, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Greentree, and Mt. Lebanon.
Competitive dividends are paid monthly on interest bearing accounts and certificates of deposit. SouthWest FCU is insured for up to at least $250,000/ Several types of checking accounts are available.
For more information, please call 412-276-5379 or visit swcfcu.org.
FOR is a member of the SWPA Food Security Partnership, which is raising awareness of hunger issues in the region. If you are having trouble putting food on your table, Food Stamps can help. If your gross monthly income is less than $2472 for a family of 3, you may qualify. Call 412.431.8960 to apply.
Do you Need HELP with Food Costs?
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) may be able to help you.
- Research shows that there are 100,000 people in Allegheny County who qualify but do not get Food Stamps.
Find out if the Food Stamp/SNAP Program may be right for you. Apply for benefits at Focus On Renewal, 701 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks PA 15136 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm to 6 pm)
FOR is accepting Food Pantry Applications
Focus On Renewal is accepting new enrollments for its emergency food pantry, located in the agency’s community center at 701 Chartiers Avenue in McKees Rocks. Eligibility is based on:
Individuals and families who qualify are eligible to pick up food one time each month. Focus On Renewal’s distribution days are Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 pm – 4 pm. According to Sister Sarah Crotty, FOR Associate Director, those who qualify may visit FOR’s food pantry once a month, receive food from the monthly Produce to People program and still receive food stamps; however, they may only receive food distributions from one pantry.
Phone number and hours of the FOR Community Center:
Contact Larry Rodgers, 412-771-6460 x 212
Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers and donations (food and money) are always welcome.
A member agency of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Focus On Renewal has served the Sto-Rox community and surrounding areas since 1969. The agency’s programs include its community center, which houses its emergency food pantry and free weekday lunch program; the Father Ryan Arts Center; Family Foundations/Early Head Start Center; Positive Parenting Program; FOR Sto-Rox Library; Sto-Rox Community Federal Credit Union; Sto-Rox Family Health Center; and Sto-Rox High Rise. For details on FOR’s myriad of services, visit www.forstorox.org or call 412-771-6460.
Class is Back in Session
Thanks to a partnership with Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, FOR will be able to continue offering adult education and training in McKees Rocks. Those interested in enrolling in the Career Pathways Classes at FOR should call 412.632.1841. Classes begin November 5 and run Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm. The Career Pathways curriculum covers equal hours of work-based training and core academic studies for adult learners.