In the Community
Each year, a donation is made on behalf our clients.
Hooktown Holiday’s, a non-profit organization local to the Warren, PA community. Hooktown Holiday’s supports the efforts of organizations like: Children’s Backpack Program, Salvation Army, St. Joseph Soup Kitchen, Area Agency on Aging, Trinity Hot Meals, Veterans Emergency Help Fund, Sharing Place, and Warren Area-Beaty Middle School Food Pantry. All donations are given directly to those in need as overhead costs are paid by the Board of Directors.
Hooktown Holiday’s Incorporated’s goals are to give back to and fulfill the needs of the community. Thus, by providing financial support and working in conjunction with local charities, the organization is able to successfully support its mission:
“To provide nutritious food, warm clothing and/or other necessities of life to those individuals or families in need during the holiday season and winter months of the year.”
33rd Annual Women’s Golf Tournament
In the Warren, PA area, Staff & Friends played the 33rd Annual Women’s Golf tournament at Jackson Valley Golf Club. Lions Gate Wealth Management was proud to be one of the primary sponsors of the ladies event.
American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
In the Pittsburgh, PA area, Staff & Friends walked in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Our team, Ruth’s Shining Stars, was formed to honor breast cancer survivors and specifically Debby Daff-Siggins’ mother, (a breast cancer survivor herself) who died this past year.
About Heifer International
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
The “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drove Dan West, a farmer from the American Midwest, to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires their work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.
How it Works
Heifer Internationals empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity by linking communities and bringing sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their donation gifts a livestock animal to a family, which provides them with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.
Passing on the Gift
The core of their model is “Passing on the Gift”. This means families share the training they receive, and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to become donors and full participants in improving their communities.
The goal of every Heifer project is to help families achieve self-reliance. We do this by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves, and it’s thanks to the generosity of donors like you.
Together, we can change the world, one family, one community, at a time. And it all starts with a gift.
Because of your support, a donation was made to Heifer International.
“Read to Feed”
In a “Read to Feed” program, organized at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, children gathered sponsors to raise money for Heifer International. The more they read, the more the kids raised. Over $2,000 was donated, including contributions from Lions Gate Wealth Management and Commonwealth Foundation: Commonwealth Cares. The money was used to purchase livestock animals which were sent abroad to impoverished families.
On your behalf, this year, a donation was made to Alicia’s Angels.
Alicia’s Angels raised over $5k including donations from Lions Gate Wealth Management and Commonwealth Foundation: Commonwealth Cares.
As a participant and breast cancer survivor, Alicia Reed (a staff member at Lions Gate) was honored to be asked by Susan G. Komen to participate in the opening ceremony by raising the survivor flag, the closing ceremony as part of the survivor circle, and to share her survivor story at camp.
Alicia plans to volunteer for the Komen Race For The Cure again next year in Pittsburgh, PA. She also plans to participate in the 2014 Dirty Girl Mud Run in Pittsburgh, PA, proceeds benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The event was called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 Mile walk and was held August in Cleveland, Ohio. There were over 500 participants. The goal of the event is to end breast cancer forever, but also to raise money for research, screening, outreach and education.
As part of our continuing Holiday tradition, we would like to continue to extend warm wishes to those in need by making a donation on your behalf to the Hispanic Federation. The Hispanic Federation is the United States’ premier non- profit organization providing support in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and the environment.
Specifically, this year the Federation seeks to address the challenges that occurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. In the aftermath of this storm, damage and devastation of significant magnitude still persists. As a result, Lions Gate Wealth Management would like to celebrate your support by helping to assist in the rebuilding and reinstatement of structures and services to the affected individuals in Puerto Rico.
Many people are still rebuilding from hurricane Harvey, Maria and Irma from 2017; as well as Hurricane Florence and Michael from 2018. In the aftermath of these storms, thousands of people are still in need. This season we have chosen the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.