DIG Furniture Bank
DIG was founded in early 2020 from an observed need in rural, central Pennsylvania. We are inspired and mentored by a nationwide network of furniture banks (some of our favorites include Portland’s Community Warehouse, Atlanta’s Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, St. Louis’ Home Sweet Home, and Houston’s Houston Furniture Bank). The concept is much like a food bank, but only for furniture and household goods. While each furniture bank is different, we all have one thing in common: we believe that there is enough for everybody.
The Food Pantry at Christ Wesleyan Church exists to help people within the community who are in need of providing food for their family. Fresh Express Distribution is open to families in the Milton & Warrior Run school districts. Contact the church office to find out if you are eligible to receive from the CWC Food Pantry.
SEDA-COG partners with and invests in local companies to help them start, grow, and excel. Community partnerships can also enhance and revitalize homes and neighborhoods, as well as sidewalks, parks, and flood resiliency.
DRIVE Economic Development Entity
DRIVE's mission is to create and retain family sustaining jobs jobs in Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union, and Northumberland counties in Central PA. They facilitate new business development and expansion of current industry by collaborating with state and local partners and supporting workforce development and educational programs in the area.
Hand Up Foundation
Based out of Milton, this faith-based non-profit offers programs for home repairs, resources for women suffering from abuse, fire & flood emergency assistance, vehicles for employment or medical appointments, and job training; as well as coordinating a recycling and donation center.
Bucknell University's Small Business Development Center provides confidential no-cost consulting and educational workshops to entrepreneurs throughout central Pennsylvania. They provide essential knowledge and skills needed to start and grow a successful business.
Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber
Engages its members to serve as an engine of growth that drives the region's jobs, businesses and opportunities through economic development, collaborative partnering, strategic technology, and resource training.
Getting Ahead Program
Rather than give people enough to survive, the Getting Ahead Foundation strives to provide programs, opportunities and relationships that will help people overcome the obstacles faced in poverty. Instead of becoming dependent and beholden to the system, they have created a program that gives people the opportunity, the skills, and the confidence to rise up out of the morass that is poverty in this country.
Central PA Chamber of Commerce
The chamber is a member-supported organization with a full-time staff dedicated to preserving, enhancing and expanding the opportunities for growth of the business, professional and industrial communities in central PA. Their objectives are to preserve and increase jobs, capital investment and opportunities for economic growth.
LGBTQ+ children not accepted by their families have higher rates of depression and suicide or attempted suicide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey. LGBTQ+ youth who report having at least one accepting adult are 40 percent less likely to attempt suicide, according to the Trevor Project, which describes itself as the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people.
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