Fulfilling Youth Needs
June 8, 2020
Note: The information and photos in this issue of Together were submitted prior to implementing COVID-19 preventive measures including social distancing.
From FirstEnergy Foundation contributions to computer donations and more, our company provides much-needed support for the children in our service area.
The Freehold Borough Educational Foundation (FBEF) (JCP&L area), received a $1,000 FirstEnergy Foundation check in support of its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs. FBEF promotes educational excellence through creative and innovative teaching, student development and enhanced community/school partnerships.
Employees at the Greensburg Corporate Center participated in the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit (WIU) Backpack Program for homeless children in Westmoreland County. WIU is a regional education services agency that provides cost-effective, management-efficient programs to public and private K-12 schools, school districts and the community. Our employees contributed more than $1,400 worth of supplies and $500 in monetary donations. The 1,000 backpacks were filled with notebooks, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bars of soap, blankets and other toiletries.
FirstEnergy donated 10 laptop computers to Hyndman-Londonderry Public Library (HLPL) (West Penn Power area). The laptops will be used for upgrading the current catalog computer, public in-library use, computer trainings and staffing needs, as well as STEM activities for local youth. The FirstEnergy Foundation also provided a $1,500 grant for the library’s “Raise the Roof” fundraiser.