Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season

first_img Holidays,  Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined state officials, government employees, and members of the National Guard for the 26th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive in Harrisburg, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors across Pennsylvania.“The holiday season can be a financially difficult time for many Pennsylvania families,” said Governor Wolf. “I am honored to join in this annual tradition with the members of my cabinet and the hundreds of state workers who participated in this generous drive.”“Commonwealth employees come together every year to make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said. “Many Pennsylvania families work hard to make ends meet, and may still be struggling. The Holiday Wish program shows the true spirit of the holiday season, not only in the faces of the families who are receiving gifts, but those who are giving them.”Cabinet members and executives from the departments of Human Services, Aging, General Services, Health, Transportation, and Labor and Industry joined the National Guard to celebrate, while children from local child care providers were visited by Santa Claus.Volunteer state employees and the Pennsylvania National Guard loaded wrapped gifts into military vehicles and delivered them to participating county assistance offices for distribution to the families and individuals.The families and older adults sponsored for the event were identified through case workers at county assistance offices, a senior citizen complex serving older adults in need, and a community action agency. They list a few gifts they would like to receive, and state employees then choose to sponsor a family or individual.“We hope that these gifts bring a little bit of relief to seniors and a whole lot of joy to the children of hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” said Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne. “We are so proud of and grateful for the generosity of the commonwealth employees who donated their time and demonstrated their care and concern for others”The Holiday Wish program was started in 1989 by a small group of employees from DHS, formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare. Over the years, it has grown to include hundreds of employees in several departments.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season December 09, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

SC Villa close gap on table leaders Vipers

first_imgFILE PHOTO: SC Villa players celebrateKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sports Club Villa have moved to second place on the Uganda Premier League after registering a 2-0 win against Kirinya Jinja SSS FC at their Masaka Recreation Ground.The win helps SC Villa close the gap on table leaders SC Vipers to two points. Vipers who defeated Proline FC 3-1 on Tuesday to maintain their lead on the table have 55 points with four matches remaining, while defending champions KCCA FC are third with 51 points.Martin Kizza made no mistake from the penalty spot to give SC Villa the lead after 8 minutes before George Ssenkaaba increased the lead after 24 minutes. Kirinya Jinja SSS FC, the surprise package team in the League this season who are placed 5th on the log later played tight in the second half to deny SC Villa more goals.SC Villa have now played two matches without head coach Wasswa Bbosa who was suspended for four games for attacking match officials during a previous League match. In the other games played URA FC under new care-taker coach Sam Ssimbwa held home side Onduparaka FC to a goalless draw at the Green Light Stadium in Arua. URA FC who have struggled this season are 10th on the log, while Onduparaka FC are fourth.Masavu FC remained glued at the bottom of the League table after they could only manage a 1-1 draw against visiting Mbarar City FC. Emmanuel Ibe Obina netted for Mbarara City FC before Ibrahim Pengere made it 1-1. Masavu FC’s Philly Lutaaya was sent-off after 73 minutes.*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more