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Support ESCA National Day of Giving

posted November 08, 2018
Support ESCA National Day of GivingOn Tuesday, November 27, 2018 East Suburban Citizen Advocacy will be participating in the National
Day of Giving. #Giving Tuesday will harness the power of social media to strengthen our mission.


Please visit [remove_http]https://www.givingtuesday.org/ and select East Suburban Citizen Advocacy. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will strengthen our mission.

There is no limit to the amount a nonprofit may raise on Day of Giving.




East Suburban Citizen Advocacy
Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilitie

ESCA Christmas Party December 8th

posted November 08, 2018
ESCA Christmas Party December 8thESCA will once again conduct their Christmas Party at the First Presbyterian Church in Murrysville. It will be held on December 8th from 1 to 3 PM. The address of the church is:

First Presbyterian Church
Laird Hall
3202 N Hills Rd.
Murrysville, PA 15668

Please look for your invitation or call the office for more details 724-325-3344.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Drumstix Begins Sept 20 at Clelian Heights

posted September 12, 2018
Drumstix Begins Sept 20 at Clelian HeightsDrumstix is once again resuming at Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children this year. Although the schedule is subject to change, Drumstix begins on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30 and runs through the end of May, 2019.

Clelian Heights Gym - Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost $1.00
Sponsored by East Suburban Citizen Advocacy



September 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18 (No drumming on 10/25)

November 1, 8, 29 (No drumming on 11/15)

December No Drumming

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28 (No drumming on 2/14)

March 7, 14 21, 28

April 4, 11

May 2, 9, 16 Final drumming of this year


Coleen Bortz Instructor 724/882-4169
CBortz@ymcapgh.org

Alicia Harter 724/837-8120 x500








Halloween Hustle-October 20, 2018

posted September 11, 2018
Halloween Hustle-October 20, 2018The 2nd Annual HALLOWEEN HUSTLE 5K/Walk & Kids Dash on October 20, 2018 at Murrysville Community Park was a huge success! The weather cooperated and approximately 50 participants turned out for the race. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefited ESCA, a nonprofit organization (EIN# 25-1569734) committed to the inclusion, advancement, and advocacy of children and adults with disabilities. The event kicked off at 8:45 a.m. with the National Anthem, sung by Every Voice Choir (one of the inclusive programs ESCA collaborates with). Awards were given for top qualifiers of the 5K, and best costume. Sponsorship helped to defray the cost of this event. Funds received from sponsor were used to purchase t‐shirts for registered race participants, awards and complimentary drinks and snacks. Plans are already underway for next year, so you won't want to miss this annual fun event!

Inclusive Community Programming 2018

posted September 11, 2018
Inclusive Community Programming 2018 Our mission is to provide advocacy and to build inclusive opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. We envision a community in which all people are appreciated & accepted without question and where dignity and equality are unconditionally enjoyed.

Inclusive Community Programming 2018
*Days/Times subject to change, please contact individual listings to confirm activities or check our website for most current schedule

ESCA Trailblazers Inclusive Running & Biking Club:

Tuesdays Walk/Run at Murrysville Community Park/Miracle Field @ 7PM
Thursdays Bike Ride at Westmoreland Heritage Trail/Robert’s Parcel @ 6:30PM
Saturdays Run/Walk at Murrysville Westmoreland Heritage Trail @ 8AM Contact eastsuburbantrailblazers@gmail.com for more information.

Halloween Hustle: Saturday October 20th, 2018 at 9AM
5K fun run/walk
Registration & Packet Pick up: 7:30 AM Murrysville Community Park Wetlands Pavilion Contact eastsuburbantrailblazers@gmail.com for more information.

Welcome to Music – Invites performers of all ages and abilities to participate in a variety of musical and theatrical performances. Contact welcometomusic.info@gmail.com for more information.

Every Voice Choir- Inclusive choir meets every Monday starting Sept. 17 @ 7PM at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church choir room. The choir provides a great opportunity for friendships, singing and advocacy to happen. Contact everyvoicechoirmurrysville@gmail.com for more information.

Yoga for All and Mindfulness- Fall schedule coming soon! Contact Autumn Sutton wholenessyogatherapy@gmail.com or 412-477-9361 for more information

Art from the Heart is an inclusive art/craft program that meets at the Murrysville ESCA office every Monday morning from 9-10:30 and every other Tuesday evening jewelry making is led by skilled jewelry instructor, LaVerne Von Scio. Contact lavern.esca.jewelry@gmail.com for more information.

Miss Gabi’s Art is Good Inclusive Art Studio is now open in Latrobe, PA. Check out the website at: missgabisartstudio.com or call Miss Gabi at: 412-260-8261

Drumstix is an energetic inclusive program led by Coleen Bortz using large exercise balls and drumsticks to drum to lively music. Classes run September 20th to May 17th on Thursdays, 6-7:30 at Clelian Heights Gym. For more information call ESCA 724-325-3344.

Friendship Club meets every Friday from 11-12 p.m. This inclusive group has lunch at the ESCA office where new friendships are fostered and community connections are encouraged. For more information call ESCA 724-325-3344.

Inclusive Play Groups for ages birth to five where parents/caregivers can share resources and gain socialization for their children is a safe environment. Coming soon!

Moms to Moms is an informal support group for parents of adult children with severe mental health disabilities to share information and resources. Contact Laurel Cepko 724-875-3134 for more information.

-4559 Old William Penn Hwy. Suite 200 Murrysville, PA -724-325-3344 -