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Articles Posted December 2013

ESCA Receives $10,000 Grant from Intermec

posted December 20, 2013
In November 2013, the Intermec Foundation awarded a $10,000 Board Directed Grant to East Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA) to provide support for continuing and expanding its programs. Established in 1993, the Intermec Foundation is a private charitable foundation that supports employees of Intermec (including Vocollect) and their communities in the United States. The primary focus of the Foundation’s giving is directed to 501(c)(3) accredited educational institutions and programs that align with the passion of Intermec (Vocollect) employees to support and improve their schools and communities.

ESCA is very grateful for the generous grant from the Intermec Foundation!

ESCA Receives Murrysville Community Award

posted December 19, 2013
ESCA Receives Murrysville Community AwardMayor Bob Brooks presented the 2013 Community Service Award to Kate Cala and Rose House of East Suburban Citizen Advocacy on Wednesday December 18 at the Municipal Building, 4100 Sardis Road, Murrysville. This award recognizes the valuable contribution that ESCA has provided to the community. Murrysville thanked Kate and Rose for their tireless dedication in providing a much needed service and wished them continued future success. Kate stated she was very pleased with this award that recognizes ESCA, and thanked the community for acknowledging the efforts of the board members, many volunteers and staff that have been working to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

25th Annual Christmas Party

posted December 17, 2013
25th Annual Christmas Party‘Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, have a Happy Holiday’. And that is exactly what we did. The 25th annual East Suburban Citizen Advocacy Christmas party was a huge success. ESCA hosted our largest crowd ever, over 175 guests. The afternoon was packed full of great food and fun activities. Upon arrival and departure, Alek Siegel played Christmas music on the piano. Our clown friends, Mary and Roger Sidehammer, made reindeer hats, snowmen and corsages for all our friends. A craft table staffed by Karen Lauer and Janet Lamb provided an opportunity to decorate Christmas tree ornaments. Brenda Walker, Ruth Poscich, and Marissa Tromm provided music during the luncheon. The DJ, Luke Stynchula managed to get almost everyone dancing to his Holiday music and party favorite playlist. Santa’s arrival created great excitement while he listened to everyone’s Christmas wishes. The Redstone Highlands Choir, under the direction of ESCA advocate Cate Kasun, was a special musical treat that concluded our Christmas program.
Special thank you to: the ESCA board and the Murrysville Women’s Club for providing the food, decorations, set up and clean up; and to Michael Walker, our go-to-man, for all his help. Thanks also to Brenda Walker for providing the favors for the event, chocolate covered sugar cones decorated as Christmas Trees.