PennDOT District 3 Employees Seek Charitable Donations and Continue Bill Craver’s Legacy | Non-profit
Montoursville – PennDOT District 3-0 employees had a positive impact on their communities in 2021. As the pandemic continued throughout the year, employees used a variety of methods to raise funds and seek donations while following CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health safety guidelines. .
“Many fundraisers have been postponed or canceled again this year due to the pandemic,” said District Manager Sandra Tosca, PE, “However, I am thrilled that the dedication of District 3-0 employees to their community was not hindered but motivated by the needs of others as they found ways to pursue many charitable events.
The 3-0 District, which includes Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties, continued to support the State Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) and pledged more of $26,900. In addition to supporting SECA, County Maintenance Office employees adopted several local charities in 2021.
District employees held a friendly “virtual food battle” — a contest to see which PennDOT units could raise the most money for Footprints of Montgomery, Inc., a food bank in Lycoming County. Employees donated over $1,300, which equals 8,040 pounds of food.
The Bill Craver Bikes for Tykes program raised funds to purchase 10 bicycles and six scooters which were donated to local children along with 38 additional toys, two books and Christmas stockings which were donated to Toys for Tots for distribution to local families.
The bike ride was named for the late Bill Craver, who served as a PennDOT maintenance worker in Lycoming County until his retirement. Bill was known for his personal donation of a dozen bikes to charity each year. Over 460 bikes have been donated to local children since the program began in 2011.
In December, two employees organized a program that provided Christmas gifts to 15 children in the Families United network’s foster care program.
PennDOT District 3 has been active in its charitable work over the past year, despite the setbacks of COVID-19 in communities across Pennsylvania.