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ESCA Partners with Amazon Smile

posted October 04, 2017
Many of you are buying gifts this time of year and Amazon's 2017 Holiday Gift Guides are curated lists of thousands of the hottest products, hand-picked by Amazon's experts. Amazon has Gift Guides for several popular categories including electronics, toys, fashion, home, sports, baby, and more. You need to know that you can generate donations for East Suburban Citizen Advocacy Inc. when you buy items on Amazon's Holiday Gift Guides at smile.amazon.com.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support East Suburban Citizen Advocacy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ESCA.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select East Suburban Citizen Advocacy, Inc to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

Consider your Holiday Purchases through Amazon Smile, and ESCA will be greatly appreciative.

Drumstix Begins Again at Clelian Heights

posted September 21, 2017
Drumstix Begins Again 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 21, 2017 at 6:30 and runs through May 24, 2018.

The program runs for 1 hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and the cost is $1 per participant. Coleen Bortz is the Instructor.

Recognizing, Understanding, and Reporting Abuse

posted September 14, 2017
The Blackburn Center will be holding an education program regarding what is an abusive relationship (in conjunction with East Suburban Citizen Advocacy) for individuals to take part in. Attendees will be empowered through learning how to recognize warning signs of abuse as well as understanding how to receive and provide support to those effected by abuse.

the program is being held September 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM at East Suburban Citizen Advocacy offices. For more information , please contact Dreama Bartolacci, Advocacy Coordinator at 724-325-3344.

Blackburn Center provides services to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. Services are confidential and available at no cost, and can be sought anonymously.

Murrysville Concert in the Park

posted August 08, 2017
The first annual Murrysville Concerts in the Park will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Murrysville Community Park. This family friendly fundraiser will benefit the planning and future construction of new amenities at Murrysville Community Park, which is currently in the early stages of planning for the Phase III expansion. At the concert, guests will be able to see some of the new projects and developments planned for MCP! Guests will enjoy five local bands from the Pittsburgh area; Nacho Blues, Spectrum, JJ & Barry, MoJo “The Band” and our headliner NOMaD. There will also be fabulous food, games, prizes and fireworks to end the night! Be sure to mark your calendars because this is an event that you won’t want to miss! The Murrysville Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help make this event fabulous to call 724-327-2100 ext. 131 or 115 to be involved!


Calling all volunteers!

East Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA) is honored to be invited to participate in an inclusive event!
Come to the Murrysville Concert in the Park event on Saturday, August 12th and tell our community about all the amazing programs, events and community outreach ESCA is a part of.
ESCA will have an event table displaying items from our Art from the Heart program, Inclusive Theater Group, ESCA's East Suburban Trailblazers, in addition to many other inclusive opportunities/programs that ESCA has to offer.
*We would like to invite all of our advocates and partners to volunteer at this event and help spread the word to our community about how amazing ESCA is and your experiences of how we have helped our community.
The event will be held from 3-9 and time slots are available in 1-hour increments. We will need volunteers to arrive a few minutes before two and stay until about 9:15.
Please consider volunteering on August 12th for the Murrysville Concert in the Park inclusive event. Anytime you can give will be greatly appreciated.


Polar Express Auditions

posted August 07, 2017
Auditions for the Polar Express will occur on Saturday, September 23, 2017. This Holiday season, Acting Up and ESCA will present the Polar Express, an award winnig children's book by author Chris Van Allsburg.

Auditions on: Sept 23rd at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, 2:30 - 4:30 for ages 5 and up (Adults too).

Show dates will occur on December 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th.

A mini preview of the show will occur during the ESCA Christmas Party.

For more information, contact Megan Nelson at 724-516-3662 or at welcometomusic.info@gmail.com